Bramley survival guide – top 5 reasons to live in Bramley
November 18, 2011 |
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1. Bramley shopping centre is Bramley’s community hub, and contains everything you need, including a Tesco, Boots, Greggs, a bunch of charity shops, and a whole lot more. You won’t have to travel into town if you don’t want to.
2. Bramley baths is a very unique leisure destination, one which people with professional accommodation in Bramley should definitely make the most of. It is the last survivor of eight public baths built in Leeds between 1899 and 1904 and is a Grade II-listed building. It certainly beats any other leisure centre hands down in terms of architecture and sense of theatre. And that’s to say nothing of gym and fitness classes, and the Russian steam room!
3. The Bramley Carnival is an annual festivity that stretches way back to the mid-19th century. For details of this year’s carnival, click here.
4. Bramley isn’t known for its eateries. It has an array of fast-food restaurants, but what it does well is fish & chips. None do fish & chips better than Daisy Fisheries. And I don’t just mean in Bramley; I mean in all of Leeds. Massive portions, great staff, well â€“priced, and traditional as can be, and right next door to the Daisy Inn. The Old Unicorn is another quality pub in the area, and a favourite among the local community.
5. At 15 hectares in area, Bramley Park is a sizable place to walk the dog, take the kids, or get some fresh air and exercise. Facilities include tennis courts, sports pitches, open grass areas, bowling green, and a rose garden. The above mentioned carnival takes place here, as does the yearly community bonfire around the 5th November.
Unlike most of my articles on the varied and wonderful areas of Leeds, this one isn’t rammed full of restaurants and pubs. Although Bramley isn’t short of pubs, it is lacking somewhat in restaurant culture. Professional accommodation in Bramley is for those seeking the quieter life, whilst still being close to the city centre.