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Hello Heartlanders - first time in Leeds next week, and I was wondering what to do during daytime.
I like stuff like historical buildings, areas with cheap restaurants and little shops, Chinatowns... any particular recommended area?

Oh, and where would I go to find African/Caribbean groceries and beauty products? I googled "black beauty supply" but it pointed me to an, erm, night club I believe... :oops:

If you have any ideas - :notworthy:
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African/Caribbean groceries and beauty products
Chapeltown, I used to live quite close to that area. It's a short bus ride from town-3,3A will take you there.
Chinatowns
Not that I know of.
cheap restaurants and little shops
There are various shops'n'stuff in town. markets too, not sure about surrounding areas.
historical buildings
Loads, but don't ask me I'm uncultured.

When do you arrive?
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Thaaaanks! :D
Getting there late tuesday night, and leaving Friday afternoon.
weebleswobble wrote: historical buildings
Loads, but don't ask me I'm uncultured.
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Late Tuesday? if not too late I'll be kicking around town. :wink:
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weebleswobble wrote:Late Tuesday? if not too late I'll be kicking around town. :wink:
Don't you go drinking too much now. :wink: :innocent:
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Hom_Corleone wrote:
weebleswobble wrote:Late Tuesday? if not too late I'll be kicking around town. :wink:
Don't you go drinking too much now. :wink: :innocent:
As if.
I'm too old for this sh*t.

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Very late I'm afraid, plane lands in Manchester 21:30
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Sita wrote:Very late I'm afraid, plane lands in Manchester 21:30
:urff:

Dry Dock on Wednesday then :wink:
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Don't listen to any of the locals! They'll tell you that the only historical sites of interest are Elland Road and the statue of Billy Bremner. :lol:
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Oh, is that the statue you see photographed from all angles when you go on the Leeds website?
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Try the local p*ss called Tetley's. It's good for your bowel movement.

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try this, have a look

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g1864 ... nside.html

you can have an idea for every major city in the world
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Izzy HaveMercy wrote:Try the local p*ss called Tetley's. It's good for your bowel movement.

IZ.
Meh. If you want proper local beer (Tetley is owned by Carlsberg *spit*) try something from the Leeds Brewery, or indeed any one of a large number of local small breweries.
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i count 3 Golf clubs in top#20

Headingley Golf Club
#4 of 61 attractions in Leeds

Moortown Golf Club
#5 of 61 attractions in Leeds

Scarcroft Golf Club
#13 of 61 attractions in Leeds

it seems like a golf metropolis :roll: :urff:
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iesus wrote:i count 3 Golf clubs in top#20

Headingley Golf Club
#4 of 61 attractions in Leeds

Moortown Golf Club
#5 of 61 attractions in Leeds

Scarcroft Golf Club
#13 of 61 attractions in Leeds

it seems like a golf metropolis :roll: :urff:
So...See you at the 19th hole on the Thursday afternoon then. :innocent:
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mh wrote:Don't listen to any of the locals! They'll tell you that the only historical sites of interest are Elland Road and the statue of Billy Bremner. :lol:
What's your point, caller? :wink:
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Norman Hunter wrote:
mh wrote:Don't listen to any of the locals! They'll tell you that the only historical sites of interest are Elland Road and the statue of Billy Bremner. :lol:
What's your point, caller? :wink:
...that you're lying.

or at least unfair.

to re-address the balance, in addition to elland rd you need to include in your tour a pig farm and rubbish tip.

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I googled it. It's NOT the statue of the horse guy on the Leeds homepage, and Elland Road is not even a road, it's just a stadium!!!
Tsk. :roll:
I think I'll stick to beauty shopping and cafes...
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do make sure you head on back to Kirkstall in the shadow of the sun ;D

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Quiff Boy wrote:to re-address the balance, in addition to elland rd you need to include in your tour a pig farm and rubbish tip.

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Kirkstall Abbey rocks - in all senses.
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Whow, that Abbey looks nice, I think I shall take a trip there! Thank you! :notworthy:
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markfiend wrote:
Izzy HaveMercy wrote:Try the local p*ss called Tetley's. It's good for your bowel movement.

IZ.
Meh. If you want proper local beer (Tetley is owned by Carlsberg *spit*) try something from the Leeds Brewery, or indeed any one of a large number of local small breweries.
Or,five minutes walk from the venue,and splendidly just across the road from my hotel is Mr Foleys Cask Ale house,lots of fantastic beer from all over the world.
http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en ... 1969967154

As to shops,well my girlfriend always insists on walking around the market when we are in dirty Leeds,huge indoor and outdoor affair with loads of stalls.
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markfiend wrote:
Izzy HaveMercy wrote:Try the local p*ss called Tetley's. It's good for your bowel movement.

IZ.
Meh. If you want proper local beer (Tetley is owned by Carlsberg *spit*) try something from the Leeds Brewery, or indeed any one of a large number of local small breweries.
Or make your own chocolate beer? :lol:

I think I might need to start one of these threads for Manchester too :)
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Plenty to do in Leeds central over a few days!

- For a bit of Cultcha, Leeds City Art Gallery, a great way to spend an hour or so and the beautiful tiled cafe for a coffee as well
- For architecture and local colour, Leeds City Market is always worth a visit (and I'm pretty sure there are a couple of black beauty products stalls on there as well)
- A wander down to Holbeck for some wonderful mill buildings (Temple Mill etc) followed by a pint or two in The Midnight Bell (Leeds Brewery) on the way back
- and lots of other great historic ale pubs in the lanes off Briggate...

oh, and Kirkstall Abbey is well worth the short bus ride
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