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The third largest city in the UK, Leeds is fast becoming one of the most successful cities in Europe.

A vibrant economy, excellent nightlife, restaurants and shopping, as well as major attractions including the Royal Armouries, make Leeds an excellent conference choice.

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the UK’s premier road and rail networks, and is just 7 miles from Leeds/Bradford International Airport connecting with all major European destinations and a wide network of onward connections worldwide.

Everything that makes a successful conference is here in Leeds!


In Leeds you will find a city brimming with culture, sporting heritage, excellent food, an exciting nightlife and superb shopping. Leeds is a popular city break destination with lots to offer visitors from the UK and abroad. It truly is a world class city that caters for all tastes and budgets.

If you are planning to stay in Leeds you can book at our 4 Star campus accommodation, Storm Jameson Court.

  • Culture

    It is the only English city outside London with its own repertory theatre, opera house and ballet companies.

  • Shopping, Night-life and Eating Out

    Shopping in Leeds as one of the top thirty things to do in the UK. Leeds also has an excellent nightlife scene, with numerous restaurants and independent bars, and is one of the UK’s best cities for dining out.

  • Business

    Leeds is the UK’s third largest city and has an incredibly diverse economy.

Our Campus

MEETinLEEDS has a number of venues across the University of Leeds, the main campus of which extends over an area of 98 acres.

Located just 1 mile north of Leeds city centre our venues comprise a mixture of Gothic revival, art decobrutalist and postmodern buildings, making it one of the most diverse university campuses in the country in terms of building styles and history.

However, it is not just the buildings that make the Campus unique: we have a multitude of open areas and green spaces that give texture and diversity to a conference experience.

On this page you will find just a few examples of the events that take advantage of the beautiful and versatile spaces we can offer; what the University endeavours to accomplish in it’s commitment to Sustainability and images of the places that make the University of Leeds special to us and the people that visit.

Map of Venues

Getting to the University

The University of Leeds is committed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions caused by both commuting and business travel.

We encourage visitors to use public transport, bicycles and their feet as often as possible. To plan your journey to the University we recommend using Traveline which you can use to plan your journey by public transport.

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.

There are number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for timetables and general information.

There is also a city bus which stops at the bus and train stations and the southern end of campus (near the back of Leeds General Infirmary A&E) every 10 minutes from 6.30 am – 7.30 pm Mondays to Saturday.

Visit the National Express website for coach details.

If you are using satellite navigation our address details for the main entrance to our site are:

University of Leeds,
Woodhouse Lane,
(street listing can appear as Cavendish Road in some navigation systems)

Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62 and is very easily accessible. 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. We strongly recommend that you use public transport to reach Leeds, however we realise that this may not always be possible.  If delegates are visiting the campus please either consider car sharing with colleagues, or using the local City Car Club scheme on arrival.


Parking on campus is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Charges and further information can be found on the University of Leeds Car Parking website.

Parking for disabled “blue badge” holders is available on campus for visitors. If you are a blue badge holder you are advised to enter the campus via the main barrier on Woodhouse Lane to show your badge. You can then be directed to the nearest available disabled parking bay to the area you are visiting.

There are a number of city centre car parks that are only a short walk from the campus:

Car Park Postcode Distance from Campus
Woodhouse Lane multi-storey LS1 3HQ 0.1 miles
Merrion Centre LS2 8PD 0.5 miles
St. Johns Centre (NCP) LS2 8LQ 0.7 miles
The Light LS1 8TL 0.7 miles

Venues off campus

If you are visiting one of our venues off the main campus please use the address details below to plan your route:

  • Devonshire Hall:
    Cumberland Road,
    LS6 2EQ
  • Oxley Residences:
    Weetwood Road,
    LS16 8HL

The University campus is just a 20 minute walk from Leeds city station. Just follow the directions below and you’ll be with us in no time at all:

Come out of the station into City square; with the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction. Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right.

Turn left on to Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road. You’ll pass Leeds Metropolitan University on your left and our University campus begins in another 50 metres or so, on your left. To reach the Parkinson building, carry on up Woodhouse Lane to the clocktower building. You’ll be able to look at a map of campus there and plan where to go next.

You can also find directions from Walkit Website

If you’re thinking about cycling to the University, we have secure bike racks, internal bike stores and showers. Get more information on the Leeds City Council cycling pages.

More information on walking and cycling to the university, including cycle parking locations and routes download the University Cycling and Walking Map.

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 8 miles away from the University, so is an inexpensive taxi ride away.