Welcome to Leeds
SNAPSHOT OF THE CITY
- Over 1,000 shops
- 4 major theatres and an arena
- Over 300 bars and restaurants
- One of Europe's largest covered markets
- More than 16 museums and galleries
- Ballet and Opera companies
Leeds is also within easy reach of some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside.
There are two National Parks on the doorstep, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, offering endless opportunities to explore dramatic and diverse landscapes – as highlighted by the routes of Grand Départ of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire cycle races.
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to network or let your hair down, there’s a rich abundance of nightlife to enjoy in Leeds. From cocktails served with panoramic city views to diverse DJ sets and the best in live music, the city caters to every taste after dark. So whether you like it laid back or lively, there’s always somewhere to carry on the party.
Leeds is now a Purple Flag accredited city, indicating the nightlife in Leeds is entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable.
Leeds has a truly vibrant food and drink scene, offering an ever-changing menu. With flavours to savour and tastes to tantalise, you can tuck into traditional Yorkshire fare, the finest French cuisine, hearty Brazilian dishes and zingy Thai delights to name just a few.
In fact whatever kind of food you fancy, you can eat your way around the world, from restaurants with starched white tablecloths to authentic street food stalls in the Trinity Kitchen. So be sure to bring your appetite.
There’s all the sport anyone one could hope to see in Leeds, from international cricket at Headingley Stadium to Championship football at the iconic Elland Road.
Following on from the phenomenal Grand Départ of the Tour de France, the first ever Tour De Yorkshire cycle race saw thousands flock here. While other major sporting events coming to the city include international cricket and the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathalon Leeds for the second time.