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Victoria Gardens is a civic space located in front of Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Insitute on The Headrow in Leeds city centre.

It has been the venue for many peace and justice demonstrations, including the pre-war suffragette rallies and anti-war demonstrations over conflicts such as Vietnam and Iraq. It was the venue for the official declaration of Leeds as a 'Fairtrade City', seeking fairtrade between the 'developed' and 'developing' world.

Victoria Gardens is the site of the Municipal War Memorial, at which the annual Remembrance Sunday parades, to remember the thousands of Leeds men and women killed in wars, take place each November. The statue at the top of the memorial is called the 'Angel of Peace' by the sculptor Ian Jubb.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessPostboxAccepts groups

Mobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking allowed

Open all the time

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 10 Nov Leeds Christmas Light Switch On
Thu 10 Nov Leeds Lights Switch On 2016
Fri 18 Nov - Sat 31 Dec Thor's Tipi Bar


Leeds Visitor Centre

0113 242 5242


The Headrow,



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Map reference: SE 298339  Lat: 53.80054 Long: -1.54902

By Road: From all routes head towards Leeds city centre. Arriving in Leeds, follow the signs for the loop road. This road will take you around the city centre on a one way system. Millennium Square is located at junction four of the loop. Parking is located signposted around the city centre, with coach parking found next to it.

By public transport: From Leeds city station exit the train station by the Queens hotel and cross over the road by the Park Plaza hotel. Walk straight up Park Row and cross The Headrow. Victoria Gardens is found to your left

From Leeds bus station head towards the market on New York Street, turn right onto Vicar Lane and at the crossroads, turn left onto the Headrow. Walk down The Headrow until you get to a crossroads with Costa Coffee on your left and Radisson SAS on your right. Victoria Gardens is opposite Radisson SAS and next the the Library and Art Gallery.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed