Saturday is football day
Football is the countries main sport and at the time of writing Leeds United are playing in the best division in the football league. The atmosphere here is second to none. Can be quite expensive though tickets range from 15 pound up to 40.
Like most of the places in Leeds, its loud, funky, and full of friendly students most of the year round!! No jeans/blue denim, no trainers.. and in theory it is over 21's on a friday and saturday nite.. although this really isn't often the case!
I cannot think back to Leeds...
I cannot think back to Leeds without remembering bagels! After looking around the university, mum and I were starving. We headed into the town and looked for somewhere to eat. We arrived at a little bagel shop. It was great. We had cups of bacon and lentil soup with bagels and it was the most delicious lunch ever. We've tried to get the same thing over here in Northern Ireland but it's never quite as good as in Leeds. Unfortunately I really can't remember the name of the cafe - I'll ask my mum later.
The most delicious bagels and soup ever!! Pretty cheap too. Bagels with Bacon and Lentil soup
The Farmers market is held every 1st and 3rd Sunday behind the main market (which is shut on a Sunday) in the outdoor market area. Various produce is available from breads, cheese, jams to Chorizo (obviously not from Yorkshire, but tasted great). Whilst we were there we tried an Ostrich burger, something that I have never tried before. It was tasty. Open from 9-2pm.
Leeds Museum Resource Centre...
Leeds Museum Resource Centre
The centre is a test bed for a new museum, which will have 20th and 21st century Leeds as its focus.
The original museum, called the Philosophical Hall, was opened in 1821. On the morning of Saturday 15th March 1941, the museum and part of the collections was destroyed by a direct hit from a WWII bomb.
In 1966, parts of the collections were moved into the Municipal Buildings as a temporary measure.
The star attraction is the Leeds Mummy, Natsef Amun, housed in its own special room, with viewing windows. Natsef Amun, the Keeper of the Bulls, is an important Egyptian mummy that has been in Leeds for almost 200 years. You can also come close to the Bengal Tiger, Brown Bear and Giant Irish Elk on your tour of the collections store.
New displays in the entrance and activity areas include Local Wildlife; First Americans; Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece and Rome; Masks and World Religions; Rocks, Minerals and Fossils (including a dinosaur egg); Costume accessories; Leeds History; and Trading in Nature. The activity area displays are set out as an interactive quiz, and handling collections are available of furs, shells, rocks, musical instruments and Plains Indian costume. Groups can book for workshops on Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, Masks,
Fossils and Crystals.
The centre has a library and information service, for help with research on wildlife, geology, archaeology and world cultures. You can make an appointment to meet a curator and get help with identifying or dating items.