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Traveller's reviews and photos

10
Exceptional
Leeds is a vibrant and energetic city with great restaurants, fantastic shops, surprising walks, a fascinating mix of architecture and all accessible and self-contained unlike other sprawling cities.
Jonathan
United Kingdom
26 February 2017
10
Exceptional
Leeds was a very clean town and the people were lovely and very helpful. We only had time to go shopping as my daughter had an interview at Leeds Beckett University. Wish we could of stayed longer. Would visit again.
Gwendolyn
United Kingdom
26 February 2017
10
Exceptional
Royal Armouries museum was fantastic, well worth seeing, and FREE... Shop till you drop... plenty of choice with restaurants and bars
Ray
United Kingdom
26 February 2017
10
Exceptional
Beautiful city with loads to offer - was seeing it through my eldest looking st the uni and what the city has to offer...
Kate
United Kingdom
26 February 2017
10
Exceptional
Live Leeds and been many times .. just for a day and night away.. perfect
Donna
United Kingdom
26 February 2017

Accommodation and hotels in Leeds

The Boundary Hotel - B&B

7.1 Good

Score from 652 reviews

£25

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    103 related reviews
  • “location was great”
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  • “very clean and tidy”
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Jurys Inn Leeds

8.5 Very good

Score from 2,354 reviews

£53

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    416 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    371 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
    222 related reviews
Park Plaza Leeds

8.1 Very good

Score from 3,398 reviews

£55

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    731 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    379 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
    281 related reviews
Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds

8.8 Fabulous

Score from 3,687 reviews

£75

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    670 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    417 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
    303 related reviews
The Queens - QHotels

8.8 Fabulous

Score from 3,615 reviews

£62

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    739 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    644 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
    261 related reviews
Clayton Hotel, Leeds

8.5 Very good

Score from 3,281 reviews

£53

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    519 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    391 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
    356 related reviews
Quebecs

9 Superb

Score from 1,471 reviews

£79

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    297 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    247 related reviews
  • “beautiful building”
    173 related reviews
Discovery Inn - Leeds

8 Very good

Score from 3,747 reviews

£40

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  • “location was great”
    1254 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    601 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
    421 related reviews
Leeds Marriott Hotel

8.7 Fabulous

Score from 4,361 reviews

£69

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    778 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    574 related reviews
  • “comfortable beds”
    201 related reviews
Discover Leeds

Local tips for Leeds

House Of Fun Comedy Club
Charlotte by Charlotte

Now resident in London, travel-mad Charlotte spent 3 years living and studying in Leeds.

This is a great comedy club set within a bar and restaurant called The Wardrobe. It also serves as a live music venue and offers cocktail classes.

  • 6 St. Peters Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS9 8AH
  • www.thehouseoffun.co.uk
  • Open Monday–Tuesday 11:00–23:00, Wednesday 10:00–23:00, Thursday 11:00–01:00, Friday 11:00–02:00, Saturday 12:00–02:00, Sunday 17:00–23:00
Brooklyn Bar
Jack by Jack

While living in Leeds, Jack loved exploring its bars, restaurants and music scene.

For good food and great cocktails, head to this funky bar and restaurant set in the midst of the happening Call Lane.

  • 50 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 6DT
  • Open Tuesday–Friday 16:00–03:00, Saturday 12:00–03:00
Hyde Park & Antiques
Helen by Helen

Hailing from nearby Rochdale, Helen now lives in beautiful Paris.

Take a walk around the city’s Hyde Park area and over Woodhouse Moor. It’s a great place for a scenic and relaxing stroll and you can also browse the nearby antique shops.

HiFi Club
Emily by Emily

Emily lives in East London but enjoys venturing outside the capital to find cool hangouts.

This venue is great for live music and clubbing, offering one of the best alternative nights in the city. The music played ranges from Motown, to Northern Soul and modern indie classics. If that’s not enough, there are also comedy sessions featuring stand-up acts from around the world.

  • 2 Central Road, Leeds, LS1 6DE
  • www.thehificlub.co.uk
  • Open Tuesday–Friday 23:00–03:00, Saturday 20:00–03:00, Sunday 22:00–04:00
Smokestack Bar and Club
Kirsten by Kirsten

When she’s not working or travelling, Kirsten loves to go rock climbing, surfing and biking.

Head up a narrow flight of stairs to Smokestack — a cocktail bar with a dance floor and 'strict' policy of playing live blues, funk, jazz and Latin music several times a week.

  • 159A Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY
  • smokestackleeds.co.uk
  • Open Sunday–Thursday 17:00–03:00, Friday–Saturday 15:00–04:00
Neon Cactus
Amy by Amy

Amy studied in Leeds and loves the city’s quirkiness, nightlife, music scene and its history.

One of my favourite places in the city for a night out is Neon Cactus, which has a reputation for getting people dancing on the bar and dishing out free shots of Jägermeister.

  • 35 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BT
  • www.neoncactus.co.uk
  • Open Tuesday–Saturday 12:00–04:00, Sunday 17:00–02:00
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Recommendations for Leeds

Visit the City Art Gallery,the excellent craft gallery and the ceramic tiled refreshment room in the same building

All the fashion stores are in one main area out of one straight into the next one shoppers heaven.

always helpful when asked for directions or help; usually added "have a nice evening"

The Standard Lamps (group) and The Who in Concert at Leeds Arena - both excellent.

