Leeds isn’t blessed with many high-level drinking spots, so the SkyLounge on the 13th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton gives a new perspective on the city. A central bar serves drinks and light snacks in a rather corporate hotel setting, but you’ve come here for the cityscapes. Floor-to-ceiling windows look excitingly over the station and city centre to the University and Leeds Town Hall. For another aspect, move across and take a seat on the outdoor terrace, which offers a bird's-eye view across to the Italianate towers of Holbeck Urban Village and also Bridgewater Place – Leeds’ tallest building, which is lit up at night in green and violet. Not surprisingly it’s a great panorama any time, and regularly draws a yuppie crowd who are undeterred by the pricey drinks.