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  • Leeds City Varieties Theatre

    Booking tickets for a recent Nils Lofgren concert, I was amused to find that the venue - City Varieties, was the location from where 'The Good Old Days' was filmed - a BBC TV programme that I seem to remember enduring during the 1970's - Based on a Victorian Music Hall, the audience and Acts, dressed in Victorian/Edwardian costume and Oooooh and...

  • Henry Moore Institute

    I made a return visit to the Henry Moore Institute in April 2014 to check out Ian Kiaser's Tooth House. It was an interesting exhibition but it wasn't to my personal taste.Henry Moore Institute is part of The Henry Moore Foundation which was set up in 1977 by Henry Moore (1898-1986), a renowned sculptor here and abroad. The aim of the Institute is...

  • TOUR DE FRANCE 2014..countdown

    • 1 DAY TO GO...Things are really hotting up in Leeds. the stage is ready on the Headrow for the teams riders to register and greet the massive crowds that are expected. Millenium square is ready for the press and sponsors. City square has Tour de France merchandise vans at the ready, even the Black Prince, sitting proudly on his horse has a yellow...


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  • Wetherspoons near Leeds First Direct...

    This JD Wetherspoons is a popular venue for people attending the First Direct Arena. I was meeting up with friends, before heading to the City Varieties Theatre to see Nils Lofgren. I'd already eaten, so just had time for a pint of Guinness (£2.85), which was a good pint and at a reasonable price. I have eaten at other Wetherspoons, and the...

  • Another Wagamama!

    It was my first visit to the Leeds Trinity Branch (in November 2014). I enjoyed my meal there in this new and modern restaurant. My bill came to 13.30 gbp including a drink tips which was considered good value for money. I ordered a Saien Soba (a vegetarian noodle soup) which was accompanied by a soft drink and a mini ginger cheese cake (for...

  • Had a Stuffed Burger!

    This is the first time I visited Handmade Burger Co restaurant (In February 2014). It's a new restaurant which opened at the same time as Trinity Leeds, the city's newest shopping centre, last year. This family run restaurant chain was founded in Birmingham in 2006/07 and now has a number of restaurant in the Midlands and the North of England. The...


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  • Locally sourced food and drink

    This pub is owned by Leeds Brewery and take pride with it's regularly changing venue with food which is freshly cooked and its ingredients locally sourced. The pub is very spacious with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of seating and on certain days you can hear the piano being played (like on my last visit). The pub also hosts regular pub quizzes...

  • Oldest Pub in Leeds!

    My friend wanted to go to a pub. Although I'm not a fan of them I've obliged so we ended up at the oldest pub in Leeds. Beliefs are that the site was used as back as 1130 AD and the building was exempt from taxes at the order of St. John of Jerusalem, successors to the crusading Knights Templar.It became a coaching Inn during the 17th Century and...

  • Ideal for a pre and post theatre drink!

    North Bar, established in 1987, is near the Leeds Grand Theatre so I nipped in for a quick drink before seeing a matinee performance. I just order a soda and lime but North Bar is renowned for its amazing selection of beers! Not just beers the bar boasts a wide range of spirits including rum, bourbon and gin.I'm not a bar fan so it isn't often I go...


Leeds Transportation

  • North East Round Robin

    A good value rail ticket to purchase from Leeds station that gives unlimited travel for one day in an area bounded by : Carlisle - Newcastle - York - Garforth - LEEDS - Carlisle plus York - Harrogate - LEEDS.Not valid on Grand Central trains and after 08.45 for all travel.2014 prices are - adult £46, railcard £30.35 and child £23.

  • North West Rover

    This ticket is a very good ticket to buy at Leeds station and explore a very large geographical area for a very reasonable price. You can even travel in to Scotland.Bounded by Carlisle - Settle - LEEDS - Huddersfield - Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Northwich - Chester - Shotton and the Wirral and Irish sea coasts. Also Dumfries / Lockerbie /...

