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Plan your visit to Leeds this summer for the ultimate city break!

Leeds is a city bursting with cool independents, exciting attractions, stunning Victorian architecture and new things to discover. Plus, with a year round calendar packed full of events, it’s always a great time to visit!

Don’t just take our word for it, check out the new Welcome to Leeds video to see for yourself.


A Night at the Opera - Millennium Square Summer Series


To celebrate the summer, Millennium Square will be hosting 10 days of cultural activities as part of its 2017 Summer Series. Opera North’s acclaimed 50-piece orchestra will be bringing club anthems, operatic greats, songs from the shows, and a special orchestrated screening of Back to the Future to the square. Plus, there’ll be family-friendly film screenings, interactive performances, street food, workshops and live concerts. Find out more.

With over 80 annual festivals there’s always something fantastic coming up in Leeds. Visit our Festivals page to find something new!


Issho terrace


This summer, Victoria Gate welcomes two new rooftop destinations so you can enjoy sumptuous menus whilst soaking up the sun. Issho, (opening 21st June) which means ‘together’ in Japanese, offers authentic Japanese dishes with a contemporary twist and an emphasis on sharing. While Manhattan-style rooftop bar and grill, East 59th (opening July) serves a US-inspired food menu with panoramic views across the city.

From the stylish setting of Sky Lounge and Angelica to the laid-back vibe of Headrow House and Belgrave Music Hall; you can enjoy an evening of spectacular views to accompany your cocktails.

It’s not just the food and drink we’re bringing outdoors this summer; there’s lots to see and do to keep the whole family entertained. Leeds Waterfront Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a weekend packed full of fun along Leeds waterways. While Royal Armouries want you to grab your Stetsons and mosey on down to the museum for a rootin’, tootin’, sharpshootin’ Wild West weekend.



Lonely Planet - Best in Europe - Leeds




We’re thrilled to announce that Lonely Planet has named Leeds as one of Europe’s top destinations for summer 2017 coming in at number 5 on the list!

Find out more about why Leeds is a must visit destination this summer here.



Travelling to Leeds is easy! Plus, with TransPennine Express, you can save over 50% on train travel when you book in advance online.

TransPennine Express run direct services into Leeds from a number of towns and cities across the north of England including Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and York. Book here


Discover your chic - Enjoy Leeds - Victoria Gate