How to reach Leeds
By air. Leeds is served by two major airports: Leeds Bradford and Manchester. Regular flights are available from a huge number of European and International cities. Leeds Bradford airport is approximately seven miles away from the University, so easily commutable by taxi.
By train: Leeds station connects us with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website
By car. If you are using satellite navigation our address details for the main entrance to our site are:
University of Leeds
Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62 motorways. Parking on campus is limited, and we are also committed to reducing our carbon emissions, so we encourage staff and visitors to walk or cycle where possible.
Centrally located in the heart of the UK, the city of Leeds is attractive to both national and international delegates.
The city’s art scene is massive, and as well as Northern Ballet, Opera North and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, there’s also an amazing art gallery and loads of brilliantly varied music venues across the city.
Loidis, from which Leeds derives its name, was anciently a forested area of the Celtic kingdom of Elmet. The settlement certainly existed at the time of the Norman conquest of England and in 1086 was a thriving manor under the overlordship of Ilbert de Lacy. Leeds developed as a market town in the Middle Ages as part of the local agricultural economy. Before the industrial revolution, it became a co-ordination centre for the manufacture of woollen cloth. After the Industrial Revolution it was transformed into a major industrial city which was known as 'the city that made everything.'
The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. It is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research.