Wakefield is a city located in Yorkshire, in the north of England. It is situated at the confluence of the River Calder and the River Aire. Historically, Wakefield has had an industrial background and was a centre for the wool trade. The city is now home to a range of industries, businesses and companies, and is an important retail centre for the region. The city is famed for its Wakefield Cathedral, which is the seat of the Bishop of Wakefield and one of the oldest surviving places of worship in England. The city also has a University and a number of other educational institutions. There is a thriving art scene in the centre of the city, with galleries and art spaces, as well as a thriving music and theatre culture. Wakefield also has a vibrant nightlife, with a range of pubs, clubs and bars located in the area. Wakefield has a number of parks, green spaces and riverside walks, making it a pleasant place to live and work.