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Leeds City Centre Area Guide

With fantastic shopping, dining and activities, Leeds is a fantastic place to live. Many city centre apartments have stunning views across the city and of the waterfront.

The shops range from upscale fashion in the restored arcades of the Victoria Quarter to chain stores at Trinity Leeds mall and plenty of premium independents inbetween.

Sitting in the centre of town, Leeds Art Gallery shows modern British works between the neoclassical 1850s Town Hall and the neo-Gothic cathedral.

As you can see from our guide below, there is no shortage of cocktail bars, music venues, and global eateries.

Bars and Restaurants


Located at the top of Trinity Leeds, serving brasserie dining and cocktails in a stylish, modern, sixth-floor restaurant with a terrace showcasing views of the City Centre.


Situated on the floor below Angelica, a sleek, industrial-look modern restaurant serving a British menu, chargrilled dishes and fine wines.

The Alchemist

Placed on the top level of Trinity Leeds and on Greek Street, providing all day dining selection. Breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner, specialising in molecular mixology cocktails & drinks. 

The Ivy

Located within the iconic Victoria Quarter, offering British menus from breakfast to late-night in a 2-story space with vibrantly patterned walls & decor

Bibis Italianissimo

Glamorous, plant filled 20s-style dining room for a wide range of Italian dishes or classic cocktails.

Bar and Grill

Located in the landmark Old Post Office building in the heart of City Square, The Restaurant Bar & Grill provides an impressive setting to enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or a private party. 

Tattu Restaurant and Bar

Contemporary Chinese Cuisine in Leeds. Tattu fuses traditional flavours, modern methods & exquisite presentation for a unique dining experience.

Issho Rooftop Restaurant and Bar

Located in Victoria Gate, an airy, contemporary rooftop for Japanese izakaya dishes plus cocktails, sake, snacks & a terrace.

Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie and Bar

The Fourth Floor Brasserie combines award-winning design and food for the perfect city-centre dining experience with a  seasonally changing menu that takes diners on a culinary exploration of Yorkshire’s finest produce.

Shops and Amenities

Victoria Gate

A shopping and leisure area that  combines the 1990 Victoria Quarter west of Vicar Lane and the 2016 Victoria Gate shopping centre east of Vicar Lane:

John Lewis

Shop new season trends in homeware, furniture and fashion


Offering an assortment of clothing, jewelry, home furniture, decoration, beauty, and gifts. 


Innovative design. Wardrobe essentials. Sustainable collections: COS is a fashion brand for women, men and kids.


American Swedish clothing brand.


Victoria Quarter

One half of Victoria Leeds; a beautiful shopping district recognised as the premium shopping area in the North of England:

Harvey Nicholos

Luxury department store offering designer fashion, beauty, food & wine.


A modern, global fashion brand offering stylish womenswear & menswear.

Ted Baker

A British luxury clothing retail company. 

Louis Vuitton

French fashion house and luxury goods company.


Leading British lifestyle brand, internationally acclaimed for the design and quality of products that are truly Made to Last.


Trinity Leeds

Leeds' premier shopping centre in the heart of the city. With hundreds of shops to browse, cuisines to taste and things to do:


Apple retail store selling iPhones, iPads & more in sleekly designed spaces.

Hotel Chocolat

The UK’s first Chocolate Metropolis - a School of Chocolate, a Mega Cafe and a Hotel Chocolat shop, filled with our entire product portfolio.

Moss Bros

Just a short walk from both Leeds Train Station and the Trinity Car Park, you will find our skilled team available to accommodate your every tailoring need.


Upscale chain known for its crystal jewelry, watches, Christmas ornaments & home accents.


Night Life


With two locations, one of Greek Street and one on Merrion Street, Manahatta is a glamorous New York inspired cocktail bar with an exciting party vibe.

Dirty Martini

With glamorous interiors, bespoke cocktails and late night DJs, Dirty Martini is the perfect venue for any celebration or just after work cocktails


Offering a fabulous menu accompanied by trendsetting cocktails, before morphing into one of the hottest parties in Leeds by night!

East 59th

The feel of a New York loft, but the skyline is a little different – you’ll look out over the rooftops from the top of Victoria Gate. It’s a unique angle on the city, and one that’s best enjoyed with a cocktail in hand.

The Botanist

The bar itself is gorgeous, with an outdoors indoors vibe that mixes earthy hues with plant pots, garden tools and wooden benches. 

The Liquorist

A lively joint with a stylish decor that offers a little something for everyone.

Hair and Beauty Salons


Leeds City Centre Salons in Queens Arcade and John Lewis. Hairdressing, Hair Colour, Balayage, Highlights, Olaplex Hair Treatments, Facials and Skincare.

Mint Nail and Beauty

From the railway station, facing City Square, turn right and proceed down Boar Lane. Mint is less than 5 minutes on the right.

Sassoon Salon

Offers the perfect experience in beautifully cut and coloured hair.

Russell Eaton Hair

Russell Eaton's flagship salon and spa is the ultimate hair and beauty experience.

City Gent

Offering traditional hairdressing for men with twist on up-to-date trends.

Gyms and Studios


Experience the ultimate group workout. TRIB3 is a next-level boutique fitness studio that fuses a scientifically-proven HIIT workout.

Core Fitness Personal Training Studios

Specialising in body transformations for busy overworked men

Marriott Hotel Leisure Club

The fully equipped, 24-hour fitness centre.


The Queens

Located in the heart of Leads overlooking City Square, near Leeds train station

Park Plaza

At the upscale Park Plaza Leeds, you can choose from 187 stylish, air-conditioned guest rooms, including Executive Rooms and a stunning Penthouse Suite.

The Bells Serviced Apartments

An exclusive collection of individually designed, five-star luxury serviced apartments combining the intimate feel of a boutique hotel with the freedom and privacy of apartment living.

Doubletree by Hilton

Beside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, next to Leeds Station and a 10-minute walk from premium shopping at Trinity Leeds and Victoria Quarter. Enjoy views of the city centre from our rooftop bar and cocktails on the waterfront terrace.


Stylish City Centre Hotel Close To Trinity Leeds + Minutes From Leeds Station. 

Radisson Blu

Modern meets Art Deco within our stylish rooms in the Victorian city of Leeds



Sitting in the heart of Trinity Leeds, Everyman Cinema offers a unique experience beyond just films. With its vision of delivering quality films, food and service within a luxury setting, 

Victoria Gate Casino

The ultimate entertainment destination.

Leeds City Museum

Visit Leeds City Museum for a family friendly day out. See the famous Leeds Tiger, and explore the four floors of exciting galleries for free.

Leeds Art Gallery

View collections of modern and contemporary British art and sculpture.

Transport Links

Leeds Train Station

Located on New Station Street to the south of City Square, at the bottom of Park Row, behind the landmark Queens Hotel.

Leeds Bus Station

Situated between the Quarry Hill and Leeds City Markets areas of Leeds city centre. The National Express Dyer Street Coach Station adjoins the bus station. It can be accessed from York and Dyer Streets. 

Car Parks

Locations, opening hours and prices for council-run car parks in Leeds city centre.