Come rain or shine Leeds isn't short of fun things to do, through the day and for an evening of entertainment, here's just a handful of our faves. Including nipping to the market or learning about Royal Armour.
One of Europe's largest in door markets, home to independent traders selling fresh food, fashion, flowers and more. We recommend having a wonder round near dinner time then nipping for a little bit to eat in the food area near the bottom.
Kirkgate, LS2 7HY. Get Directions
Royal Armouries Museum
Located on Leeds Docks is the Royal Armouries Museum, a modern gallery displaying armour, war histories and weaponry. Their spiral staircase with royal weaponry on display is a great spot to take a little mirror selfie.
Armouries Drive, LS10 1LT. Get Directions
Hyde Park Picture House
A must-see old school cinema in the heart of Hyde Park, recently renovated but in keeping with its old architectural roots. Often showcasing new and old films you’re sure to find one you’ll enjoy in a unique setting.
Hyde Park, LS6 1JD. Get Directions
Fancy a sophisticated evening out? Head to the theatre to lose yourself in the talent. Leeds Playhouse often showcases independent plays alongside classic favourites including Oliver, Macbeth and more. Tickets start from £15 too.
Quarry Hill, LS2 7UP. Get Directions
Left Bank Workshops
A progressive space for creativity, culture and community. Just outside of the city centre in the Hyde Park area is this gorgeous renovated church where you can enjoy events, markets and music. Expect independent makers markets, life drawing and concerts.
Cardigan Road, LS6 1LJ. Get Directions
Leeds Drawing Club
Located in the Burley Park area find Leeds Drawing Club where you can lose yourself in life drawing. Sessions are available for all expertise, no equipment is required either, you can just show up and join. We love this one as a little gift for a loved one to experience together.
Burley Hill, Flexsoace. Get Directions
Feel like you’re a child again with their free play and pinball arcades, with more than 1000 games to play it’s hard to leave! Our IT guy, John, loved it here. Travelling from Barnsley to take the kids on a Saturday afternoon.
Kirkstall, LS5 3RP. Get Directions
Leeds Comedy Project
Love to laugh? Leeds comedy project is a great organisation which puts on comedy nights for upcoming talent. Tickets are as little as £2, so you’re not losing too much if they stumble over their sets. You can also catch high profile comedians here practising their sets - all is a surprise until you get there! Keep an eye on their socials for where they are on what dates.
Mondays at: 19a The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PU. Get Directions
Tuesdays at: Archive, 94 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1HD. Get Directions
Thursday at: Clarence Rd, Leeds LS10 1EE. Get Directions
Roxy Ball Room
A multi location little vibe. A great little spot if you’re wanting a fun little night out or a couple drinks after work. Their largest spot is on Merrion Street with pool tables, mini golf, shuffleboards and table tennis.
Boar Lane, 58 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6HW. Get Directions
City Bloc Indoor Climbing
Created and brought to life by 4 members of the British Bouldering Team brings you City Bloc, an indoor bouldering facility with routes for any level just outside of the city centre of Leeds. You can rent your shoes there whilst you give it a go for your first couple of sessions, then why not treat yourself to an annual pass if you become a regular. We love this for a full body ~fun~ workout.
1 Kitson Rd, Leeds LS10 1NT. Get Directions