Planning to visit Leeds? Be sure to take at least a weekend so you can have enough time to get the most of the city and its nearby areas. A short 1-day trip will leave you wanting more. But you can still get the most of your trip to Leeds within 24 hours if you plan well. To make the most of your visit, plan your trip according to the itinerary below –
To enjoy misty morning
You may find a great place for breakfast at every nook and corner of the Leeds and you will definitely be spoilt for choices. If you just have one day, prefer Layne’s Espresso before anything else. Placed just outside the train station, it’s the best hub to pop into at the moment you arrive in the city. It offers one of the best coffees in the city and bacon is added advantage as their signature vegetarian breakfast.
Once you are full and watered, explore one of the best high streets for a few hours outside of London. You can spot all high street stores here, along with independents. To admire the prehistoric architecture and witness the intriguing stores like Tall Boys Beer Market and Village bookstore, visit the Victorian arcades. The Victoria Gate is the best shopping hub if you’ve got a shopping spree.
There is also a range of most amazing architectures in the city. Since you don’t have much time, follow the owl trail along the city centre.
To spend a wonderful afternoon
Feeling puckish? Make a beeline at Belgrave Music Hall and have lunch at the Canteen in relaxed atmosphere. Have a few slices of Dough Boys pizza (first two slices are priced half) or loaded fries and award-winning burger at Patty Smiths. Head to the roof terrace if sun is warm enough to sip on the craft beer or frozen cocktail outside.
Spot some of the exotic outdoor spaces around the city to get the most of sunny days. To feel the fresh air and spot the ruins, don’t miss Kirkstall Abbey. Laze yourself and catch up with friends while sitting on the grass or take a romantic stroll with your loved one along the river.
If weather is not favorable, don’t worry! You can enjoy a lot of indoor activities to spend a great afternoon. Don’t miss the Henry Moore Institute which offers one of Europe’s largest spaces for sculpture gallery.
For a Soothing Evening
To pick a restaurant to enjoy a wonderful dinner, you won’t be spoilt for choices in the city centre. Here, every visitor must experience Bundobust. The craft beer and South Indian snacks are the specialty of this buzzing spot. Don’t miss their special offer to get everything at just £60 in their menu, if you are dining with a group.
Once you are stuffed well, get ready to booze along in different bars to enjoy the nightlife of the city. Get ready to visit A Nation of Shopkeepers where a local band will be playing or spend the night at roof terrace at Headrow House.