15 Best Romantic Things To Do In Leeds, England

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Venice and Paris have been popular choices for romantic getaways. Lately, Leeds in the United Kingdom is making a case as a romantic destination in Europe. Whether you and your partner are up for a date night or a weekend rendezvous, a dreamy time awaits you in this beautiful city. You have so many activities to choose from once you step foot here. Expect yourselves to fall in love deeper by spending time with your loved one in this lovely city in northern England. All you have to do is read through our list of the best romantic things to do in Leeds, the UK. While you check them out, if you don’t know where to stay in Leeds besides hotels, there are plenty of charming Airbnb vacation rentals in the city too.

1. Learn to make Indian rotis (from USD 28.0)

A fun and educational way to spend your date in Leeds is by joining a cooking class! What’s not to love? You get to be with your partner and make something delicious together. This Airbnb Experience hosted by Amritt will teach you how to make delicious Indian Rotis from scratch. Who knows, you may master the art of making chapatis and serve it on your next romantic picnic! Leave those doubts behind, this class is totally beginner-friendly. Sign up now!

Learn to make Indian Rotis/ chipatties

Duration: 1 hour

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2. Enjoy delicious comfort food at Kitty Café

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Posted by Kitty Café on Friday, December 11, 2020

Are you or is your partner a cat lover? If so, this adorable (and equally romantic!) café in Leeds is right up your alley! Kitty Café in Kirkgate is not only a coffee shop with delicious meals and beverages but is also a rescue center for cats and kittens. The furry friends at the café come from different backgrounds, whether they were strays or had health issues, Kitty Café cares for them until their forever home arrives. You can support this cause by dining at the coffee shop or donating or even rescuing a cat yourself.

Kitty Café

Address: 8-9 Kirkgate, Leeds LS1 6BZ, United Kingdom

Website: Kitty Café

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 8pm

3. Dip your nose in art at The Tetley

The Tetley 4 August 2018 1
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Chemical Engineer used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Just south of the city center in Leeds is where you’ll find The Tetley. This modern art gallery opened in late 2013 and stands on the former Tetley’s Brewery. If you are itching to go on an arts and culture trip for your upcoming date, visiting this attraction should be on your list. Mind you, it isn’t only a museum. There’s also The Tetley Bar & Kitchen on the premises and the proceeds of which support the art programs of the gallery. Explore the grounds of the museum and head over to the restaurant for an insightful conversation!

The Tetley

Address: Hunslet Rd, Leeds LS10 1JQ, United Kingdom

Website: The Tetley

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 11am - 4pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

4. Get bouncy at Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park

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Posted by Oxygen Freejumping on Friday, November 23, 2018

Who says you have to be a kid just to enjoy trampolines? A kid-at-heart, maybe. If you want to have a fun and carefree adventure on your date in Leeds, head over to Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park. There are several classes and sessions to choose from. Freejumping allows you an hour of craziness in the park’s 100 trampolines, while Oxygen Fitness is more focused on working out and burning those calories. You can even surprise your loved one with a party at the park as they offer party sessions with unlimited jumping and delicious comfort food!

Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park

Address: Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Rd, Burley, Leeds LS4 2DG, United Kingdom

Website: Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 10am - 7pm; Thu - Sun: 10am - 8pm

5. Join a fun class at Jackrabbits Pottery

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Posted by Jackrabbits Pottery on Friday, October 30, 2020

Looking to get those creative juices flowing? Jackrabbits Pottery could be your next awesome date rendezvous. To some, cute pottery classes may seem childish, but we say getting to make your own piece of art is one of the best experiences to have. By the end of the day, you’ll have something to bring home and nice memorabilia from your date. The best class for couples at the studio is their Late Nights session. The kids are back at home and you’ll get to meet fellow artists!

Jackrabbits Pottery

Address: 633A Roundhay Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 4BA, United Kingdom

Website: Jackrabbits Pottery

6. Marvel at the architecture of Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey in the late afternoon
Source: Photo by user Minda used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Kirkstall Abbey is known for its majestic ruins. You can learn about its rich history at the visitors’ center. Here you will learn about its deep history and how monks lead their lives. Run by the Cistercian Order, the Abbey also has vast parklands where you and your beloved can take strolls for as long as you want. You can watch boats sail along the River Aire while walking along the banks. At the center of it all is the ruins. It is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument because it cannot be touched, extended, and renovated without permission from authorities.

