Leeds Rhinos achieved a historic treble after their Super League Grand Final triumph over Wigan Warriors on Saturday.
Here are five things rugby fans could do if they’re headed to the city’s First Direct Arena today to see departing legends Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Kylie Leuluai’s send off in style.
The city’s treasured museum is decorated in battle-hardened armour and razor sharp weapons and until October 29, it is home to the Unseen Collection. The exhibition showcases the very best of X-Ray photography. It runs at the museum’s Tournament Gallery from 10am-5pm.
Leeds’ railway station is no stranger to commuters. But for rugby fans passing through after a long journey, a newly-installed kaleidoscopic artwork display could be just the remedy for railway blues. The 14-metre wide SuperLeeds vinyl display, designed by artist Rob Lowe, has been placed across 12 glass panels in the middle of the bridge overlooking the main entrance.
The Man Behind The Curtain
Chef Michael O’Hare won a coveted Michelin Star for his city centre restaurant, The Man Behind The Curtain. He is appearing in this week’s finals of BBC2’s Great British Menu and there are dozens of dishes on offer at his award-winning Vicar Lane eatery.
For those who want to pick up a gift or treat themselves during their visit, Leeds’ Trinity shopping centre is perfectly placed in the city centre. Trinity celebrated its second birthday in March and the £400m development has had more than 43.5m visitors since it opened. It has brought 60 new brands to Leeds including Victoria’s Secret, Apple and Hollister.
The New Ellington is home to the Gin Garden which has more than 140 different gins. Drinks on offer at the York Place hotel bar include a Vanilla Crush cocktail with vanilla gin and blackberries, for £9.50.
For a different experience newcomers could also visit The Pour House at Granary Wharf or Pintura in Trinity Street.