Leeds might not first spring to mind when you think about romantic cities. But you’d be surprised just how many things you can do here when spending some quality time with your loved one. Who needs the Eiffel Tower or a Venetian gondola to get in the mood for love when you’ve got the wonders of Yorkshire to explore? If you’re staying at Roomzz Leeds City anytime soon, here are 10 romantic things for couples to do in Leeds…
Everyman Cinema, Leeds Trinity
With comfy sofas and cushions, your own table for pizza, popcorn and wine, and a boutique feel, the Everyman Cinema is a breath of fresh air compared to your average cinema. Located in Trinity, the Everyman Cinema shows the latest blockbusters, as well as classic movies spanning all genres. It’s definitely a date night location if you want to impress!
Lazy Lounge Wine Tasting
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, you can do a lot worse than a wine tasting evening at the Lazy Lounge. For £20 per head, you can enjoy a 2.5 hour session which includes six wines, prosecco and a cheeseboard, making this a total snip. Available on Tuesdays at 18:30 and Saturdays at 16:00.
Dinner at The Foundry
This foodies favourite is always busy and is a true hidden gem in the city. Tucked away in The Round Foundry (near The Midnight Bell), this warm, cosy, and candlelit restaurant is perfect for amorous couples. From the mouth-watering house speciality Cotes de Boeuf to their carefully selected wine list, everything they put out is a showstopper.
Oulton Hall Leeds Spa
If you fancy getting out of the city centre and need to unwind, then head out to Oulton Hall, where their luxury spa will help your troubles melt away. From candlelit treatments to their rejuvenating steam room and hydropool, this 18th century Grade II listed mansion and stunning grounds is the ideal setting for relaxation and love.
Take A Stroll Around Roundhay Park
Boasting one of the most impressive green spaces in Leeds, Roundhay Park is a favourite with couples, dog walkers, kids and indeed, anyone who wants to enjoy a little bit of nature. As one of the largest urban parks in Europe, it boasts two lakes, tennis courts, a golf course, a mansion, beautiful fountains, and the award-winning Tropical World.
Dating back to 1152, this crumbling Cistercian monastery in Kirkstall runs along the north bank of the River Aire, making it an idealistic setting for a romantic stroll and picnic. Wander across the road from the grade II listed building to the gatehouse and discover the Abbey House Museum, which houses a gallery as well as temporary exhibitions.
Catch A Gig At The Brudenell
Originally set up as a gentleman’s club for cabaret and bingo (yes, we said bingo!) in 1913, the Brudenell Social Club has evolved over its 100-year run into a Leeds institution. As well as playing host to up and coming bands, the venue has had the likes of Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs through its doors.
Afternoon Tea At Creams
Afternoon tea can often seem a little stuffy and twee, however Creams in Leeds is both modern and luxurious and is a great romantic thing to do in Leeds. Once you’ve enjoyed sandwiches, tea and cakes in a room adorned with crystal chandeliers and a grand piano, you can go wild in the shop where fine macaroons, cakes and chocolates are beautifully gift-wrapped for you to take home.
Leeds Grand Theatre
Taking inspiration from the gothic continental architecture of the 18th century, the Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House has been a culture staple of the city since opening in 1878. Its old world charm makes for the perfect date night setting, with shows including Joseph, Guys and Dolls and The Commitments pencilled in over the coming months.
Voted as Europe’s Best Dance Company at the Taglioni European Ballet Awards, the Northern Ballet is a force to be reckoned with and not to be missed by fans of dance. With several big productions touring the country, you can catch them at several shows in Leeds throughout the year.
Do you have any suggestions for romantic things for couples to do in Leeds? Let us know what you like to do with your loved ones! Don’t forget, if you stay at Roomzzz Leeds City you can book on our website and make sure you use #Roomzzz on your social posts for the chance to win a free night at a Roomzzz location of your choice!