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Head to Leeds this Bank Holiday Weekend


Once again, another bank holiday weekend is upon us! Why not head to Leeds for a weekend to remember and make the most of that extra day off? Keep reading to discover our top five things to do in Leeds.

Yorkshire’s biggest city, Leeds is the beating heart of the region. The place that gave us M&S and Cluedo, this cultural hub has plenty to offer, especially when you’ve got a little more time on your hands. Cue the weekend.

Relax in one of the many central parks

Leeds boasts natural beauty with its many centrally located parks. Roundhay Park is the perfect spot for relaxing with family and friends, and even enjoying a picnic, as long as the weather is on your side! There’s plenty of areas where you can unwind, whether it’s by the lake or in one of the botanical gardens.

Indulge in retail therapy at Trinity Leeds

If ‘shop ’til you drop’ is more your thing, then Trinity Leeds has the perfect selection of temptations to exercise your purse or wallet! Here you can find all your designer favourites, from Victoria’s Secret to Timberland and DKNY.

Shopping in Leeds

Drink up down Greek Street

A bank holiday wouldn’t be a bank holiday without a cocktail or two, right? Plus, after all that shopping, you’ll need something refreshing to quench your thirst. Greek Street has many quirky and luxury hot spots to serve you that well needed beverage. From the vibrant and cosy bar, ‘The Liquorist’ to ‘The Lost & Found’, a Victorian-style drinking den, ideal for dinner and drinks.

Tuck in to a Leeds feast

There’s something for everyone when it comes to Leeds’ food choices. Here’s our favourites for those all-important three meals.

  • Breakfast – Fettle, on Great George Street is sure to impress. This quaint little café serves up all the classics with a tastier twist, from homemade beans on sourdough toast, to yummy porridge made with coconut milk.
  • Lunch – Grab and go just got better thanks to Union Square Bar & Kitchen. Here you can grab amazing pizzas and even a Yorkshire pudding burger! You are in Yorkshire after all…
  • Dinner – Fancy your familiar favourites taken to new heights? Matt Healy x The Foundry is the one for you this weekend. MasterChef runner up cooks up a feast here, with dishes including beef tartare and fresh oysters

Turn it up louder!

The bank holiday weekend in Leeds certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to music. From several gigs across the city’s venues, there’s something that suits your taste. Why not check out Headrow House for a rooftop party vibe? Rumour has it Olly Murs is performing in town too…

So there you have it. Our top five tips for a bank holiday weekend in Leeds. Like the look of this city? Check out what available properties we have in the place to be.

You can catch our Leeds team on either 0113 487 5850 or leeds@ascendproperties.com

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