Welcome to Visit Leeds

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.

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VIDEO: WELCOME TO LEEDS

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.

 

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Vitality World Triathlon London - credit RB Create Ltd

Leeds will once again play host to an international sporting event – The ITU World Triathlon Serieson the 11th & 12th June 2016!

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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.

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

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

Thu 6 - Sat 8 Aug 2015

The Webb Ellis Cup is coming to Leeds on days 57-59 of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

Yorkshire Carnegie

The World Cup comes to Headingley!

Thu 6 Aug 2015

The Rugby Union World Cup comes to Headingley Carnegie Stadium on 6th August as part of the official trophy tour in the build up to the World Cup. Join us for photo opportunities and watch a first team training session!

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.

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!

Schwizgebel

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.

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

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.

1984

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.

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.

Civic Hall

Rugby World Cup Fanzone

Thu 1 - Wed 7 Oct 2015

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

Simon Fujiwara, Fabulous Beasts

British Art Show 8

Fri 9 Oct 2015 - Sun 10 Jan 2016

The internationally renowned exhibition, British Art Show 8, will open at Leeds Art Gallery in October 2015

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  • Leeds Festival at Bramham ParkFri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2015This 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
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  • Leeds Festival at Bramham ParkFri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2015This 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
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  • Leeds Festival at Bramham ParkFri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2015This 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
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28 August 2015 to 30 August 2015

Leeds Festival at Bramham ParkFri 28 - Sun 30 Aug 2015This 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

06 August 2015 to 08 August 2015

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour at Leeds Thu 6 - Sat 8 Aug 2015The Webb Ellis Cup is coming to Leeds on days 57-59 of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour

06 August 2015 to 06 August 2015

The World Cup comes to Headingley! at Headingley Carnegie StadiumThu 6 Aug 2015The Rugby Union World Cup comes to Headingley Carnegie Stadium on 6th August as part of the official trophy tour in the build up to the World Cup. Join us for photo opportunities and watch a first team training session!

31 August 2015 to 31 August 2015

Leeds West Indian Carnival Parade at Potternewton ParkMon 31 Aug 2015Held 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.

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