Leeds, United Kingdom

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 on 2022.02.02
8 Places
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This guide recommends visiting 1 neighbourhood(s) in Leeds, United Kingdom: Leeds Credit: DS.Emotion

Angelica

Modern European restaurant • Warehouse Hill

"Angelica, Leeds by DS.Emotion. Stunning rooftop views of Leeds, anyone? This central bar presents a menu full of tempting high-end dishes and an equally enticing range of cocktails. Whether you're heading out for dinner or just drinks, Angelica's definitely a 'dress to impress' kind of place. Located in Trinity Leeds, which is full of tasty street food and chain restaurants, Angelica is the place to go for something with a little more pizzaz. Their new management team has transformed the offering, developing a brand new drinks menu based on Leeds' heritage. From cocktails inspired by Kirkstall Abbey to drinks named after the original name of Leeds' settlement - the fascinating origination of these cocktails is a great reflection of Leeds' history. Stop by and check of the menu for an inspiring selection of tipple - but we definitely recommend chatting to the bar staff to find out even more about these intricately developed cocktails."

Angelica

Friends of Ham

Bar • Warehouse Hill

"Friends of Ham, Leeds by DS.Emotion. As a speciality charcuterie bar, Friends of Ham is definitely the place to go for your cheese and meat platters - but don't forget to wash it down with some of the region's finest craft beer! It's a laid-back environment with quirky design touches throughout the space, making it a great spot for a date night or a catch up with friends or colleagues. You know you can rely on Friends of Ham for quality produce you can enjoy in a non-pretentious atmosphere."

Friends of Ham

Headrow House

Bar • Quarry Hill

"Headrow House, Leeds by DS.Emotion. It might seem tucked away on The Headrow, but this awesome bar/restaurant/roof terrace/events venue is an epic addition to Leeds. With all the Belgrave Music Hall vibes plus a bit of added swagger, Headrow House is a total hot spot. In particular, check out the arts and music events calendar - it's always packed full of stuff you shouldn't miss."

Headrow House

HIP

Men's clothing store • Cavalier Hill

"The Hip Store, Leeds by DS.Emotion. The casual environment of this smart store provides a cool place to browse the designer clothes everyone who's anyone is wearing. The spacious layout and wide variety of choice makes The Hip Store a top choice for fashionable gents or those looking for a great gift. We're a big fan of the music they place in-store, too."

HIP

Kitty Cafe

Cafe • Warehouse Hill

"Kitty Cafe, Leeds by DS.Emotion. Join a bundle of fluffy felines for lunch or dinner in this quirky cafe right at the heart of the centre. Don't be expecting loads of kitty cuddles - it's more likely you'll get a few meows at a distance than Mr Whiskers purring on your lap. It still makes an unusual change for a meet-up with friends and, for those that live in the centre, ideally fulfils a cat quota if you can't have a pet just yet."

Kitty Cafe

Laynes Espresso

Coffee shop • Warehouse Hill

"Laynes, Leeds by DS.Emotion. This coffee hot spot knocks spots off a standard quick cup from a high-street chain. Its tempting breakfast/lunch menu is a little bit hipster, but in a characterful way. And, at the time of writing, there's not an avocado on toast in sight.Laynes is right by the station, overlooking the commuter's route into town, so it's a great spot for people watching."

Laynes Espresso

The Leeds Library

Library • Warehouse Hill

"Leeds Library, Leeds by DS.Emotion. This is the perhaps less-known Leeds Library, but we think it's particularly special. Founded in 1798, it is the UK's oldest surviving subscription library of its type. It's a small but mighty venue, and visitors are asked to plan a visit in advance, so it's probably easier to check out the library's event calendar and come along to those for a full library viewing. This historic library isn't stuck in the past - it's constantly connecting with community groups and wider initiatives to open its doors and engage with the public. A super little find right at the heart of the city."

The Leeds Library

Leeds Kirkgate Market

Building • Cavalier Hill

"Kirkgate Market, Leeds by DS.Emotion. The historic Kirkgate market is Europe's largest covered market (perfect for our northern rainy days). Just when you think you've seen the space, you turn a corner and discover a whole new hall of stalls. The market was Marks and Spencer's original home, and there's still an adorable little market stall to browse key M&S staples. Name an item you're looking for, and you'll probably find it in the market. It's eclectic, exciting and diverse - an iconic representation of the city. The food hall is particularly well-known, with local legends selling everything from Yorkshire pud wraps to Frizza."

Leeds Kirkgate Market