My vintage guide to Leeds city

December 9, 2014

If you’re looking for vintage in Yorkshire, Leeds is the place to go. The third-largest city in the UK is not short of a place to get nostalgic. The City acts as host to the popular Leeds Festival, and there are many other alternative places to catch your favourite band. Speaking of bands, Leeds brought you Kaiser Chiefs, Soft Cell and Scary Spice. If you’re hitting up this city then be sure to get some tainted love.

Drinking: You’re never a far stumble from the next bar in this city and with such a wide choice; you’ll find the best bar to suit you. The Shed Bar offers a late night of rock music with a long list of rock-inspired cocktails and two for five-pound jager bombs. For more of a crazy one, you can hit up The Stone Roses Bar for the after-party. If you’re seeking a quiet drink in the Yorkshire streets, you can grab a sophisticated drink in the speakeasy den, Blind Tyger. Leventhorpe Vineyard is a popular producer of white wine, bring a sweet taste to the northern home.

If you’re looking for something a bit different, you can find the Wax Bar that has a ‘70s vintage Wurlitzer Jukebox and vintage décor. Or the Outlaws Yacht Club where rum and beer are plentiful.

Bands: Leeds music scene is thriving and producing some interesting music. Head to The Key Club for the latest local talent for punk, metal and goth music. If jazz and blues is more your style, the Smokestack offers the best in smooth rhythms.

Events: Reading Fest’s sister, Leeds hosts the annual festival in August and houses some of the best rock band’s of that year. You would be a fool to miss it.

Shopping: There are a few record stores scattered over the city streets including Crash Records where you can find local gig tickets and the best record purchase advice from the staff. There’s also the Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen with a relaxing roof terrace full of music, art, film and food.