With both one of the largest economies and student populations in the UK, it’s no surprise Leeds has an almost overwhelming amount of things to do. That’s why we’ve curated the best events and venues for the city, with everything from a quiet trip to the Leeds City Museum to nights at Canal Mills, The HiFi Club and more.
Find places to eat and drink with restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs. Or enjoy a cultured night at the Grand Theatre, the City Varieties Music Hall or one of the many smaller venues. That’s before you take into account events like the Leeds International Film Festival, the Garforth Arts Festival and music festivals like Slam Dunk and Live at Leeds. Two of the oldest running cinemas in the UK are located in Leeds with the Cottage Road Cinema and Hyde Park Picture House.
When it comes to restaurants and cafes, you can pick from street food to fine dining with choices including Mexican, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Japanese and African food alongside more typical Italian, Indian, English and vegetarian options.
And our Leeds pubs and bar listings include the best cocktail and wine bars, including the likes of Angelica and Azucar, while beer, music and art meet at Nation of Shopkeepers and Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen. As you’d expect, local beers and ales are also well represented with the breweries on offer at a number of popular real ale and craft beer venues.
With so much to choose from, it’s lucky The Skinny has all the details of the best events and venues in Leeds for you to find what you’re looking for.