If you’re looking for a bustling city centre filled with fantastic attractions, look no further than Leeds. Not only is it the third largest city in the England, it is also the fastest growing, and as a result there is always something to do, whatever your taste.
The city centre is predominantly pedestrianised, allowing visitors to wander the streets and discover some of the hidden secrets that the city centre has on offer.
When touring the city centre, be sure to explore the Victorian and Edwardian arcades, located just off Briggate. These arcades are packed with both luxury and designer shops and small, quirky boutiques. For those who aren’t necessarily interested in shopping, the architecture is fascinating, restored in all its glory in the early 1990s.
For those visitors looking to explore the city on foot, pay a trip to the bottom end of the city where you can walk along the Leeds to Liverpool canal, or venture to Clarence Dock where you can see some of the cities more modern architecture.
If the English weather halts your outdoor plans, Leeds has plenty of indoor attractions to keep you entertained. The Royal Armouries, the UK’s National Museum of Arms and Armouries, is a free attraction and definitely worth a visit, especially for those with children. The Leeds City Art Gallery and the City Museum are also notable attractions.
What’s nice about many of the hotels in Leeds is that they take residence in some of the city’s oldest and finest buildings.
The Calls is particularly popular and hosts some of the best luxury hotels in Leeds, just a short walk away from the train station. If you’re looking for something more than a hotel room can offer, you will also find some great serviced apartments.
If you’re looking for somewhere great to stay, why not try The Chambers in Leeds offering a luxury Hotel and a host of fantastic serviced apartments. The Chambers offer the most stylish and sophisticated boutique serviced apartments Leeds has to offer and were unsurprisingly voted by trip advisor reviewers as the number one place to stay in the whole city!
Eat and Drink
You will never be short of somewhere to eat or drink in the city centre. Packed with chain restaurants, cafes, pubs and small independent restaurants, there is sure to be something to suit every taste.
One particular hidden gem is the Midnight Bell, situated south of the River Aire. This pub combines a perfect mix of traditional and contemporary which complement its great atmosphere and superb home cooked food. For those wishing to end their weekend with a traditional Sunday Roast, the Midnight Bell arguably serves the best in Leeds.
In addition to the fantastic restaurants, Leeds is packed with some great pubs, bars and nightclubs. If you are looking for a traditional pub then pay a visit to the Whitelocks, the oldest pub in Leeds, packed with an impressive selection of real ale and an array of craft beer.
Also popping up around the city are a number of swanky, up-market bars such as The Alchemist cocktail bar in the new Trinity Shopping Centre.