Weekend Breaks to Leeds
Planning a short break to Leeds? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Leeds. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Leeds. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.
Top 10 Things in Leeds on a Short Break
Sovereign Quay off Sovereign Street in the city centre. This stylish and intimate hotel offers sophisticated luxury and is a short stroll to the shops, clubs and station.
All the rooms have a touch of individual design and enjoy first class facilities. As the name suggests, the restaurant and bar has a French theme and Salon Prive will delight wine lovers. The building is a stunning local landmark.
To Book and for more information visit - www.leeds-uk.com/accommodation
Becket Street, Adjacent to St James Hospital and about 3km from the centre. Discover the sometimes gruesome history of surgery in this interesting museum. Starting from Victorian times to the up to date procedures, You will leave feeling glad that you didn't need a hospital 100 years ago
Visit the website: www.thackerymuseum.org
Located 7 km outside the city centre off the A63 Selby Road. This house is a magnificent example of a Tudor homestead and also where Mary Queen of Scots was born. There is an audio guide and 3 floors of Equisite furniture to discover. The farm houses over 400 rare breeds and sometimes hosts Craft Fairs.
For more info; www.aboutbritain.com/TempleNewsamHouse
Boar Lane, This oval building was completed in 1863 and considered to be one of the finest Victorian structures in Britain. The original Town Hall was housed here, but recently the Exchange has been developed into a grand shopping centre. The old and new blend in well here without much change to the Victorian atmosphere.
For a list of shops; www.leeds-uk.com/corn_exchange
34 Assembly Street, Located near the Corn Exchange under the arches. Most nights are theme nights ranging from Hip-Hop, R&B, House and Retro. They also show movies on Saturday PM. The restaurant serves snacks and opens outside on nice days. A well stocked bar and cool dance floor complete a good night out.
Just over Crow Bridge in Armouries Way. This is a veritable paradise for warfare fans as one of the worlds best collections of arms and Armour are housed here. Demonstrations by costumed staff, recreations of battle scenes and interactive simulations are just a few of the museums attractions. Even a pacifist will find something of interest.
To get more info: www.leeds.gov.uk
The largest indoor market in Europe can be found in New York Street in the city centre. Just about everything is on offer here from meat, fish, fresh produce, bakeries to clothing, jewellery, music, Arts and crafts, you name it. For the best bargains go just before they pack up as they offload the days fresh food.
For extra information please see www.leedsmarket.com
Located at the cultural heart of the city, next to the library and the Victorian Town Hall at The Headrow. The gallery houses one of the best collections of Victorian and modern British art. Next door is the Henry Moore Institute displaying works of the famous British sculptor and the best traveling exhibitions.
For details go to www.leeds.gov.uk
55 Cookridge Street, One of the popular nightclubs in this trendy nightlife city. House and guest DJs get the crowd up on their feet as they spin retro, house and chart hits. Featuring three floors of hot sweaty bodies, a chill out balcony and well-stocked bars, this will supply the dedicated clubber with all the good vibes they could possibly want.
Extra details available at www.creation-leeds.co.uk
17 Albion Street, So good they named it twice (Sorry thats New York). Classic British food magically transforms into cuisine in this well patronized restaurant.
An open terrace and cozy alcoves make for a romantic setting. Perfect for a first date, special occasion or business meeting.
For details go to www.tigertiger-leeds.co.uk
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