Things to do in Leeds

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 the best places to go - and the most exciting things to do when you get there? Our handy guide will help you explore the sights and sounds and plan your trip to Leeds. And, wherever you end up in this compact city, rest assured there’ll always be a friendly team waiting to look after you at a Premier Inn hotel in Leeds.


From stately homes to one of Europe’s biggest city parks, there’s so many great things to see in Leeds. But if historic buildings and grand gardens don’t float your sightseeing boat, why not try a footie-mad tour of Elland Road instead? Your guide to  Leeds’ top attractions starts here.


A shopping break in Leeds puts gleaming malls, luxury department stores and traditional markets at your fashionable fingertips. Even better, this diverse shopping scene is easily walkable - you can get from Trinity Leeds to the glitzy Victoria Quarter in a matter of minutes.


There’s more to Leeds than malls and museums. From high-ropes courses to mountain biking, there’s plenty of thrilling adventures to be had in the great outdoors. And there’s no need to let a little bit of rain spoil your fun either, with indoor activities like go-karting and skateboarding to try.

Places to eat

Whatever brings you to Leeds, taking the time to sample its foodie scene is a must. Recent years have seen an explosion of independent restaurants and street food stalls, while cafes have popped up in parts of the city that had previously been neglected. Appetite for the home-grown? Leeds has access to seasonal produce on its doorstep.


You can’t fling a beer mat down a Leeds street without hitting a charmingly traditional pub or two. But if you fancy something  a bit more glamorous, there are hip haunts and cool cocktail bars to sample, too. And, if you fancied a dance at the end of the night, you’re in luck. Leeds has more than just a few quirky places to party.


Love your city breaks with a large helping of culture? Leeds is bursting at the seams with high-brow highlights. The city has an eclectic mix of museums, galleries and exhibitions. Then, when you’ve had your fill of history and art, it’s time to explore a different side of the city’s culture at one of its universities.


Whether you love music, theatre, comedy, sport or opera... Leeds has an entertainment venue to foot the bill. See global superstars at the First Direct Arena or watch a band at one of its traditional social clubs.
And, as if that’s not enough, the city has a year-round calendar of inspiring events to enjoy.

Getting around

Whether you choose to take public transport, hop on your bike or rely on your own two feet, we can tell you how to get around this compact city. Arriving by plane? Touch down in Leeds Bradford airport and you’ll find taxis, trains and buses ready to take you from arrivals to your Leeds hotel in no time at all.

Looking for a hotel in Leeds?

From the 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.