Cool and Yorkshire aren’t usually two words you see together, but we’ll take it. Flat caps and whippets are usually what springs to mind, but incredible food experiences in renovated factories are the order of the hour.
The typical image of Yorkshire is one of a picturesque landscape with gentle hills, old-fashioned bars, and stone walls, and in fact, this is true.
These two Yorkshire suburbs, Kelham Island in Sheffield and Meanwood in Leeds have been named in The Telegraph’s top 15 coolest places in the UK.
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This isn’t the first time that Sheffield’s Kelham Island has been named in a list of trendy areas as it featured in Timeout magazine featured it in their top 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world, but Leeds’s Meanwood is new to the accolade.
Usually beaten out by other areas in Leeds such as Headingley, Roundhay and Chapel Allerton, but The Telegraph noted that Meanwood’s greenspace describing at as ‘creative and leafy’ such as the Meanwood Valley Trail, and also a ‘hopping little high street’
Places to eat and drink in Meanwood included by The Telegraph were Meanwood Brewery’s taproom, Alfred, No * cocktail lounge and Meanwood Tavern.
Michelin guide entry Hana Matsuri was also mentioned for its Japanese food.
Kelham Island has a range of fantastic food and drinks options. Once a former industrial area, it has seen a massive resurgence over the years. The Fat Cat, which has an incredible mural of Jarvis Cocker.
Head over to Cutlery Works, the north’s largest food hall, and pick from a range of street food stalls serving food from around the world.
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