In the midst of the 4-day work week debate, we’re exploring the relationship between our leisure time and productivity - what can we do to make the most of an extra day away from the office?
Leeds is the perfect city to explore the possibilities for that extra day. All the benefits of city culture with countryside links to areas of astounding natural beauty, we’re a unique city with plenty of options for every personality.
You don’t have to go far to immerse yourself in the local culture of food, drink and good cheer. Leeds has a love of independent community culture and is home to acclaimed breweries such as North Brewery Co. and food festivals Eat North, Chow Down and Leeds Indie Food. But poke around the heart of the city on any day of the week and you’ll stumble upon iconic venues like Leeds Corn Exchange, and social hotspots with plenty of indie bars and cafes as well as hidden gems in Victoria Arcade.
Recharge your batteries with friends and family - Leeds’ cultural diversity is reflected in its creative arts. There’s art on display all across the city, from street art to world-renowned exhibitions, warm and welcoming art bistros to revolutionary spaces such as The Tetley. Leeds has a strong passion for history, art, music and independence, it’s an inclusive and grounding way of life. Check out Leeds’ staple independent venue Brudenell Social Club for wonderful music, people and pies - it’s a must.
Leeds is a city with deep historic roots and bright prospects for the future. The mix of impressive architecture, friendly folks, and proximity to natural scenery means 30% of Leeds graduates choose to make it their home. Leeds is also taking a ‘people first’ approach, using public spaces to improve health & well-being of its residents. The development of world class, inclusive and vibrant spaces are key too, such as the development of Leeds train station to provide accessible transport links and a warm welcome point for the city.
Leeds is perfect for leisure time and for finding the space to do what means most to you. Idle hours spent well can positively impact our focus and productivity when we return to work.
Balancing work and play is key to our well-being, and with the prospect of an extra day of down time - recharge in Leeds.