With fantastic links to Europe and the rest of the world, Leeds is an ideal destination for delegates travelling from overseas. You’ll find direct flights to Leeds Bradford Airport from over 70 worldwide locations, and connections to just about everywhere else via London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol, or Dublin, all just an hour away. Wherever you land, you’ll reach Leeds easily by rail, road, or internal flights.
But getting here is the easy part. The difficult part is deciding just how many new experiences and discoveries you can pack into your conference trip. Whether you’re here for a few days, or a longer stay, it’ll be worth your while to dive right in. Boutique hotels, bustling restaurants, and cheerful pubs. Vibrant nightlife, breathtaking performances, and intriguing heritage. Rolling countryside, and manicured parkland. It’s all right on the doorstep.
A four-part film series has been made from Conference Leeds, illustrating the unrivalled delegate experiences and top things to do in Leeds. From culture to dining experiences, it’s all about encouraging delegates to extend their stay or return as a leisure visitor to explore everything the city has to offer.
Research from Visit Leeds revealed that more professionals in the UK are looking to combine business with pleasure, with nine out of 10 delegates confirming they would return to Leeds as a tourist.
The new four-part #ExploreLeeds series showcases standout destinations and things to do in Leeds, including the Grade-I listed Leeds Corn Exchange, home to independent stores and eateries, Leeds Kirkgate Market, the biggest indoor market in Europe, walking tours to view the fantastic array of street art and the stunning architecture of Leeds’ Victorian arcades.
Click here to see all the videos.
A little local knowledge.
We know visiting a new place can be a little daunting. However warm the welcome, navigating the nuances of a new city, or a new country, can be a challenge. But it’s our job to help you settle in, and to create a trip that’s memorable for all the right reasons. So here are a few top tips.
What documentation do I need before travelling to the UK?
By the end of 2024, you might need to apply for an ETA (electronic travel authorisation) BEFORE traveling to the UK depending on your immigration status.
For further information and how to apply, please click here
You can find out all you need to know about the UK visa process, your eligibility and how to apply below:
Where can I find information about travelling to Leeds?
You can find out more about travelling to Leeds here.
What taxes will I need to pay?
In the UK, a Value Added Tax (VAT) of 20% applies to many goods and services. It will usually be included in the price you see on the label.
You can find information about claiming back VAT here.
There are no city taxes to pay in Leeds, and hotels don’t charge a local tax.
How can I find out about currency exchange?
Where can I find practical information about life in Leeds?
Check out our blog Living like a Local for all kinds of hints and tips.