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Welcome to Leeds

 

Treat yourself to designer gear at Harvey Nichols

See history brought back to life at the Royal Armouries

Don’t miss the penguins at Harewood House!

Dine at Fazenda for a delicious taste of Latin America

Head to bars on Call Lane for a party atmosphere

Experience Opera North and the Northern Ballet

 

Travelling to Leeds

Leeds Overview

Leeds

Located at the very heart of the UK, Leeds is one of the country's most accessible cities. With a great travel infrastructure covering land, sea and air, getting to Leeds for even the shortest break is practical.

By Rail

By Rail

Frequent, direct trains carry visitors from London to Leeds in just over two hours. There are also regular services from Scotland, the Northeast, Midlands and across the Pennines.

By Road

By Road

Sitting at the crossroads of the M62 and M1 with the A1/M1 link, Leeds is easy to reach from any direction; the ring road connects motorists to all major routes into the city.

By Air

By Air

Leeds Bradford International Airport lies just eight miles north of the city. With direct flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Jersey, London, Newquay, Plymouth, Southampton and many more.

Getting Around in Leeds

Leeds Overview

Leeds

Leeds city centre is fairly compact and so is easy to get around on foot. Alternatively there are plenty of bus services and taxis to get you to where you want to go.

By Bus

By Bus

Leeds bus station, on Dyer Street, is served by local bus services. Buses in the city are mainly provided by FirstBus and Arriva Yorkshire.

By Taxi

By Taxi

The railway station has a public hire taxi rank which operates 24 hours a day. The rank is serviced by the whole Leeds fleet of 537 taxis, 237 of which are wheelchair accessible. All are fitted with a taxi meter.

By Bike

By Bike

There is no cycle network or system of public bike hire but the council provides maps showing ideal road routes for cyclists.

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Leeds

A modern 4 star hotel in the centre of Leeds boasting a full leisure centre, car park on site, restaurant and two bars. Accommodation of the highest level, complimented by excellent staff and facilities. The hotel is only a five minute walk to the railway station and close to the motorways and airport.

Getting There

Due to its location in the heart of England, Leeds is one of the most easily accessible cities in The UK. On a direct route between London and Edinburgh, and just a short hop over The Pennines from Manchester, train and road links to Leeds are the best way to travel to this cosmopolitan city. Leeds Bradford Airport is one of the busiest in The UK, with flights to numerous destinations across Europe and the rest of the world, so flying into Leeds is a great way to get there whether coming from abroad or the far corners of Britain. 

By Rail

By Rail

Frequent trains carry visitors from Leeds to London in a little over two hours meaning journeying to and from the capital is no hassle at all. The major cities of Manchester and Birmingham are accessible in just over an hour, and visitors can arrive in the historic city of York in around 25 minutes. With the station located right in the centre of Leeds, forwarding journeys to hotels and attractions are easy, and numerous taxi firms wait outside of the station to help you on your way.

By Road

By Road

Sitting at the crossroads of the M62 and M1 with the A1/M1 link, Leeds is easy to reach from any direction with the ring road connecting motorists to all major routes into the city. A short scenic drive over The Pennines gets you to Manchester and surrounding cities in around 2 hours, York is around 40 minutes away and with the A1 North/South link a ten minute drive away from the centre, journeys further afield are easy to plan.

By Air

By Air

Leeds Bradford Airport is situated just 8 miles away from the city centre, meaning getting there is easy via train, car or taxi. Flights leave frequently from LBA on domestic flights and to a huge range of destinations all over the world. Approximately 35,000 passengers travelled through Leeds Bradford Airport during 2012.

Getting Around

Leeds is the largest city in West Yorkshire and one of the largest in the whole county, so making sure you know how to navigate the city is vital before you head off on your trip. Although the city centre shops and attractions are all rather compact and easy to walk around, there are others that are further out of the centre that will require a bus or train ride. Travelling around Leeds can be cheap if you know which tickets to ask for, and making sure you pre-book a taxi is essential if you’re trying to keep costs down. Buses run regularly for travelling around the city, and numerous urban rail links are available if you’re staying or travelling a little further out.

