New to Leeds 2017: A-Z guide

You might have noticed, Leeds has been a bit busy in 2017. And we don’t know about you, but we’ve found it hard to keep up with all the new places and spaces that have opened in the city centre this year.

From fancy restaurants and bars, to shops, hotels, events and just general ‘stuff’ happening in our amazing city, we’ve come up with a handy A-Z guide to the new additions that have made Leeds such a great place to be in 2017.

They are specific to this year only, and mainly in or around the city centre – otherwise this would be a really, really long list. We’ll probably, definitely have missed some – so let us know!

Our final instalment of our A-Z guide…tell us your thoughts!


New hotel deals have been signed this year, meaning more people can catch some zeds when visiting our city. A posh new Hilton is confirmed for the site between Victoria Gate and Mabgate Quarter; a new Ibis Styles Hotel is opening up in the Arena Quarter; the old school building on Great George Street will be transformed into a 140-room hotel; and EasyHotel will move onto Land Lane in the home of the former Scala Theatre, constructed in 1922.

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