2017 is already in full swing and with Easter fast approaching we have collected a list of six must dos in Leeds city centre this year. There is something for everyone in our list, as we include food, drink, local attractions and culture as well as everything in between.
1. Visit Victoria Gate
Leeds’ newest shopping centre opened in October 2016 and is a must visit if you live in the city. The shopping centre’s flagship store is the impressive 170,000 sq ft John Lewis store, spreadacross five floors the shop provides customers with an engaging and entertaining experience. The John Lewis superstore is supported by a further 23 outlets in Victoria Gate, 17 of which are new to Leeds, as well as a number of cafés, bars and restaurants.
2. Try and Escape
Escape Games are experiencing a great deal of popularity across the UK (INFO). It’s great news for those in Leeds as the city now boasts, not one, not two but three escape game venues choose from. Whichever experience you decide to choose, you will be tested against a series of challenges, solving puzzles and clues with the final challenge of escaping the room. A great way to spend an hour with friends you can experience the escape phenomenon at either Locked In Games, The Great Escape Game or Tick Tock Unlock.
3. Explore the suburbs
With so much going on in Leeds city centre the suburbs are often overlooked but some of the best restaurants and bars can actually be found in the smaller towns surrounding the city. Spend some time this year exploring the hidden gems of Leeds suburbs and you might just find a new favourite restaurant or bar.
4. Enjoy a bottomless meal
In 2016 a number of Leeds restaurants followed the craze of offering bottomless meals. If you missed out last year then don’t worry as a number of venues in Leeds have added bottomless brunches, lunches and dinners to their menus. In Leeds you currently have plenty of choice with Shears Yard, Oracle and Gaucho all offering bottomless drinks with your meal choices.
5. Visit Leeds Indie Food Festival
Leeds Independent food festival will back again this year, giving you the chance to try the food and drink at one of Leeds many independents. Following the success of last year the event will be both bigger and better with a host of the city’s restaurants, cafes and bars putting on events throughout May. From barista schools to street food festivals and kitchen takeovers this is not an event to be missed.
6. Sport in Leeds
In 2016 ESPN voted Leeds as the fifth greatest sporting city in the UK, and is it really any surprise? If you are stuck for something to do this year then we would highly recommend going out and watching a game at one of Leeds famous sporting venues. You can watch Leeds Football Club at Elland Road or Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Team at Headingley Stadium, the same impressive venue you could catch Yorkshire County Cricket Club in the summer.