From London to Leeds.


Travel doesn’t always have to mean leaving your home country, right?

I’ve lived in London, England my whole life and realised that I’ve seen very little of the rest of the country. I’ve been to a few places, but not enough to take me out of the bubble that is my city.

I figured it was time to change that, so I booked a semi-solo trip to Leeds over the bank holiday weekend. I plan to move out of London at some point and use my solo trips as mini tasters to see where my potential new address could be.
I’ve heard a lot of great things about Leeds and was excited about my first trip to the northern city.
I stayed in a room in an Airbnb which I’m unsure whether I’ll do it again. Not that there was anything wrong with the room but it was just hella awkward!
I didn’t know who else was staying there and didn’t get to meet the hosts, but I was only there for two nights and wasn’t about to pay a lot for a hotel room when I only needed a place to sleep and shower.

 Airbnb cats. Don't let the cute kitten fool you, it was constantly starting fights with the big one 🐱🐱🐱

I didn’t actually spend that much time in Leeds as my only full day was spent on a trip to York with my friend (post soon) but I enjoyed what I saw...except the public transport. No shade Leeds, but I’m spoilt with the underground and am yet to become a driver, plus 30-minute wait for a bus is a bit much for me!

Most of my first day was spent at Roundhay Park which is one of biggest parks in Europe; I was there for a few hours and feel I only saw about 50%, it's HUGE but it's such a beautiful park. The weather was great, it wasn't too busy and it was the perfect chill spot away from the city.

This is one of the main reasons I went to Leeds; to chill. June is an insanely busy month for me and I knew I needed a break to clear my head beforehand.

Have you travelled to different parts of your home country before? Where was your favourite?