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Leeds Breaks showcase:

Leeds City Breaks

Leeds leads the way in great short breaks.

For a city that really has it all, then take your Best Western weekend city break in Leeds. Being one of the most vibrant, popular cities in England, Leeds will be a hit with all age groups, as there’s so much to see and do.

A Leeds short break staying at a Best Western hotel is highly recommended because of the:

  • Royal Armouries
  • Various Theatres
  • City Art Gallery
  • Cosmopolitan Shopping

Leeds is an old city with an incredibly young outlook. In the City Centre itself, modern offices sit alongside majestic old buildings like the Town Hall and the Corn Exchange, and impressive new shopping precincts complement the traditional Victorian arcades.

Over the past decade, Leeds has blossomed into one with a café culture and a buzzing nightlife. And being a green city, Leeds is immensely proud of its many parks and open spaces.

So what’s there to do in and around Leeds?

Step back through time at The Royal Armouries, with its exciting insight into the history of arms and armoury where adults and children alike can interact with the exhibits.

During your stay in Leeds you'll find an abundance of activities and leisure facilities. There’s an extremely lively vibrant entertainment scene with film festivals, concerts and plays galore. The West Yorkshire Playhouse is home to one of the leading provincial theatre companies. And did we mention that Leeds has a thriving local music scene?

Leeds City Art Gallery is home to a wide variety of exhibitions and now also houses the new, internationally famous Henry Moore Centre.

Sports lovers certainly won’t feel left out, as Headingley (for Cricket and Rugby) and Elland Road are easily accessible.

Shop till you drop in Harvey Nichols (the first one to be opened outside of London), sample the sheer delight that is the stylish Victorian Quarter, or try the unique shopping experience at the Corn Exchange or The Light.

Fancy travelling a little further afield?

Harewood House and Bird Gardens are home to the magnificent 18th Century house and over 100 acres of breathtaking gardens created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Tropical World provides a beautiful and gentle insight into the fascinating world of butterflies, Meerkats, tropical fish, bats, snakes and spiders – not for the faint hearted!

The National Media Museum (formerly the National Museum of Film, TV and Photography) in neighbouring Bradford offers you the chance to delve into an amazing world of media, and is home to the phenomenal five-storey IMAX screen.

A well earned break in one of Best Westerns friendly city hotels in Leeds will leave you refreshed and invigorated.

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What's on in Leeds:

Rochester Sweeps Festival
Open: May 2013 (annual)

05/05/2014 to 07/05/2014

Faversham Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
Open: All day May 2013 (annual)

All day

19/05/2014 to 19/05/2014

Tulip Festival
Open: 11am -5pm Apr - May 2013 (annual)

11am -5pm

25/04/2014 to 07/05/2014

Weald of Kent Craft Show
Open: Daily 9.30am-5pm (until 5.30pm Sat) May 2013 (various dates)

Daily 9.30am-5pm (until 5.30pm Sat)

12/09/2014 to 14/09/2014
05/05/2014 to 07/05/2014

Grand Designs Live London
Open: Daily 10am-6pm (until 5pm Sun 13 May) May 2013 (annual)

Daily 10am-6pm (until 5pm Sun 13 May)

05/05/2014 to 13/05/2014

Greenwich Beer & Jazz Festival
Open: Daily 12pm-10.30pm May 2013 (annual)

Daily 12pm-10.30pm

05/05/2014 to 08/05/2014

The Drag Olympics
Open: May 2013 (annual)

07/05/2014 to 07/05/2014

Baishakhi Mela
Open: 11am-7pm May 2013 (annual)


13/05/2014 to 13/05/2014

Bizarre Ball
Open: May 2013 (annual)

19/05/2014 to 19/05/2014

Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Open: Various; operas played in repertoire & start times differ for each opera;
Sun at least an hour earlier May - Aug 2013 (annual)

Various; operas played in repertoire & start times differ for each opera;
Sun at least an hour earlier

18/05/2014 to 30/08/2014

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music
Open: Daily every afternoon & evening May 2013 (annual)

Daily every afternoon & evening

18/05/2014 to 26/05/2014

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
Open: 10am-5.30pm May 2013 (annual)


12/05/2014 to 12/05/2014

Breakin' Convention
Open: Daily 6pm May 2013 (annual)