By Bus

By Bus

The two bus companies that provide numerous routes around Leeds are First and Metro. An all day ticket on a Metro service can be bought for around £5.40 with the same ticket on First costing around £4.60. First is the largest bus company in West Yorkshire with routes throughout the city centre and out to the more rural villages.  The Leeds City bus arrives every 6-7 minutes and fares cost from as little as 50p.

By Taxi

By Taxi

There are numerous taxi firms that are available for travelling in and around Leeds, and many wait outside the train station and airport to take you onto your destination. However, these taxis can be expensive so the best thing is to book one in advance. The cheapest firms are Amber Taxis (+44 113 231 1366) and Apollo (44 113 243 3333) with a fare of £3-7 being enough to get you around.

By Foot

On Foot

As large a city as Leeds is, walking around on foot is a very easy way to see the sights. Free maps are available at the tourist information centre as well as street maps that are dotted around the city. The main shopping area of the city centre is relatively compact, with all major stores, restaurants and bars within walking distance of each other. 

Shopping in Leeds

Shopping in Leeds is something that draws visitors from around the north of England thanks to a huge range of stores. From designer boutiques and luxury stores like Harvey Nichols, to high street giants and local producers. There are a number of indoor shopping centres in the middle of the city, including the Merrion Centre, Leeds Shopping Plaza, St John's Centre, Headrow Centre, the Victoria Quarter, The Light, the Corn Exchange and Trinity Leeds, which is set to open in 2013. Whatever you fancy buying on your trip to Leeds, you’re sure to have plenty of options on where to find it.

Top 5 Shopping Destinations in Leeds

Shopping in Leeds

1

Jumbo Records, 5-6 St Johns Centre, Leeds LS2 8LQ, England

With over 30 years of trading behind them, Jumbo Records is the place to go for music buffs.

2

City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA, England

Stroll around the Gallery’s collections of paintings and sculptures and be amazed by outstanding art by exciting artists.  Enjoy tea and refreshments and buy inspirational books and gifts in the Gallery shop

3

Topshop, 43-44 Briggate

Officially the largest Topshop outside of London, with the latest fashion and trend setting designs

4

County Arcade, City Centre

Built in 1898, the architecture of the arcidade makes a visit worthwhile on its own.

5

Harvey Nichols, 107-111 Briggate

Fancy treating yourself to something a little extra special? Everything you need is here

Top 5 Shopping Arcades in Leeds

Shopping in Leeds

1

Trinity

Leeds' brand new and inredibly cool shopping outlet in the very centre of the city, housing every possible shop you could want to visit

2

County Arcade, City Centre

Built in 1898, the architecture of the arcidade makes a visit worthwhile on its own.

3

Corn Exchange, Call Lane Leeds, LS1 7RB

As well as housing numerous clothes stores and eateries, this Grade I listed building also hosts exhibitions and music events.

4

White Rose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 8LU

With every high street name, food courts and beauty salons under one roof, you won’t need to go anywhere else.

5

Victoria Quarter, Briggate, Leeds LS1 6AZ, England (Leeds City Centre)

With numerous stores making their out-of-London debuts here, Victoria Quarter is definitely for the up-market shopper.

Eating Out in Leeds

Leeds has a rich history of fabulous restaurants, with numerous famous chefs making their home in the city. Raymond Blanc and local legend, Anthony Flinn are two of the most popular names in food around Leeds, but there are a great range of local, independent restaurants that do just as well. With so many restaurants the range of cuisine is very varied, with everything from Mexican to Thai, European to tapas and much more. Whatever your taste, you’ll find somewhere delicious in Leeds.

Top 5 Treat Yourself Restaurants in Leeds

Eating Out

1

The Man Behind the Curtain, Vicar Lane

Ultra modern food made with premium products, this O'Hare venture is a new Leeds favourite

2

Sukhothai, South Parade Leeds

This atmospheric restaurant will give you a Thai dining experience like no other, all at a reasonable price

3

Brasserie Blanc,Victoria Mill, Sovereign St

With a relaxed atmosphere and high quality food, this is one of the best eateries in Leeds.

