Leeds city centre is full of picture perfect places where you can’t help but be snap-happy. Get the ultimate selfie in these instagrammable spots.

Victoria Quarter

The stunning Victoria Quarter boasts intricate architecture and luxury stores. The breath-taking stained glass roof runs the full length of Queen Victoria Street and is the largest modern stained glass roof in Britain!


With a wraparound terrace and panoramic city views, Angelica is a real show-stopper and oh so instagrammable. Relax in a luxurious setting with a cocktail prepared by one of their skilled mixologists.

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery boasts a stunning glass roof, one of the most impressive collections of 20th Century British art and a colourful new wall painting commission for the Victorian staircase by Lothar Götz – the perfect selfie backdrop.


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The Tiled Hall Cafe

Few could argue against the charms of the Tiled Hall Cafe. Part of the huge building which houses both Leeds Central Library and Leeds Art Gallery, this magnificent arched space is photogenic and comes with coffee. Enter through the entrance to Leeds Art Gallery.


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Dark Arches

Venture under the Leeds train station to the atmospheric Dark Arches. Now flooded with multi-colour light, it’s a photo favourite!


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Granary Wharf

Granary Wharf and the Water Taxi to Leeds Dock is where the River Aire meets the Leeds Liverpool Canal and is home to bars, restaurants and coffee shops. The water taxi takes you to Leeds Dock, the home of The Royal Armouries Museum, and is just £2. Who knew Leeds had a waterfront!

Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange is one of the city’s most recognisable and most impressive Victorian buildings. This Grade I building houses a wide range of independent retailers and tasty eateries with an iconic domed roof.


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Headrow House

Headrow House is home to Michelin Guide recommended restaurant Ox Club. Take a walk upstairs to the Headrow House roof terrace and see the neon lights of one of Leeds’ most famous landmarks. There are two levels, the upper level, Kennedy Meadows offers views of Victoria Quarter, the domes of Kirkgate Market and Victoria Gate.

Leeds Grand Theatre

Fancy something a bit more… grand? Leeds Grand Theatre, originally built in 1878, has all the decadence you could wish for. A spectacular central staircase and polished architectural details assure any instagrammer a remarkable photo.


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Hyde Park Picture House

Hyde Park Picture House first opened in 1917 but has just re-opened this year after an astonishing 3 years of refurbishment! This hidden gem has retained all its most loved features such as the gas-lit lights, its ornate furnishings and even the old film projectors. From the inside out, Hyde Park Picture House is an Instagrammable blast from the past.


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Belgrave Music Hall

Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen is an independent venue with music, art, film and food spread across three floors, including one of Leeds’ most spectacular roof terraces; head their at dusk for a picture perfect view.

Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park is a local favourite and the perfect spot for your autumn stroll. Put on your favourite woolly hat and take an adventure through the woodland to Roundhay castle. Get toasty at their beautiful lakeside café for a classic Baileys hot chocolate next to the stunning open water.


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Parkinson Building- University of Leeds

The Parkinson Building is one of most renowned buildings in Leeds. Inside you will find a fascinating trail of historical artefacts in Brotherton’s Lost Treasures. At night you will be able to spot the Parkinson Building by the wonderful coloured lights that spotlight this truly instagrammable spot!

Kirkstall Abbey

Positioned by the beautiful River Aire, Kirkstall Abbey stands tall amongst the woodland. Step back in time to explore, learn and experience the incredible stories of the lives that wandered these halls. Take a picnic to enjoy in the stunning Abbey Park or grab a coffee from their Abbey Cafe whilst you immerse yourselves in history.

Kirkgate Market

Kirkgate Market is located in the heart of our city but holds a Europe-wide recognition as one of the largest indoor markets. Featuring fresh food, hand-made clothing, locally grown flowers, plants and so much more! Bursting with vibrant cultures, Kirkgate market has been loved since 1857 and continues to thrive. Don’t forget to take a snapshot of its unique architecture and be sure to indulge in the variety of amazing dishes from across the globe!

Street Art

The art spills out onto the streets here in Leeds; one of the city’s most famous works is You&Me, Me&You designed by Anthony Burrill, an alumnus of Leeds Beckett, which displays a message of unity during a time when the world has felt divided. If you love to share Art to your account, then this is a must see. Why not follow our street art trail to see even more just like this!

Fleur Restaurant

Not only does Fleur Restaurant and Bar have some of the most ‘Instagrammable’ interior, the food is just as insta-worthy! The cascading floral ceiling and butterfly filled walls will transport you to every Instagrammer’s fantasy!


Ox Club is an award-winning contemporary British solid-fuel grill restaurant showcasing the best of Yorkshire produce, opened in December 2016 at Headrow House in Leeds – a multi-use venue housed within a former 20th Century textile mill.


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One of our most beautiful restaurants, Ibérica Leeds was painstakingly built within the historic Hepper House, a Grade-Two-listed former cloth merchants. Within the decorated stone exterior of this magnificent 19th Century building, you’ll find a light and airy restaurant, with high ceilings and stunning chandeliers.

The Cut and Craft

Located next to the iconic Victoria Quarter next to The Ivy and The Ivy Asia, The Cut and Craft promises to transform the Leeds Casual premium dining scene. Famous for their flat iron steak, classic mains and bespoke hand-crafted cocktails, beers and wines.


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Empire Café

Feeding Leeds for over 120 years, Empire Café is a café, bar and open fire cooking restaurant all wrapped into one. Their wall of flaming rotisserie chicken is a local favourite, served with potatoes cooked below in the juices.


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From eye catching interiors to mouth-watering dishes, Tamatanga is a new Leeds favourite! Re-creating homely Indian dishes with vibrant twists, the menu is always changing so there is plenty to try.


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Ivy Asia

The Ivy Asia’s luminous green tiled floor is enough to make any picture stand out. Although what you won’t be able to capture is quite how delicious their exquisite Asian dishes are! The beautiful presentation of their food is authentic yet innovative.


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