Leeds Nights Out
Recently Leeds has received accolades in the field of tourism; including being voted by Conde Nast Traveller magazine Readers' Awards as the "UK's favourite city. Leeds has many fine hotels, both modern and traditional. Restaurants, Brasseries and café-bars, to enjoy international cuisine, or sample traditional English fare at the original ‘Harry Ramsdens’ just a few miles out of town. There are a variety of clubs and pubs, many with live music from a variety of cultures. The Grand Theatre is home to Opera North, where you can see ballet, west-end musicals and all that is best in the performing arts. Other theatres include The Civic Theatre, the famous City Varieties Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Leeds plays host to many live music venues, currently including Leeds University refectory where The Who recorded their 1970 live album Live at Leeds and Motörhead recorded the majority of No Sleep 'til Hammersmith. Occasional gigs are held in Millennium Square in the city centre, including the Kaiser Chiefs and Fall Out Boy in 2006. Roundhay Park was home to Love Parade in 2000 and has also hosted gigs by the likes of Robbie Williams, U2, Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones. Harewood House has hosted gigs by the likes of James Blunt and The Who. Recently attempts have been made to build an arena in the city.
Leeds has gained a reputation as one of the UK's favourite clubbing destinations and is often described as the UK's 'clubbing capital', being a popular 'Stag' and 'Hen Weekend' destination and also the original home of the pioneering club nights Back to Basics and Speedqueen. Also, until a few years ago, nearby Morley, was home to the legendary Orbit, which for 13 years was known internationally as one of the original and best techno clubs in the country. Leeds is home to a number of large 'super-clubs' including Mission, Majestyk, Creation, Oceana and Evolution. Recently opened clubs include The Velvet Underground and the refurbished Warehouse, which is now home of the Saturday club night Electrocute.
Food and Drink
Towards Millennium Square and the Civic or Northern Quarter, is a newly developing entertainment district thriving on both students and weekend visitors. Recently, The Hard Rock Café, Jongleurs and Tiger Tiger have opened in the area, alongside various upmarket restaurants. Leeds is also home to some Bohemian bars that are not aimed at the 'usual' weekend crowd - especially the bars in and around Briggate and North Street. Millennium Square bursts into life during the night with its many bars and large outdoor screen mounted on the side of the Civic Theatre. Millennium Square also plays host to many large seasonal events, Gigs and Concerts, citywide parties and the Rhythms of the City Festival.
Bradford nights out
Bradford has always been a capital of culture andmulticulturalism and continues to lead the way with a cornucopia of events, restaurants and entertainment.
With the Alhambra Theatre bringing a packed programme of musical entertainment an St Georges Hall offering more musical and comedy events Bradford really is the place to be if your idea of a good night out is immersing yourself in the arts.
Food and Drink
Bradford isn’t renowned as the ‘Curry Captial’ for nothing. With a bewildering array of cuisine from the East as well as a host of other traditional and internationally based restaurants you really are spoilt for choice.