A four-part film series has been unveiled 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


Leeds is perfectly situated in the heart of the UK so delegates can experience the vibe of a cool, modern and vibrant city and yet be so close to breathtaking scenery. Experience the beauty of the rolling Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, or Haworth, home of the Brontë sisters; each encouraging visitors to journey further during their time in the heart of the North. A selection of award-winning dining destinations also feature, tastily proving Leeds’ reputation as ‘Foodie Capital of the North’.


And there’s so much culture in Leeds to enjoy. Preview the vibrant cultural activity that visitors can experience in the city, through this new series and Love Leeds for Longer.


There is a selection of stays, restaurants and bars, places to see and things to do in our compact and accessible city, with a range of cultural highlights waiting to be discovered within just #100steps.

Take a look at our previous #ExploreLeeds videos

#ExploreLeeds showcases a selection of the city’s standout venues, highlighting Leeds’ exceptional conference and events offering. The films feature historic architecture; inspirational locations; diverse meeting, dining and reception spaces; hybrid technology solutions; and luxury accommodation. Browse our venue offering and discover how you can experience exceptional as we invite you to #ExploreLeeds.


Steeped in history as the former Yorkshire Penny Bank building, Aspire has been restored as a premier conferencing facility with The Banking Hall able to host up to 300 delegates.  Find out more about Aspire or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map.


A luxury hotel in the heart of the city, Dakota boasts a stunning boardroom to host intimate events and the use of Salon Prive, an exclusive terrace, to add a special touch to any event. Find out more about Dakota or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map.

DoubleTree by Hilton

On the waterfront in the up and coming Granary Wharf quarter, DoubleTree by Hilton promises modern accommodation and stunning aerial views of the city from its Sky Lounge. Find out more about DoubleTree Hilton or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map.

Leeds United Football Club

Home to Leeds United Football Club and the largest events space in Leeds, Elland Road has over 50 suites that can be tailored to meet any kind of event. Find out more about Elland Road or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

Headingley Stadium

Home to the Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the Leeds Rhinos rugby league club, the Emerald Suite is the only conferencing suite in the world to benefit from views of two international stadia. Find out more about Headingley Stadium or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

Horizon Leeds

With innovative technological solutions at its heart, Horizon Leeds has invested in technology to provide cutting edge conference services that deliver smooth in-person, virtual or hybrid events. Find out more about Horizon or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

Leeds City Museum

Set in the award winning Millennium Square, Leeds City Museum tells of the story of the city with its impressive Broderick Hall which can hold up to 400 delegates. Find out more about Leeds City Museum or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

Leeds Conservatoire

A contemporary space in the heart of the Cultural Quarter, Leeds Conservatoire is a cultural and academic hub that can host up to 400 delegates in its first class auditorium. Find out more about Leeds Conservatoire or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

Leeds Marriott Hotel

Leeds Marriott Hotel boasts 4 star accommodation in the heart of the city centre. Easily accessible from motorway and rail networks, the hotel will ensure a comfortable stress free stay during your visit to the city. Find out more about Leeds Marriott Hotel or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

Nexus Leeds

Nexus is a unique event space nestled in the campus of the University of Leeds, one of many academic venues available in Leeds. Find out more about Nexus at the University of Leeds or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

Oulton Hall

An out of city venue with an abundance of character, Oulton Hall has been restored to deliver a memorable experience to delegates whilst preserving the history of its 18th century mansion. Find out more about Oulton Hall or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

The Queens

With more listed buildings than any other English city outside of London, Leeds has a host of unique venues like The Queens to offer a charming alternative to a conventional conference venue. Find out more about The Queens or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

The Royal Armouries

Leeds boasts a wealth of experiences which allows delegates to immerse themselves in city life during their stay, including the Royal Armouries which holds the largest collection of arms and armour. Find out more about the Royal Armouries or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map


If it’s a venue with a conscience you’re looking for, Leeds boasts a host of venues that have invested in environmentally friendly practices to create a sustainable conference experience, including Shine, a venue on a mission to raise aspirations and create opportunities for disadvantaged communitiesFind out more about Shine or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

The Terrace

At the heart of the North, Leeds’ outdoor spaces and breathability all contribute to creating an enjoyable conference experience. If it’s access to the outdoors that you’re looking for, The Terrace offers this and more with conference and breakout rooms flooded with light to inspire and motivate delegates. Find out more about The Terrace or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

Leeds Town Hall

A pinnacle of Leeds’ landscape, the instantly recognisable Leeds Town Hall is as beautiful on the inside as it is out. With 13 meeting rooms available and a maximum capacity of 1,200 delegates this historic venue is bound to leave a lasting impression. Find out more about Leeds Town Hall or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map

Victoria Leeds

Leeds paves way for the future, whilst honouring the past and that’s exactly what Victoria Leeds encompasses. With exceptional architecture and critically acclaimed drinking and dining experiences to offer an unrivalled events space. Find out more about Victoria Leeds or #ExploreLeeds using our interactive map