24 Hours in Leeds

There are many places on this planet that I long to visit and some that I long to go back to that I have already been fortunate enough to see. But it’s true what they say, there’s no place like home.

I was lucky enough to grow up in Leeds, a thriving and metropolitan City on the edge of some of the countries most picturesque countryside. Having moved out of Leeds a few years ago now, I actually think I spend more time in the LS postcode than I did before… Paul and I even headed back there for Valentines this year!

I love how you can head into Leeds on a Saturday morning, park up and head straight to somewhere such as the amazing Gaucho on Park Row for a spot of brunch before walking it all off whilst picking yourself some treats up in Victoria Gate or Trinity.

We even have an Anthropologie in Leeds now, how cool are we?

After a few hours shopping you can check into your hotel, the wonderful New Ellington is my particular favourite thanks to its quiet spot on the edge of town and it’s amazing Gin bar… I would never have thought to team Gin & Prosecco together but hell you know what, it works!

Leeds is also the home of BBQ, Reds True BBQ that is and their amazing Pit Burger, what better way is there to refuel after an afternoon trawling the shops? If a big juicy Burger isn’t your thing you could satisfy your soul with their equally delicious Pulled Pork or try a plate of the mouthwatering Black Angus Brisket & Burnt Ends.

So much choice, so little space to fit it all in!

After dinner there’s time for a stroll (or a roll) back to the hotel taking in bars such as 1871, The Botanist and The Alchemist along the way. 

At the end of a full on day in the city it’s time to sleep.

I mentioned at the start of this post that one of the things I adore about Leeds is it’s proximity to the countryside and following on from a day of shopping, eating and drinking, a morning in the open is the best way to clear your head.

After a quick brunch in the city you can jump in your car and venture out to the gorgeous Lotherton Hall estate, the perfect spot for a stroll at any time of year, fill your lungs with fresh air and maybe grab a slice of cake and a coffee too before heading home.

There is no way you could take in everything in Leeds in 24 hours, but you can sample a lot!

Accor Hotels are currently running a dreamy competition at the moment where you could win the opportunity to take in some of Europe’s most lusted after locations! Where in the world would you like to spend 24 hours? Let me know below, make sure you enter the Accor competion and I’ll catch up with you again soon, until then though x


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