A weekend adventure to Leeds by train, my favorite mode of transport!
We boarded the 10.07am train after getting off the bus. The return ticket costs £18.20 and one hour later, we arrived at the Leeds train station without any idea where to go next. :p
This girl in the coffee shop looked so cute with her bike helmet that I had to sneak a shot.
The train even has tables and power points to charge your laptops/phones
After dropping by the gift shop to get postcards and fridge magnets (so touristy!) and picking up the city map, we headed towards Primark to meet up with Syera’s schoolmate. Along the way we had to stop for photos because the buildings around us were all amazing to look at, I could stand there and stare at them for hours.
Then we continued walking towards Town Hall and my mouth fell open again at the beauty of it.
The Art Gallery/Library and Museum were practically next to Town Hall but we were too hungry, so we decided to go have lunch at the Leeds City Market before continuing our walking tour. This market is where the first ever Marks & Spencer store was opened, and they are still operating as usual until today.
The Corn Exchange is my favorite part of Leeds. The building is just magnificent, and the natural light which entered through the glass ceiling set the perfect mood for a weekend Arts & Crafts bazaar.
We arrived at The Leeds City Museum at 4.45pm and they were getting ready for closing time.
Disappointed that we didn’t get to explore the whole museum, we took (too many) touristy photos on Millennium Square and sat cross legged in front of the Civic Hall.
We managed to tour the city within 7 hours and we caught the 7.00 pm train back to Manchester. Definitely a perfect weekend getaway, the weather was brilliant and we laughed til our tummy ached.
Come back next week for an update on this Sunday’s Liverpool trip with the International Society!