Kirkstall Abbey

Address: Abbey Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, United Kingdom

Website: Kirkstall Abbey

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10am - 4pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Free

7. Create memories at Harewood House

Harewood House Leeds (28)
Source: Photo by user Gary Bembridge used under CC BY 2.0

A romantic 32-acre (13-hectares) lake sets the tone for a romantic stroll on the grounds of Harewood House, exploring which is one of the best things for couples to do in Leeds. The swooping riverbanks serve as the perfect spot to chill and sit beside each other. Walk around the lush garden filled with colorful rhododendrons and daffodils. To make it a better experience, try to feed the penguins at the bird garden. Harewood House is considered a treasure house in all of England. It has a vast art collection that can stand up to the best museums and art galleries in the country. There is so much to explore in this beautiful and historic house.

Harewood House

Address: Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE, United Kingdom

Website: Harewood House

Price: 19.50 USD

8. Get a drink while enjoying the view from Sky Lounge at DoubleTree by Hilton

Leeds SkyLounge Terrace at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Source: Photo by user Visit Leeds used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Spending time with each other at Sky Lounge Leeds is one of the relaxed date ideas in Leeds. The bar is located on the 13th level of DoubleTree Hotel. Order your favorite cocktail or a bottle of your preferred wine while you sit by the window and take in the beautiful view of Leeds. You can come in anytime starting at 8am or 7am and order some of the best British food you can have in the city. If you want to drop by in the afternoon, do partake of their exquisite afternoon tea set while looking out to a sunny and bright day through floor-to-ceiling panes. A strict dress code is imposed.

Sky Lounge, DoubleTree by Hilton

Address: Sky Lounge, 2 Wharf Approach, Granary Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BR.

Website: Sky Lounge at DoubleTree

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm – 1am; Fri: 12pm – 2am; Sat: 7am – 2am; Sun: 7am – 1am

9. Take a selfie at Thornton’s Arcade’s Ivanhoe Clock

Clock, Thornton's Arcade, Leeds
Source: Photo by user Tim Green used under CC BY 2.0

Potts & Sons are the famous makers of the Ivanhoe Clock. The landmark clock is located at the western end of Thornton’s Arcade. It has wooden sculptures of people and a huge bell. The sculptures are colorful, vibrant, and life-size. These life-sized figurines who strike the bell every 15 minutes are based from the characters of Robin Hood. The clock is framed with a wreath and blue trimmings. If you find yourself shopping in Thornton’s Arcade, do stop by and take a photo at this spot. While you are there, take the opportunity to shop for your needs. The arcade is a beautiful sight to behold with its Gothic architecture intact since it opened its doors in 1878.

Thornton’s Arcade

Address: 30 Lands Ln, Leeds LS1 6LB, United Kingdom

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

10. Blend Salsa dancing and Indian cuisine at Salsa Rocks Leeds

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Posted by Salsa Rocks Leeds on Thursday, 22 March 2018

Salsa has a passionate character to it. And if you two are passionate about each other, why not try salsa dancing? Salsa Rocks Leeds is held every Wednesday at Kerala Restaurant and instructors offer seven types of salsa classes. This will teach you how to coordinate your hands and feet and make you healthier all in one night. As the night goes on, you can order cocktails and fill yourself with Kerala’s famed South Indian cuisine. This fun activity in Leeds for couples start at eight in the evening and are held on the top floor of the restaurant. It is going to be a fun-filled night for you and your partner as you learn to dance the salsa.

Salsa Rocks Leeds

Address: Kerala Restaurant, 2 Eastgate, Leeds LS2 7JL, United Kingdom

Website: Salsa Rocks Leeds

Opening hours: Wed: 8pm - 12am

11. Experience afternoon tea at The Ivy Victoria Quarter Leeds

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Tea time is an important afternoon meal tradition in Britain. The British have two types: high tea and afternoon tea. At The Ivy Victoria Quarter Leeds, afternoon tea is set among the backdrop of walls with colorful patterns and classy décor. The meal is served from three to five in the afternoon every day. It is served with a glass of champagne as an option and for an added fee. The meal also includes savory sandwiches like smoked salmon on beetroot bread, marinated cucumber and dill served on basil bread, and truffle chicken brioche roll. The sweet canapes include strawberry-clotted cream scones, raspberry tart, chocolate pudding, and a champagne-and-blackberry trifle.

