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 top picks for T & U are below, can you think of any we’ve missed?!

Taco Bell

The favourite Mexican fast food chain hit St John’s Centre in July, and has been jam-packed ever since.


Ten Bar
Serving 10 vodkas, 10 gins, 10 rums and 10 cocktails for you to choose from, from its venue on Duncan Street. 10 – it’s the magic number.


A contemporary Chinese restaurant in Minerva House, East Parade, which has become a Leeds Instagram favourite since opening in June because of its pink flowered dining area (and amazing food).


University number 4
Leeds gained another uni this year, when Leeds College of Art became Leeds Arts University – and the only specialist arts university in the North of England. Leeds, a leading education centre? We think so.


Nearly the end of our guide, what are we missing!?