A City Under the Magnifying Glass

How to enjoy a weekend in Leeds…

With city breaks being so popular these days, there’s absolutely no reason why anyone should overlook one of the most culturally exciting cities in the whole of the UK.

From some of the most glamorous bars in the north of England, right through to some of the most idyllic, cosmopolitan cafes, Leeds really is one of the best places in the North of England to head off with your lady friends.

Without further a-do, here are some of the great places to visit in the great city of Leeds:

A place to stay

Serving as Leeds’ only five star accommodation, the serviced apartments from Residence Six are one of the highlights of the city centre. Based in The Old Post Office Building, one of the city’s grandest, you will find the apartments directly across from the train station itself.

Including individually hand built kitchens, hand crafted fixtures and the highest quality furnishings, the apartments offer one and two bedroom duplexes and are one of the best places to enjoy a weekend in the city.

A place to dine

If you and your ladies fancy a little luxury dining, then there is no better place to enjoy it than Brasserie Forty 4.

Based on the Calls Landing, the restaurant prides itself as one of Leeds longest serving restaurants and offers only the very finest British and Mediterranean food.

With early bird menus starting at around £23, you can expect to pay a little more than your average restaurant, but the extra expense is worth the luxury of enjoying one of the finest meals in Leeds.

A place to party

Quite possibly one of the most popular clubs in West Yorkshire, Baracoa Lounge Bar is just moments away from both the train station and Residence 6 itself.

With double up deals on both Friday and Saturday, Baracoa can be one of the best places to both start or finish the night.

Additionally, if you see yourself as being a little bit of a cocktail connoisseur, the club also offers cocktail master classes for just £20pp, so if you and your ladies are after something just a little bit special, this class is not to be ignored.

A place to shop

Once that you have successfully blown the cobwebs away from the night before, Leeds is also one of the biggest and best cities in Europe when it comes to shopping.

Aside from the highly prestigious arcades dotted in and around the city centre, one of the greatest draws at the moment is the UK’s latest shopping centre, otherwise known as Trinity Leeds.

Found with over 120 stores, over 20 cafes, bars, restaurants and even a cinema, you may need to take more than just an hour to take a look through the plethora of great shops and restaurants in the mall.