The Ivy Victoria Quarter Leeds

Address: Vicar Ln, Leeds LS1 6BB, United Kingdom

Website: The Ivy Leeds

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am – 12:30am; Sun: 9am - 11pm

12. Have sake-based cocktails at Issho

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Our Wishing Tree Terrace cocktail menu is live! Join us in the Kori Bar for Roku cocktails.

Posted by Issho on Monday, 11 November 2019

Sipping cocktails with your loved one is always a romantic thing to do. It is the perfect prelude to a dreamy dinner. It can also be a picture-perfect end to a meal. At Issho, the cocktails are served in a classy environment. The modern design sits perfectly well at this Japanese izakaya with sake as the main ingredient in most of its concoctions. Kori Bar at Issho has the largest collection of sake in the city as well. It has a rooftop deck that goes around the restaurant. This gives you perfect views of the city while you sip your favorite drink.

Issho

Address: Victoria Gate 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds LS2 7AU, United Kingdom

Website: Issho

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 12pm - 10pm; Thu: 12pm - 11pm; Fri – Sat: 12pm – 2am; Sun: 12pm – 5pm

13. Stroll around the walls and grounds of Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam
Source: Photo by user Tim Green used under CC BY 2.0

Temple Newsam, one of the romantic places to go in Leeds, is a historic site with vast grounds and gardens where you two can take a stroll. Take in its 500-year-deep history all recounted in its glorious 1,500-acres (607-hectares) mansion ground. The temple’s walls — where royalty once walked — are full of history. It also has over 40 rooms decorated with original furnishings like silver, fine-art pieces, wallpapers, ceramics, and Chippendale furniture. Today, it hosts several exhibits that attract thousands of people to its property. The farm area is a popular destination where you can interact with livestock animals like geese, chickens, and pigs. Wear comfortable clothing since you will be covering a huge area on your stroll.

Temple Newsam

Address: Temple Newsam Rd, Leeds LS15 0AE, United Kingdom

Website: Temple Newsam

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10:30am - 5pm (closed on Mon)

14. Watch live bands at The Domino Club

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The Domino Club is one of the best small-scale venues to watch some of the best local bands in Leeds. It is located in the historic Grand Arcade that was built in 1897. Considered a jazz bar, The Domino Club provides a speak-easy ambiance located beneath and under an existing barbershop. The bar is now in its third year and has been doing great business since it opened its doors to visitors. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and have a well-crafted cocktail from the bar. The live performances start at 9:30 in the evening and once it does, the whole place comes to life!

The Domino Club

Address: 7 Grand Arcade, Leeds LS1 6PG, United Kingdom

Website: The Domino Club

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 6pm – 3am (closed on Mon & Tue)

15. Learn how to make prints at Leeds Print Workshop

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To celebrate the new year 2020 we're holding an exhibition and print sale of prints from the 2020 Print Exchange. Leeds...

Posted by Leeds Print Workshop on Thursday, 9 January 2020

Situated right in the heart of the city, Leeds Print Workshop allows you and your partner to spend time learning how to print by partaking in one of their short courses. These classes are headed by the company’s founding members. Participants can learn linocut, mono-printing, collagraph, and screen printing. All of its founding members have a rich experience when it comes to printing different forms of art. Here, you can learn from them, and let your creativity run wild while crafting your own creations with your significant other. All you have to do is check their schedule and see what they have to offer during your stay in Leeds.

Leeds Print Workshop

Address: 130 Vicar Ln, Leeds LS2 7NL, United Kingdom

Website: Leeds Print Workshop

Spend an amorous vacation in Leeds

Leeds is the perfect destination to spend time with your partner. These activities are guaranteed to bring your love closer to each other more than ever. So, spend some time with your partner and have the best vacation of your life in Leeds.

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