If you're looking for luxury serviced apartments in the bustling West Yorkshire city of Leeds, use lastminute.com to find and book the best deals. This cosmopolitan city is the home of the reputed University of Leeds, where the author of the Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien, worked as a professor and reader for several years.
Where to stay
You can book modern, elegantly presented apartments in the west of the city, which are within walking distance of the centre and benefit from free internet access, fully equipped kitchens, free toiletries, and a living area to help you feel right at home. These apartments also welcome families with children, and offer an optional Grab and Go breakfast every day.
The Gateway Apartments, meanwhile, also include a well-equipped kitchen, free internet access, plenty of other high-quality modern amenities, and a wonderful balcony or terrace, and are conveniently located on Marsh Lane, near the city centre. At these excellent Serviced Apartments in Leeds, you'll be very close to the acclaimed Royal Armouries Museum, showcasing the armour once used by King Henry VIII, and the striking Leeds Minster, a coveted Grade I-listed Gothic Revival church.
Other places of interest in Leeds:
Visit Lotherton Hall, a grand country house that is on the outskirts of the city and was, for many years, an exclusive residence for wealthy families. Today, however, it is a sought-after venue for private functions, and is noted for its large bird sanctuary and beautifully landscaped grounds. Roundhay Park is also known for its impressive exhibition of exotic birds and other tropical species at its Tropical World, while the ruined Kirkstall Abbey in nearby Kirkstall has existed for more than 850 years.
The Thackray Museum, meanwhile, is the place to visit if you're interested in learning about the evolution of medicine over time and the conditions thousands of Leeds residents had to endure in the Victorian era. The venue, housed in a splendid Grade II listed house with an elaborate exterior, showcases the medical breakthroughs that have transformed healthcare, and is also a popular location for ghost hunts.
Eating out in Leeds – a few suggestions
Like most UK cities, Leeds benefits from a diverse restaurant scene, with cuisines to suite all appetites. For some very tasty Italian classics, head to the Trattoria Il Forno in Horsforth, treat yourself to some fabulous Asian cuisine at the Tharavadu restaurant, or enjoy mouthwatering local recipes at Truffles. The Kendells Bistro specialises in divine French cuisine, while the Aarti Restaurant provides other tantalising Indian-inspired dishes.