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Your guide to visiting Leeds safely this Christmas.

Visitor Safety

Helping visitors come back to Leeds city centre safely.

A whole host of the city’s shops 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 which are open (cafes, bars and restaurants). 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.

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.


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.


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.

Face Coverings

Certain areas in the city now require you to wear face coverings upon entry. This includes shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and enclosed transport hubs.
Full government details can be found here.

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.

Car Parks

Street Parking

City centre parking
Payment via the machines resumed at standard prices.
Payment via the ParkMobile app will resume at a temporarily discounted rate of £1 per hour or £5 per day. People are encouraged to use this method if possible to avoid touching the machines.

Street Parking Teams

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


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

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/


You can park at the Leeds Merrion Centre car park from just £2 an hour.

CitiPark: https://citipark.co.uk/car-parks/leeds/merrion-centre-first-direct-arena
Merrion Centre: https://merrioncentre.co.uk/promotions-events/citipark-parking

NCP Leeds Market

NCP Leeds Market open.
For 2 hours parking (£2.50) & 24 hours parking (£5.00) – Download the ParkPass app and access the deal using SaverID CORNEX.

NCP The Core

NCP The Core open as normal.
For 2 hours parking (£2.50) & 24 hours parking (£5.00) – Download the ParkPass app and access the deal using SaverID CORNEX.


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

St John's Centre

Car park open as normal.

Trinity car park

Trinity car park, fully re-open.
Get 3 hours free parking when you spend £30 or more at Trinity Leeds.

Victoria Leeds

Enjoy free parking before 12 noon (Mon-Fri) when you spend £30 or more at Victoria Leeds: https://www.victorialeeds.co.uk/news/early-bird-free-parking-leeds

Arts & Culture

Museums / Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds City Museum is temporarily closed.

Café 164 Gallery

Gallery is closed until further notice.

Henry Moore

Closed until further notice.


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

The Craft Centre and Design Gallery

Closed until further notice.

Bars & Pubs

Bars and Pubs are now temporarily closed in Leeds, with exceptions to those providing takeaway and delivery serivces.

Bower's Tap

Temporarily closed.

Brew Dog

Temporarily closed.

Brownhill & Co/ Little Leeds Beerhouse

Temporarily closed.
Providing delivery on orders online: little-leeds-beerhouse.myshopify.com

Crowd of Favours

Temporarily closed.

Cuthbert Brodrick

Temporarily closed.

Dirty Martini

Temporarily closed.

Doghouse Bar & Bagel Shop

Temporarily closed.

Hardy’s Cocktail bar

Temporarily closed.

Headrow House

Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.

Hotham's Gin School and Distillery Bar

Temporarily closed.
Online shop still running: https://www.leedsginschool.co.uk/

Jake’s Bar & Still Room

Temporarily closed.

Manahatta Greek St

Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.

Nation of Shopkeepers

Temporarily closed.

Neon Cactus

Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.

Outlaws Yacht Club

Temporarily closed.

Pexel Bar

Temporarily closed.


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

Temporarily closed.

Roxy Ballroom

Temporarily closed.

Sela Bar

Temporarily closed.

The Griffin

Temporarily closed.

The Maven

Temporarily closed.

The Reliance

Re-openTemporarily closed.

The Swine That Dines

Temporarily closed.
Swine at Home offers three courses for you reheat at home: https://swinethatdines.co.uk/menus-and-bookings/

Three Legs

Temporarily closed.

Tobacco Road

Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.

Whitelock's Ale House

Temporarily closed.

Coffee & Food

200 Degrees

Temporarily closed.
Offering delivery on coffee beans: https://200degs.com/

42nd East Bakehouse

Temporarily closed.

Banh & Mee – Kirkgate Market

Hot food takeaway only.


Offering takeaway and delivery.

Bubble Tea Cafe

Delivery, Delivering Sushi and more via Deliveroo, UBEReats and Just Eat.

Café 164

Trading for takeaways & delivery services. Deliveries on Fridays – cut off for orders is on Wednesdays

Caffe Nero (Leeds City Side & Boar Lane)

Open for takeaway & Delivery. Cashless payment via app/Contactless only.

Chilli Shop Merrion Centre

Open for delivery. Order via their Facebook page or Twitter.


No-Contact Collection / Delivery.

Eat Your Greens

Collection & Local Delivery: https://www.eatyourgreensleeds.co.uk/

Falafel Guys

Delivery available through Deliveroo, UberEats, and Just Eat

Fat Annies

Collection, Open 6 days a week, takeaways with contactless collection.


Thursday-Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-3pm
Brunch, lunch, and dinner can be ordered on Deliveroo or for collection at the cafe. Visit their website to order: http://fettle.uk/

Five Guys

Click and collect

Flamingos Coffee House

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am – 5pm for takeaways and groceries.


Delivery + Click & Collect: giraffe.net/takeaway

Grumpy's Pizza

Takeout & Collection: https://www.grumpysleeds.co.uk/book-a-table

IF Call Lane/ Vicar Lane

Takeaways also available for collection and via Deliveroo: https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/leeds/leeds-city-centre/graze
Taking bookings for bottomless brunch. For updates on this check https://www.instagram.com/ifupnorth/

Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom

Temporarily closed.


