Free things to do in Leeds

Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds’ main art gallery houses a world class collection of 20th century British art and often has exciting temporary exhibitions. Don’t miss the stunning Victorian tiled hall – restored to its original splendour and now housing the lovely Tiled Hall café – a great place to catch up on uni work and absorb clever vibes.

The Headrow, 0113 2478248, www.leedsartgallery.co.uk

The Royal Armouries

Housing 3000 years of history, The Royal Armouries at Clarence Dock is a great way to spend an afternoon without parting with any cash. With five themed galleries, 8000 priceless exhibits, and horse shows and falconry displays, there’s plenty to keep you entertained and out of trouble for hours.

Armouries Drive, 0113 220 1999, www.royalarmouries.org

The Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is an award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre and sculpture archive. It is situated in the heart of the city next to Leeds Art Gallery, and is connected to it by a walkway so that visitors can move freely between the two venues. The Institute is open year round, free of charge and showcases the best in international sculpture, both historical and contemporary. It also runs a world-class programme of research and events, and is home to the country's leading sculpture archive.

74 The Headrow, 0113 234 3158, www.henry-moore.org

Roundhay Park

With over 700 acres of rolling parkland, lakes, woods and specialist gardens, Roundhay Park on the North Eastern edge of the city provides enough wide open space to get lost in for hours.

1 Park Cottages, 0113 266 1850, www.roundhaypark.org.uk

 

nightlife

nightlife

Leeds, home to bands like Alt-J, Gentleman's Dub Club, Pulled Apart By Horses, and famously Ricky Wilson's Kaiser Chiefs is clearly a place with a thriving music scene, with venues like Brudennel Social Club, O2 Academy, The Wardrobe and Duck an…

eating out

eating out

With so many student mouths to feed, Leeds is a city that’s saturated with eateries to suit all budgets. Here are a few places where you can line your stomach without busting your budget.  The L

Hotels

Hotels

Leeds, home to bands like Alt-J, Gentleman's Dub Club, Pulled Apart By Horses, and famously Ricky Wilson's Kaiser Chiefs is clearly a place with a thriving music scene, with venues like Brudennel Social Club, O2 Academy, The Wardrobe and Duck an…

Leeds Attractions

Leeds Attractions

Leeds Art Gallery Leeds’ main art gallery houses a world class collection of 20th century British art and often has exciting temporary exhibitions. Don’t miss the stunning Victorian tiled hall – restored to its original splendour and now housing the lovely Tiled Hall café…

shopping

shopping

As one of the UK’s most style-conscious cities, Leeds certainly deserves its reputation as ‘The Knightsbridge of the North’. People do say this, honestly. So it’s no wonder that the city’s shopping scene reflects this reputation – with five miles of shopping stree…

transport

transport

Rail Leeds City Train station is one of the busiest outside London and the hub of West Yorkshire transport. For further information go to www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.traveline.org.uk. Leeds Station, New Station Street (just off City Square) LS1 4DY Station enquiries 08457 11 41 41