City Name: LEEDS
Direction from City Center to Hotel: North West
Distance from Hotel: 1 MI/ 1.61 KM
Closest Convention Centre: New Dock
Distance from Hotel: 0.2 MI/ 0.32 KM
The free Royal Armouries Museum, right next to the hotel, houses a huge collection of historic arms and armour. Jousting and archery re-enactments take you back to medieval times, and kids can dress up to enjoy interactive displays, imagine life as a warrior or play detective at recreated crime scenes. The Hall of Steel shows weapons and helmets in an impressive multi-storey skylit display.
Set in parkland at 18th-century Bretton Hall, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park shows work by major British and international artists, both in the open air and indoors. It's just off the M1 only 17 miles from the hotel. Take a pair of decent boots and a picnic to explore the estate and seek out works by modernists Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, as well as environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy.
Don't Go Home Without
Leeds is a shoppers' paradise, combining high-end and high-street plus fabulous independent shops offering handmade crafts, vintage clothing and unique jewellery. Leeds Corn Exchange and Leeds Kirkgate Market are hubs of independent traders, Trinity Leeds is home to the cream of the high-street and Victoria Leeds and Harvey Nichols cater to those looking for a little luxury.
Explore Leeds on foot and you'll discover architectural gems such as the iconic Leeds Town Hall, the gothic revival St Anne's Cathedral, bustling Briggate's shopping and striking street art like Winifred by Qubek and the Mabgate Mural. Our compact city is perfect for following a guided walking tour or simply exploring at your leisure.