Leeds Attractions & Activities

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From stylish shopping and decadent dining, to contemporary arts and a vibrant nightlife, Leeds is abundant with things to do. Our compact city centre is easy to explore, and boasts breathtaking architecture like the Leeds Town Hall, and the Victoria Quarter. Our fantastic attractions offer something for everyone, with entertainment, sport, theatre and heritage alongside world-class museums and galleries such as the Royal Armouries museum, Leeds Art Gallery and Leeds City Museum. The best bit is, most of the attractions are free, so you can enjoy a day full of memorable and enriching experiences without it costing a fortune. There's also an ever changing programme of unmissable events and festivals all year round from Leeds Festival and Light Night to Leeds West Indian Carnival. You're sure to find something that takes your fancy!


There’s more to see in Leeds than ever before, with new openings and events taking place throughout 2014. Here are some highlights to look out for ...

Be entertained by Leeds' own Opera North, Northern Ballet, International Concert Season, International Film Festival and plenty more theatre, film, dance, music, comedy and cabaret!

Leeds boasts exciting and unique family attractions varying from interactive museums, a festive wonderland and a tropical paradise! The hard part is deciding where to go first!

Award-winning chefs, sophisticated dining, quirky cafés and friendly pubs all add to the gastronomic experience in Leeds. Foodies will love the variety of cuisine and local produce available.

A shopping spree in Leeds is like nothing else. You'll find everything from designer labels to vintage finds, high street favourites and local specialities - all within easy walking distance.

Whether you're here to visit our local teams, take part in an activity or experience one of the many international events we host, you'll love how easy it is to get close to the action.

The beauty of a destination like Leeds is it's fantastic location, with a seemingly endless list of historic towns, villages and natural beauty spots right on it's doorstep just waiting to be explored.

Leeds nightlife is legendary. Be entertained at gigs, comedy or cabaret, or go for cocktails and dance til dawn in the city's coolest bars and clubs. A Leeds night out is hard to beat.

From our Medieval roots and industrial history to more recent city developments, the past comes alive in our historic attractions, architecture and award-winning modern landmarks.

Your guide to the biggest and best festivals happening in Leeds 2014.

Leeds always has something happening to suit all different ages, interests and to add to that most of the events taking place are free!

Walks and Talks exploring Leeds wildlife, parks and countryside.



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