Leeds

Where diverse minds come together

Leeds is the UK’s second largest centre for business, legal and financial services. Steeped in industrial history, it is today known for its strengths in medicine and healthcare, professional services, digital, manufacturing and its four universities.

 

Getting here

  • Leeds Bradford Airport receives flights from six UK airports, including London Heathrow, and 60 European cities.
  • Leeds is 1 hour 25 minutes from Manchester International Airport which receives direct flights from over 200 global destinations.
  • Leeds is 2 hours 15 minutes from London by train.

Harrogate Convention Centre

 

The impressive Harrogate Convention Centre combines heritage with contemporary style in a series of adaptable event spaces. Its largest room, the Auditorium, is modern space with superb technical facilities and can accommodate 1,977 delegates theatre-style.

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Harrogate Convention Centre

first direct arena

 

Located in the heart of the city, Leeds’ largest venue is the first direct arena, accommodating up to 12,000 delegates theatre-style. With versatile spaces and function rooms, the arena’s “super theatre” is equipped with high quality acoustics and is configured to reduce viewing distances.

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first direct arena

Royal Armouries Museum

 

Set on Leeds Waterfront is the Royal Armouries Museum. As well as having the UK’s largest collection of arms, armour and artillery, it accommodates up to 1,500 delegates for conferences and 1,000 for banquets.

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Royal Armouries Museum

Leeds Beckett University

Located in the city centre, Leeds Beckett University’s Rose Bowl offers meeting rooms for up to 256 theatre-style and 600 for banquets. The university’s Carnegie Pavilion 18 conference rooms and is part of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club and is a first-class sporting venue.

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Leeds Beckett University
18 Oct 2018(last updated)

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