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Museums / Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery shop is open.

Café 164 Gallery

Gallery is closed until further notice.

Henry Moore

Re-open. Tickets available to book in advance or walk-ins.

Theatres

Grand Theatre, Leeds Playhouse and Carriageworks closed until further notice.

The Craft Centre and Design Gallery

Re-open.

Bars & Pubs

Bars and Pubs are slowly re-opening across Leeds. Indoor seating is now available in most places from 17 May onwards.

Bower's Tap

Re-open.

Brew Dog

Re-open.

Brownhill & Co/ Little Leeds Beerhouse

Open for takeout and outdoor drinking.

Crowd of Favours

Re-open.

Cuthbert Brodrick

Re-open.

Dirty Martini

Re-open.

Doghouse Bar & Bagel Shop

Re-open

Hardy’s Cocktail bar

Re-open.

Headrow House

Re-open.

Hedonist

Re-open from 21st May.

Hotham's Gin School and Distillery Bar

Re-opening from 20th May.
Online shop still running: https://www.leedsginschool.co.uk/

Jake’s Bar & Still Room

Re-open.

Manahatta Greek St

Re-open.

Mojo

Re-open.

Nation of Shopkeepers

Re-open.

Neon Cactus

Re-open.

Oporto

Re-open.

Outlaws Yacht Club

Re-open.

Pixel Bar

Re-open.

PizzaLuxe

Open for Click and Collect.
There is an offer for Leeds Workers where you can get 2-4-1 on any 12” pizza as long as you show ID for payslip.
You can get the offer and use their Click and Collect Service, which is available at (www.pizzaluxe.com).
Food and drinks are also available from Deliveroo and Uber Eats

Power, Corruption & Lies

Re-open.

Roxy Ballroom

Re-open.

Sela Bar

Re-open from 20th May.

The Griffin

Re-open.

The Maven

Re-open from 19th May.

The Reliance

Re-open.

The Swine That Dines

Re-open.

Three Legs

Temporarily closed.

Wardrobe

Re-open.

Whitelock's Ale House

Re-open.

Car Parks

Street Parking

City centre parking
Payment via the machines resumed at standard prices.

Street Parking Teams

Street parking enforcement team are fully working in the city centre however to handle any illegal or inappropriate parking etc

CitiPark

Leeds Dock, Whitehall Road & Merrion Centre all open as normal. https://citipark.co.uk/car-parks/leeds

CitiPark offer to welcome shoppers back to Leeds is now live with 50% off weekend parking. Details: https://citipark.co.uk/car-parks/leeds

Crowne Plaza Car Park

Crowne Plaza Car Park – Car Park opening up to the general public.

Merrion Centre

On site CitiPark car park is fully open, to pre-book and download the app please visit: https://citipark.co.uk

NCP Leeds Market

NCP Leeds Market open.

NCP The Core

NCP The Core, Wellington Place, open as normal.

Q-Parks

Q-Parks – Sovereign Square, The Light, Albion Street, St John’s – All operating as normal 24/7.

St John's Centre

St John’s Centre, open fully

Trinity car park

Trinity car park, fully re-open.

Shopping

Trinity Leeds

Certain retail stores are now open. https://trinityleeds.com/special-opening-hours-reopening

Victoria Quarter & Victoria Gate

Re-open: https://www.victorialeeds.co.uk/

Merrion Centre

From Health & Beauty to Home & Lifestyle, Supermarkets to Sports stores… there’s never been a better time to shop, eat, drink & be Merrion!

A variety of unique, independent operators, sit alongside big name brands at the Merrion Centre in the heart of Leeds Arena Quarter. To check out all venues currently open please visit https://merrioncentre.co.uk/

St John's Centre

Most stores re-open. Please see https://stjohnsleeds.co.uk/

Corn Exchange

Re-open. Visit https://twitter.com/leedscornex for full details

Leeds Kirkgate Market

Leeds Kirkgate Market is still open.

The Core

For the latest updates on The Core, please follow The Core on Twitter.

Coffee & Food

Coffee and Food takeouts are steadily re-opening with indoor seating available in most places from 17 May onwards.

200 Degrees

Re-open.

42nd East Bakehouse

Take out available.

Banh & Mee – Kirkgate Market

Re-open.

Barburrito

Re-open.

