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Getting around in Leeds

Leeds is one of the major cities in the UK and has the advantage of a compact and visitor-friendly city centre. Most of the main attractions, bars and restaurants are within easy reach of each other making free time outside of a conference or business event stress free.

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Once you arrive into Leeds City Centre, whether it is into the Train Station or Bus Station then most of the city’s hotels and many of the conference venues are within a 15 minute walk.

Leeds is a compact city with many of the hotels and venues based in the city centre, which means you can easily walk from the hotel to the conference venue. 

Whilst in the city, look out for our Leeds Welcome People who are there especially for visitors to give out directions, advice as well as offering a smiling face.

City Centre maps can be downloaded here.

M&S Kirkgate market stall - The Marks & Spencer Company Archive

Taxis and Cabs

There are many reliable taxi services in Leeds with a range of payment options from advance payment to cash and card payments.

Hackney Carriage (taxis) are available in Leeds, and are only available only from an official taxi rank.There is a taxi rank outside Leeds Train Station which can be used 24 hours a day. You will need to pay in cash and the drivers can write receipts for the journey.

Uber operates in Leeds where taxis can be booked via the Uber app.


Leeds Train Station

Public Transprort

Leeds has a compact city centre, so it is easy to enjoy all the city has to offer on foot. Alternatively there is a Leeds CityBus for £1 which stops at various locations within the city.

There is a water taxi that will take you from Leeds Train Station's South Entrance in Granary Wharf and drop you at the Royal Armouries in Leeds Dock and costs just £1 per trip. Follow their twitter for regular updates @LeedsWaterTaxis  

Regular bus and train services run to venues and attractions outside the city centre. Day tickets are available from Leeds Bus Station or Leeds Train Station. You can plan your journey here


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We will help you find the ideal accommodation for your conference attendees with our free of charge accommodation booking service. Send your enquiry via our online enquiry form, by emailing us at or calling +44 (0) 113 378 1183 and a member of the team will be happy to help.