Thursday, 8 November 2012

Twinkly Leeds

Before we went to our food tasting extravaganza, the DQ and I had a little look around Leeds.  As a Sheffielder, I am not supposed to say I like Leeds, and there are some aspects of it that I really don't like, but it does have the edge over Sheffield when it comes to shops.


 There are lots of very lovely little old arcades dotted about.
 And the Victoria Quarter is very very lovely.  It has gorgeous lanes to wander around in.
This arcade is already twinkling in its Christmas finery.

 Many of the shops are only for window shopping though!!!

 And then of course, there is Harvey Nichols!  This is as close as I was allowed to get to it though!!

15 comments:

Carol said...

Yes, some lovely shops in Leeds but, as you say, most are for window shopping. It does look lovely.

Carol xx

Young at Heart said...

I've been there........ also there's that bit I think by a canal? Sort of warehousey turned into shops and restaurants if memory serves....it was a cold and dark night so I can't quite remember where, but we had a delicious diner!!x

elsy said...

havent been to leeds diane....but it does look fab with all the sparkle....

Toffeeapple said...

It does look good, I am a sucker for arcades and those are superb.

BadPenny said...

lovely, I would love to visit both cities someday !

Jan said...

Leeds has changed since my last visit... It's bery posh nowadays! Jx

A garden just outside Venice said...

Please, do tell us more about Sheffield vs. Leeds...
xxxx

Lisa said...

It is looking very festive, don't you just love twinkly lights.
Lisa x

pastcaring said...

I like Leeds city centre too, the Victorian arcades are beautiful, and I don't mind fondling all the merchandise I would/could never buy in Harvey Nichols! xxx

greenthumb said...

So pretty, have a great weekend.

Rosie said...

Great to see your photos as I've never been to Leeds I love the shopping arcades:)

Jill said...

When we lived in York, and before Violet was born, I worked in Leeds and would often have a wonder to that pretty arcade near Harvey Nics. There used to be a Charbonnel & Walker shop in it(which are my all time favourite chocolates). xx

Mister D said...

I agree even though i love Sheffield, it always seems to play second fiddle to its peers

Rowan said...

My daughter has always like shopping in Leeds - something I've never done as my visits there have been to do family history research in the library. After looking at your photos I think I'm going to suggest an outing to Leeds between now nd Christmas!

nilly said...

Love those arcades! Boodle-am was my favourite shop - their Osh Kosh dungarees and kickers pumps were my favourite 1970s maternity-wear. Happy days!