Don't go out too early.....party on till the early hours!!

Plenty of restaurants and bars, theatres etc

Try Bundapost, Theravadu or the Reliance.

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Transport

Leeds transport

Air - Leeds Bradford International Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport is located around 10 miles from the city. The Flying Tiger bus service connects you to Leeds in about 30 minutes and costs GBP 3.60 for a single ticket. Buses run on a 24-hour timetable with services every 20 minutes. This can vary throughout the year, however, so check their website. Official airport taxis have an arrow logo, or you can pre-book a Mercedes E-Class. They leave from outside Arrivals and fares cost around GBP 22.

Train

The train is used mainly for getting to surrounding towns and cities, rather than within the city itself. You may use it to travel to Headingly Stadium for sporting events, or to go to Carlisle, Huddersfield or York. You can buy tickets at stations such as Leeds Central, or online, where you can also consult train times. Services run 7 days a week but timings vary depending on the service and provider.

Bus

Leeds CityBus runs the network within the centre of the city, linking rail and bus stations, central districts and points of interest. Buses tend to run around every 8 minutes, from around 06.30 until 19.10, with single fares costing 0.50 GBP. Other bus companies start from around 05.00 and end services at 23.00, while fares range from GBP 1.30 to GBP 2.80, depending on the route. A MetroDay ticket costs GBP 5.50 and is useful for trips of 4 stops or more.

Car

Most of Leeds city centre is fairly walkable, so there is not much need to drive. There is also a one-way system which can be confusing for first-time visitors. Metered parking is available in some areas but it may only be available during certain times. Some areas are for residents only. Multi-storey car parks are dotted around the centre and cost around GBP 11 for 6 hours’ parking.

Food in Leeds

Top restaurants in Leeds

Good value
Brazilian
Cabana
  • Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre, Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AT
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–22:00, Friday–Saturday 11:00–23:00, Sunday 11:30–21:00
  • cabana-brasil.com
  • 0044 113 391 7500
Good value
Italian
Pizzaluxe
Good value
Indian
Rola Wala
  • Trinity Leeds, Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AY
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–20:00, Friday–Saturday 11:00–21:30, Sunday 11:00–18:00
  • www.rolawala.com
Cheap 'n' tasty
Mexican
Tortilla
  • 401 Trinity Leeds, Albion Street , Leeds LS1 5AY
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–21:00, Friday–Saturday 11:00–22:00, Sunday 11:00–19:00
  • tortilla.co.uk
  • 0044 113 234 6518
Cheap 'n' tasty
Cafe
Laynes Espresso
Good value
International
Friends of Ham
Good value
Indian
Tharavadu
Cheap 'n' tasty
Indian
Bundobust
Good value
Italian
Tapped
  • 51 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 5E
  • Open Monday–Wednesday 11:00–23:00, Thursday 11:00–00:00, Friday–Saturday 11:00–01:00, Sunday 11:00–23:00
  • tappedleeds.co.uk
  • 0044 113 244 1953
Cheap 'n' tasty
International
Becketts Bank
Cheap 'n' tasty
American
Chicago Rib Shack
Good value
International
Duck 'N Roll
  • Trinity Leeds, 27 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5ER
  • Open Monday–Wednesday 11:00–20:00, Thursday 11:00–20:30, Friday 11:00–21:30, Saturday 11:00–22:00, Sunday 11:00–18:00
  • www.ducknroll.net
Good value
American
Meatliquor
  • Bank Street, Leeds, LS1 5AT
  • Open Monday–Wednesday 12:00–23:00, Thursday 12:00–00:00, Friday–Saturday 12:00–01:00, Sunday 12:00–23:00
  • meatliquor.com
  • 0044 113 379 0000
Good value
Vietnamese
Pho
Good value
Thai
Sukhothai
  • 15 South Parade, Leeds, LS1 5QS
  • Open Monday–Sunday 12:00–23:00
  • 0044 113 242 2795
Good value
American
Byron
Cheap 'n' tasty
Spanish
Bilbao Bar
Good value
International
Archie's Bar & Kitchen
Good value
British
Whitelocks Ale House
Cheap 'n' tasty
Thai
Bangwok
  • Arch 1, Sovereign Place, Leeds, LS1 4SP
  • Open Monday–Friday 09:00–21:00, Saturday 09:00–20:00, Sunday 11:00–17:00
  • bangwok.com
Cheap 'n' tasty
Cafe
Opposite Café
High-end dining
British
Rare
High-end dining
Middle Eastern
Distrikt
Cheap 'n' tasty
British
The Ship
  • 71a Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LL
  • Open Monday 12:00–23:00, Tuesday–Wednesday 11:00–23:00, Thursday 11:00–12:00, Friday–Saturday 11:00–02:00, Sunday 12:00–22:30
  • www.theshipleeds.co.uk
  • 0044 113 246 8031
Cheap 'n' tasty
Italian
Sela Bar & Pizzeria
  • 20 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU
  • Open Monday–Tuesday 16:00–01:00, Wednesday–Thursday 16:00–02:00, Friday 16:00–03:00, Saturday 15:00–03:00, Sunday 16:00–00:00
  • www.selabar.com
  • 0044 113 242 9442
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