Leeds is a bustling city in the heart of West Yorkshire and is a fantastic place for a hen weekend. The lively Northern city is brimming with chicness, urban glamour and style. A fantastic nightlife, lively student community, spectacular scenery and eccentric shops really enable you to have a perfect hen weekend in Leeds. With the city also in the middle of a huge transformation, the city is only going to continue to get better over the next few years.
In 2009, Leeds was the eighth most visited city in the United Kingdom and as it continues to grow many believe it will soon be second only to London.
Leeds is very easy to travel to whether you decide to travel by train, plane, car or bus. Trains and planes run from all over the United Kingdom to the city and buses run from towns and cities in the Yorkshire area. Once in Leeds, it is often a good idea to walk or travel by taxi as driving can be a bit hectic in the city centre. Much of the night life and many of the attractions in Leeds are all based around the city centre so hen parties in Leeds will not need to walk far.
There are lots of things to do on a hen weekend to Leeds. The city is bustling with attractions. Below are a selection of them
- Leeds City Art Galley or the Henry Moore Institute
-The Canal Gardens and Tropical World
- Golden Acre Park
- The shopping areas (see below) a definite must for a hen party
- The Royal Armoury Museum
History and Culture:
Leeds is the cultural capital of Yorkshire and the leading city outside of London for a hen party. The people of Leeds are very passionate about everything Yorkie and live life to the fullest on their weekends.
Although it is not known when Leeds first became a settlement we do know that it was around Norman times. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Leeds prospered as a wool manufacturing city and nowadays thrives as a new financial centre in the UK. The city is constantly growing and with an increasing population it is good news for hen parties as the amount of things to do and see is increasing on a regular basis.
Leeds has often been called the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’ and is a fantastic shopping destination for hen parties. Shopping areas include the Victoria Quarter, Briggate and the Country Arcade. Shops range from the usual high street chains to more contemporary shops including Harvey Nicks and Vivienne Westwood. Leeds is also becoming well known for its vintage finds, especially around Vicar Lane’s market.
Leeds is right up there when it comes to a good night out. It is one of the UK’s main clubbing locations and hen parties are guaranteed to have a fantastic hen night no matter what their tastes. There are hundreds of nightlife options ranging from traditional pubs, to wine bars, to swanky cocktail joints to night clubs. The music options are varied with some places having live music, some with rock, some with dance and some with pure cheese. If you want to have a bit of everything head to ‘Creation’, the largest night club in Leeds. It’s time to party and enjoy your awesome hen night in Leeds!
Eating and Drinking:
The dining options in Leeds are about as extensive as the nightlife options. Choice range from swanky wine bars, to traditional pubs to ethnic eateries and the ever available fast food chain. The choice is extensive, making it easy to find something to suit every member of your hen party.