Leeds Must Visit spots

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Check out our top picks for exploring Leeds!

Leeds is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage and plenty of amazing places for students to explore. From historic landmarks and bustling shopping districts to diverse food and drink scenes, there's something for everyone. Check out some of our top picks! 

The Royal Armouries 

If you're interested in military history, then this is the museum for you. It houses one of the world's largest collections of arms and armour and is a great place to explore if you’re looking for something free and interesting to do one weekend. 

Roundhay Park 

Roundhay Park is one of the largest parks in Europe, with over 700 acres of green space to explore. The park is home to a number of attractions, including a tropical plant conservatory, a lake, and a mansion house. It's a great place to go for a picnic, a jog, or just to enjoy the natural beauty of the park

Leeds Art Gallery 

This is a must-visit for art lovers. The gallery is home to an extensive collection of 19th and 20th century British art, including works by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. It’s also worth nipping into the Tilled Hall Café, which is a beautiful place to grab a bite to eat or have a study day. 

Leeds Kirkgate Market 

Leeds Kirkgate Market is one of the largest covered markets in Europe, with over 200 stalls selling everything from fresh produce to vintage clothing. It’s a great place to visit if you’re searching for some bargains or unique finds.

Headingley Stadium 

Headingley Stadium is the home of Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The stadium hosts a range of sporting events throughout the year and is a great place for students to experience the local sporting culture. 

Leeds Grand Theatre

The Leeds Grand Theatre is a stunning Victorian theatre that hosts a range of plays, musicals, and opera performances throughout the year. If you see a production with companies such as Opera North or Northern Ballet, you can often find heavily discounted tickets through their under 30’s and student schemes. 

The Leeds University Campus

Finally, don't forget to explore your own university campus! There are likely to be plenty of hidden gems and interesting places to discover on campus, from historic buildings and the galleries beautiful gardens and amazing green spaces.