- Posted by Johanna
- On 2nd March 2017
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There are many lists floating around of things you should do in Leeds, but they often consist of places everyone already knows about. Here is a list of hidden places which, once found, definitely are worth a visit.
1. The Leeds Library
You have probably walked pass this hundreds of times and had no idea. The Narnia-style doorway leading to this gorgeous, members-only library is next to Paperchase on Commercial Street. It’s nearly 250 years old but most people don’t even know it exists.
2. Colours may vary
The perfect place for designers or just admirers of design. This shop and printing studio stocks items that are clearly carefully selected. It is the type of shop where you can spend ages just browsing and admiring. You can find it a few doors up from The Wardrobe bar.
3. Tunnels below Temple Newsam House
Under the grand Tudor-Jacobean house is a network of tunnels and rooms that are worlds apart from the fine decor of the house above them. Kitchen staff had to make their way across a huge 100ft tunnel to deliver food to wait staff back in the day.
4. The terrace at Everyman Cinema
Even though it’s just above one of the busiest places in Leeds, many people have no idea this huge terrace is upstairs of the Everyman cinema. A nice place to spend your day if the sun ever decides to come out.
5. White Cloth Gallery
This little bar serves pizzas, good coffee and great wine. Round the back is a small gallery which exhibits local and international artists in a nice setting.
6. Eccup Reservoir
This is the largest area of open water in West Yorkshire, a stunning place for a day walk.
7. The Hollies at Meanwood Park
Just 10 minutes outside of the city lies an oasis of peace and tranquility. Streams, green woods and a picturesque valley trail. A perfect place for a break from the hectic city life.
8. Meat Liquour
There is a meat-lovers paradise hidden down an alley on Commercial Street. If you fancy washing down some ‘Bingo Wings’ with a Jägermeister milkshake you should probably put this place on your list.
9. Boss Burgers
Some people travel miles to taste these giant burgers. The restaurant is on Brudenell Road and even though big, the burgers are also reasonably priced starting at £5.
10. Whitelock’s Ale House
You may have heard of Whitelock’s but chances are you forgot it was there since it is hidden down an alley. It’s the oldest pub in Leeds and was built in 1715.