Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit Leeds!

Reasons to visit Leeds!

There are dozens of reasons to love Leeds – these are a few of our favourites.

Bem Brasil

Bem Brasil

At the unique Bem Brasil restaurant, the very best beef steaks, chicken, lamb, pork and sausages sizzle on the charcoal BBQ grill before being carved at your table by charming and knowledgeable passadores (meat waiters).

Black Sheep Brewery

Black Sheep Brewery

Regular ‘shepherded’ tours of the brewery allow guests to experience the traditional brewing processes through to the end product – a sample of the award-winning in the Baa…r. The ideal place for an interesting day out.

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc was created by chef Raymond Blanc as a place for relaxed enjoyment with friends and family, the menu is inspired by provincial French food with many of the dishes inspired by Raymond’s mother, Maman Blanc.

Corn Exchange

Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange is proud to champion the very best in creative, innovative and independent retail enterprises, and the building’s striking features provide the backdrop for a unique shopping experience.

First Direct Arena

First Direct Arena

First Direct Arena is the major entertainment venue located in the vibrant city centre of Leeds, hosting live music, comedy, entertainment shows and sporting events. it provides some of best sound experience in the UK.

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery

Stroll around the Gallery’s collections of paintings and sculptures and be amazed by outstanding art by exciting artists. Enjoy tea and refreshments in the Tiled Hall Café or ‘Brew’ bar and buy inspirational books and gifts.

Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum

Explore four floors of interactive and exciting galleries. Come face-to-face with the Leeds tiger, step into Ancient Worlds to meet Nesyamun, the Leeds mummy and dig for fossils in the Life on Earth gallery.​​​​

Leeds College of Music

Leeds College of Music

Leeds College of Music is well known for the quality of its musicians and their performances, but to create a space of equal calibre the conservatoire invested heavily in their facilities, creating two of the best event spaces in Leeds.

Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival

With the most revered artists from across the globe playing each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend at Bramham Park, leeds Festival is a genuine rite of passage for discerning music lovers everywhere.

Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall is an iconic building that opened in 1858. The venue hosts a vibrant programme of orchestral concerts, gigs, comedy shows, educational events, tours, film screenings and even a beer festival!

Leeds West Indian Carnival

Leeds West Indian Carnival

Held annually on the last Monday in August, every year the anticipation for this stunning display of colour and sheer joy that winds its way through the streets of Leeds, builds with events that present the best of carnival culture.

Mission

Mission

Mission is housed in six railway arches, the club has an amazing underground feel which creates an electric atmosphere for the clubbing faithful who travel the length and breadth of the country to attend its nights.

Mojo

Mojo

This bar is all about great cocktails, good to be bad food and rock & oll from the last five decades. There’s no pretence and no pretension, wear what you want, bring who you want and drink what you want.

Opera North

Opera North

A vibrant, lively organisation which actively challenges conventional perceptions of opera. Breathing new life into the classics, the company is also a strong advocate of lesser-known works and a champion of musical theatre.

Royal Armouries

Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries Museum is home to the national collection of arms and armour, and displays over 8500 objects throughout its five themed galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self Defence and Hunting.

The Forbidden Corner

Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden. This is a day out with a difference which will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages.

Trinity Leeds

Trinity Leeds

Housed under a giant iconic glass roof, Trinity Leeds is located in the heart of the city between Briggate and Albion Street. Covering three floors and open seven days a week, Trinity is home to over 120 shops, bars and restaurants.

Victoria Quarter

Victoria Quarter

An upmarket, domed shopping area originally built around 1900. The interiors contain a number of mosaics and marble, and the area was restored some 20 years ago with a coloured glass roof erected over Queen Victoria Street.

West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Yorkshire Playhouse has established a reputation both nationally and internationally as one of Britain’s most exciting producing theatres, winning awards for everything from its productions to its customer service.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil. It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.