Where to go in Leeds
31 July 2017
Happy Yorkshire Day from the TOP University in Yorkshire for employability!
You might be surprised to hear this, but we LOVE Leeds. The city has it all - beautiful spaces, amazing nightlife, world-renowned culture and a legendary music scene. No wonder Leeds is frequently named as one of the best student cities in the UK!
Leeds is packed full of famous places, but it's the things off the beaten track which make the city so special to us. So whether you've lived in Leeds your whole life, or this is your first time coming to our favourite city, these are our recommendations for where to go in Leeds.
You'll find the tranquil Park Square literally 30 seconds away from the bustling Headrow. Park Square is never too busy,which makes it the perfect place to break away from shopping or sit and relax with your friends during the summer.
If you put any restaurant on your list of where to go in Leeds, make sure it's My Thai. You'll find two restaurants to choose from in Leeds, and both offer delicious and authentic Thai food at an affordable price.
Poetry on Kirkgate
Leeds is full of little things you only see when you really look, and Poetry on Kirkgate is a perfect example of this. Look out for the work of two local poets carved into the paving and on a pair of granite seats next time you're walking down Leeds' oldest street.
Roundhay Park is a Leeds favourite, but the walk along the Gorge is one of the quieter routes. A stream runs alongside the footpath which makes this the perfect place for a quiet break from city life.
Locked In Games
Looking for something a bit different? Locked In Games gives you 60 minutes to escape from one of six different themed rooms. We can't think of a better challenge for you to tackle with your mates!
Did you know that Leeds offers a water taxi service? Not only will it help you get down to the city's docks quicker, but it'll also give you a unique perspective of our wonderful city.
Trattoria il Forno
Everyone loves pizza, right? Well Trattoria il Forno serves up some of the best pizza you're ever going to have, and it's basically on the University's door step. Don't want to eat in? You can even order in advance and collect!
Grand Arcade Clock
Leeds has a lot of history with clocks and you'll find some impressive clocks dotted around the various arcades across the city, but our favourite is the one you'll find in the Grand Arcade. In fact, we even contributed to a community fund to help fully restore the clock.
Leeds City Varieties
Leeds is packed with amazing venues, but one that goes under the radar is the City Varieties Music Hall. Not only will you find artists playing there, but it's also the best place to see some fantastic comedians.
Just 7111 miles away from Hawaii, you'll find the Tiki Hideaway located above Call Lane Social. The bar is a tropical slice of paradise and serves up delicious cocktails, so you can pretend it's summer all year round.
On the doorstep of Leeds Trinity University, you'll find the Japanese Gardens in Horsforth's Hall Park. A celebration of traditional oriental gardens, they're a real treasure of the Leeds suburbs.
Pump and Grind
Love coffee? You'll find Pump n Grind serving up delicious coffee out of a converted garage in Hyde Park. What's more, their coffee is all ethically sourced and 20% of their profits go to St George's Crypt, a Leeds-based charity, so you can even feel good about yourself whilst enjoying your flat white!
We've told you our top picks of where to go in Leeds, but now it's over to you! Where do you love to go in Leeds? Let us know!