  • South Pennines Day Ranger

    This is a good unlimited travel ticket that lasts one day and allows unlimited travel in that day in an area bounded by - Manchester Victoria - Stalybridge - Manchester Piccadilly - Stockport - Sheffield - Wakefield Kirkgate - Castleford - LEEDS - Bradford Interchange - Halifax - Manchester Victoria. Also valid Sheffield - Dronfield.Not valid on...


Leeds Shopping

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  • A lucky find for an ear piercing!

    I have a fascination for piercings especially ears one. I've decided to get an ear piercing so after doing some research I visited the Red Tattoo and Piercing Studio to get it done.I've got a pinna ear piercing and it cost me 9 gbp (January 2013). This is considered good value for money as it can fluctuate in cost at other studios. The body piercer...

  • Central Arcade

    Central Arcade was formerly known as the Market Street Arcade and re-opened in Spring 2012 after the arcade was refurbished with both side of an arcade linked with bridges.The shops mainly consist of designer/independent shops/studios and there is a bakery, Greggs: Audere, Bo Carter, Your Dressing Room, Gossip, Lisa Jayne Dann, Mystic Moon, Remy...

  • Formerly The Schofields Centre

    The Core replaced the former Schofields Centre and opened in 2009 which is off The Headrow is the main thoroughfare between West and East Leeds.There are a number of shops/attractions that are in The Core including an newly opened Burger King such as Cotswold Outdoor; Clinton; Hallmark; Waitrose; The Gym; Bank; New; HMV; JD; Sports Direct; 99p...


Leeds Local Customs

  • 30th Annual Leeds lights

    Tonight Leeds switched on our Christmas lights. this custom happens every year at the beginning of November. it marks the beginning of the shopping run up to Christmas, with shops opening until 10pm every Thursday.Tonight was the 30th Annual lights "switch on". Same difference (a brother/sister singing act from X Factor) and The Vamps (an up and...


    Close to the Aire and Calder Navigation at Stourton in Leeds is a modern Pagan stone circle. The Pagan worshipers come here regularly four times a year to offer flowers, food and drink at the alter.


    St Gemma's santa dash is an annual event to raise money for St Gemma's hospice in Leeds.This year it took place on 11th December (the best month for santa's). The runners had the choice of running 2 or 4 laps around Leeds city centre which were 1 or 2 miles in length.Real radio sponsored the event.


Leeds Warnings and Dangers

  • be prepared

    Be prepared to be hassled by big issue sellers as they as they are places very close to where people need to shop in centre of leeds like marls and spencers. I travelled from the bottom to top of briggate which is a 3 minute journey at most and was asked 12 times by issue sellers and when you say no they begg for either money or cigerettes

  • Providing id for alcohol

    Be warned you will be asked for photo ID or you will not get any alcohol this means passports or Driving Licences. any other will not work this includes the new bus passes for the elderley as people have been refused and they have been over 60

  • Prove your age, when buying alcohol or...

    There is a campaign in the UK at the moment to challenge under age drinkers and smokers whilst purchasing alcohol and cigarettes. Some supermarkets such as Morrisons are asking people who they think are 25 or under to prove their age (legal age is 18). I am 35 in August and have just been asked to prove my age. I did not have any identification...


Leeds Tourist Traps

  • Bus and train station are not clsoe to...

    As with most cities in the world, the bus station is usually close to the train station or there is an easy transport link between the two. That isnt really the case unfortunately in Leeds. The bus station (also the National coach station) is at one end of the city centre, while the train station is at the other end. Now, if you are coming to the...

