Guide to Magic Weekend

Guide to Magic Weekend

Magic Weekend heads to Elland Road in 2024 - find out what the city of Leeds has to offer

For all the action on the pitch, there’s also plenty to do off it during your trip to Leeds. We’ve compiled a guide to the city of Leeds, so you know what there is to do aside from all of the Rugby League action.

Where to visit

When you’re in Leeds, there’s an abundance of things to do and places to see. Get to know the city with a trail or guided walk.

Marvel at the stunning architecture, street art and galleries. Step back in time at the museums and meet the animals at the farms and animals centres. Take in a spectacular show, there’s something for all ages!

From parks to museums, from galleries to historic houses, there is plenty to keep you occupied.

Where to eat

Feeling hungry in West Yorkshire? Leeds will not leave your belly nor taste buds lacking. Aside from the wide array of brilliant things to do, this is a city that’s home to a properly exciting and eclectic food scene, one which is constantly evolving with its culturally diverse population.

From quick affordable bites to budget-blowing fine-dining, Leeds really is a city that has it all. So, whether you fancy ramen and karaoke, 12-course British-fusion food or some of the tastiest Chinese dishes in the UK, Leeds has just about everything there is to offer.

The Man Behind The Curtain is Leeds’ only Michelin-star restaurant, but if you prefer something a little messier, Honest Burgers offer some of the best patties in town.

Night out?

Widely recognised as one of the UK’s best nights out, Rugby League fans are promised a great evening in Leeds.

On top of a range of nightclubs, there are plenty of gastropubs and small bars for those who prefer a more chilled out vibe.

Leeds is one of a handful of UK cities to have a Brewdog in town. Shuffledog is a branch of the popular Brewdog bar chain, perched in Leeds’ trendy Northern Quarter. At this sprawling watering hole, guests are invited to enjoy a range of activities including shuffleboard, an addictive game played on 22-ft-long tables of which there are 3 here.

Similarly, Roxy Ballroom is one of Leeds’ most popular weekend hangouts. Home to a huge range of events and activities including pool tables, table tennis, shuffleboard tables, beer pong, mini-golf and more, there is never a dull moment at this city-centre funhouse.

Time for shopping?

Leeds is a shopper’s paradise. A world of retail, all within reach. With our compact and walkable city centre, you’re never far away from the biggest brands, the best boutiques, and those cool and quirky finds that markets and independents are renowned for.

High street names stake their claim beneath the iconic glass roof of Trinity Leeds, where 120 shops, bars and restaurants are abuzz seven days a week. Or there’s the unique atmosphere of Grade I listed Kirkgate Market, where Michael Marks of Marks and Spencer first plied his trade. From textiles and loose leaf tea, to fresh flowers and street food, all found on over 400 stalls.

Designer devotees will find their fix in the splendour of Victoria Leeds, or across the bustling floors of Harvey Nichols. And not to forget Leeds’ fierce independent spirit. Makers and creators abound, from the beautifully restored Corn Exchange, to the stunning Victorian arcades that tempt visitors away from busy Briggate.

Phew! There’s so much to see, do, eat and drink in Leeds, you’d be forgiven for forgetting there’s a packed schedule of rugby league at Elland Road.