Blog

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.

Thackray Museum of Medicine - credit David Lindsay

Only In Leeds – 10 Unique Experiences You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

Leeds is a city filled with unique experiences. Across art and culture, food and drink and sport and retail, we’re well known for doing things a little differently. It’s an attitude that defines our city, and the people who make it tick.

...

18 June 2021

Read More
Crafthouse, Trinity Leeds

Leeds lives up to its reputation as ‘Foodie Capital of the North’

There are plenty of ‘food cities’ around the world, famed for their attitude to dining, drinking and creating. Some might be home to celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants. Some might lean in to their local cuisine, with all the sounds, sight

...

18 June 2021

Read More
North Brewing Co Tap Leeds City - Credit John Slemensek Bokehgo High Res

Leeds’ 5 Most Rated Beers Uncovered

There’s no disputing that Leeds has a serious reputation for beer. We’ve got a beer-y pedigree that stretches back to Joshua Tetley in 1822, through to the UK’s first craft beer bar, North Bar, which opened its doors in 1997 and began bringi

...

15 June 2021

Read More
Whitelocks Beer Festival 2018 - credit Proud Fox Creative

Top 10 Leeds’ Best Loved Beer Spots – They’re Not What You Think

Leeds is a city renowned for beer, from arguably the nation’s oldest craft beer bar, North Bar, to a host of brewery tap rooms that bring aficionados flocking from far and wi

...

14 June 2021

Read More

Your Break in Leeds Starts Here

Whether you’re visiting for a weekend, planning a longer trip or just enjoying a day in Leeds, you’ve got to get here first. So, unless you’re lucky enough to live here already, that means jumping aboard a tra

...

3 June 2021

Read More
The golden owl outside Leeds Civic Hall - credit Carl Milner Photography

ReDiscover Leeds with our Family Friendly Trail

We’ve teamed up with Leeds City Centre Management and Child Friendly Leeds to create the ‘ReDiscover Leeds Family Trail’

...

30 May 2021

Read More
West Indian Carnival, credit Terry Jeavons

Celebrate Culture in Leeds

With over 169 different nationalities calling Leeds home, it’s no secret that the city is one of the most diverse cities in the UK[1]. As the host of a variety of events ranging from delicious food

...

20 May 2021

Read More
The Great Yorkshire Shop

20 Indie Leeds Shops that Fly Under the Retail Radar

Leeds’ thriving indie retail scene has always been a big part of city life, (we love our indies in Leeds) but many of the best shops out there fly

...

4 May 2021

Read More
Temple Newsam Golf - Leeds City Council

Golf in Leeds – A Brief History and Some of the Best Courses to Visit

Ryan from Howley Hall Golf Club tells us what ‘putts’ Leeds golf on the map… Those of you that have grown up playing your golf in Leeds will be more than familiar with the rich heritage it possesses. Since moving to the area,

...

23 April 2021

Read More
LIVINItaly - credit Robert Norbury

22 Leeds Takeaway Food Spots to Get You Through the Rest of Lockdown

In a year when we’ve all been spending a little too much time indoors, the humble takeaway has definitely experienced a bit of an upgrade. Adapting to the pressures of lockdown life has meant many of our favourite independent eateries hav

...

21 April 2021

Read More