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36 Minute Guide to Leeds

Recent research we conducted found that guests who travel for business only get 36 minutes’ free time to explore a city they are visiting for work, despite over 90% saying they wished they knew more about the cities they visit!

Our hotel teams are experts when it comes to their cities and love to give our guests insider tips on their city’s hidden gems and the best things to see and do. So in response to this research, we asked our Leeds team to create a short video on how to see the best of their city in just 36 minutes on foot or just a short car ride from the hotel!

Their top tips are:

The Gift: Visit Briggate shopping street for a great selection of shops (2 min taxi, 8 min walk)

The Cafe: Situated in the Victoria Quarter, only a stone’s throw from Briggate, Opposite Café is a small kiosk uniquely placed in one of the city’s upmarket shopping centres (4 min taxi, 11 min walk) 

The View: Offering stunning views of Leeds city centre, The Alchemist is the perfect bar to enjoy a beverage, whether a morning coffee or an evening cocktail. (3 min taxi, 11 min walk)

The Stroll: Enjoy a wander along the waterfront, passing Clarence Dock and down to Leeds Bridge. Offering a selection of galleries, restaurants, cafes and shops along the way, this route provides plenty of relaxing places to suit every mood after a long day. (6 min taxi, 18 min walk)

The Museum: With six galleries for you to visit, The Leeds City Museum offers an exciting and interesting day out for all. With impressive collections and engaging galleries, this museum presents interactive and informative displays for you to learn and discover. (7 min taxi, 10 min walk)

The Curry: Providing authentic, award winning Kashmiri cuisine with a modern twist, Aagrah isa “hands-on” family business offering the strength and experience of two generations. (6 min taxi, 10 min walk)

Staff Recommends

Best Bar: Hidden away in the city centre is The Angel Inn (Angel Inn Yard). Just off the main shopping street, it has a lively mix of locals, students and tourists utilising the seating inside and outside.

Best Restaurant: Just a stone’s throw away from Jurys Inn Leeds is Viva (9 Bridge End), the best Italian restaurant in the city. You’ll often find Italian visitors to Leeds making this their home away from home.

Best Kept Secret: Clarence Dock offers fantastic views of the River Aire away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. There are also several shops and restaurants on the dock, making this a must see on any visit to Leeds.
5 November20 November

Leeds International Film Festival

Largest annual film event in England outside of London includes world, European and UK premieres and features over 350 screenings.

Various venues
To be confirmed

Leeds Christmas Lights - switch on

Official switch-on of the seasonal lights.

Victoria Gardens

13 minute walk

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