Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall: Our most recommended tours and activities

Leeds: Guided City Center Walking Tour

1. Leeds: Guided City Center Walking Tour

Get your bearings and discover Leeds with a local on a guided walking tour. Learn about local history, and gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city. Start your tour outside the Town Hall, where you will hear about the origins of the city and its importance as a textile powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution. You will then discover historic landmarks such as the Corn Exchange and Kirkgate Market. Stop outside City Varieties Music Hall, the oldest of its kind in the world. Hear more about the vibrant cultural and music scene of the modern-day. Then, stroll through bustling shopping arcades in the Victoria Quarter and uncover some hidden gems in the heart of the city.

Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

2. Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your Blue Badge-certified guide in the heart of the city. Whether a tourist or a long-time local, let your guide lead you on a fascinating journey through the history of Leeds. Discover how it has come to be the city known and loved today.  Learn the story of wool, how it made the city rich, and how the industry paved the way for some great engineers. See what must be the most beautiful factory in the world, made out of local materials. The two-hour walk will take you to some hidden corners, as well as past art galleries, arcades, markets, trading places, and pocket gardens. Pick up some quirky facts along the way. Finish back at City Square with the history of the city brought to life and lots of tour tips for making the most out of the rest of your stay.

Leeds: Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Experience & Sightseeing

3. Leeds: Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Experience & Sightseeing

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt for a fun and unique way to explore Leeds. Captain Bess will send messages to your phones. She’s a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship. She’ll direct you on a carefully designed route through the city. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place, then try to decipher the clue. Search high and low for the answer. You’ll spot things you’d never normally notice. And don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint to help you on your way. Start at Leeds Art Gallery and parade through Victoria Arcades, explore peaceful green spaces and uncover the magnificent Corn Exchange and Kirkgate indoor market. Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about the things you’re spotting and get a better understanding of the history of Leeds. Feeling adventurous? Get ready to explore Leeds and have loads of fun!

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What people are saying about Leeds Town Hall

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

We were only 2 on the tour so got plenty of attention, interaction and information from tour guide. She was a student (sorry can't remember your name) and was very knowledgeable about Leeds and the buildings, arcades, places to visit and places to eat. I would recommend this tour to give you information about the history of Leeds and get your bearings of where places of interest are

Sarah, that showed us around Leeds yesterday, was very knowledgeable & made the tour very enjoyable. Gave us a great insight into the history & things to look out for & an enthusiasm to go back to explore more places visited in depth i.e. we went & had lunch in the tiled cafe at the Leeds art gallery, which is an amazing room.

The treasure hunt was good fun. By doing this kind of activity, especially in a new town or city you get to see a load more than you normally would, and you get a bit of local history thrown in along the way.

Annabella was lovely & very knowledgeable. Visiting our family but never properly walked around. Went to places we have never seen. Wonderful experience.

Michelle was very pleasant and had an excellent recall of historical names and facts. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to her.