Bubble Tea Cafe

Delivery, Delivering Sushi and more via Deliveroo, UBEReats and Just Eat.
https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/leeds/leeds-city-centre/bubble-tea-cafe

Café 164

Trading for takeaways & delivery services.

Caffe Nero (Leeds City Side & Boar Lane)

Re-open.

Chilli Shop Merrion Centre

Re-open.

Doh'hut

Re-open.

Eat Your Greens

Re-open.

Falafel Guys

Re-open.

Fat Annies

Re-open.

Fettle

Re-open.

Five Guys

Re-open.

Flamingos Coffee House

Re-open.

Giraffe

Re-open.

Grumpy's Pizza

Re-open.

Humpit

Re-open.

IF Call Lane/ Vicar Lane

Re-open.

Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom

Re-open.

Kanassa

Takeout & Collection.
Open for takeaways.
Click and Collect service: https://www.kirkgatecollective.com/

Laynes

Re-open.

Little Bao Boy

Re-open.

McDonalds

Re-open.

Mc Noodle King

Re-open.

Mr Mackerel Kirkgate Market

Re-open.

Nandos

Re-open.

Pizza Fella

Re-open.

Pret

Re-open.

Rolands

Re-open.

Rudy's Pizza

Re-open.

Starbucks

Re-open.

Sukhothai

Re-open.

Trinity kitchen

Re-open.

Waterlane Boat House

Re-open.

Hotels

Most hotels are now taking bookings for leisure stays.

Cosmopolitan

Re-open.

Crowne Plaza

Re-open.
Get in touch: Katie O’Hara | Mobile: 0780 8098736 | Email: [email protected]

Dakota Hotel

Re-open.

Hilton Doubletree

Re-open.

IBIS Gateway

Re-open.

IBIS Styles Leeds Arena

Re-open.

Malmaison

Re-open.

Mercure Hotel

Re-open.

Premier Inn

Re-open.

Radisson

Re-open.

Roomz

Re-open.

Quebec Hotel

Re-open.

The Queens

Re-opening 14 June.

Travelodge - Vicar Lane

Re-open.

The Discovery Inn Leeds

Re-open.

The Met Hotel

Re-open.

Restaurants

Restaurants are slowly re-opening with outdoor and indoor seating.

Ambiente Tapas

Re-open.

Banyan

Re-open.

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Re-open.

Bengal Brasserie

Re-open.

BiBis

Re-open from 19th May.

Blackhouse

Re-open.

Bundobust

Re-open.

Chaophraya

Re-open.

Estabulo Bar & Grill

Re-open.

Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie

Re-open.
Dining is Back. The Fourth Floor Brasserie and Bar at Harvey Nichols Leeds is open from 17th May for all-day dining, delicious cocktails and fine wines, with an Al Fresco rooftop terrace.
https://www.harveynichols.com/restaurant/leeds-dining/

Headrow House

Re-open.

Jake’s Bar & Still Room

Re-open.

Knaves Kitchen

Re-open.

La Taberna

Re-open.

LIVINItaly - Cloth Hall Street

Re-open.

LIVINItaly - Granary Wharf

Re-open.

Miller & Carter

Re-open.

Pieminister

Re-open.

Restaurant Bar & Grill

Re-open.

Restaurant Davito

Re-open.

Rosa's Thai Cafe

Re-open.

Sarto

Re-open.

Stuzzi

Re-open.

Teppanyaki

Re-open.

Tharavadu

Re-open.

The Brunswick

Re-open.

The Ivy

Re-open.

The Lost and Found Leeds Club

Re-open.

The New Conservatory

Re-open.

The Whitehall Restaurant & Bar

Re-open.

Trinity Kitchen

Re-open.

Turtle Bay

Re-open.

Vice and Virtue

Re-open.

Zaap Thai

Re-open.

Travel

Bike Hub - Kirkgate Market

A temporary bike hub has been set-up at the Kirkgate Market 1981 hall. Open Monday to Friday between 7:30am to 6pm.
£10 to become a member which gives access to:

  • secure bike storage at the hub for members between Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm, or for £1 a day if you’re not a member
  • help and advice on how to maintain your bike
  • use of the pump to inflate your bike tyres regularly
  • being able to oil your bike chain
  • access to maps, information, getting around Leeds and general cycling advice

Bus routes

First Bus: Re-open.
Elland Road Park and Ride: Re-open.

