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.
|Hotel||From Conference Venue|
|4 Stars||Leeds Radisson Blu
|Crowne Plaza||1.8 km|
|The Queens||1.7 km|
|3 Stars||The Met||1.6 km|
|Holiday Inn Express||1.5 km|
|Mercure Leeds Center Hotel (conference hotel)||1.7 km|
|Budget||Ibis Leeds Centre Marlborough Street (conference hotel)||1.3 km|
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.'
Leeds is the perfect place for an inspiring city break. There’s so much to enjoy, from vibrant and diverse culture, great art, theatres and music to world class events, sport, some of the country’s best shopping and a thriving food and drink scene. Named by Lonely Planet in 2017 as a ‘top 10 must visit European City’, Leeds is a warm, friendly and welcoming city with something for everyone.
Please explore the visit Leeds website for more visitor information including places to see and maps of the city. If you are thinking of staying an additional night before or after the conference you may also wish to explore one or more of the 19 things to try in Leeds in 2019.
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.
Click here for a map of the whole campus including an index of buildings.
Interactive Google map – shows where the University is located. You can also use it to get directions for travelling on foot or by car.
The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors are both well known for having some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK.
The Yorkshire Dales cover a huge area of land across northern England, starting just above Leeds stretching right up towards the Pennines to the north. Made up of a patchwork of individually named Dales, most of the area is protected by National Park status. The North York Moors occupy the land north of York, and contains one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK.