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When it comes to hosting your next event, Leeds really is the place to be…

With great transport links, a wealth of venues, heritage, culture and food, Leeds is a highly diverse and dynamic city with a lot to offer. Together with our partners, we can ensure that your delegates have plenty to do, see and enjoy.

From shopping arcades and regular national and international sporting activities, to critically acclaimed theatre shows, fine dining and accessible transport links, Leeds has everything you need to enhance your delegates’ experiences while attending your event. Currently, ranked as the 4th most popular conferencing city in the UK, although Leeds offers you a great range of venue hire businesses to choose from, you won’t find our level of service and support anywhere else.

With our 100% recommendation rate and 100% return rate, rest assured with Horizon Leeds, your delegates will always have a great time.

Prime Position

We are a full-service conference centre located in the heart of Leeds. With great transport links and plenty of leisure activities to sink your teeth into, together with our partners, we are perfectly positioned to cater to the needs of all businesses, regardless of their size, location, or event preferences. We take the time to get to know our clients, their event aims and desired outcomes, making recommendations to enhance any event and cement great, trusted business relationships. Our team truly are meeting, conference and event specialists, who, at times, seem to understand our rooms, equipment and packages better than they know themselves! We’ll stop at nothing to make your event your best one yet.

Why Choose Leeds?

We know that when it comes to hosting your important meeting or conference event, Manchester or London may sound like the obvious choice, but often we find it’s because people don’t know much about Leeds and everything the city has to offer. The birthplace of Marks and Spencer, home to the Royal Armoury, Northern Ballet, Opera North, TVs Emmerdale Experience, Harewood House and within reach of two national parks, we really do have it all. There’s plenty for your delegates to enjoy before, or after, your event, enhancing their overall experience and stay in our wonderful city.

Leeds is one of the UK’s most accessible cities, with superb road, rail, and air links.

  • Leeds Bradford Airport is only 8 miles from the city centre with direct bus and taxi links.
  • Leeds Train Station offers direct train travel from cities such as London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and York, as well as Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff.
  • The M62, M1, M621 and M606 all feed into Leeds giving ease of access from all directions.
  • National Express coaches operate to Leeds from a wide range of UK cities.
  • Leeds Water Taxis are also a fun way to get around Leeds, providing guests with a scenic view of our historic city. Travelling from Leeds Train Station to Leeds Dock, which is no more than a 5-minute walk from Horizon Leeds.

Want to ensure that your delegates receive an extra special warm Leeds welcome? LeedsBID offer an unrivalled meet and greet service that ensures your delegates can easily find their way around the city and have plenty of guidance on how they could spend their leisure time.



Conference Leeds are pleased to have confirmed a conference bureau partnership with LNER for 2024. This partnership includes a conference delegate rail promotional code available to event organisers holding events in Leeds for a minimum of 100 delegates.

The discount is 25% off rail fares and covers all LNER stations from Edinburgh through to London and is valid for delegates travelling to and from Leeds.

For more information on how you can share the code for any large national business events (minimum of 100 delegates) taking place in 2024, please contact the Sales team: who will be able to provide you with the promo code.

Leeds is home to 9000 city centre bedrooms – great if your guests are joining your event or conference from further field. Hotels and B&Bs nearby include:

If your guests arrive early, or you’re thinking of taking special delegates out for a meal, then Leeds boasts over 300 bars and restaurants. For more information browse at Visit Leeds.

Explore fine dining in Leeds’s Michelin star restaurants.

Your visitors can literally shop until they drop in Leeds’s fabulous retail outlets:

  • Trinity Leeds – Home to 120 shops, bars, and restaurants.
  • The Grand Arcade – Full of independent retailers.
  • The Merrion Centre – Comprising over 100 shops, cafes, and restaurants.
  • Victoria Gate – Featuring brands such as Anthropologie, The White Company, as well as the largest John Lewis outside London.

For more information take a browse at Visit Leeds.

Your delegates can visit a range of museums, galleries, theatres, venues and experiences, including:

For more information take a browse at Visit Leeds.

So, whether they fancy seeing a show, delving into ancient history, or playing a spot of crazy golf, our team and partners will help you ensure that there really is something for everyone in Leeds.