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Best Places In Leeds For Travellers

From Briggate to the Headrow, here some places that you should visit when in Leeds.

Aug 31, 2022 | By LUXUO

If you are planning to spend your holidays in Leeds or Manchester, you are going to need a list of the best places to visit. With this in mind, we’ve pointed out some of the most interesting things in Leeds for you to see. But let us warn you in advance: the choice is going to be tough because this city has so many great places, and you will need to look at the details to make up your mind.

Here are some places in Leeds that you should visit:


Briggate, Leeds. Image: Puripat Lertpunyaroj

Briggate was built in 1897 and it is another place you should visit. We believe that this place is ideal for people who like architecture, old buildings and unique attractions of this kind. There are a lot of boutiques here that will keep you busy and make you want to buy something as soon as possible. Try to enjoy and focus on the architecture, the impressive overall design, and the details that are present all around this place.

We must add that here you can enjoy Queen Victoria Street. A fun fact here is that this is the biggest expanse of glass anywhere in Europe so it may be a valuable place to visit. 

The Royal Armouries Museum

The Royal Armouries Museum

Besides that this is one of the most exciting places to visit in England, there are a few other reasons why you should see The Royal Armouries Museum: 

  1. This is a museum of armour and weapons and we all like that
  2. Here you can see over 8,500 objects that were used all over the world which makes things even more appealing 
  3. The museum also hosts six galleries, and every one of them is impressive. Some of the items exhibited here are over 3,000 years old, so you will want to check them out

One of the most impressive details here is that the museum has weapons and armour used in the “Lord of The Rings” movie. Of course, these are replicas but they truly sound and look impressive. Live demonstrations are a thing here as well and these just make all the things even better. 

Last but not least, the museum is home to real armour Henry VIII wore! 

Victoria Gate Casino

victoria gate casino

Victoria Gate Casino has been known as one of its kind places, and a must-see point of interest for any tourist. The place is big — around 4,645 square feet  —  and there is room inside for 1,400 people. 

Of course, casinos are becoming more and more obsolete. Today, you can just pick an online operator and use your mobile phone to gamble. But a real, old-fashioned, classy casino with traditions is something different, and any tourist should visit one.

A restaurant called V Restaurant is a thing here and is known for delicious meals. In addition, you can also find a champagne room and all sorts of other places here.

The casino is best known for poker and some of the best games and tournaments are held here. Of course, if you like table games of other kinds you can play them. Cash games are available as well so you can find almost anything you want. The casino is also loaded with slots if that is your thing. 

In general, this place is a nice choice to visit if you want to have some fun, see the interesting design, and gamble. Don’t forget to follow general dress-code rules, as you might not be allowed to enter the casino otherwise.

The Headrow

Leeds Town Hall

The Headrow is simply one of the places you have to visit, and you should do it as soon as you arrive. It is a place that combines modern tech trends and old English architecture, so there is a lot to see for you here.

First of all, here you can see Leeds Town Hall. It was opened in 1858 and was used as a template for many other buildings of the same kind and purpose. It is truly one of a kind building that deserves your attention. This is also located within half a mile of a pedestrian-friendly area.

Here you get a lot more. The area is loaded with shopping, civic, and a lot of cultural attractions. In other words, this is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Leeds so make sure to include it on your list. 

If you want, even more, you will get it. There is a Grand Theatre located here and you can enjoy the opera house like no other.

St. John the Evangelist’s Church

St. John the Evangelist's Church, leeds

St. John the Evangelist’s Church is old. It was built in 1634 and is the oldest in the city. The interior is still old and looks like nothing you have ever seen. Stalls, pulpit, and rood screens are just some of the things you will want to find here.

The church is located at 23 New Briggate, Leeds and it deserves your attention. If you like old things or you just want to see something special, make sure to come here. As we have mentioned, the interior is the key element here. It also has two naves, which makes it special and one of a kind.

The Final Word

If you are coming to Leeds and you want to know which places are the best for you and deserve your full attention, now you have the answer. We have listed the top five places in the city that are more than just popular and will remain popular for as long as possible. Try to visit all of them if you can and take tons of photos. You will enjoy it today and later when you look at the photos.

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