LNOF Guide to Leeds
The streetwise northern hotbed of sharp tastes, dry humour and a seriously lively nightlife is the perfect hen party base.
The quaint cafes, indulgent restaurants, trendy bars, and heaving clubs will whip you up into a frenzy from the off. As there's a massive amount of pride in the locals, its people are justifiably keen to underline their fair city's reputation as a leading modern UK party venue - with one of the most chilled out atmospheres you can find, and a city centre that is perfect for a lively bar crawl.
Easy to get to, yet difficult to tear yourself away from - Leeds panders to both students and young professionals; it’s a place where big investment and national attention have not been allowed to go to its head, but have simply served to enhance its appeal. For those wanting somewhere just a little different from last hen weekend, don't discount the track record of this Yorkshire rose. Leeds is seriously tasty.
You can't beat Leeds for shopping. I love hitting the designer shops and having a few cocktails through the day, then going out around Greek Street at night.
Perhaps you’ll choose a bar crawl through the attractive, bustling nightspots on Call Lane or Merrion Street - or perhaps you’ll prefer to anchor the group in a lovely restaurant on The Calls or Otley Road for a story-telling tribute to the bride-to-be, over a meal and a vat of wine…
However you choose to spend your evenings on your Leeds hen weekend, rest assured that this is a city adept at catering for the big group mentality – with plenty of day time activities to match the madcap nightlife scene. Dare we suggest the abundance of superb shopping opportunities in areas like Briggate, Vicar Lane and Queen’s Arcade, for a spot of retail therapy? The hen party kitty is about to get blown.