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Beamish Map

Beamish Museum: Step Back in Time

Last time I was in Leeds, I made a trip north to Durham to visit Beamish Museum. Beamish Museum is a massive living museum where you can step back in time and discover a traditional working England in the most fun way: by getting involved. And it was brilliant.

Jet2: Is This The Way To Handle Baggage Or Treat Customers?

The terrible customer service that Jet2 offers its customers is a disgrace and you should read this before booking. As you know, I was just in Leeds, visiting family over Christmas. While I was there, I was having a good catch-up with my mum about holidays and plans and she started to tell me about what had […]

White Christmas at Leeds Playhouse

White Christmas at Leeds Playhouse

Watching White Christmas at Leeds Playhouse was one of the highlights of my last trip to Leeds. Every christmas, the West Yorkshire Playhouse puts on a big musical production and this year’s was one of the best I have seen.

Leeds in a week

What to do in Leeds in a Week

As I told you in a previous post about my travel plans for this winter, I was spending 10 days in Leeds, my home city. I didn’t go last Christmas so I was long overdue a visit…

Leeds Market

Leeds Market: A Journey Through History

Leeds Kirkgate Market is the largest indoor market in the UK. In fact, it is said to be the largest indoor market in Europe. Much of the city’s history is reflected in this magnificent and elegant building.

National mining museum

A Great Day at Yorkshire’s National Mining Museum

You know that Leeds is Destination of the Month right now, well here is a great visit if you are staying in Leeds and want to go out for the day: National Mining Museum. What is the National Mining Museum? Well, apart from what the name quite obviously suggests, the National Mining Museum was an […]

Hazlewood Castle

Wedding Fever at Hazlewood Castle

Hazlewood Castle is a great venue for a wedding, a romantic weekend getaway or just for afternoon tea. Step into my elegant shoes, we are going to Leeds to discover the history and charm of this magnificent stately home… Just a short drive out of Leeds City Centre, heading up the A64 towards York is […]

British Heart Foundation Leeds

Best Bargains in Leeds: Charity Shops

Hi readers, my name is Susan. I’m Lisa’s mum and I love travelling just as much as she does! I live in Leeds, so Lisa asked me to write a guest post for her about something that I love doing in the city. After thinking for a while about the many things that Leeds has […]

The Cuthbert Brodrick Pub

Wetherspoon’s Leeds

As Leeds is our Destination of the Month at the moment, I’d like to tell you about a great chain of pubs in Leeds: J.D. Wetherspoon. Actually, Wetherspoon is not a chain that can be found only in Leeds; they are all over the UK and they have their headquarters in Watford.

Leeds Corn Exchange

Cuthbert Brodrick and his ties with Leeds

Cuthbert Brodrick has strong ties to Leeds as he is one of the men who can claim to have contributed towards shaping the city. As you know, Leeds is Destination of the Month at the moment here at, so let’s have a little look at how, architecturally, Leeds came to be what it is […]

Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange: What a Gem of a Building

In Leeds City Centre we find a magnificently preserved gem of Victorian architecture known as the Corn Exchange. Completed in 1864, this grade 1 listed building, designed by Cuthbert Brodrick, designer of Leeds Town Hall, is still one of the most emblematic buildings in Leeds City Centre, along with other works of art such as Leeds […]

Rip-off LBA

Rip-off LBA

The first thing that you notice when you land at LBA (Leeds and Bradford airport) is how all they seem to want to do is extort money from you – well actually it’s the second thing you notice; the first thing you notice is the cold as you always find yourself walking against bitterly cold […]

Leeds Market

Leeds in Five Photos

Leeds is Destination of the Month at the moment. Here are five of my favourite photos of the city from my last visit: Leeds Kirkgate Market This is Leeds Kirkgate Market, the largest indoor market in England. Marks & Spencer started its Penny Bazaar here and this is the clock that they presented to the […]

Leeds County Arcade

Leeds Arcades

Did you know, on a rainy day you can walk from the bus station in Leeds, which is at one side of town, all the way across the city centre to the back of the Merion Centre where the new Leeds Arena is, almost without getting wet! It’s true. For those who know Leeds, think […]

Leeds Town Hall

Destination: Leeds

It’s March and our new Destination of the Month is one of the most pleasant cities in the United Kingdom. Leeds has it all: culture, shopping, nightlife and countryside. This month we are going to be discovering where to go, what to see and how to find the best bargains in one of the UK’s […]