Leeds is the epicentre of the modern North. An exciting city with a rich, industrial past that has transformed into a hub of knowledge for manufacturing, healthcare and innovation, financial and professional services, and digital and information economy.
Leeds’ cultural offering gives delegates the opportunity to experience life as a local, to get caught up in the heritage, sport and culture that the city is built on and to create valuable connections and partnerships with professionals, academics and leading industry voices. To connect with our city is to experience the exceptional and it couldn’t be easier to get here.
On paper, visiting the UK’s third largest city could seem daunting but it couldn’t be easier to arrive and start experiencing all Leeds has to offer. Sat in the heart of an accessible network of road, rail and air transport, you could be arriving at Leeds Train Station from London and Edinburgh in under three hours, with regular intercity connections to the rest of the UK, too. Leeds Bradford Airport welcomes flights from over 70 destinations and is just 8 miles from our bustling city centre, famous for its walkability.
Here, Conference Leeds’ #100steps campaign shows a selection of stays, restaurants and bars, places to see and things to do so you can combine business and pleasure during your time in our city.
Find out how you can experience exceptional and explore our city here.
Leeds Train Station isn't the end of your journey - it's the start!
Leeds Railway Station isn’t the end of your journey – it’s just the beginning. Our station is one of the busiest in the country, and is well served by national rail operators making getting to Leeds by train quick and easy.
Explore the suburbs.
As a city of sporting success, we had to mention Headingley Stadium. The stadium has been host to some of the best sporting pedigree in the world and offers conference space where you can see an international cricket pitch out of one window and an international rugby pitch out of the other. You might be out of the city centre at the stadium, but there’s no risk of missing out on the best of the rest.
A city with a vibrant heritage.
Back in the city centre, Leeds Town Hall (temporarily closed) is another Grade I listed beauty that, like Leeds Corn Exchange, was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick. One of the largest town halls in the UK, trips to the building include a tour of the cells and a climb of the 200-plus steps up to the clock tower for complete views of the city.
Put wellbeing at the heart of your conference.
Leeds is famous for more than its city centre. Venturing beyond means that historic houses, beautiful parks and vibrant urban villages are right at your fingertips. Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city centre and giving your delegate a chance to reconnect with themselves will ensure they have a constructive conference experience from start to finish.