Leeds is a thriving city with a strong sense of community and a vibrant creative scene bursting with energy. One of the UK’s biggest cities, Leeds is a popular choice in which to live, work and study.

Leeds has an exciting and diverse cultural scene, with an array of choice. It is the only city outside of London to have its own Opera and Ballet companies (Opera North and Northern Ballet), and it is home to many more theatres, galleries and venues.

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Students performing at the Brudenell Social Club

The music scene is booming, and with the range of superb venues, forward-thinking promoters and creative curators.

From the massive First Direct Arena in the heart of the city to more intimate venues like the legendary Brudenell Social Club and The Wardrobe opposite campus, there’s always a choice of artists to see any day of the week.


Leeds is a renowned shopping destination with a range of options, from high-end boutiques in ornate Victorian arcades and large department stores, to quirky independent shops and eclectic markets.

Leeds has fantastic food and drink options too, with cuisine from all corners of the globe in innovative eateries and independent street food stalls.

Leeds is perfectly placed in Yorkshire, the UK’s largest county, at the centre of the UK. The city is well connected, both nationally and internationally, by comprehensive bus and rail networks, as well as easy access to Leeds Bradford International Airport and Manchester Airport.

Yorkshire is a world-renowned tourism destination, welcoming millions of people from all over the world each year. Whether you prefer bustling modern cities like Sheffield, the historical streets of York, or to get away from it all in the countryside or at the coast, with Leeds as your base you’re within easy reach of some of the most popular places to visit in the UK.

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