In Leeds

Things to do in Leeds


  • Hollywood Bowl Kirkstall and 1st Bowl Merrion centre (city centre) 


  • VUE cinemas – The Light (city centre) and Kirkstall


  • Leeds City Markets: Europe’s largest indoor markets on Kirkgate with some really good bargains as well as some cultural stalls


Trinity Leeds
Trinity Leeds
  • Trinity Centre: A brand-new shopping centre in Leeds City Centre with all the main high street shops as well as lots of lovely places to eat and a cinema!


  • White Rose Centre and Birstall Shopping Park: Shopping away from Leeds City Centre


  • Hyde Park Picture House: Leeds’ premier art house cinema, for the artsy ones amongst you.


  • The Cottage Road Cinema: The oldest cinema in Leeds and one of the oldest in the UK, conveniently located in Headingley just off the Otley Road!


Tropical World
Tropical World
  • Roundhay Park: One of Leeds largest parks and home to Tropical World, an indoor tropical experience complete with meerkats!


  • Clarence Dock: Take a walk alongside the canals…


  • LaserZone: Have fun with laser packs and phasors


  • Oxygen Freejumping: The Ultimate Trampoline Park Playground in Leeds!


  • Jump Arena: Another Indoor Trampoline Park


Jump Arena
Jump Arena
  • Ice Cube: Every year from January to February Millennium Square in the city centre is transformed into an open-air ice rink!


  • German Market: Every year in November and December the German market brightens up winter with its amazing crepes, waffles and lovely souvenir stalls.


  • Leeds Grand Theatre and Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre: An excellent alternative to the cinema and a good opportunity for a classy evening out.


German Market
  • Leeds City Museum: Free entry and located in the city centre, a good way to spend an empty afternoon in town.


  • Thackray Museum: One of the UK’s best medical museums. This is not just a place for medical students!


  • Elland Road Stadium: Home of Leeds United Football Club.


  • Carnegie Stadium: Home of Leeds Rhinos Rugby Union Club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club, located in Headingley.


Kirkstall Abbey
Kirkstall Abbey
  • Kirkstall Abbey: One of Leeds’ other wonderful parks with ruins from an old Cistercian monastery.


  • The Edge: Leeds University’s sports centre provides a gym, rock climbing wall, sports courts and a swimming pool which even offers women only sessions for sisters. Anybody living in halls receives an off-peak membership to the Edge for free so be sure to check it out and take advantage.
The Edge