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Elizabeth Cottam

Elizabeth Cottam

Restaurateur, photographer
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Leeds Market

Leeds Kirkgate Market, Kirkgate, Leeds, UK

There's a very special atmosphere, as well as the amazing sight of the architecture and in particular the beautiful roof from inside Kirkgate Market. We have so many shiny shops, located on some spectacular streets, with glossy people walking up and down them (which is another great element to the city), but Kirgate showcases the rich and diverse culture we are lucky enough to have here living in the city. It's a brilliant snapshot of real life converging in one place. As with most markets, the traders bring a whole new dimension to buying stuff. You get get as much entertainment as you do advice when it comes to purchasing any of the vast array of fresh produce here. I can vouch for the quality of the fresh fish on Fish and `Game Row in particular.

The Canal

65 Milford Pl, Leeds LS4 2BQ, UK

I love walking, but especially running by the canal so much! Within minutes, you feel like you're away from the hustle and bustle of the city and somewhere rural and peaceful. You do still come across signs of city life under the bridges in the form of graffiti, but for me this just adds to the very special personality of the canal, I'm quite happy to know I'm still very much in touching distance of urban life. It's a favourite of mine for a longer than average jog, with no cars, and relatively little effort, when you just want to enjoy a steady rhythm, the calm and quiet and your own thoughts.

The Duncan

The Duncan, Duncan Street, Leeds, UK

Probably one of the less charmingly looking pubs in Leeds and quite possibly the world, but one that anchors me to to my childhood (growing up in pubs in the 80's). The Duncan is a time capsule of place that literally still displays the signs of time left on the yellow, smoke stained walls and in the rubbery, beer trodden carpet. This place was one of the group of pubs located around the market that anything could be bought and sold in up until the 90's when things seemed to change here in the city around Kirgate. This place still has a sign on the wall telling the customers not to buy and sell stolen goods! Unsurprisingly, it's a Sam Smiths place, with cheap everything, which is always good, but I love it so much because you get to chat to the regulars about the old days and you just feel part of a different era whilst you're in there. Die hard Leeds football supporters like a pre and post match pint or ten in here on game days which is always fun to be a apart of (albeit not for the fiend hearted)

Leeds Market

There's a very special atmosphere, as well as the amazing sight of the architecture and in particular the beautiful roof from inside Kirkgate Market. We have so many shiny shops, located on some spectacular streets, with glossy people walking up and down them (which is another great element to the city), but Kirgate showcases the rich and diverse culture we are lucky enough to have here living in the city. It's a brilliant snapshot of real life converging in one place. As with most markets, the traders bring a whole new dimension to buying stuff. You get get as much entertainment as you do advice when it comes to purchasing any of the vast array of fresh produce here. I can vouch for the quality of the fresh fish on Fish and `Game Row in particular.

The Canal

I love walking, but especially running by the canal so much! Within minutes, you feel like you're away from the hustle and bustle of the city and somewhere rural and peaceful. You do still come across signs of city life under the bridges in the form of graffiti, but for me this just adds to the very special personality of the canal, I'm quite happy to know I'm still very much in touching distance of urban life. It's a favourite of mine for a longer than average jog, with no cars, and relatively little effort, when you just want to enjoy a steady rhythm, the calm and quiet and your own thoughts.

The Duncan

Probably one of the less charmingly looking pubs in Leeds and quite possibly the world, but one that anchors me to to my childhood (growing up in pubs in the 80's). The Duncan is a time capsule of place that literally still displays the signs of time left on the yellow, smoke stained walls and in the rubbery, beer trodden carpet. This place was one of the group of pubs located around the market that anything could be bought and sold in up until the 90's when things seemed to change here in the city around Kirgate. This place still has a sign on the wall telling the customers not to buy and sell stolen goods! Unsurprisingly, it's a Sam Smiths place, with cheap everything, which is always good, but I love it so much because you get to chat to the regulars about the old days and you just feel part of a different era whilst you're in there. Die hard Leeds football supporters like a pre and post match pint or ten in here on game days which is always fun to be a apart of (albeit not for the fiend hearted)

Address: 22-26 Duncan street, LS1 6DL
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