  • Corn exchange-grin

    Dont bother spending too much in this shop, The quality is very poor and the prices are extremely expensive. The actual shop itself is very crowded and too much stock is put in such a tiny area. the trendy jewellery found here is actually quite nice Head to hellraiser near the busstation or route one opposite macdonalds

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring an umbrella, it rained two of the 3 days I was there. Sturdy walking shoes, especially if chasing lambs to take pics :)

    Photo Equipment: Lots of film to waste while trying to take pics of lambs :(
    But also you can take pics to prove the sun did come out at some point, as evidenced by this pic of me at Robin Hood's Bay :)

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Well, my uncle brought his caravan. Good thing too, with all the rain we had!

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Leeds Off The Beaten Path

  • Chapel Allerton

    Chapel Allerton was mentioned in Domesday book with a major Roman Road rang through the village. The small population of villagers, 4,000 at the end of the 18th Century, worked at the big houses nearby over and a turnpike road ran through from Leeds to Harrogate. Archaeological evidence, founded in 1880, suggested Saxons cottages near St Matthew's...

  • Manston (East Leeds)

    Manston is an area in Crossgates, an East Leeds suburb. I spent a couple hours looking round its park and its surroundings. Manston is predominately residential but near to Cross Gates Town Centre.Manston ParkThis is a community park near which has a children's playground, basketball court, tennis courts, bowling green, buggy park, football pitches...

  • Grove Road Recreational Playground

    This is a community park near where I live. I spent my childhood days at this park enjoying the swings, slides, roundabout and sea-saws. Today it still has a children's playground and a bowling green where a local league regularly plays. This is one of 62 community parks in Leeds which the is city known for its green space.


Leeds Sports & Outdoors

  • BBC Sports personality of the year.

    Leeds Arena is hosting this years BBC sports personality of the year. The tickets go on sale Friday 1st November and the event is the 15th December. Leeds will be in full Christmas mode at this time with the German market in full swing and very near the Arena.

  • Temple Newsam Golf Course

    Temple Newsam Course is a municipal golf course located in the estate's parkland where members of the public can 'pay and play' golf. Membership and annual season tickets are also available which one can contact for further information.The golf course was founded in 1923 and Alister Macenzie designed the course. There are two 18 hole courses, the...


    The people of Leeds are very proud of their two major teams, Leeds United and Leeds Rhino's.Leeds united were founded in 1919 after the disbandment of Leeds City.The glory years for Leeds United were in the 1960’s and 1970’s when they won the first division twice (1968-69 and 1973-74), F.A cup (1972 1-0 v Arsenal ), the league cup (1968 ),...


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  • Leeds Civic Trust

    Leeds Civic Trust is a voluntary organisation who promotes and celebrates the City of Leeds for its visitors and residents with it's "live, work, play" motto through its conservation and heritage.Leeds Civic Trust works collectively with public and private sectors alongside local civic and societies who share similar ideals to the Trust.Trust...

  • Your First Point of Call!

    The Leeds Visitors Centre offers a comprehensive service to visitors and residents and should be one's first point of call on arrival to Leeds. The centre can able to book accommodation; advise on transportion including tickets and passes; book theatre tickets and city events (acts as an authorised agent); and sells a wide range of souvenirs...

  • The Sisters Of Mercy

    There are a lot of things that have comefrom Leeds, some good and some bad but the greatest and best of them all has to be the band The Sisters Of Mercy that was formed in Leeds in 1979 to 1980 by Andrew Eldritch and Gary Marx and a single "Damage Done/Watch/Home of the Hit-men" was recorded and released.In 1981 The band regrouped with Craig Adams...


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    Mar 2, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Leeds brand new 13,500 seat arena is set to open on Wednesday 24th July 2013 with Bruce Springsteen the opening act. Other acts set to appear over the next year include Elton John, The Kaiser Chiefs, JLS, Andrea Bocelli, Cirque du Soleil and Boyzone

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    Mar 2, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Leeds is to host the “grand depart” 2014 Tour de France, the race was last in Britain 8 years ago. This is the first time part of this prestigious race has been held in the North of England. The race starts on the 5th July but there will be plenty going on in the city in the build-up to the race.

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