There’s one surefire way to get the most out of your time in Leeds. And that’s to dive right in. Our city is always on the move, and there’s always something exciting on the horizon. History and heritage. Sporting success. Culture and creativity. Food and drink. Retail and nightlife. And the glorious great outdoors, all within easy reach. Right in the centre of the UK, and easily accessible by car, rail and air. Arrive by train two hours from London, and three from Edinburgh. Or fly here from over 70 international destinations, with Leeds Bradford Airport just 8 miles from the centre. Our city really is the epicentre of the modern North.
Experience cultural dynamism.
We’re inspired by cultural energy, with nationally recognised ballet and opera companies. But we’re always asking ‘what’s next?’. A hub for healthcare, finance, and manufacturing, with a booming digital scene. A city with a truly independent spirit, doing our own thing.
That’s our challenge to delegates and visitors. Get out there. Enjoy yourself. Live life like a local. Snap up the chance to experience a thriving independent food and drink scene, from craft beer and cocktails, to global street food flavours. Hit the shops, where the biggest brands meet boutique finds.
Experience heritage and pride.
We draw on a rich industrial heritage, with Victorian architecture, world class universities and institutions, and proudly claim to be Yorkshire’s unofficial capital. And then there’s the sport. Something we couldn’t do without. We’ve welcomed the Tour de France, chased the Cricket World Cup at Headingley, and heard the roar of the crowd at Elland Road. Set us a challenge, and we’ll rise to meet it.
Experience the utterly unique.
Ours is a city that does things differently. You don’t have to choose between a great conference, and a great city. You can experience them both, and one creates the other. The same community and culture, whether you’re meeting, networking, dining or exploring.