Experience the city in 360º
I would invite any visitor to take a look at the VR Leeds website for a full virtual tour of the City. If I miss the city I can always logon to www.vrleeds.co.uk and see hundreds of images, including live web cam images from the city centre.
Knaresborough is a lovely town situated on the River Nidd. Good views of the river up by the castle ruins. In Knaresborough there is also Mother Shipton's Cave, which is a bit of a tourist trap and not really worth the admission price.
The Grove Cafe,
The Grove Cafe,
The sort of place that people appear for late breakfast / lunch around Sunday noon to recover from the night before wondering what they are doing out of bed. Their burger (veggie or meat). Cheap very large with chip salad, etc etc. Try a double to fill anyone.
CHEAP FAST FOOD
Gregg’s is a British institution. There are Gregg’s the bakers in every town and city in the country.
In Leeds, we have a Gregg’s cafe in the bus station. The cafe is not as good as the bakery and a bit more expensive. THE SAUSAGE ROLLS ARE DELICIOUS.
Shopping - A call to...
Shopping - A call to market!... for all Cottage Industries, Craftspeople and Farmers.
First Sunday of the month 9am to 3pm at Kirkgate Open Market.
Leeds Kirkgate Market is one of the oldest markets in the country. As the city's first and foremost shopping venue, it has built up a following of shoppers and traders who flock to Kirkgate Market from generation to generation.
Over the years, shoppers come to immerse themselves in the hubbub, the colour, the banter, and even the smells of one of Europe's largest markets. Whilst the Edwardian visitors would recognise much of their Market Hall in today's Kirkgate Market, they would surely be baffled by some of the goods on sale today.
Now, once a month, Kirkgate Market is taking visitors back to a market that everybody recognises - The Sunday Leeds Farmers' Market.
Leeds Farmers' market offers all that its name suggests - seasonal harvested, fruit and vegetables, cut flowers, tempting cheeses, crusty breads and delicious conserves, as well as organic and other farm produces.
Craft and gift stalls, boasting hand made and 'cottage industry' homewares, such as pottery, furniture, toys, linens and glassware, really do stand side by side with the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker - just as they always did. The Sunday Market shall be unashamedly an old fashioned market experience.