Cosmopolitan Leeds is a gateway to the north of England – a stone’s throw from West Yorkshire gems like the market town of Huddersfield, Harrogate spa town and the thriving cultural city of Bradford, and within easy reach the exhilarating National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Between rugby games, get to know Leeds’ civic hub, Millennium Square, and follow the River Aire to trendy waterfront development New Dock and Holbeck Urban Village.
Get into the rugby spirit with food, drinks, entertainment and matches on the big screen at Leeds' Fanzone.
Follow the Leeds Country Way to the stately home at and spend the afternoon ambling between grand chambers, exploring Capability Brown landscapes, and spotting flamingos in the bird garden. Back in the city centre, enjoy sculptures by Yorkshire-born Henry Moore at Leeds Art Gallery and browse armour and hunting weapons at Leeds Royal Armouries. There could be a few famous footballers lurking behind the scenes at Elland Road on a Leeds United stadium tour.
Explore the city
Interested in discovering more about the city’s history? Contact for information on self-guided tours around Leeds which focus on a number of interesting historic facts about its past, from architecture to Marks and Spencer’s heritage. Alternatively, for something bang-up-to-date, pull on your party threads and dip into the numerous late-night bars found in .
Don’t worry if you didn’t manage to get a ticket to the games; walk through the big Victorian doors of, find yourself a spot and watch the game on their big screen. You can also tuck into some locally sourced pub grub and sample their array of draught beers and real ales whilst you cheer on your team.
After the game, enjoy a taste of Leeds’ buzzing and varied nightlife. Pay a visit to for delicious burgers and their notorious killer cocktails whilst Rock n Roll classics blasts from the speakers; enjoy live music, stand-up comedy and busting your best moves on the dancefloor at The Hifi Club, or experience a unique cinema going experience at, where you can enjoy high quality modern cuisine and a glass of wine before watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster.
Great for families
Desert meerkats and giant Niger catfish await at Tropical World, set in the peaceful gardens of Roundhay Park. The story of medicine is told in a family-friendly way at the Thackray Medical Museum.