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About Leeds

Find out lots of information about Leeds including facts and things to do


  • Over 1,000 shops
  • 4 major theatres and an arena
  • Over 300 bars and restaurants
  • One of Europe's largest covered markets
  • More than 16 museums and galleries
  • Ballet and Opera companies
Cocktails - Be At One

There’s all the sport anyone one could hope to see in Leeds, from international cricket at Headingley Stadium to Championship football at the iconic Elland Road.

Following on from the phenomenal Grand Départ of the Tour de France, the first ever Tour De Yorkshire cycle race saw thousands flock here. While other major sporting events coming to the city include international cricket and the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathalon Leeds for the second time.

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair at Leeds Corn Exchange
If culture is your thing, Leeds doesn’t disappoint.
Highlights include Harewood House, The Royal Armouries, Temple Newsam, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds City Museum, Kirkstall Abbey and Leeds Art Gallery. The city also boasts its own ballet and opera companies, along with several theatres and the iconic first direct arena. 

Find out about some of the first/oldest things in Leeds - they might surprise you!

Cycling in the countryside - Richard Moran Photography Ltd
With over 1,000 shops, you’re never far from a superb retail experience.
Fans of the high street can hit Trinity Leeds, or if you’re looking for luxury brands head to Victoria Leeds, home to Victoria Gate and the Victoria Quarter. Vintage goods and boutique shops can be found aplenty in Leeds Corn Exchange, or stop by Leeds Kirkgate Market to browse the vast array of independent stalls.
Kirkstall Abbey

Leeds is also within easy reach of some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside.

There are two National Parks on the doorstep, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, offering endless opportunities to explore dramatic and diverse landscapes – as highlighted by the routes of Grand Départ of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire cycle races.

Friends of Ham - Credit Diana Jarvis - Visit England

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to network or let your hair down, there’s a rich abundance of nightlife to enjoy in Leeds.  From cocktails served with panoramic city views to diverse DJ sets and the best in live music, the city caters to every taste after dark. So whether you like it laid back or lively, there’s always somewhere to carry on the party.

Leeds is now a Purple Flag accredited city, indicating the nightlife in Leeds is entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable.

Billy Bremner Statue outside Elland Road