I booked a hotel room within walking distance of the train station, and the city centre, The Met.
|The Met Hotel, Leeds|
This beautiful hotel has an original Victorian terracotta facade which is quite striking from the front. Inside it's elegant, modern, and spotlessly clean and well maintained. The staff were exceptionally helpful and on our last day, were quite happy to look after our luggage while we went off shopping (again). If I was going back to spend a night or two in Leeds again, I wouldn't even shop around, I'd head straight back to the Met.
On our first day we arrived in the middle of the afternoon. It was blisteringly hot, and because I'd spent the morning at work, I had only eaten a measly miniature scotch egg from a buffet. I was ravenous. I could have eaten my own arm. We headed out and stopped at the first restaurant we found.
|Beautiful interiors all to ourselves inside the Restaurant Bar and Grill|
Housed in the old Post office, the Restaurant Bar and Grill is very grand, and because everyone was sat outside baking themselves in the sun, we had the cool and refreshing interior to ourselves. My dinner was amazing. It was only burger and chips, but I'm not exaggerating when I say that was the best burger I ever met. The staff there were so lovely too.
|The Restaurant Bar and Grill, in the old Post Office, Leeds|
|Night time at Trinity Leeds|
|Victoria Arcade by night|
|So very ornate|
|It's amazing how serene an empty shopping arcade can be|
|The clean and cosy welcome of our hotel room|