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Our city has so many stories to tell.

So many experiences to discover, and so many places to explore. Browse the blog to see useful tips, tricks, insights and highlights gathered by our passionate team of Leeds locals. Hidden gems, seasonal lists, fun facts, and awesome activities. Each one a new way to enjoy our home.

Kirkstall Abbey - Leeds City Council

17 of Leeds’ most instagrammable spots to bag before they’re busy

With the easing of lockdown on the horizon, it’s likely our city’s hottest spots are going to get a little more… well… hot! And there are some truly stunning locations out there to bag a snap of for the ‘gram.

12 April 2021

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Shopping while safely social distancing in Leeds

When it comes to retail, we’ve got bags and bags here in Leeds. From our large, modern shopping centres to the spectacularly beautiful arcades and historic markets, we beli

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2 April 2021

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Easter Activities to Enjoy

With Easter weekend fast approaching, here’s a roundup of things to do. For some family fun, enjoy a family yoga session where you will be led on an adventure with the Easter Bunny and enjoy

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1 April 2021

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Leeds’ 11 best outdoor spots to share a coffee with a friend

People talk about Leeds as an undiscovered gem – packed with cool places to explore, and new experiences to try. Because while rocking with international stars at the first direct arena and welcoming the biggest talents in sport home with th

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1 April 2021

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Outdoor seating at Water Lane Boathouse

Beer Gardens and Outside Dining Opening from Monday the 12th April in Leeds City Centre

The long wait will soon be over and we can don our favourite glad rags to enjoy a meal, cocktail, or favourite drink outside in the company of friends or family in groups of up to six people. Most venues require pre-booking so please do check and

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26 March 2021

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Spring Walks in Leeds

The days are getting lighter, the sun is peeping through and there are green leaves on the trees. It’s the perfect time to visit your local greenspace. Not only is walking and being outside good for your wellbeing, noticing the seasonal changes

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23 March 2021

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Valentine’s Day 2021

With lockdown Valentine’s soon to be upon us, here are some ideas to make your day a fun and memorable one! Whether you’re looking for something romantic to do or an anti-valentines celebration.

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22 January 2021

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Burns Night Menus to Enjoy at Home

Our friends over at Leeds Food Tours have put together the ultimate list of Burns Night Menus to Enjoy at Home… Burns Night is an annual festival to celebrate Scottis

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21 January 2021

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Leeds Corn Exchange - credit Carl Milner

Shop Independent in Leeds during Lockdown

Shopping might be continuing to be a little different through 2021 with so many stores closed for in-person buying. However with more and more shops in Leeds increasing their online pres

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12 January 2021

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Vegan Restaurants in Leeds

Whether it’s a new year’s resolution to include more vegan meals, you’re taking part in Veganuary, or you already follow a Vegan diet there are plenty or cafes and restaurants in Leeds offering a fabulous choice of menus and dishes to choose

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15 December 2020

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