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Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange: Our most recommended tours and activities

Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

1. Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your Blue Badge-certified guide in the heart of the city. Whether a tourist or a long-time local, let your guide lead you on a fascinating journey through the history of Leeds. Discover how it has come to be the city known and loved today.  Learn the story of wool, how it made the city rich, and how the industry paved the way for some great engineers. See what must be the most beautiful factory in the world, made out of local materials. The two-hour walk will take you to some hidden corners, as well as past art galleries, arcades, markets, trading places, and pocket gardens. Pick up some quirky facts along the way. Finish back at City Square with the history of the city brought to life and lots of tour tips for making the most out of the rest of your stay.

Leeds: Daily Guided City Center Walking Tour (10:30am)

2. Leeds: Daily Guided City Center Walking Tour (10:30am)

The best way to discover Leeds; get your bearings and discover our city through a local’s eyes, with a local, expert guide. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries to discover how our city has developed to the cultural paradise you see today. On this 1.5 hour tour, you'll not only see and learn about our history, but you’ll also gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city today and explore some hidden gems along the way! From Leeds’ boom as a textile powerhouse, to the world’s oldest city music hall and of course, our iconic shopping arcades and quarters. There’s something for everyone on this unique experience. The tour includes: Corn Exchange Town Hall Kirkgate Market City Varieties Music Hall Victoria Quarter And many hidden treasures!

Leeds: Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Experience & Sightseeing

3. Leeds: Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Experience & Sightseeing

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt for a fun and unique way to explore Leeds. Captain Bess will send messages to your phones. She’s a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship. She’ll direct you on a carefully designed route through the city. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place, then try to decipher the clue. Search high and low for the answer. You’ll spot things you’d never normally notice. And don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint to help you on your way. Start at Leeds Art Gallery and parade through Victoria Arcades, explore peaceful green spaces and uncover the magnificent Corn Exchange and Kirkgate indoor market. Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about the things you’re spotting and get a better understanding of the history of Leeds. Feeling adventurous? Get ready to explore Leeds and have loads of fun!

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What people are saying about Leeds Corn Exchange

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Brianna our tour guide was such a lovely person ,great knowledge of Leeds, many interesting and fascinating fun facts ,bringing history alive! She was very professional and enjoyed our time with her and in leeds would highly recommend this tour , also she was fun and high spirited with lovely chats and making us feel warm and relaxed thank you for your cutious time, and your knowledge of languages was very impressive and made the experience a personal touch Thank you so much Carolyn and Kathy ♡

The treasure hunt was good fun. By doing this kind of activity, especially in a new town or city you get to see a load more than you normally would, and you get a bit of local history thrown in along the way.

Great experience, would have liked a bit more information but we are from Leeds so new a bit anyway. The guide was amazing and her enthusiasm for the architecture rubbed off on us.

Our guide was excellent giving us facts with fun. I would absolutely recommend having a guided tour. Very interesting, thank you.

Our guide was excellent very friendly we did enjoy our tour