Things I miss about Leeds – Yorkshire

After being away from Leeds for 3 months, a city that welcomed me with open arms and became a place I will always call home, I decided to put together a post about some of the things I’ll always miss about it…

The People
Leeds is a city but it feels more like a village.  It’s nearly impossible to navigate the city centre without bumping into a friendly face… & the faces in Leeds really are friendliest I’ve ever known.  There really is nowt better than being called “love” by anyone and everyone.


Cafe Moor
I love middle eastern food and I’m yet to find anywhere that lives up to Cafe Moor in Leeds Market.  Lunchtimes just aren’t the same without a tasty falafel bourek or shawarma.

Pale Ale

I don’t think there’s any chance of me finding anything that lives up to Leeds Pale or Saltaire Blonde in Madrid so I’ll just have to close my eyes and imagine myself sat infront of the fire in Whitelocks on a winters evening with half a pint (and a steak and ale pie too while I’m at it)

Leeds Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange Roof
I spent almost everyday for 3 years working at my shop in Leeds Corn Exchange and I never tired of the stunning building and looking up at the domed glass roof – a giant window to a grey northern sky.

I have so many fond memories of this wonderful city that it would be impossible to mention them all in one post.  The city is full of great people and great places and I look forward to popping back for a brew in the future ( just make sure it’s Yorkshire Tea).

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Thanks for posting. I left my hometown of Leeds in 2009 to move to LIverpool to be with my now-husband, then-fiance, and I still miss it loads! The Corn Exchange has always been such a beautiful building, and I spent many a weekend in there in the 90s with my friends as a teenager. Leeds train station has changed so much too, coming back to Leeds station makes you feel all warm and fuzzy that you’re home 🙂