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Things to do in Leeds

Discover a thriving art scene, check out the latest theatrical extravaganza or explore the sights in the surrounding area, you’ll find there’s no shortage of options for things to do in Leeds. Here’s our guide to the places to check out in the city so you can start planning your trip now.

Museums and galleries

Whether you’re interested in classic masters, modern art greats or outdoors sculptures, you’ll find it all on display in Leeds’ museums and galleries.


With large arenas and intimate concert halls, modern studio spaces and traditional social clubs, Leeds’ varied venues attract a vibrant mix of acts.


Get your high street hit or find a one off piece in an independent boutique, whatever your tastes you’ll find the shop for you in Leeds.

Near Leeds

With market towns and moorlands, as well as the beautiful peak district just outside Leeds, it’s time to head away from the city and get exploring.

Sights and attractions

Explore the ornate interiors of a stately home or take a break in one of the city’s great green spaces. You’ll find plenty to keep you busy in Leeds.

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.