Sunday the 9th of August my friend Kasia and I decided it was time to go to Leeds which is about 45 minutes by train from Sheffield (that’s where I am at the mo). The plan was to leave at around 11. But, typical Joanna (that’s me), I was a bit late and by the time I put on my face (a.k.a makeup) it was 11:30.. To cut a long intro short, our train left Sheffield at around 12:15 and we arrived in Leeds one-ish.
We had made no plans, we were gonna go with the flow. Maybe hit some shops, have some food, and probably go to a gallery. Once we arrived in Leeds we needed fuel… coffee, so we went into this nice pub and had some coffee. Interestingly enough, coffee in this pub cost more than beer!
After the coffee, we started walking around and instantly I felt like I was in heaven, my city center paradise. You see, I don’t do nature. I like to stroll in nice centers that have flowers, and coffee shops and a nice vibe. I am a city girl. Leeds was exactly that! All the shops are in one area, little streets have restaurants or more stores. People walk around, there are people busking. I loved it. We didn’t do much shopping, just a few bits an bobs. We ❤ TK Maxx.
We went to the Byron for a nice burger. It claims it serves proper burgers, and it does. We had a yummy meal and….check out the pic below, I asked for a burger that was well done, and I got one 🙂 . We also had a bit of good live music in the background.
I then posted a question on Facebook and asked for suggestions on where to go in Leeds. People suggested visiting the Corn exchange and Victoria’s quarter. Both are shopping areas (you guys…., you know me so well :p). The architecture in these particular spots is so unique (check out the pics). The Corn exchange used to be a place where grain inspections were held. Now it is a different kind of shopping place. So lovely.
After that we walked a bit more and found the canal. The weather was great (even though my pictures do not do it justice). We walked by the river bank and crossed this really nice bridge to have some more fuel… em… coffee.
Time flew by and we had to head home, but all in all, Leeds is a great place to go and chill. You can walk around, have a nice meal and just suck in the city’s atmosphere. Nice day with great company.
Talk soon xx