Sitting on the banks of the River Aire, Leeds is undoubtedly the capital of West Yorkshire. What was once a market town is now a stunning modern city that serves as the region's cultural and financial heart.
The northern gem has a thriving nightlife, flourishing arts scene and fascinating historical edge that champions Leeds as one of the most improved places to live in the UK. There’s endless ways to fill up your weekend, so pass on Netflix and take a flick through our events guide instead.
Leeds Grand Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse both extend a variety of stage performances, from stand-up comedy to magical musicals, while Leeds Arena and the O2 Academy lure many high-profile artists to the city. After a long week at work, why not treat yourself to tickets to see your favourite artist or play this weekend?
Leeds is renowned for being the UK’s festival city. Many will recognise Leeds Festival as the holy ground for big acts in August, but the city also hosts festivals of all interests and tastes throughout the year. Whether you’re a foodie or an art-buff, take a look at the scheduled festivals and activities.