Welcome to Leeds

Enjoy one of England's great cities. From its independent retailers and thriving markets, to its fine fresh food, family attractions, ballet, opera, art and concerts by some of the world's top performers. A fantastic range of quality hotels for you to choose from to match your style and budget. Leeds is a city full of experiences, easy to explore and there to be discovered.

Rugby World Cup Leeds

Leeds is a Host City for Rugby World Cup 2015 and will be hosting two international games at Elland Road during the pool rounds.



Welcome to Leeds, Yorkshire's unofficial capital. Our city is easy to enjoy and ripe to discover, with a neat, walkable city centre and lots to discover. There's an irresistible mix of old and new, providing the ideal environment for exploration and adventure.


BA - Kids Go Free

Summer just got less expensive as kids can now fly for free between London Heathrow and Leeds Bradford and Newcastle when purchasing an adult flight. Simply book and travel before 1 November 2015.

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A Gift from the Whole Nation

Fri 3 Apr - Sun 1 Nov 2015

From April until November 2015, Harewood House is hosting an exhibition ‘A Gift from the Whole Nation’, where over 70 examples of these very special gift boxes will be on display on the State Floor in the main house.

City Beach

City Beach

Sat 8 Aug - Sun 6 Sep 2015

No need to queue in the traffic to get to the beach this summer; as City Beach returns to Millennium Square for a second summer season.

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2015

This year, Leeds Festival is set to be bigger than ever, with over 75,000 tickets available, which include weekend campsite tickets and day tickets. Metallica and Jamie T are among the first names of 2015’s line up to be announced


Leeds International Piano Competition

Wed 26 Aug - Sun 13 Sep 2015

'The Leeds' gives an outstanding opportunity for young international pianists to advance their careers and become the artists of the future.

Carnival - Credit Jason Pitter

Leeds West Indian Carnival

Sat 15 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

Leeds Carnival is back for 2015 and here to help you get happy!

Summer Adventure

Summer Adventure

Wed 15 Jul - Mon 7 Sep 2015

Fabulous family days out this Easter, Spring and Summer with active Adventure Zones within the beautiful woodland of Stockeld Park.

Yorkshire Post Newspapers

Tailored: A very British Fashion

Fri 17 Jul 2015 - Sun 3 Jan 2016

Explore the significance of tailoring in the story of British fashion, from the eighteenth century to today. #Tailored

The Garden Party

The Garden Party

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Aug 2015

The Garden Party is 2 days of unrivalled music, food and art, all set within the grounds of the historic Tetley Brewery featuring music from Roisin Murphy, Soul 2 Soul, Todd Terje, Julio Bashmore, Little Dragon and so much more.

Jason Pitter

Leeds West Indian Carnival Parade

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Held annually on the last Monday in August, this stunning display of colour and sheer joy winds its way through the streets of Leeds, presenting the very best of West-Indian carnival culture.

Leeds International Beer Festival

Thu 3 - Sun 6 Sep 2015

Along with hundreds of beers and ciders from the UK, USA, Sweden and Germany, the festival also includes a street food marketing, live music across two stages and other beer-related activities in the heart of the city centre.


Northern Ballet’s 1984

Sat 5 - Sat 12 Sep 2015

World Première Based on George Orwell's masterpiece and created by Guest Choreographer and former Royal Ballet dancer Jonathan Watkins, 1984 will change the way you think about ballet.

Leeds International Piano Competition Finals

Fri 11 - Sat 12 Sep 2015

The Leeds International Piano Competition presents some of the finest young classical pianists from across the globe.

Royal London One-Day International

Fri 11 Sep 2015

Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley will host the 4th Royal London One-Day International on Friday 11 September 2015, where England will take on Australia.

Henning When: Ein Zwei DIY

Fri 18 - Sat 19 Sep 2015

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one.

Civic Hall

Rugby World Cup Fanzone

Fri 18 - Sun 27 Sep 2015

Experience the Rugby World Cup outside the stalls of Elland Road this September as the Fanzone takes over Millennium Square.

Mint Festival

Mint Festival 2015

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Sep 2015

Skepta and Zed Bias will join a wide range of electronic artists over the two day event, including Sven Vath, Green Velvet, Ricardo Villalobos, Skream, Maya Jane Coles, Todd Terry, Seth Troxler and many more.

Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate

Mon 21 Sep 2015

KISS ME, KATE by Cole Porter (1948) NEW PRODUCTION Sung in English Running time: approx 3 hours

Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate

Wed 23 - Fri 25 Sep 2015

KISS ME, KATE by Cole Porter (1948) NEW PRODUCTION Sung in English Running time: approx 3 hours

The Picture of Doreen Gray

Wed 23 Sep 2015

Celebrity presenter Doreen Gray has it all, a drive time radio show, a high ratings lifestyle programme on Even More 4, but hitting 50, Doreen finds her face no longer fits the bill.

Collective Endeavour - RWC2015 Leeds Celebration

Fri 25 Sep 2015

Anything can be achieved with strength in numbers; when everyone works together people can raise the roof, people can move mountains.

Brownlee Tri

Brownlee Tri

Sat 26 Sep 2015

The 2015 Brownlee Tri at Harewood will build on the success of the 2014 event. Last year saw over 1000 competitors take centre stage running, cycling and swimming through Harewood House grounds and the Estate.

Rugby World Cup - Italy v Canada

Rugby World Cup - Italy v Canada

Sat 26 Sep 2015

Elland Road Stadium has been named as one of 13 venues to stage fixtures when the Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to England.

Rugby World Cup - Scotland v USA

Rugby World Cup - Scotland v USA

Sun 27 Sep 2015

Elland Road Stadium has been named as one of 13 venues to stage fixtures when the Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to England.

Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now...

Wed 30 Sep 2015

Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour.

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