A few weeks ago we took a little day trip up north to Leeds. Lee & I love to explore the UK and Leeds is a city we have never really spent any time in, despite living only 30mins away in Sheffield for 8 years! Our reason for this trip was, of course, food led. We were dying to dine at The Man Behind the Curtain – a restaurant with lots of critical acclaim recently so we duly plodded up the M1 for a couple of hours and explored the city.
First of all we headed to the Corn Exchange – a beautiful old building that over the years has been a market and is now home to lots of small outlets of all types. The domed roof is really something to behold. There’s vintage clothing, records, gifts and of course a couple of little foodie places too including a fabulous little beer shop which Lee loved.
We then moved on to the main shopping areas, firstly the lovely arcades of the Victoria Quarter housing lots of boutiques and all the big designer names. I lingered a little too long in a few of these and almost came away with a discounted Mulberry but resisted! It was armed forces day and we also managed to almost collide with the parade!
We took a peek in the sleek Trinity Centre, mainly to wander around the food court Trinity Kitchen with it’s resident street food vendors.
I’ve already blogged about our fabulous lunch in another post but after this we wandered up to Millennium Square. The architecture of some of the buildings in Leeds is gorgeous. We had a quick gander in the Leeds City Museum, but didn’t have time for the Royal Armouries Museum. One for next time maybe.
We really enjoyed Leeds. Have you ever been? Where are your favourite hang outs?