17 brilliant photos of Leeds as city's bars, gyms and hair salons reopen

Leeds is back open for business - and the people of this great city couldn't wait to shop their support.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 8:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 8:42 am
Enjoying a beer at the New Conservatory in Leeds as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).

We captured the scene across the city's bars, gyms and hair salons as lockdown restrictions eased on Monday, April 12.

Trident Fitness in Morley, as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).
Owners Joe Gledhill and Chris Walsh at Trident Fitness in Morley, as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).

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Abbey working out at Trident Fitness in Morley, as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).
Jeremy Farber of Headfirst in Alwoodley as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).
Lisa Speight at Select Hairdresser's in Rothwell, as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).
Barber Barber in Albion Place, Leeds, as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).
Select Hairdresser's in Rothwell, as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures. (photo: Bruce Rollinson).
The queue for Debenhams in Leeds as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).
Byron Burgers in Leeds as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).
Barber Barber in Albion Place, Leeds as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).
Shoppers in Leeds city centre.
Shoppers in Leeds city centre.
Shoppers in Leeds city centre.
Students enjoying a pint in Leeds city centre (photo: Daniel Sheridan).
Queues form for The New Conservatory's extended outdoor space (photo: Daniel Sheridan).
Ian De-Whytell, co-owner of Crash Records, said reopening felt like ‘catching up with old friends’. He said their morning had been brilliant, with everyone following rules and grabbing a physical record for the first time in months (photo: Daniel Sheridan).
Trident Fitness in Morley, as non essential shops and services re-open following easing of Covid lockdown measures (photo: Bruce Rollinson).