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Leeds City Center

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Leeds City Center

Based around an expansive central square, this lively quarter showcases performing arts venues, fascinating museums and countless bars and nightclubs.

A short distance away from the university scene, the Leeds City Centre is a thriving cultural hub full of theaters and galleries. Alongside the myriad museums and churches, the Georgian and Victorian architecture adorning the streets also provides insights into the city’s rich history. Stay into the evening for the bars and clubs of this lively district.

At the core of the city center is Millennium Square, a modern and spacious plaza surrounded by some of Leeds’ most iconic landmarks. Admire the majestic façade of the Leeds City Museum that rises over the eastern side of the square. Enter for its vast and eclectic collection of historic relics, decorative art and natural history.

Bordering the plaza’s southern side is the redbrick building of the Carriageworks theater. Check out its program of innovative and diverse shows, ranging from stand-up comedy and poetic storytelling to plays and other events. Enjoy cocktails at one of the bars in the square’s corners.

Beside the plaza stands St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, one of the highlights of the zone. Study the neo-gothic architecture of this spiritual haven, constructed at the turn of the 20th century.

On a rainy afternoon, go shopping in the Trinity Leeds Mall or The Light, which also has a cinema. For a more upscale selection, stroll beneath the arched glass ceiling of the Thorntons Arcade, known for its extraordinary clock mechanism and high-end stores.

Stay into the evening and head to the O2 Academy Leeds, whose stage has been graced by some of the world’s most famous bands, including Madness, the Kaiser Chiefs and MGMT.

To reach this district, arrive at the Leeds Railway Station, which is just a 10-minute walk south from Millennium Square. The areas of Headingley and University of Leeds are directly north from here.

The Leeds City Centre is a hub of dramatic arts and historic buildings.


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Cosmopolitan Hotel
Cosmopolitan Hotel
3 out of 5
Lower Briggate, Leeds, England
The price is £50 per night from 5 Aug to 5 Aug
Located in Leeds City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Leeds Grand Theatre, O2 Academy Leeds and First Direct Arena. Royal Armouries and University ...
4/5Very Good! (976 reviews)
"Great location and hotel was great for what we needed"

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre
4 out of 5
Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £73 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Leeds City Center, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Canal Wharf, O2 Academy Leeds and Leeds Grand Theatre. First Direct Arena ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (943 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2021

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Dakota Leeds
Dakota Leeds
4 out of 5
8 Russell Street, Leeds, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £103 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Leeds City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Leeds City Square, O2 Academy Leeds and Leeds General Infirmary. First Direct Arena and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (572 reviews)
"Excellent Hotel, staff go above and beyond, made to feel special! Will definitely return!"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2021

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Jurys Inn Leeds
Jurys Inn Leeds
3 out of 5
Brewery Place, Leeds, England
The price is £59 per night from 29 Jul to 29 Jul
Located in Leeds City Center, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Leeds Dock and Royal Armouries. First Direct Arena and Leeds Grand Theatre ...
4.1/5Very Good! (970 reviews)
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Reviewed on 28 Jun 2021

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Hilton Leeds City Hotel
Hilton Leeds City Hotel
4 out of 5
Neville Street, Leeds, England
The price is £58 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Located in Leeds City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Canal Wharf, O2 Academy Leeds and Leeds Grand Theatre. First Direct Arena and University ...
4/5Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Service is excellent."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

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Leeds Marriott Hotel
Leeds Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
4 Trevelyan Square Boar Lane, Leeds, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Leeds City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Holy Trinity Church and Leeds Grand Theatre. First Direct Arena and O2 Academy Leeds are ...
4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Good all round."

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

Leeds Marriott Hotel
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