Celebrating Independent Shops at Leeds Corn Exchange

Celebrating Independent Shops at Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds
Supporting local businesses is high on my list of values. When I’m travelling I’ll seek out family run restaurants, eat local produce and drink the local wine. So when I’m at home, this shouldn’t and doesn't change. So when I was invited to visit Leeds Corn Exchange to celebrate Independents’ Day I felt pretty honoured! It would be the perfect opportunity to discover some new local businesses, engage with the people behind them and hopefully inspire you to discover them for yourselves!
Blue Sakura – The Best Sushi in Leeds?

Blue Sakura – The Best Sushi in Leeds?

Leeds
As I write this post I am completely and utterly content. I'm relaxing on my oh-so-comfy sofa in bunny PJs, with a stomach so full of sushi that I can hardly move. Sushi is my favourite food, so if I'm writing that somewhere does the best sushi in Leeds, I really have to mean it! Cue Blue Sakura, an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant in the arena quarter of Leeds. When I found out that such a place had opened, I eagerly awaited the next time that a hangover, a sushi craving and a bottomless appetite would grace my presence.

Hi, I'm Nell. I’m a Leeds based travel blogger creating content to inspire you to make the most of your weekends, limited annual leave and hard-earned cash by writing about part-time, mid-budget travel. Here you'll find posts about city breaks, hiking trips and tales of food and wine.

What it’s Like to Stay at the Black Swan, Helmsley

What it’s Like to Stay at the Black Swan, Helmsley

Helmsley
On a cold February weekend last year, my boyfriend Billy and I treated ourselves to a night away in Helmsley, a quaint market town in North Yorkshire. We had originally planned to book a last minute trip to somewhere in Eastern Europe, but I was struggling with a bout of anxiety at the time and getting on a flight to an unknown country felt too much. At just the right moment, and email from Yorkshire Food Guide popped into my inbox offering an overnight stay at the Black Swan, Helmsley, with dinner and breakfast included for just £179. Here's how it all panned out.
The Man Behind The Curtain: A Review

The Man Behind The Curtain: A Review

Leeds
Before I get into this post I have to admit that I don't have many pictures to share. As it was a once in a lifetime kind of meal, I wanted to fully immerse myself in the experience rather than worry about getting the right shot of each of the 14 (yes, 14!!!) courses. Sometimes you just have to enjoy the moment.
A Yorkshire Adventure to White Scar Caves

A Yorkshire Adventure to White Scar Caves

Ingleborough
Yorkshire is perfect for a day out, whether you're entertaining the kids, spending time with a partner or having a solo adventure! There is so much beautiful countryside and a million things to do. This weekend Billy and I visited White Scar Cave in Ingleborough, North Yorkshire. My Christmas present to Billy this year was 'a year of fun', which has consisted of me planning a day out/activity/event to do together once a month for the next year. This was January's treat and an attraction that I would highly recommend to anyone. 
5 Reasons To Love Leeds Market

5 Reasons To Love Leeds Market

Leeds
Whether I'm at home or travelling, I do my best to support the local economy by shopping with local businesses and eating at independent restaurants. If there's something in it for me too (a good bargain, great quality produce) then I'm even happier! On that note, let me introduce you to my favourite place in Leeds: Leeds Kirkgate Market.
Where to Find the Best Sushi in Leeds City Centre

Where to Find the Best Sushi in Leeds City Centre

Leeds
I love sushi, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and not get sick of it (I think). It's also my go-to hangover food, which a lot of people find odd, but the freshness of the fish, the stodgy rice and the salty soy sauce offer the perfect combination for recovering from having one too many. Here's my guide to finding the best sushi in Leeds.
36 Hours in Leeds with the Girls
The Best Restaurants in Leeds City Centre

The Best Restaurants in Leeds City Centre

Leeds
We are absolutely spoilt for restaurants in Leeds. Whichever cuisine you fancy and whatever your budget, the issue is never finding a suitable place to dine but rather deciding between the endless options. On top of that, there seems to be somewhere new opening every week, so even when you think you've tried it all you're suddenly no longer an expert. To help with matters, I've come up with a list of my favourite Leeds restaurants. If you're visiting for the weekend or you're hungry and can't decide where to eat, read on!
Holy SH*T: A Beginner’s Guide to Underground Pro Wrestling

Holy SH*T: A Beginner’s Guide to Underground Pro Wrestling

Leeds
All I knew about wrestling was that it's choreographed (which I thought meant fake) and that men wearing lycra had to throw each other around a ring and pin their opponent to the floor for 3 seconds to win. It turns out there's so much more to it, and actually it's a really fun night out that I would highly recommend! Here's my beginners guide to Underground Pro Wrestling for those who want an unusual night out in Leeds and want to know what to expect.
A Steamy Day Out at the KWVR Beer Festival

A Steamy Day Out at the KWVR Beer Festival

Leeds
Any of you who have family, especially parents, that don't live in the same part of the country, or even world, as you will have experienced the stress of trying to find something to do when they come to visit. Often you might have a parent who wants to visit some museums and understand the history of where you live, whilst the other parent wants to explore the countryside. And then throw in a sister/boyfriend/cousin/grandmother who would rather just go to the pub and it can be rather tricky! 
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