When it comes to deciding on where to enjoy a city break in the UK, you might consider London the obvious choice – provided you’re not based in the capital.
However, with the combination of top class bars and restaurants, an abundance of retail therapy and an exciting nightlife scene, Leeds is really the place to be.
The city uniquely combines all the best aspects of busy city life along with close links to rural luxury in the surrounding Yorkshire countryside.
So when considering your next city getaway, here are some of the reasons why Leeds should be at the very top of your list.
1. The food
Perhaps one of the most important aspects of any city break is deciding on where to eat.
In Leeds, you’ll have no trouble finding a delicious meal.
Leeds proudly boasts a culturally diverse food scene with many restaurants and street food offerings.
Many of these can be enjoyed in the constantly evolving Trinity Kitchen, where visitors can expect to indulge in both British classics and food and drink from around the globe.
When it comes to food, the city has managed to perfectly balance convenience and luxury.
Larger eating spots, such as The Core, are perfect for those wanting a quick bite in between shopping, while visitors searching for a fine dining experience can enjoy one of the many celebrated restaurants across the city, such as the luxurious Angelica.
2. All the places to shop
The phrase ‘shop til you drop’ can be well-tested in Leeds due to its vast variety of retail offerings.
3. Nightlife to suit all tastes
You won’t fall short of options in Leeds when it comes to enjoying a night out on the town.
Whether you prefer sipping on champagne in the classiest of bars or raving to a thumping beat into the early hours of the morning, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste.
Thriving nightclubs such as Club Mission, glamorous bars including the Épernay Champagne Bar and traditional, yet modern British pubs like the Lamb & Flag perfectly embody the diversity of nightlife on offer throughout Leeds.
4. Hotels to fit your budget
Finding a place to stay during your Leeds city break shouldn’t be too difficult either.
The city’s wide variety of hotels, which range from budget offerings, to high-end hotels including the Dakota Deluxe, and a selection of classy boutique places, such as The New Ellington, prove that this city is open to be enjoyed by people from all walks of life.
One of the best elements of Leeds city centre is it’s connectivity and many of the city’s hotels are situated in the heart of Leeds.
This ensures guests can expect quick access to all areas of the city centre, such as shopping hotspots and the city’s transport links, including its train station.
5. The variety
You’ll have no shortage of things to do when enjoying a weekend away in this bustling northern city.
Leeds is renowned for its strong cultural identity in both art and music.
However, if you’re in search of a more adventurous activity during your trip to Leeds there are plenty of venues to suit your taste, including the adrenaline pumping Escape Hut.
Leeds has so much to offer visitors.
Whether your a foodie, music fan or in the mood for a shopping spree, this city is the perfect destination for your next city break.