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A Passage to Bradford

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A July 2009 trip to Bradford by fizzytom

Travelodge Bradford Photo, Bradford, England More Photos
Quote: Writings and recommendations from the "Curry Capital" of the UK; some walks, food choices and some of the top sights in this once proud industrial city

Sir Titus Salt (The)

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Attraction | "In the Swim at the Titus Salt"

Sir Titus Salt (The) Photo, Bradford, England
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While there are some who criticise JD Wetherspoons pubs (and I have plenty of my own gripes with them) it should be remembered that the chain has done much to prevent many important buildings from being left empty and falling into disrepair which not only spoils the look of our towns but also means we lose a bit of our local history. Bradford’s "Titus Salt" is one such location. Formerly a public bath-house this once sorry building has been granted a new lease of life and is well worth a visit to see the exciting and sympathetic way the old features have been incorporated into the renovations.Who was Titus Salt? As you would expect from the great Victorian name, this man was a local ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 23, 2009

Sir Titus Salt (The)
Unit B, Windsor Baths - Morley Street
Bradford, England BD7 1AQ
+44 1274 732853

Little Germany

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Attraction | "A Little Piece of Germany in West Yorkshire"

Little Germany Photo, Bradford, England
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"Little Germany" is the name given to an area of Bradford city centre near the cathedral in which a good number of German merchants lived and did business in the nineteenth century. These successful businessmen prospered in Bradford and built a number of rather impressive warehouses for their businesses. – primarily in the textile trade.The area is still occupied by businesses but some buildings have become run down and the local council is trying to encourage regeneration. Some industrial buildings have been restored or turned into office accommodation and modern apartments while still keeping the essential character of the Victorian architecture. The area is situated between Churc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2009

Little Germany

Bradford, England

Omar Khan's Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Omar Khan's? It's OK "

Omar Khan's Restaurant   Photo, Bradford, England
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Omar Khan's is a fairly traditional Indian restaurant situated in the centre of Bradford. We were in town for a weekend of curry and had eaten lunch that day at a very modern establishment so I wanted to go for the more traditional British "curry house" in the evening. I found Omar Khan's listed on the Visit Bradford website and a look at the restaurants own website was encouraging. The restaurant is situated on the south side of the city centre, beside the national Television and Media Museum and the Alhambra Theatre. The restaurant has a small car-park but there are other car-parks nearby and it's a five minute walk to the train and bus stations at Bradford Interchange. It wasn't immedia...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 25, 2009

Omar Khan's Restaurant
30 Little Horton Lane
Bradford BD5 0AL
+44 1274 390777

Zouk Tea Bar and Grille

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Restaurant | "Gad-zouk's - I Prithee Take Me There Again! "

Zouk Tea Bar and Grille Photo, Bradford, England
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Zouk’s Tea Bar and Grill is a contemporary Indian restaurant situated in the Bradford suburb of Thornbury, about five minutes drive from the city centre. It’s in an area with some other quite funky contemporary Indian restaurants, although the rest of the block that Zouk is part of is quite run down. I chose this restaurant partly because it was near our hotel (the Travelodge) but mainly because I wanted to book two contrasting restaurants, a modern one for lunch and a more traditional one for the evening. From those listed on the Visit Bradford website, Zouk jumped out because of its name and because it looked ultramodern on the photographs. I was encouraged to read just how many awards Z...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2009

Zouk Tea Bar and Grille
1312 Leeds Road
Bradford, England BD3 8LF
01274 258025

Travelodge Bradford

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Hotel | "Bradford Travelodge - I Do"

Travelodge Bradford Photo, Bradford, England
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While this Travelodge isn’t "in the middle of nowhere", neither is it in the centre of the city. However, as curry was to be the central theme of the weekend, and the hotel is situated in the suburb of Thornbury which has many highly recommended restaurants, I didn’t mind too much that the location wasn’t central. There were frequent buses to the city centre, a journey that takes only ten minutes and New Pudsey train station is only a mile away, the line connects Leeds and Bradford. Just beside the hotel there is a complex comprising a large Odeon cinema, a sports and fitness centre and an enormous Indian restaurant called the Aagrah; the restaurant has a bridal suite which can hold huge n...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2009

Travelodge Bradford
Mid Point - Dick Lane - Thornbury
Bradford, England BD3 7AY
+44 871 984 6124

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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