Leeds City Guide

One of the fastest-growing cities in the UK, you’ll find a vibrant city with lots to offer on your visit to Leeds. From great galleries and historical houses to superb shopping and a nightlife like no other, Leeds has it all. Want to find out where to stay, shop, eat, drink or dance? Our handy guide will help you explore the sights and sounds and plan your trip to Leeds. Whether you’re exploring the city centre or heading out into the countryside,  rest assured there’ll always be a friendly team waiting to look after you at a Premier Inn hotel in Leeds.

What's on

Taking in everything from summer music festivals to winter sporting fixtures, Leeds’ cultural calendar is packed to the brim all year around.

Events and festivals

Looking for an exciting event or fancy a festival during your stay? Whatever time of year it is, Leeds has something to offer.


From International matches to local derbies, you can get close to all the action in Leeds.


With a variety of spaces catering for everything from trade shows to comic conventions, Leeds is the perfect place for conferences.

Elland Road

Home to Leeds United, Elland Road is firmly associated with football but also hosts big-name concerts and conferences.

Things to do

Leeds’ small city centre packs in plenty of theatres, shops, museums and galleries. Head out into the surrounding countryside and you’ll find a whole lot of historical sights and some great green spaces.

Museums and galleries

Whether you want to explore world famous masterpieces or work from home grown talent, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Leeds’ museums and galleries.


You’ll find big names and local heroes treading the boards of Leeds’ many music venues and theatres. Who will you see on your visit?


From quirky boutiques to luxury designer stores, Leeds has everything a shopaholic could ever need and it’s all within walking distance.

Sights and attractions

Turn back time in a Georgian stately home or explore lakes, woods and gardens. In Leeds you’ll find a world of sights and attractions to keep you busy.

Eating, drinking and nightlife

Looking for quirky cafés or sophisticated dining; a quiet pint or late night cocktails, all this and more is waiting for you in lively Leeds. Here’s a lowdown of the best places in the city to eat, drink and dance in the city.

Eating out

Dress for dinner or enjoy the street food revolution, whatever your taste you’ll find something on the menu in Leeds.

Drinking and nightlife

Traditional pubs, buzzing bars and plenty of dancefloors, Leeds has everything you need for a great night out.


Excellent universities, a great nightlife and excellent transport links, it’s no wonder Leeds appears high up the ranks of best places to study in the UK. Here’s our guide to visiting the city’s best universities.

Leeds University

Established in 1831, the University of Leeds is a redbrick institution with a student life to match its reputation and heritage.

Beckett University

With busy city centre buildings and a green and leafy campus in Headingley, Leeds Beckett offers the best of both student worlds.

Plan your visit

A small and friendly city centre means you’ll have no trouble exploring Leeds. Our guide to the different areas of the city and how to get around them will help you get your stay off to the right start.

Getting around

Whether you prefer jumping on public transport or exploring the city by bike, or on foot, you’ll find getting around Leeds quick and easy.

Where to stay

From the compact city centre to the leafy suburbs and beyond, there’s more to Leeds than you think. Get the lowdown on what’s where.

From the airport

Having a flying start to your visit? Take a look at our guide to taxis, trains and buses and you’ll check into your Leeds Premier Inn in no time.

Looking for a hotel in Leeds?

From Leeds’ city centre to its leafy suburbs and beautiful surrounding countryside, you'll find lots of great hotels in Leeds. If you need to be central, try the First Direct Arena Hotel and Trinity Leeds Hotel, or Leeds City West for Elland Road. For those jetting in, check out Leeds/Bradford Airport hotel.