Wow, it seems so long ago now, but here’s some photos of when it was March and it was still SNOWING and I was getting really annoyed at the never ending snow! I had a WEEK OF TERROR of deadlines and deadlines and more deadlines, even some creeping into our month-long Easter holiday, so when I was done with my horrible horrible essays and things, we took a little trek into downtown Leeds to check out the newly opened Trinity shopping centre thing.
But first here’s the big box of tea we got for SocieTEA. Thanks, Yogi tea!
OFF TO TRINITY WE GOOOOO! it better be warmer and brighter in there!
Disney LEGO! (｡♥‿♥｡) I mean Duplo. I mean LOOK AT FLOUNDER
Too bad it’s not a unicorn but I approve anyway.
My verdict? I think Trinity is nice – as far as shopping malls go. When we went this day we had only a little bit of time, so we were in a rush and it was cold, snowy and dark. But when I went back during the daytime on a different day, it was actually quite nice. I am beginning to understand why they call Leeds the ‘city of shopping’ because you truly wouldn’t have enough hours in the day to go through all the shops and places Leeds has to offer now! And there are still a lot of things that have yet to open.
I like the architecture within the place, it’s really well done. I wouldn’t be able to describe it in text, so I won’t, but those who get to visit, you’ll see what I mean. The mall also has a cinema, some restaurants and just, yeah, a loooot of shops! Oh, and we finally have a real Apple store! So that’s exciting.
What do I find less exciting? THAT THERE STILL ISN’T A DISNEY STORE IN LEEDS!
I don’t know why I would be reviewing a place that’s so obviously going for the big ‘high street’ things in it. I mean, there’s Hollister and Urban Outfitters and soon it’ll have Primark and Victoria’s Secret. There’s lots of little food places that won’t cater to vegans, anyway. Why do I care?
Yeah, actually, you know what? Leeds has a lot of cool, cute, unique and more independently and individually minded places you should check out if you came for a visit. Sure, it’s nice to finally have an Apple store but if you want a nice day of shopping and seeing things you never find otherwise, do you really want to spend an hour in another H&M?
No. So there are a lot of different and much nicer shops for you to check out! That’s my advice. So Trinity is quite nice now that it’s open and locals will enjoy it, but it really has all the things that other cities also have, and none of the stuff that I want that other cities have. [cough Forever 21 cough Disney Store cough]
I actually really love the view from these streets. The melting snow was nice to photograph, but horrible to walk in.