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


Click and collect. Delivery or order at the door. Open Wed – Sat, 9am –3pm: laynesespresso.co.uk/onlineshop

Little Bao Boy

Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.

Mc Noodle King

Available on deliveroo.

Mr Mackerel Kirkgate Market

Open you can also order food via the Kirkgate Collective website for collection Saturday 6th June: https://www.kirkgatecollective.com/


Leeds Briggate (Click & Collect + Delivery) The Light (Delivery)

Pizza Fella

Monday closed. Tues – Thursday 17:00 – 21:00, Fri 17:00 – 22:00, Sat – 12:00 – 22:00 and Sun 12:00 – 18:00.
Order on their website for collection: https://www.pizzafella.com/order-online


Leeds Infirmary and Lands Lane takeaway and delivery delivery.pret.co.uk


Currently offering a delivery service to all Leeds postcodes as well as some BD, HX and HG postcodes too. Offering a range of bottled cocktails, beers and make at home piazza kits. www.rolandsleeds.co.uk

Rudy's Pizza

Order for Deliveroo in Leeds City Centre or you can come and pick your pizza up from their shop on New Station Street.
Also doing cook at home pizzas. More info on their website: https://www.rudyspizza.co.uk/


Leeds Station is open click and collect.


Take out & Delivery

The Domino Club

Currently offering a delivery service to all Leeds postcodes as well as some BD, HX and HG postcodes too. Offering a range of bottled cocktails, beers and make at home piazza kits. www.thedomino.co.uk

Trinity kitchen

Open for takeaway and delivery only.

Waterlane Boat House

Temporarily closed.

Leeds Indies

A directory has been set up by Leeds Indie Food to keep you up to date on your favourite indies and their trading information. leedsindiefood.co.uk/



Re-open for Key Workers and Business Travellers.

Crowne Plaza

Open for key workers & essential workers. Meetings available for up to 30.
Get in touch: Katie O’Hara | Mobile: 0780 8098736 | Email: Katie.ohara@Interstatehotels.com

Dakota Hotel

Re-open for key workers.

Hilton Doubletree

Re-open for key workers.

IBIS Gateway

Re-open for key workers.


Re-open for key workers – please make a telephone enquiry before visiting the hotel.
Room service available for food & drink.

Mercure Hotel

Re-open for key workers.

Premier Inn

Re-open for key workers.


Please contact the hotel directly for specific details.


Re-open for essential workers.

Quebec Hotel

Re-open for essential workers.

The Queens

Temporarily closed.

Travelodge - Vicar Lane

Re-open for essential workers.

The Discovery Inn Leeds

Temporarily closed.

The Met Hotel

Temporarily closed.


Ambiente Tapas

Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Temporarily closed.

Bengal Brasserie

Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.

Estabulo Bar & Grill

Temporarily closed.

Headrow House

Temporarily closed.

Jake’s Bar & Still Room

Temporarily closed.

Knaves Kitchen

Temporarily closed.

La Taberna

Temporarily closed.

LIVINItaly - Cloth Hall Street

Temporarily closed.

LIVINItaly - Granary Wharf

Temporarily closed.

Miller & Carter

Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.

Restaurant Bar & Grill

Temporarily closed.

Restaurant Davito

Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.


Temporarily closed.

The Brunswick

Temporarily closed.

The Ivy

Temporarily closed.

The Lost and Found Leeds Club

Temporarily closed.

The New Conservatory

Temporarily closed.

The Whitehall Restaurant & Bar

Temporarily closed.

Trinity Kitchen

Temporarily closed.

Turtle Bay

Temporarily closed.

Vice and Virtue

Temporarily closed.

Zaap Thai

Temporarily closed.


Accent Clothing

Website: accentclothing.com


Instagram: @accentclothing

Twitter: @accentclothing

Facebook: Accent Clothing

Accent is a family retailer of high-end designer clothing in the centre of Leeds. We stock all of your favourite brands for Men, Women and Kids.  We have over 50 brands including Belstaff, Barbour, CP Company, Stone Island, Replay, Nudie, Edwin & Emporio Armani, to name a few. We pride ourselves on our friendly service, so come on in to find something special!

Trinity Leeds

Essential shops and takeaways open.


Decathlon’s Click & Collect Point is now open – simply order online at decathlon.co.uk then collect from the Click & Collect Point for FREE! It is open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm.

Victoria Quarter & Victoria Gate

Open for click and collect and food takeaway services.


Merrion Centre

Opening hours:
MON – SAT 06:30am – 21:30pm
SUN 10:00am – 18:00pm

To view which essential stores are open, follow this link. 

St John's Centre

See what shops are open below.


Corn Exchange

Temporarily closed with the exception of click and collect.

Shop list can be found here.

Leeds Kirkgate Market

Leeds Kirkgate Market open.

The Core

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


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: Updates can be found here at https://www.firstgroup.com/leeds/news-and-service-updates/coronavirus-covid19-service-information
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.

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.