Things to do in Leeds

This vibrant city in West Yorkshire is the 3rd largest city in the UK and considered one of the gems of the north. Not surprising, with its enviable music scene, buzzing nightlife, city parks and shopping districts! There are things to do in Leeds to satisfy all tastes and budgets, so what are you waiting for?

2019 August 06

 

The Corn Exchange

 This impressive Grade I listed building is home to a variety of independent retailers, boutiques and eateries. Northern Acoustics, Mad Elizabeth Vintage, Village Bookstore… there’s always something new to discover!

 The Corn Exchange also regularly puts on vintage markets and record fairs and is well worth a wander.

 Looking for one off fashion pieces, quirky gifts or some great vintage pieces? The Corn Exchange is the place for you. If you just fancy soaking in the beautiful architecture, stop by one of the cafes and enjoy!

 The Leeds Corn Exchange on Call Lane is a 6 minute walk from easyHotel Leeds.

 

The Arcades

 In Leeds city centre you’ll find arcades with stunning walkways and art nouveau shop windows, perfect for a browse. All independent shops and retailers, and no chains in sight, the three arcades Grand, Queens and Thorntons are the best places to find things you can’t buy on the high street (though you’ll be faced with a few pricey boutiques!) The arcades are right by your easyHotel, so no excuses! 

 You can also head over to the Victoria Quarter, where you’ll see the Victoria Arcade’s stained glass roof - the biggest in Great Britain!

 

Trinity Leeds

 With a compact city centre (great for walking) Leeds is great for shopping. And it’s not all arcades and boutiques - there’s a whole host of high street stores for whatever takes your fancy. 

 Head to Trinity Leeds in the heart of the city, where you’ll find over 120 shops, bars and restaurants under its giant glass roof. And you’re also basically already there, with your super central easyHotel Leeds!

 

Royal Armouries

 Shopping not your thing? Don’t worry, there’s plenty more to do in Leeds.

 This free museum provides both an entertaining and educational visit for all ages - with more than 8,500 war related treasures, dramatic performances, tours, talks and live combat displays - helping to bring history to life!

 Don’t miss Henry VIII’s tournament armour, the world-record breaking elephant armour and The Hall of Steel (the museum’s centrepiece with over 2,500 different pieces).

 The Royal Armouries museum is located at Leeds Dock, a 15 minute walk from your easyHotel

 

Henry Moore Institute

 This world-renowned contemporary sculpture gallery is a one-of-a-kind art gallery that specialises in sculpture inspired by Henry Moore who started his training as a sculptor in Leeds School of Art, which is part of the University of Leeds. With a year-round changing programme of exhibitions, and sculptures from across the world, the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds gives us access to some of the most exciting and influential artists of our time. 

 Want to see some of Henry Moore’s work? Head over to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park or his estate at Perry Green to see this famous sculptor’s art.  

 Henry Moore Institute on The Headrow is just a 5 minute walk from easyHotel Leeds.

 

Leeds Grand Theatre

 Admire the ornate ceilings, chandeliers and staircases of the elaborately designed interior of Leeds Grand Theatre before enjoying one of a variety of shows. This Grade II Listed Theatre is a venue for local performance companies Opera North and Northern Ballet, and hosts everything from touring West End musicals, drama, opera, ballet, stand-up comedy...

 Leeds Grand Theatre is on New Briggate, a 4 minute walk from your easyHotel

 

Music and nightlife in Leeds

 You won’t struggle for free gigs in Leeds - from Brudenell Social Club to city centre bars like Oporto, Headrow House and Smokestack. Check out some up and coming talent and catch bands before they hit the big time!

Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen could well be the city’s best live music venue. Once a large nursery school in the city’s Northern Quarter, now a vibrant multi-storey hangout just 5 minutes from easyHotel Leeds.

 Call Lane is often likened to Manchester’s famous Canal Street, and has a reputation for wild night’s out. Great for bar hopping as there are bars and clubs in every building and the street is pedestrianised at weekends. Some of the most popular venues include Roland’s, Call Lane Social, and Cuckoo; while if you’re after a slightly more alternative experience (all the while close to the centre of the action) try Smokestack, Oporto and Neon Cactus. 

 Get to Call Lane within 5 minutes from your easyHotel

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