Leeds City Square lies just west of Kirkgate and Briggate, the city's oldest neighbourhoods, and sits at the crossroads of the rail station and 19th century routes to the city's warehouses. The square showcases some fine examples of Leeds' sculptural heritage, including the famous equestrian bronze statue of the Black Prince and Alfred Drury's life-size nymphs which are dotted around the city centre.
Leeds City Square also boasts a wealth of old and new architecture: behind the statues the Old Post Office, now housing restaurants and apartments, faces the square and is an impressive reminder of Leeds' commercial past. The dramatic white marble walls of No. 1 City Square provide a dramatic corner block, and set a grand scene for the fountains edging the square. To the right on Infirmary Street you can find the gothic Yorkshire Bank, built of sandstone and fronted by four winged lions and griffins. On the eastern side of the square lies Trinity Shopping Centre, home to 120 shops, a cinema and numerous bars and restaurants.
Leeds City Square is directly opposite the rail station and easy walking distance from anywhere in the city centre. Car parks can be found on Aire Street, Swinegate and at West Riding House just off Albion Street.
The square is a good starting point for those looking to dine out in Leeds, with many of the city's restaurants located on the surrounding streets. When looking for places to eat near Leeds City Square, why not use Go dine's index of restaurants to help you choose anything from South American to Mediterranean cuisine? We've made it easy to pick a place by rounding up menus and reviews, and once you've chosen one of the many restaurants near Leeds City Square you can use our website to book a table for free. Honestly, where else would you find such a compiled list of places to eat near Leeds City Square? If you feel like stretching your legs, why not take a look at our regional pages for suggestions of restaurants in nearby Headingley, Pudsey or Chapel Allerton?
Did you know the White Rose walking trail starts from the foot of the Black Prince statue and runs 104 miles to Scarborough on the east Yorkshire coast, taking in Harewood House, the North York Moors and Wetherby?