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More top picks Leeds’ Southbank style


Continuing our theme for some of the finest independent establishments in the area

Book a visit to Leeds Discovery Centre for a chance to see artefacts as old as the solar system
Home to over one million objects and just a 30 second walk from Leeds Dock, Leeds Discovery Centre offers the unique opportunity for visitors to book a free, behind the scenes tour of the store. Delve into the stories behind some of Leeds’ most intriguing and unusual items, brought to you by knowledgeable and passionate staff.

Ride the Water Taxi to Granary Wharf
See the city from a different perspective with a ride on the Leeds Water Taxi, ferrying residents, workers and visitors to and from Leeds Dock and granary Wharf for just £1 per person (children under five ride free). The Water Taxis leave each location every 15 minutes, and the journey takes just 10. The perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful city.

Time for the perfect slice from Livin’ Italy
Livin’ Italy is a family business started in the 80s in Milan, now housed in the hotspot Granary Wharf it’s the perfect spot for a cosy after-work drink, or a relaxed dinner with the family. You’ll find true foodies here, with a passion for providing true Italian living, and the perfect slice.

Perfect pint from Northern Monk
This is one you won’t want to miss. Inspired by their Northern surroundings, Northern Monk Refectory is a brewery and bar based in Holbeck, just a five minute walk from Points Cross. They’re big believers in community and collaboration and are a hotspot for culture in the city, regularly hosting events and craft fairs in their upstairs space.

Get a taste of award-winning tapas at El Gato Negro
Joining the growing Leeds restaurant scene in November 2019, El Gato Negro has already won an award for Restaurant of the Year. A gorgeous place to hang-out, you’ll find the restaurant in an impressive former bank on the corner of Park row where they serve visually stunning (and tasting!) tapas until 10pm.

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