4

The Bon Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sherburn-in-Elmet

Newly refurbished with a modern interior, this cosy eatery offers a balance of hearty tradition and contemporary meals

5

Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill, Granary Wharf

Enjoy a taste sensation with the delicious mix of Brazilian and South American traditions

Top 5 Family Restaurants in Leeds

Eating Out

1

Akbar’s, 15 Eastgate

Akbar’s has built a solid reputation for the very best in South Asian cuisine.

2

Brasserie Forty 4, 44 The Calls City Centre

One of Leeds’ longest established restaurants offering the finest British and Mediterranean cuisine.

3

Jamie’s Italian, 35 Park Row

A former bank with a ‘crazily’ ornate ceiling, Jamie’s is every bit as good as he says.

4

Pickle’s & Potter, 18-20 Queens Arcade

Eat in or take out, this great deli has delicious homemade food perfect anytime of the day.

5

Hansa’s Gujarati, 72-74 North St

20 years down the line and they’re still considered Leeds’ best vegetarian restaurant.

Nightlife in Leeds

Although the main draws of Leeds on a night are the bars and clubs, there are a great range of other activities to enjoy around the city. From comedy nights to dramatic theatre shows, local gigs to the latest films, Leeds’ nightlife is varied and exciting. Fro a family evening head to Vue or to The Grande Theatre and Opera House, if you’re out with friends then The Wardrobe is a must visit, and for a date just for two, the Jongleurs Comedy Club is bound to be a hit.

Top 10 Leeds Nightlife

1

Jongleurs Comedy Club, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA, England

Local and some more well-known faces take to the stage for an evening of laughter

2

O2 Academy, 55 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AW, England

Hosting some of the biggest names in world music, The O2 Academy is one to check out while you’re in Leeds

3

The Elbow Room, 64 Call Lane City Centre, LS1

An award winning pool and music bar, this place has everything for a relaxed evening with friends.

4

City Varieties, Swan St

Having hosted Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin and Mickey Rooney over this, this Victorian music hall is definitely worth a visit.

5

Grande Theatre and Opera House, 46 New Briggate

135 years old, this theatre still plays some of the biggest names in entertainment

6

Vue Cinema, 22 The Light, The Headrow

The place to head for the latest movies to hit the silver screen. Tickets cost around £

7

Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Rd

Rescued from closure in 1989, this cosy theatre withstood the war and continues its success in the new millennium.

8

The Wardrobe, 6 St. Peters Square, LS9 8AH

Great food, great drinks, great local up-and-coming bands

9

Canal Mills, Brandon Street, Armley Road, Leeds, LS12 2ED

This dynamic space hosts exhibitions, live film screenings and lots more cultural events

10

A Nation of Shopkeepers, 27-37 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AG

Local artists and great food with a fabulous outdoor courtyard in the centre of Leeds

Bars in Leeds

With quaint, real ale pubs, trendy cocktail bars, gritty live music venues and some of the best sports bars around, Leeds’ bar and club scene literally has something for everyone. The usual Wetherspoons type watering holes adorn every other street, mixed in with unique and quirky cocktail bars to tempt you with their signature drinks. There’s a great range of places for you to head I you fancy seeing the latest bands in action, and some lovely gastro pubs for the parents to enjoy a glass of pinot noir while the kids eat dessert.

Top 10 Leeds Bars

1

1871 Bar & Lounge, 7-9 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 5DD

Inside the Leeds Marriott Hotel. With signature cocktails in a contemporary bar. 

2

Brooklyn Bar, 50, Call Lane,, Leeds LS1 6DT

‘Funk, soul and Rock n Roll’ in this chilled out, fashionable bar.

3

North, New Briggate

A warm and stylish nook stacked with top-shelf liquor and over 120 fine British, German, American and Belgian beers.

