By
Ariana Díaz Celma

Here’s more Leeds Loves Shopping, though this time around we’ll leave shopping aside and will focus on art and gastronomy, the perfect allies to complement this escapade.

Leeds Art Gallery

The Leeds Art Gallery boasts an outstanding collection of contemporary art and is among the best galleries in the UK. The collection belonged to Anthony d’Offay, who donated more than 1000 international art pieces from the post-war era to museums and galleries around the country. Some of the artists on show include Diane Arbus, Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Jannis Kounellis, Robert Mappelthorpe, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol.

Leeds Market

hYou can’t leave the city without visiting its oldest Market. Over 800 shops to buy anything you could imagine.

Dinning

Leeds has opened several good restaurants over the past few years. Here are some proposals:

*Jake’s Bar 6 Grill. Their Jake’s Bar Ends, pieces of meat slowly smoked with a light barbeque sauce, are a must.

*Chino Latino. Despite its confusing name, the restaurant located at the Hotal Plaza serves delicious Asian food. Try their £20 menu. The wine list and the desserts are perfect to round off your meal.

*All Bar One. A restaurant located at the leisure centre The Electric Press. We recommend you to try their Figs&Chips. A total win!

*Casa Mia Millennum. A reasonable Italian restaurant at a stone’s throw of any interesting place. Try their recommended pasta dishes.

*Mumtaz. A 100% Indian restaurant. Loyal to its Muslim creed, alcohol is not allowed. Instead, they serve delicious spice dishes (mild, medium or hot). For the initiated, mild is more than enough. Don’t miss their xxx, a yogurt with fruits that has conquered the Queen Mother herself.

Hotels

*Park Plaza

Harewood House

If you like nature, then you should visit Harewood (check availability as it closes depending on the season), an 18th century aristocratic mansion. The views and the gardens are spectacular! Afterwards, enjoy a nice meal at The Terrace Café Tearoom. Is it possible to be more British?