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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT LEEDS THIS SUMMER

Recently named one of the top 10 destinations in Europe by Lonely Planet, Leeds is a bustling and cosmopolitan city with so much to offer.  It’s compact and easily accessible city and its growth is astounding and exciting, making it the perfect UK city break destination.

Here are 5 reasons Leeds should be on your bucket list this summer!


Shopping:

Magnificent and stunning, The Victoria Quarter and the Gothic Thornton’s, Queen and Grand Arcades ensure that shoppers are spoilt for choice with a range of designer and independent boutiques.  A short stroll from our central Leeds hotel you will find the grand and historical Corn Exchange, modern and stylish Trinity shopping centre, and the new and exclusive Victoria Gate complex, which firmly puts Leeds on the shopping map.

Shopping in Leeds


Culture vultures:

If shopping isn’t your ‘cup of Yorkshire Tea’ then immerse yourself in the wealth of culture Leeds offers.  A 10-minute trip on the free yellow water taxi from Granary Wharf to Leeds Dock brings you to the Royal Armouries, which houses the national museum of arms and armour.  A stroll back into the city along the canal and River Aire will bring you to The Tetley, a centre of contemporary arts.  Paying homage to Leeds brewery and industrial past, it is a fascinating space with cutting-edge art exhibitions and events.


Craft beer and cocktails:

Atmospheric rooftop bars, beer gardens, courtyards, riverside terraces - it is easy to find the perfect place to relax with a drink and soak up the summer sun.  As day turns to night Leeds truly comes into its own.  A thriving mix of independent bars serve an array of craft beer and cocktails to help you experience a truly memorable evening. Relax in our very own bar, within our central Leeds hotel and try a variety of gins.​​​​​


Entertainment:

The Northern Quarter is home to great entertainment including The Leeds Grand Theatre and City Varieties Music Hall showcasing comedy, West End shows and International ballet. The newly developed Arena Quarter is home to the First Direct Arena, which plays host to International musicians and stars and it’s only a short distance from our Leeds luxury hotel.


Food:

Leeds has firmly established itself as a foodie heaven.  The third Sunday of every month the main shopping street of Briggate holds a farmer’s market and is a feast for the senses with artisan bakes, cakes and food vans with lots of delicious offerings.  Fine dining, intimate eateries, top world cuisine, to a Michelin starred restaurant Leeds, has something for every palate.    


The New Ellington is a central Leeds hotel, ideally located near many top attractions.

To check availability, contact our Leeds hotel on 0113 204 2150 or info@thenewellington.com.

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