The University of Leeds is an expansive and diverse destination for conferences, meetings and events.

Finding the right venue

The University of Leeds is an expansive and diverse destination for conferences, meetings and events. Our 100-acre campus is conveniently located within walking distance of all that the vibrant city has to offer.

Find us

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Transport links and directions

  • Train: Leeds Railway Station connects with all major UK cities. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
  • Walking: we are just a 20-minute walk from Leeds Railway Station.

Upon exiting the station onto City Square – with Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row and continue up until the first major junction. Cross straight over The Headrow and head up Cookridge Street. At the next set of traffic lights, continue straight, passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right. Turn left on to Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road. You’ll pass Leeds Beckett University on your left and our campus begins approximately 50 metres further, on your left.

  • Cycling: our campus has secure bike racks for you to use throughout the duration of your visit. For bike routes and information about cycling in Leeds, visit the Leeds City Council cycling pages.
  • Bus/Coach: most coaches arrive into Leeds Bus Station. For coach details, visit the National Express website.

The number 6 bus runs from the bus station to the Parkinson Building, outside the University’s main entrance.

There is also a Leeds CityBus that stops at the bus and train stations and the southern end of campus (near the back of Leeds General Infirmary A&E). For local bus information and timetables, visit the West Yorkshire Metro website.

  • Car: taxi ranks are located outside Leeds Railway and Bus Stations and both are approximately 10-minutes ride away from the University.

Leeds is easily accessible via the M1 and M62 motorways. To minimise the environmental impact of events at the University of Leeds and due to limited parking available on campus, we recommend using public transport, wherever possible. However, we appreciate that this may not always suit your requirements, so please speak to our Conferences and Events team if you wish to discuss paid parking options available.

  • Air: the closest airports are Leeds Bradford and Manchester, located approximately 7 miles and 54 miles away from the University respectively. Both airports are served by regular flights from many cities in Europe and beyond.

Find our new city centre venue – Cloth Hall Court

New for 2023, the latest addition to our portfolio of events spaces is situated just a two-minute walk from Leeds Railway Station.

Upon exiting the station onto City Square – with Queens Hotel behind you, walk 100 feet and turn left onto Quebec Street. The venue is approximately 300 feet ahead on your right.

Exploring Leeds

Vibrant, historically and culturally rich, Leeds is one of the UK’s largest cities. It is found nestled in the heart of the modern North of England, fully surrounded by Yorkshire’s breathtaking countryside.

With its industrial heritage and reputation for innovation, Leeds is one of the UK’s leading business tourism destinations and offers a synergy with businesses from a diverse range of industries.

Highlights include:

  • A wealth of leisure activities and attractions to choose from – including sports, arts and entertainment, museums and galleries
  • Nature on your doorstep – the city offers an abundance of parks, woodland walks, reserves and wildlife
  • An undercurrent of culture – there has never been a better time to host your event in Leeds. LEEDS 2023 – Year of Culture is a celebration of extraordinary talent, setting the stage for a diverse events programme in and around the city.
  • Steeped in history – from a small village to a sprawling metropolis, Leeds has achieved fascinating advances throughout history, influencing industry, arts, architecture, sports, education and more.
  • Food, glorious food – there’s good reason why Leeds has been declared the ‘Foodie Capital of the North’. Here you can enjoy the very best in locally-sourced produce and traditional Yorkshire fare, all the way through to an extensive range of cuisines from around the world.

Contact us

To find out more information, arrange a site visit or discuss your specific requirements, complete a short form or contact our dedicated Conferences and Events team – call us on 0113 343 6100 or email us at conferences@leeds.ac.uk.