Leeds bus station

Fully operational with social distancing measures in place to assist waiting passengers.

Leeds Station

Fully operational with social distancing measures in place, clear signage and markers. Shops open. One way system in place around the station so plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.

Shops open in Leeds Station are: Boots, Caffe Nero, Evans Cycles, McDonalds, Pret, Sainsburys, Starbucks, WHSmith. 

Rail travel

Trains running with distancing measures in place in Leeds. Masks to be worn.

Taxi services

There will be a supply of taxis (can be hailed or queue at a taxi rank) and private hire vehicles, but possibly not in the numbers you may have been used to in the past. If you are planning to travel by taxi or private hire it is best to contact your operator and pre-book, and check if they have any additional requirements, such as limits on the number of people per vehicle, and face coverings. This would be especially important if anyone from your group is a higher risk.

A number of taxi associations and private hire operators have fitted extra screens between the driver and passengers, and this may enhance your safety and risk of passing on or contracting Covid, but limits passengers to the back seats of vehicles.

Operators and taxi associations require drivers and passengers to wear face coverings, and may decline to take you if you are not wearing one.

Temporary road/pavement measures

Some changes to the roads/pavements- Council’s temporary footway widening schemes to accommodate social distancing on Mill Hill, Call Lane, St Paul’s Street, Great George Street and New York street, Boar Lane.

Walking and cycling

Walking and cycling will be prioritised, with more cycle parking provided.

Water Taxis at Leeds Dock

Running on a regular basis
Passengers must wear face coverings
Max 8 people at one time
Only contactless payments

Other road works

Permanent changes underway on City Square, The Headrow and Greek St. Corn Exchange.

Visitor Safety

Helping visitors come back to Leeds city centre safely.

A whole host of the city’s shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and leisure outlets are open for business, offering the distinctly different mix of high street and independents for people to experience which Leeds is loved for.

With restrictions on what you can and can’t do and operating guidance for businesses going through a change or two, here’s a little help in navigating the latest COVID-19 updates so you can visit and enjoy Leeds city centre safely.

Please remember to follow three simple actions – wash hands (regularly and for at least 20 seconds), cover face (in enclosed spaces) and make space (at least 2m apart or 1m with a face covering or other precautions).

Wearing a face covering is compulsory in enclosed spaces – that means inside shops and including shopping centres, and for those customers in hospitality venues (cafes, bars and restaurants) except when seated at a table to eat or drink. Staff working in retail and hospitality also now have to wear face coverings.

Face coverings must be worn on public transports as well as in private hire vehicles and taxis.

In licensed premises, food and drink must be ordered from, and served at, a table and customers must eat and drink at a table in places selling food and drink to consume on site.

Counter ordering and service is still allowed in unlicensed cafes, coffee shops and restaurants but please remember to take a seat indoors if consuming purchases on the premises.

Businesses and venues must display an official NHS QR code poster (as part of Test and Trace for the NHS covid-19 App) for customers to ‘check in’ as an alternative to providing contact details. It is still a legal obligation for one member of every party of customers / visitors to provide name and contact details.

Queue System

A queue system will be in place for pedestrian areas on main streets, pavements have been widened e.g. Boar Lane to enable social distancing. Businesses are able to get FREE stickers from Leeds City Council.

Helpful Signage

Extensive signage, lamp-post flags, on-street markers and boards will direct people and remind shoppers of the core measures for staying safe.

Reduced Traffic

Changing delivery times for commercial vehicles (i.e. reducing them) to remove the danger of delivery vans and queuing people coming together on pedestrian areas, so access will stop between 9.00am and 7pm (previously 10.30 – 6pm)

Cleaning Teams

LeedsBID Street Rangers & council cleaning teams will disinfect benches, handrails & other street furniture to ensure health & safety but enable people to use them too.

Toilets

Open in most shopping centres & large stores and at Leeds Station.

Hand sanitiser

Hand sanitiser is available around the city and in stores – think about bringing your own so it’s always at hand.

Recycling

Please make use of the recycling points around the city. There are more than 80 on-the-go recycling bins – yellow for empty plastic & cans, orange for empty coffee cups. The Council are working extra hard to keep the bins clean.

Useful apps to keep safe

Whilst you’re in Leeds, different sources information is extremely useful to be just a click away. Here are some apps for you download which can help your visit to be a lot more stress-free.

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