The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 9 – 15 January 2023

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We hope the transition into the new year has been a smooth one, and if you’re looking for things to get up to this week then we’ve got you covered.

January can sometimes be a bit glum, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s loads going in and around the city which will make sure that you’ve started off 2023 in the best way possible.

From midweek yoga to star studded concerts and incredible foodie deals, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into this January. Keep reading to see our top picks…

Up to 50% off food and drink in Leeds: January Offers

Monday 9 January – Tuesday 31 January 2023 | Around Leeds

The start of the year marks an incredible foodie sale for many of Leeds’ most exciting food and drink joints, and we’ve got a guide full of money-saving offers to help you eat out for less all month long.

Find out more here.

Yoga Mondays at House of Fu

Monday 9 January 2023 | House of Fu, The Headrow

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I’m sure many of us have some new fitness goals which we would like to achieve in 2023, so why not head to House of Fu after work on a Monday to get the body moving and the mind grooving. 

For just £5, you will be led through an hour of yoga by qualified yoga teacher Molly Gillett. We can’t think of a better way to start the week, can you? 

No need to book, just pay with card or cash on arrival. 

Visit Things In Bread 

Tuesday 10 – Sunday 15 January 2023 | Boar Lane, Leeds city centre

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The people behind sweet treat favourite Doh’hut have opened an entire store dedicated to sarnies. Named ‘Things in Bread’, this is their first full week being open and it’s definitely worth the trip. 

Expect “Classic Proper British Sandwiches , Egg & Cress, BLT , Ham and Cheese & loads more…. sounds basic while I’m writing this but I promise you these sandwiches are anything but! If you’ve had our sandwiches you know we do them right & so excited to finally have the space to do them better than ever. Made to order & bread baked fresh every day! Works begin asap and hope to get open as soon as we can!”

Find out more here.

Paint Leeds!

Thursday 12 January 2023 | Northern Monk Refectory, Holbeck

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Paint your way through Thursday night and create your own version of Andrew Sales’s Van Gogh-inspired Starry Night over Leeds. Painting in blue and green, it’s an opportunity to unleash your creative side with a glass of wine in one hand and paint brush in the other.

Find out more here.

Go on a Dry January Pub Crawl

All week | Across Leeds

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Just because you’re doing Dry January, there’s no reason to skip the pub. In fact, it’s more important than ever to support hospitality after the winter. So why skip the pub crawl if you’re not drinking? There’s loads of non-alcoholic options in Leeds, all from the bars that need your support- seems pretty win, win if you ask us.

Take a look at our list of places to try out on your pub crawl, and the non-alcoholic or low-alcoholic drinks to try out in Leeds city centre.

Leeds Board Game Fest

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 January 2023 | Hyde Park Book Club, Headingley

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Organisers Cards or Die are passionate about bringing people together through board games. They will be bringing a selection of games to Hyde Park Book Club this weekend for you to get involved in. Or if you were kindly given a new board game for Christmas, then bring it along and take it for a spin.

For more information and to book your ticket, take a look at the event’s website.

Lewis Capaldi Live

Saturday 14 January 2023 | First Direct Arena, Leeds city centre

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The Scottish singer will be tackling a massive 31-date arena tour, including a night at the First Direct Arena in January. He also confirmed a new album is finally on the way, with Broken By Desire to be Heavenly Sent set for release on 19 May 2023. The Someone You Loved songwriter recently made his long-awaited return to music with the release of single Forget Me, which marked his third UK number one.

Find out more here.

Gabrielle Aplin

Monday 9 January 2023 | The Wardrobe, St Peter’s Square

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To celebrate the release of her new album, PhosphorescentThe Power Of Love singer will be on stage at The Wardrobe for a special Intimate Launch show from 7pm and signing albums in the venue after her performance.

£25 Bottomless Roast Dinner

Every Sunday throughout January | Neighbourhood, Greek Street


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Every Sunday for a full 90 minutes enjoy bottomless Prosecco, gin, pink gin, vodka, rum, seasonal cocktails and beer with your roast. Now that’s what we call a Sunday Funday Neighbourhood.

Choose from Roast Topside Beef, Roast Chicken Breast or Zucchini & Cashew Bake with roast potatoes, mash potatoes, a huge Yorkshire pudding, parsnips, carrots, cabbage and the best part – bottomless gravy.

Plus you can use the link in on our Instagram page to book for only £25pp – Available every Sunday until 29th Jan 2023.

Find out more here.

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