Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

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Visiting Leeds

Useful tourist information for visiting Leeds, including shopping, places of interest, food and drink.

More information can be found on the Visit Leeds website.

We have listed some of our favourites below:

Places of interest

These places are all a very short walk from the conference venue:

  • Leeds City Museum - Free museum just a couple of minutes away from the Rose Bowl, where you can discover the history of Leeds.
  • The Leeds Library  - The oldest surviving subscription library of its type in the UK, founded in 1768.
  • Royal Armouries - One of the largest collection of historic arms and armour in the world.



  • Leeds Kirkgate Market - One of the largest indoor markets in Europe, Kirkgate is a shopper’s paradise offering fresh food, drink and fashion, flowers, hardware and haberdashery.
  • Victoria Leeds - Next to Kirkgate Market, this is a shopping district and leisure area in central Leeds, comprising the 1990 Victoria Quarter, an arcaded complex of beautifully restored 19th century and contemporary shopping arcades, and the 2016 Victoria Gate development.
  • Trinity Leeds - Very close to Leeds train station, this is a shopping and leisure centre named after the adjacent 18th-century Holy Trinity Church. The shopping centre has a concept food area named Trinity Kitchen, hosting both permanent tenants and rotating "pop-up" vendors. In addition, Everyman Cinemas opened a 3,700 m2 (40,000 sq ft) four screen art-house cinema.
  • Leeds Corn Exchange - A Grade I listed building ‘home to a family of independently minded vendors offering an experience you just won’t find elsewhere.


Food and Drink

  • Trinity Kitchen - Hosting both permanent tenants and rotating "pop-up" vendors.
  • Leeds Kirkgate Market - Lots of street food, with plenty of vegetarian ad vegan options
  • Bundobust - Casual craft beer bar serving Indian street food menu amid bare brick and wooden benches and tables.
  • Nation of Shopkeepers - A favourite with the Library staff, it offers food, art, beer and live music in the heart of Leeds. With an eclectic interior and a nice outside area.
  • Tharavadu - The first authentic Kerala Restaurant in Leeds, Tharavadu entered the top 10 restaurants in Leeds on Tripadvisor within the first week of opening.
  • Whitelock’s Ale House - The oldest public house in Leeds: former marketman's pub with old wooden bar and stained glass serving British menu and local ales. Immediately next to it, it’s its sister bar The Turks’ Head.
  • Thai A Roy Dee - Thai restaurant, vegetarian and vegan friendly
  • Zaap Leeds - Real Thai street food


Bars and Nightlife

Present @ LILAC

LILAC is great opportunity for our fellow professionals to present their ideas, share best practice and show case new thinking in our sector. If you have an idea then we'd love to hear about it. We have many options for the types of sessions you might run from a symposium to a workshop. Visit our Call for Presentations page to find out how to apply.

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Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024

Leeds Beckett University, 25-27 March 2024