Leeds

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Corn Exchange featuring street scenes and heritage architecture as well as a small group of people
From boundless shopping, dining and nightlife options to sporting events and music festivals, this is one of the liveliest cities in northern England.

Leeds is a city that thrives on its shopping, nightlife and sporting attractions. Leeds was once an uninspiring industrial city. Today, however, you’ll encounter parks hosting free festivals, a lively waterfront and pedestrianized streets lined with shops, bars and restaurants.

With many of the streets dedicated to retail, Leeds city center is a shopper’s paradise. Discover everything from sparkling malls to high-end retailers and independent boutiques, many inside restored Edwardian and Victorian-era buildings. The Corn Exchange, Victoria Quarter and Trinity Leeds have over 200 shops collectively.

The dining scene is equally impressive and draws influences from the presence of up to 130 nationalities in the city. Sample cuisine from China, India, Mexico and Pakistan plus traditional British dishes. Leeds Waterfront is an exciting hub of cafés, restaurants and fast-food joints. Enjoy the city’s famous nightlife, most notably at the Exchange Quarter. Options range from the traditional English pub to chic lounge bars, dance clubs and live music venues.

Leeds also offers a good selection of cultural attractions. Admire the grand architecture surrounding City Square and Millennium Square. See work by 20th-century sculptors at the Henry Moore Institute. Spot masterpieces by great British painters, such as John Constable, at the Leeds Art Gallery. Retrace Leeds’ history and discover artifacts from ancient worlds at Leeds City Museum. Visit The Royal Armouries Museum, which has over 8,500 objects of armor and weapons.

Sports fans have many choices in this city. Watch a cricket match at Headingley or a soccer match at Elland Road. Alternatively, attend one of the many summer music festivals. Leeds Festival welcomes well-known international bands while Opera in the Park and Classical Fantasia are both free events.

Intercity trains and buses provide direct services to Leeds from major English cities, including Bristol, Liverpool and London. Get around the city on foot and use public buses to visit areas outside the city center. Among these are the glorious Roundhay Park, Harewood House and Kirkstall Abbey.

Where to stay in Leeds

The Met Hotel
The Met Hotel
4 out of 5
King Street West Yorkshire, Leeds, England, LS1 2HQ
The price is $70 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$70
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Leeds. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
3.7/5 Good! (958 reviews)
"Always stay at The Met in Leeds: good location, decent rooms"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

The Met Hotel
The Queens Hotel
The Queens Hotel
4 out of 5
City Square, Leeds, England, LS1 1PJ
The price is $96 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
$96
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in Leeds. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,074 reviews)
Best hotel in leeds
"Fab stay well worth it clean great food great staff very welcoming"

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

The Queens Hotel
Malmaison Leeds
Malmaison Leeds
4 out of 5
1 Swinegate, Leeds, England, LS1 4AG
The price is $91 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$91
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Leeds. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,027 reviews)
"Nice place - could do with fixing front door entrance. Room layout for the basic double doesn’t need the sofa as it takes up too much space"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

Malmaison Leeds
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Roomzzz Leeds City West
Roomzzz Leeds City West
4 out of 5
2 Burley Road, West Yorkshire, Leeds, England, LS3 1JB
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Leeds. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (710 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay only slightly spoiled by having no hot water 3 mornings in a row. Otherwise, a positive experience."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Roomzzz Leeds City West
The Chambers - Park Place - Apartments
The Chambers - Park Place - Apartments
4 out of 5
30 Park Place, Leeds, England, LS1 2SP
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Leeds. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a health club. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (279 reviews)
"Excellent experience. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

The Chambers - Park Place - Apartments
Kspace Serviced Apartments Leeds
Kspace Serviced Apartments Leeds
4 out of 5
Waterloo Court, 17 Hunslet Ln, Leeds, England, LS10 1QN
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Leeds. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (89 reviews)
"Cracking location just outside main centre. Very comfortable apartment. Will use again."

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Kspace Serviced Apartments Leeds
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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