Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

Things to do in Leeds

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!

Family Attractions

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!


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!

Food and Drink

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.


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.


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

Magical Leeds

‘Magical Leeds’, in partnership with Trinity Leeds, has a spectacular programme of entertainment, mouth-watering Christmas shopping and the exciting new addition of the Leeds Reindeer Trail to entice visitors to the city and inspire their senses.

Leeds Reindeer Trail

Leeds Reindeer Trail, a festive collection of uniquely decorated reindeer placed around the city, offering you the chance to explore Leeds while discovering some of the city’s favourite brands. With the likes of Northern Ballet, Trinity Leeds and The Light signed up, Leeds is set to have a reindeer herd like no other, from graffiti covered stags to sparkling golden does. Forming the perfect photo opportunity, we’d love you to follow our reindeer trail map and share your reindeer selfies with us, using #MagicalLeeds to show off which designs are your favourite. You can even win an amazing prize!


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