Life in Leeds



Leeds is a great city with lots to do and see. There is always something happening!

Sports, music and dance

Leeds is a famous city in England for sport, music and dance, so you can watch or try something new here easily!

You can join sports clubs and leisure centres in Leeds here.



Leeds United is the local football team in Leeds. They play at the Elland Road stadium outside the city centre.

You can buy tickets, football shirts and see news about Leeds United here.


Leeds Rhinos are the rugby team for Leeds. Rugby is a popular sport in the UK and it is a great way to enjoy British culture!

You can buy tickets, see information and more here.


Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of the best cricket teams in the UK, and the stadium in Headingley is regularly used for big cricket games.

You can get tickets, find more information and learn more here.


Leeds is the home of Northern Ballet, the biggest and most important ballet school in the north of England. There are many ballet shows in Leeds and it is a wonderful experience to see them live. They also have the Northern Ballet Academy, so you can learn to dance and meet new people.

You can find show tickets, book lessons and find more information here.


Leeds has a great music scene and there is music for everyone.

If you like opera or classical music, Leeds has Opera North, who you can see perform many famous operas. You can find more information here.

If you like pop or modern music, Leeds has a very big festival every year, where you can see some of the most famous artists and musicians in the world! It is called Leeds Festival and it is in August. You can find more information here.

You can also see lots of live music at the O2 Academy in Leeds. Find more information about shows here.


Museums and galleries

Leeds has many great museums that you can visit, and most are free. You can find more museums here!


The Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries is based on the river in the city centre and it is a museum about war and weapons from around the world. It is very interesting and you can learn all about the history of England too.

The museum is free and open most days. For more information, click here. (


Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum tells you the history of Leeds and Yorkshire. It always has special events on for families and for students, so it is a great way to spend an afternoon!

The museum is free and open most days. For more information, click here.


Thackray Medical Museum

Thackray Medical Museum is great for both medical students and anyone interested in science. It talks about the history of medicine and has lots of statues and pictures to help you to understand.

The museum is not free (it costs £8 for an adult ticket) and it is open most days. For more information, click here.


Kirkstall Abbey and Abbey House Museum

Kirkstall Abbey is an old church just outside the city centre. It is in a big park and it is beautiful to visit all year. There is Abbey House Museum across the road, which always has different exhibitions for you to see.

Kirkstall Abbey is free but Abbey House Museum is £5 for adults. For more information, click here.


Leeds Discovery Centre

Leeds Discovery Centre is near the train station and Leeds Docks, and has many interesting and different things to see. There are always different exhibitions to see.

Leeds Discovery Centre is free and is open at weekends only. For more information, click here.


Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery is a great place to see art from all over the world and you can learn all about different types of art. It is a peaceful place in the city centre.

Leeds Art Gallery is free and open most days. For more information, click here.

Want to know more fun things to do in Leeds? You can go to the Visit Leeds website ( and get more ideas!