The West Riding historical subdivision of Yorkshire was located in the West Region of England. Its headquarter town was in Wakefield, this being where the County Council also had its offices. The County Council was abolished in 1974, the West Riding subdivision corresponding today to the one at the County Hall, Racecourse Lane, Northallerton, DL7 8AD.
With a population of 1.538.752 people in 1901, the West Riding subdivision was one of the most populated parts of the United Kingdom. In 1971, its population had grown even further, reaching a total of 1.924.853 people. The airports in the area can be used for air traveling to/from Wakefield, including: Leeds Bradford International Airport (21 miles from Wakefield), Humberside Airport (59 miles from Wakefield) and Manchester Airport (59 miles from Wakefield). You can plan a journey from Wakefield to the capital of the United Kingdom, taking into consideration the time and distance to be covered (162 miles).