Leeds Corn Exchange is a beautiful Victorian building in the heart of Leeds City Centre. It currently houses cafes, restaurants, boutiques, independent shops, and hosts a regular vintage fair.
Leeds Corn Exchange was built in 1864 and is one of only 3 in the country still being used for trade purposes (although today it is more cupcakes and shoes, rather than corn and sheep). It is a gorgeous Grade 1 listed building and it looks absolutely spectacular when you go through the doors and get a view of the fabulous circular ceiling.
All around the edges there are shops where you can find quirkier and more original items than what’s on your shopping lists, such as collectible rubber ducks, unique glittery platform shoes, bath bombs that look like cakes, and a selection of sweets from the USA. Approximately once a month, there is a craft fair on Saturdays and/or Sundays held in this building and this is an even better shopping experience and the traders are really friendly, making it one of my favourite places to shop. At the moment, the Corn Exchange has a really festive feel so I recommend you to get down there for all your Christmas gift buying needs!
Read more about the Corn Exchange and find out about fairs and events here
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.
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The Lomo LC-Wide has a special place in the hearts of Lomographers and analog photography lovers. With its compact size, it's the best companion on trips or even as part of one's daily routine, and its wide 17mm wide angle lens tickles one's creativity. Recently, the LC-Wide explored France, yielding a photo diary of beautiful French cities and landscapes.
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