Sometimes you just can’t help but fall a little bit in love.
And that’s exactly what happened when we went to Leeds. I’d heard so many good things about the city and I was so excited to visit. Rich was getting tattooed at Sacred Electric so we decided to make a little trip out of it.
It’s just a 4 hour drive from Glasgow & I honestly don’t know why we haven’t made the trip down before. I always forget that nowhere in the UK is really that far and since I love road trips, we’ve already got Edinburgh & Manchester planned with, fingers crossed, a trip to Cornwall before the end of summer.
The first day in Leeds was pretty chill, we went out for food at Bundobust & some drinks. The amazing vegan food was a massive bonus as I am always a little nervous about travelling somewhere new but Leeds has so many options that I was pretty spoiled for choice.
Rich was getting tattooed in the afternoon so we spent the morning prepping, Rich got his head shaved at King Koby & I wandered around the Corn exchange making note of all the little indie stores I wanted to visit. Somehow on my shopping recon mission, I managed to break a nail. The horror right? So I called NAF and they recommended Pastille, luckily they managed to fit me in that day! Everything in the city is so central and the salon was only a short walk away from the tattoo studio. The salon was so cute and, like NAF, is puppy friendly! All of the products they use are Vegan so it’s a great spot to keep in mind if you are looking to get pampered.
When Rich was finished we wandered down to Reds BBQ, this place is not vegan-friendly! I had corn and a salad but he pigged out and after getting his head tattooed he was in charge of picking food! We wandered through the Victoria arcade as it was raining then headed to smokestack for some drinks, and then onto Chida for some tacos & tequila. The night gets a little hazy from there but I’m definitely sure we had a good time!
On our last full day there we decided to have a lie in, so obviously, we both woke up at 8 am. We stayed at the Met hotel right in the city so it was an easy walk to breakfast, we went to SIX which is just down the road. Since I’d had a nail emergency the day before we decided to go to the Corn Exchange again & do some shopping. They have the cutest store called Giant Kitten! It’s basically gifting heaven and perfect if you need to stock up on cards. Which I totally didn’t need, but I bought 7 so make sure and take some serious cash! After we headed into the Kirkgate market to have a look round, they have some cute artwork and loads of shops, the perfect way to spend an hour wandering around. After lunch, we decided to have much-needed naps before dinner, it might seem like a waste of time but I always say that you need to make time to actually relax on holiday! Walking to dinner we saw a man walking a ferret, an actual ferret, down the street. I was amazed! I was just walking beside him & his wee staffy bff. Perfect.
Before we set off home we made a pit stop at Temple Coffee for some vegan doughnuts. The perfect end to a quick little trip away. This will definitely not be the last time we drive down for a Leeds visit!