The 12 Best Coffee Shops in Leeds

The 12 Best Coffee Shops in Leeds

Leeds
Since I've started working for myself, and like many others who are self-employed, I've started frequenting Leeds' coffee shops and cafés a lot more. I put a fair amount of thought into which of Leeds' coffee shops and cafés I visit - if you've read any of my foodie posts before or are aware of my business, Leeds Food Tours (no apologies for the shameless plug), you'll know that supporting small, independent businesses is high on my agenda. As a result, you're unlikely to find me in a Starbucks, Costa or Caffè Nero. Here's my thoughts on Leeds' best coffee shops and cafés, based in the city centre.
The Best Thing to Do in Leeds: Leeds Food Tours

The Best Thing to Do in Leeds: Leeds Food Tours

Leeds
This is a very exciting blog post for me, because I'm introducing my own business - Leeds Food Tours. Those of you who follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook will probably already be aware of Leeds Food Tours as I haven't shut up about it, but if you're new to Adventures with Nell or finding this on Google then let me proudly introduce you the newest (and best!) thing to do in Leeds.

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.

Pizza Making With Leeds Cookery School And Why They Can’t be Topped

Pizza Making With Leeds Cookery School And Why They Can’t be …

Leeds
I'd wanted to take a cooking class with Leeds Cookery School for a long time, ever since I found out about them, but hadn't quite gotten around to it. So when I was offered the chance to take part in their Pizza and Prosecco Cocktails class in return for a blog post I was ridiculously excited! Not was the class amazing, but they play a key role in the local community and I'm all for that. So let me tell you a little about Leeds Cookery School, their location and the Pizza and Prosecco Cocktails class that I took part in.
Your Ultimate Guide to Leeds Light Night

Your Ultimate Guide to Leeds Light Night

Leeds
Leeds Light Night is the largest arts and lights festival in the UK! Over two nights (10th and 11th of October 2019), the city will be illuminated by 70 different artworks, installations and performances put together by artists from all over the world. The landmarks and buildings that we know and love will be transformed into works of art, from the Leeds Civic Hall in Millennium Square, to Victoria Gardens outside the Town Hall, to a 35 metre stretch of street over at the Southbank. Oh, and it's free to attend!
67 Things to Do in Leeds City Centre

67 Things to Do in Leeds City Centre

Leeds
Leeds is a wonderful city. It's the 3rd biggest city in the UK, yet it feels welcoming and homely. It's easy to get to being just two hours from London and Edinburgh, 20 minutes from York and an hour from Manchester by train, and with it's own airport. It's full of history, culture, food and shopping and the people are oh-so-friendly! Whatever your interests, and whether you live in the Leeds, are visiting for the day or travelling for a longer trip, there are so many things to do in Leeds without even leaving the city centre. So here is my list of 67 things to do in Leeds city centre, with a warning that the food and drink section is by far the largest.
Discovering Michelin Star Chefs At Pub in The Park

Discovering Michelin Star Chefs At Pub in The Park

Leeds
I love a food festival, and I love street food. Equally, I love a fancy pants Michelin Star restaurant. So when I saw that Tom Kerridge was holding his Pub in the Park event in Roundhay Park, Leeds, I'm sure you can imagine my excitement! The event brings together award-winning food, Michelin-starred chefs and live-music for a day of, in my opinion, heaven. It's the perfect opportunity to discover world-class, British restaurants without having to book a table months in advance and save up your hard-earned cash for one evening of luxury.
How to Eat Like a Local in Leeds City Centre

How to Eat Like a Local in Leeds City Centre

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One of my favourite things about Leeds City Centre is the vast array of these restaurants, giving locals and visitors alike a huge choice of places to dine whilst supporting independent businesses and the local economy. Whether you’re looking for street food, high end tasting menus or everything in between, here are my top picks of places to eat in Leeds to help you dine like a local.
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!
Workshop: The Most Creative Café in Leeds

Workshop: The Most Creative Café in Leeds

Leeds
My friend Aliss, owner of Workshop, is one of the most inspirational women I know - she is my ultimate role model and I’m so proud of her. She took the plunge and left her job as a designer to open her own business. She’s had to work unbelievably hard and make a hell of a lot of sacrifices, but she knew what she wanted and she went for it - what a woman! The result? Workshop. A gorgeous cafe, shop and creative space in the heart of Headingley.
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.
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.
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