Opened by Queen Victoria in 1858, Leeds City Hall and its distinctive clock tower are a stand-out feature of the city skyline. For 108 years the town hall was the tallest building in Leeds, and today it plays host to prestigious events such as the Leeds International Film Festival and Leeds International Pianoforte Competition. As well as concerts and civic functions, Leeds City Hall also hosts local events such as vintage clothes fairs and stand-up comedy shows.
One of the largest town halls in Britain, it boasts the impressive 3-manual organ built by Gray and Davidson, the largest of its kind in Europe. Tours of the town hall provide an opportunity to admire the Victorian architecture at close range and climb the 203 steps to the top of the clock tower for an unrivalled view of the bustling city and the river Aire.
Located on the Headrow next to the Leeds City Art Gallery, the town hall is a ten minute drive from both the M1 and M62, and is easily accessible by exiting the city centre loop at junction 4. Metered street parking can be found just round the corner on Cookridge Street, and other car parks are located on Woodhouse Lane, The Light and Rose Bowl, all just a five minute walk from the Headrow.
The town hall's central location makes it an ideal starting point for discovering the numerous restaurants that Leeds has to offer. With everything from local Yorkshire pub fare to exotic Asian flavours, you can take your pick of restaurants near Leeds City Hall. With our long list of restaurants near Leeds City Hall, everything is reviewed and ready for you to browse. Once you've discovered a place to eat near Leeds City Hall you like, just book online for free and we’ll do the rest. If you’d like to discover the area further why not try Chapel Allerton, Harrogate, or one of the other Yorkshire towns nearby? You can find all our suggestions in our regional pages.
Did you know the town hall was used in filming The New Statesman, often standing in for parliament and London-based government offices?