No matter their budget, health, age or location, book nerds like myself are always travelling the world without actually getting out of bed. So how about adding a literary staycation UK to your travel bucket list? With the right author and book, you can go wherever you like, from gilded castles to golden beaches, deserted islands to capital cities. There is so much to do and see in the UK, meandering your way from Scotland all the way down to […]
If you’re visiting the UK to check out the queer scene, you’ll no doubt make a beeline for London. The capital is naturally packed with iconic LGBT events and historic places to visit. However, anyone who lives here knows that London is just the tip of a rainbow-coloured iceberg. The UK is packed with wildly creative queer hubs, each with a distinct identity and vibrant calendar of parties, performances and Pride festivals. Here you’ll find nine amazing cities that shouldn’t be missed if […]
I had my first trip ‘up North’ this month and I loved it! Living in London, it’s too easy to forget how much there really is going on around the rest of the country. So if you’re thinking of visiting Leeds – do it! Here’s a list of the five things to do in Leeds – see them all check out my city guide here. The Viaduct The drag queens up North are FIERCE! And there is no better place to […]
Leeds city guide - discover gigs, parties and events:
Why you will love Leeds
I couldn't believe how beautiful this city is! It has retained so many of its gorgeous old buildings in the city centre that I spent my whole first trip there marvelling at them. Perhaps they were lucky enough to avoid heavy bombing in WWII; either way, it's super lovely place to walk around. And this city is thriving! So much great stuff happening. It's the UK's third-largest city and these people definitely know how to have fun. From rooftop bars to drag queen cabaret to chic cocktail bars, it would be hard to have a boring trip here.
Things to watch out for in Leeds
I Predict A Riot - yup this is your warning song! The nightlife ‘up North’ can apparently get a little scary by our soft Southern standards, so take care of yourself after dark.
Call Lane - it is probably best to avoid this area on weekends. This strip has some nice bars but it gets all kinds of crowded carnage on Friday and Saturday nights.