4

Foley’s Cask Ale House, The Headrow

Quality real ale in a friendly and personal atmosphere. One of the most popular pubs in Leeds.

5

Baby Jupiter, 11 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DS

A quirky basement bar with a  kitschy retro air about it. Straight from the ‘70’s.

6

The Grove Inn, Back Row

A traditional English pub with a wide range of local and international real ales.

7

Mojo, 18 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS1 6PQ

Rock ‘n’ Roll music all night long and a signature drink of Rum ‘n’ Ginger.

8

Smokestack, 159a Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY

A moody, gritty, Deep-South inspired bar with a New Orleans vibe.

9

SoBe, 11-15 Hirsts Yard, Leeds, LS1 6NJ

Short for ‘South Beach’, this Florida style bar thrives in the Leeds drink scene.

10

Trio, 44 North Lane, Leeds, LS6 3HU

A chic new, north Leeds bar, perfect for Long Island Iced Teas and specialist beers.

Attractions in Leeds

With free entry offers, historic buildings, wildlife galore and some amazing museums, Leeds has an incredible array of attractions with something to suit everybody. Leeds is well known for it’s shopping so make sure you check out The Corn Exchange, but there’s also a great variety of sporting venues, intriguing waterways and even a butterfly house! Whether with kids, friends or in a couple, Leeds will have something for you.

Top 10 Leeds Attractions

1

Roundhay Park, Roundhay, Road Roundhay, Leeds LS8 4AR, England

Leeds' biggest city centre park is always popular with visitor looking for some open space

2

The Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT, England (Clarence Dock)

The UK's national museum of arms, armour and artillery.

3

Temple Newsam House, Temple Newsam Rd, Leeds, England

One of the most popular Tudor-Jacobean mansions in the whole of the UK

4

Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England

Boasting fabulous architecture, wildlife and greenery, Kirkstall Abbey is a brilliant example of Medieval Britain

5

Tropical World, Canal Gardens, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF, England

Discover all types of creatures and creepy crawlies at the locally know 'Butterfly World'

6

Leeds United FC Stadium, Elland Road, Leeds LS11 0ES, England

Head to a Leeds United home game and take in the atmosphere.

7

Leeds Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds LS1 7BR, England

Shops, bars, restaurants and exhibitions make the Corn Exchange a great place to visit

8

Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH , England

Four floors of interactive and exiting activities, including the 'Leeds Tiger'

9

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 1JD, England

The oldest cinema in Leeds, this building withstood the war and continues its success today.

10

Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Leeds

Crossing the Pennines with a distance of 127 miles, this canal is very popular with fans of boating

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There are loads of great events & reasons to visit Leeds and here are just a few!

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    The Yorkshire Festival - Mar-Jul

    100 days of arts and culture events around the county, most notably in Leeds

  • 2

    Leeds Pride - August

    One of the biggest LGBT pride festivals in the UK, join the celebrations in early August

  • 3

    Leeds Festival - August

    Running alongside the Reading Festival, this is one of the UK's biggest music weekends

  • 4

    Leeds West Indian Festival - August

    The Leeds Carnival is the longest running festival of its kind in Europe

  • 5

    Leeds Internaional Film Fest - November

    The biggest film festival in England outside London, the LIFF was established in 1987

Out and About in Leeds

Leeds Shopping

Shopping Leeds

Leeds offers a unique shopping experience, from all the high street names to quirky boutiques. The elegant Victoria Quarter is home to over 75 designer brands


Eating Out in Leeds

Eating Out in Leeds

Award-winning chefs, sophisticated dining and fantastic local produce all add to the gastronomic experience available in Leeds.


Nightlife in Leeds

Nightlife In Leeds

Be entertained at gigs, comedy or cabaret, or go for cocktails and dance till dawn in the city's coolest bars and clubs.


Bars in Leeds

Bars in Leeds

North Bar is the coolest haunt for lovers of great beer, music and art. Or make your way to Oracle - a stylish bar with an outdoor terrace overlooking the river.


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