Daily 6pm

03/05/2014 to 07/05/2014

Battersea Contemporary Art Fair
Open: Fri 6pm-9pm; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm May 2013 (annual)

Fri 6pm-9pm; Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

11/05/2014 to 11/05/2014

Vaisakhi Festival
Open: 12pm-6pm May 2013 (annual)


06/05/2014 to 06/05/2014

Sci-Fi London Film Festival
Open: May 2013 (annual)

24/05/2014 to 30/05/2014

First Thursdays
Open: Thu until 9pm Feb 2013 (monthly)

Thu until 9pm

05/02/2015 to 05/02/2015
02/10/2014 to 02/10/2014
05/03/2015 to 05/03/2015
01/05/2014 to 01/05/2014
04/12/2014 to 04/12/2014
05/06/2014 to 05/06/2014
06/11/2014 to 06/11/2014
04/09/2014 to 04/09/2014
07/08/2014 to 07/08/2014
01/01/2015 to 01/01/2015
02/04/2015 to 02/04/2015
03/07/2014 to 03/07/2014

Crusaid Walk For Life
Open: May 2013 (annual)

20/05/2014 to 20/05/2014

London Burlesque Week
Open: Daily every evening May 2013 (annual)

Daily every evening

07/05/2014 to 13/05/2014

London Handel Festival
Open: Mar - Apr 2013 (annual)

15/03/2014 to 24/04/2014
15/03/2015 to 24/04/2015

La Linea
Open: Daily every evening Apr 2013 (annual)

Daily every evening

16/04/2014 to 27/04/2014

The Moonwalk London
Open: From 8pm-11am the following day May 2013 (annual)

From 8pm-11am the following day

12/05/2014 to 12/05/2014

Open Air Theatre Regent's Park
Open: Eves 7.45pm; mats 2.15pm May - Sep 2013 (annual)

Eves 7.45pm; mats 2.15pm

16/05/2014 to 06/09/2014

The Night of 1000 Voices
Open: 4pm & 8pm May 2013 (annual)

4pm & 8pm

06/05/2014 to 06/05/2014

Club Kali
Open: 10pm-3am Feb 2013 (monthly)


17/10/2014 to 17/10/2014
16/01/2015 to 16/01/2015
20/02/2015 to 20/02/2015
19/12/2014 to 19/12/2014
16/05/2014 to 16/05/2014
18/07/2014 to 18/07/2014
21/11/2014 to 21/11/2014
20/03/2015 to 20/03/2015
20/06/2014 to 20/06/2014
15/08/2014 to 15/08/2014
19/09/2014 to 19/09/2014

Kensington Dollshouse Festival
Open: Fri 12pm-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4.30pm May 2013 (annual)

Fri 12pm-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4.30pm

11/05/2014 to 13/05/2014

Camden Crawl
Open: Daily 11am-4am May 2013 (annual)

Daily 11am-4am

04/05/2014 to 06/05/2014

London Sevens
Open: May 2013 (annual)

12/05/2014 to 12/05/2014

The Great Escape Festival
Open: May 2013 (annual)

10/05/2014 to 12/05/2014

Brighton Festival
Open: May 2013 (annual)

03/05/2014 to 25/05/2014

Brighton Fringe Festival
Open: May 2013 (annual)

05/05/2014 to 27/05/2014

Open: Doors 6pm: Show 7.30pm Jan 2013 (monthly)

Doors 6pm: Show 7.30pm

25/05/2014 to 25/05/2014
27/07/2014 to 27/07/2014
31/08/2014 to 31/08/2014
30/11/2014 to 30/11/2014
28/09/2014 to 28/09/2014
29/06/2014 to 29/06/2014
28/12/2014 to 28/12/2014
26/10/2014 to 26/10/2014
25/01/2015 to 25/01/2015
22/02/2015 to 22/02/2015
27/04/2014 to 27/04/2014
29/03/2015 to 29/03/2015

FA Cup Final
Open: 3pm May 2013 (annual)


03/05/2014 to 03/05/2014

Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts
Open: Daily 9.30am-5pm (until 5.30pm Sat) May 2013 (annual)

Daily 9.30am-5pm (until 5.30pm Sat)

10/05/2014 to 12/05/2014

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