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Explore the iconic Victorian arcades
of Leeds. Radiating out from Briggate,
you’ll fnd great shops set amongst
beautiful architecture. Briggate has been a
shopping hub for over 800 years – expect
all the high street names plus a few you
won’t have encountered before.
Te lanes and alleys which
run of Briggate are full
of interesting little pubs.
Whitelocks is well worth a
visit: it frst opened in 1715
and is still serving great
food and drink. Te New
Briggate area is known for
its independent bar scene
with favourites like Mojo,
Sandinista, North Bar and
Te Reform.
Time to fuel yourself up for
a lively evening in Leeds.Te
Electric Press on Millennium
Square is home to Casa Mia,
Spice Quarter and Red Chilli,
all very lively on a Saturday
night. Tere’s never a dull
moment at the swinging Bibi’s
Italianissimo across town, or
you can ‘eat, drink and play’ at
Alea Casino, home to award-
winning Indian restaurant
Te Bird by Vineet, and Te
Leeds Kitchen from celebrity
chef James Martin.
West Yorkshire Playhouse ofers a busy
calendar of drama, dance and comedy,
whilst Leeds Grand Teatre has a range
of popular shows, musicals and other
entertainment. Opera North, Yorkshire
Dance, Northern Ballet and Phoenix
Dance Teatre are all based in the city,
and you can catch performances at a
range of venues around the city.Te City
Varieties Music Hall is popular for gigs
and comedy as well as its famous tribute
to the golden age of music hall, Te
Good Old Days.
A visit to Leeds wouldn’t be complete
without sampling the city’s famous
nightlife. Te world’s longest running
club night, BacktoBasics, has recently
moved to a new home, the legendary
Warehouse, and still provides the best
in contemporary club culture. Tere’s
plenty more on ofer though – funk
junkies should head for the HiFi Club,
Wire ofers everything from hard rock to
dubstep, whilst the Mint Club specialises
in underground house and techno.