Leeds Newbie Tour - A First Timer's Visit to this Great City

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    Bright eyed me
    16 Nov 2015
    Clock 30min      Length1mi
    5 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    A complete newbie's guide to the Leeds city centre by a curious, chatty out-of-towner. Tie up your laces and join a British traveller to discover the intricate architecture, markets and streetside attractions of one of the United Kingdom's oldest towns through fresh eyes, and perhaps learn a thing or two.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    The Town Hall, Leeds Art Gallery, The Grand Theatre, The Victoria Quarter and Kirkgate Market

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Starting point is Leeds Town Hall in the centre of the city. From Leeds train station, exit onto Wellington Street and turn left onto Quebec Street. Walk for 3 minutes and turn right onto King St / Eastern Parade. Walk for another 3 minutes and you'll reach The Headrow and Town Hall in front of you. Bus stop Headrow Y15 is across the road from the Town Hall.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    The Leeds Art Gallery, The Henry Moore Institute, St John's Church, Millies Restaurant, The Victoria Quarter and the Kirkgate Market.

    Best time of day:

    You can do this tour at any time of day. The Kirkgate Market is closed on Sundays.


    Leeds city centre is very busy, so watch for the traffic that can be heavy in parts. Outside the market you sometimes find street drinkers so watch for that.


    Plus Write a comment


    Thanks for sharing Dante, you made me smile as I walked around. It would be good if you added a few more stops and a bit more historical info but it was a good way to see some nice landmarks in the half hour I had on my visit to Leeds for business. (PS the very last part of the tour no longer works due to the building work around the arcade)

    Posted by Alice Fuller , about 3 years ago