Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen // Leeds
It’s taken me some time to get around to number 6 in my places and spaces series of Leeds but here it is! The Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen has been high up on my hit list from the beginning after spending several evenings there eating and drinking not to mention excessively drinking on New Year’s Eve with my mates.
The venue, situated on Cross Belgrave Street was formally a recreational hall and nursery opened in the 1930s but has recently been renovated into a 3 storied bar, kitchen, live music venue and roof top terrace. Unfortunately due to construction I couldn’t access the live event space on the middle floor.
I particularly enjoy Belgrave for a number of reasons but it’s wooden benches and large open plan format makes for a welcoming space. There are awesome decorations, lighting systems and fine touches that bring together am overall comfortable pub atmosphere however this place serves amazing pizza, burgers, coffees and booze. I can’t think of many places that have such a variety.
This was the first time I had reached the roof terrace and I was delighted to see it with some good weather but the astro turf, assortment of chairs and range of colours gave a brilliant summer feel. Some pretty good views of Leeds city too.
I shot a large series of the Belgrave so I’ll be uploading more over the next few days. Thanks again to the management for allowing me in and to Ben, Chris and Nora for assisting and standing infront of the camera for me.
Leeds Lurking // April 2014