A Guided Tour of Leeds with Denney

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We travel to Leeds in the north east of England to the home town of DJ and producer Denney.

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Although Denney has already had his share of successes so far, he still has a growing reputation. His 2012 banger ‘Ultraviolet’ was drafted into the Hot Creations collective and the vinyl reached the number 1 spot on the Juno downloads list. This earned him worldwide recognition in the music scene and since then he has firmly established himself as one of the North’s best DJ’s.

Leeds is where it all began for Denney, where he started out working at the excellent Back to Basics nightclub. Denney’s talent has seen him travel all over the world, but we’ve come to his hometown of Leeds to get a better insight to the town, and learn a little more about him in the process.

As the most well known city in Yorkshire, Leeds has a deep and traditional history and is a part of England’s heritage. This is reflected as Leeds was the location of the grand depart to the prestigious Tour De France in 2014. With a well respected football team and numerous museums, Leeds is an interesting city to see.

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Where’s the best place for a first date?

The Man Behind The Curtain is probably the best restaurant in Leeds, they do a taster menu and the food is like pieces of art. A must visit if you come to Leeds!

The Man Behind The Curtain
Photo Credit: ilikepress

Where’s your preferred place to chill and clear your head?

Roundhay Park is truly beautiful. It has a lake which is great to walk around and clear your head or dust the cob webs off from a heavy weekend.

roundhay-park-leeds
Photo Credit: Style Pinner

Where serves the best breakfast?

Dare in Headingley do a great fry up, it’s a small and very reasonably priced cafe which I discovered when I was a student, so I have been going there for over 10 years.

Dare Cafe Headingley
Photo Credit: Yorkshire evening post

Where’s your favourite place to have a quiet drink?

The Deer Park in Roundhay, it’s a really nice pub with great drinks and food.

The-Deer-Park-Restaurant-Roundhay
Photo Credit: Tour Advisor

Where’s your favourite place to have a messier night?

Back to Basics! It has been at the heart of Leeds clubbing for 25 years and is an institution…always guaranteed a good night and has a tendency to get messy.

Back to Basics Leeds Night Club
Photo Credit: Skiddle

What would you wear for a night out in Leeds?

Mens Outfit Grid Night Out
SHOP: Lyle & Scott Long Sleeve Polo Shirt White | Nudie Tight Long John Black Heat Jeans | Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Plimsolls Black

How would you describe your city’s style?

Vibrant, fun, something for everybody and the best music scene outside of London.

Where are your favourite places to shop?

There are boutique shops which are great such as Chimp and Hip, as well as the bigger designer shops like Harvey Nichols and Vivienne Westwood.

Chimp Leeds Store
Photo Credit: thestyleraconteur

What song sums up your city?

LFO “LFO” (Leeds Warehouse Mix) an iconic Acid House record from 1990 inspired by The Warehouse nightclub in Leeds, which is still going today.

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