A perfect combination of old and new.
Another city centre favourite is Victoria Leeds, stunning Victorian arcades recognised as one of the premium shopping destinations in the UK which combines the old and the new, bringing together Victoria Quarter and Victoria Gate.
A short walk from the breathtaking arcades of Victoria Quarter is Harvey Nichols, a luxury shopping favourite that comprises an alfresco rooftop terrace and the Fourth Floor Brasserie and Bar. The award-winning drinking and dining space is the perfect destination to start your day with a seasonal menu available for delegates to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, private dining and drinks receptions.
For a more hands-on activity, Hotham’s Gin School is an immersive and award-winning gin distilling experience where delegates can create and distil their own gin recipe and take a bottle home. Hotham’s is sure to leave them talking about their time in the city long after they’ve left, as is Kirkgate Market.
The largest indoor market in Europe is home to some of the most characterful traders in the city, with businesses spanning generations and representing a wide range of nationalities. Above the Grade 1 listed 1904 Market Hall, you’ll find the Kirkgate Suite, a meeting room that is ideal for delegates who wish to observe the hubbub of market life. Another listed favourite that makes up Leeds’ skyline is Leeds Corn Exchange. The home of independent retail has an extensive line-up of independent shops, eateries, studios and salons and events throughout the year to give delegates the opportunity to immerse themselves in local life.
As well as Leeds’ rich history, the city has an exciting future on the horizon. SOYO is a brand new development that will bring together Leeds’ cultural highlights and venues, including Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Conservatoire and Northern Ballet, the only resident ballet company in the UK outside of London, to create a community that champions cultural institutions and Leeds’ thriving and respected independent scene.
After a day in the culture capital of the North, rest your head at Hilton Leeds City. Now their flagship hotel in the North, the hotel has newly refurbished rooms and offers 14 meeting rooms that can hold up 550 delegates and offer built-in AV packages to suit both in-person and hybrid events.
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