September 3rd, 2015

Looking For The Perfect Date Destination in Leeds? We've Got Your Back

By Josie Ayre, Marie Claire

Leeds. The home to a fantastic accent, Yorkshire tea and Michael Jackson (no, not that one, the beer and whisky journalist), so what more could you possibly want out of a city? Well, maybe a partner - but if you're on the quest of finding one, then Leeds has many a great place to take your new beau (or existing one - check out these couples who told us about how they met their S.O's in Leeds).


Here are our top pick of the best places to go for a date in Leeds:

The Pizza Date
Pizza is the ultimate date food. Others may claim that it's oysters (we're still unconvinced that it's an aphrodisiac) and some may even pipe up with spaghetti (Lady and the Tramp aside, it has never been a sexy dish) but we're putting our money on pizza for being the dish that has bought the most couples together. Whether you bonded over a hungover (or drunk) order of Dominos or you're looking for an easy date, pizza is the answer. Head to Sela Bar on a Monday night for the Holy Trinity of pizza, beer and reggae music for a memorable date.

Dating a guy who thinks he is a right lad? Then take him to Roxy Lanes where you can repeatedly beat him at bowling, beer pong and table football all in the space of a single night. Girl power.

Wanting to learn and also romance your Tinder date all in one night? Head to The Alchemist for a night class in science while sipping on a night cap molecular cocktail. A new bar (above) on Greek Street will be opening in October joining the Trinity location.

Looking For The Perfect Date Destination in Leeds? We've Got Your Back

The Cultural Date
If he thinks himself an amateur photographer on the cusp of being ‘found' then take him to the White Cloth Gallery where you can gaze at some unique photography exhibitions before heading into their bar afterwards for some cheap pints and a session of gazing into each others eyes.

Perched atop of the canalside Doubletree by Hilton hotel, the Sky Lounge is the place to take someone who likes to induce insta-envy into all of their friends. Overlooking Granary Wharf and Bridgewater Place, this bar has some of the best views over Leeds and some of the best cocktails too.

Open since 1914, the Hyde Park Picture House is described as the ‘coziest in Leeds' ergo, a great place to snuggle on the back row. Is there anything more quaint than watching a vintage film together in an independent cinema? We think not.

Got a wild one on your hands? Hazlewood Castle is the perfect place to tame (and entertain) a new (or old) beau. You can do quad biking, body zorbing and laser tag all in the castle grounds which are all pretty impressive. Then you can book yourself night in the on-grounds hotel for a bit of R&R.

 

 

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