Bradford is a city in West Yorkshire, nestling in the foothills of the Pennines. During the industrial revolution it rose to prominence as a global centre for the production of cotton and textiles, but the decline of industry meant it had to reinvent itself. In recent years it has done this be turning itself into a vibrant and cosmopolitan tourist destination. It did this, at least in part, by becoming the first ever UNESCO City of Film and opening attractions like the National Science and Media Museum and the Alhambra Theatre. There’s that much to do that you’ll need help picking and choosing the very best options, and that’s why exploring in the company of a Bradford escort is such a fantastic idea.
Your Bradford escort will know all about two things – the city itself and how to make sure you have a fantastic time there. This might start with taking a gentle stroll around the district known as Little Germany. This unique architectural gem consists of 85 buildings built between 1855 and 1890, 55 of which have been listed thanks to their historical importance. If that doesn’t satisfy your appetite for history, you’ve got a number of museums to choose from.
The National Media Museum tells the story of photography, film and television, and as well as a host of displays and exhibits you can enjoy the spectacle of an enormous IMAX screen. The Bradford Industrial Museum, on the other hand, tells the story of the industrial past of the city through examples of working machinery and a working horse museum.
If you want to come right back up to date than what better way of doing it than by taking your Bradford escort around the shops of the city centre and treating her to a gift or two. If you want to browse through the well-known names you’d expect to find on any UK high street then pay a visit to the Broadway or Kirkgate shopping centres, which have more than 130 shops between them. For a more unusual shopping experience, head for Sunbridge Wells, a retail complex based in the underground Victorian tunnels which stretch beneath the streets of Bradford city centre. The tunnels are also home to bars and restaurants, so if the shopping gives you an appetite, you haven’t got far to go.
Alternative options for dining when in Bradford represent the cosmopolitan make-up of its population. Cona, in Little Germany, is a high end restaurant serving British and European cuisine in a small but welcoming environment. Amongst a large number of Indian restaurants are My Lahore and the amusingly named Bhajis n Beer, whilst 22 The Square Cross Hills serves Italian cuisine and Mother Hubbard’s cooks the kind of fish and chips that people travel miles to sample.
If you want to round the night off sharing a cosy drink or two with your Bradford escort, then seek out a table in a traditional local pub like The Fighting Cock or The Shoulder of Mutton. For a more modern twist on a night out, accompanied with bright lights and live music, try Bentley’s Live Lounge, which offers an experience on a par with the bars you’ll find in neighbouring bigger cities like Leeds.