Must Visits in Leeds

If you're new to Leeds it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the city has to offer. Because we're proper lovely here at Wireless Magazine, here's some recommendations to help you get to grips with your new surroundings.

Every Thursday at Mezz is Tequila, one of Leeds' most popular student club nights. Entry is a little pricey at £5, but you're bound to get your moneys worth with shots, which sell for just £1. Known for its’ raunchy video booth, nudity, whipped cream and body shots, if you're going to party hard this is the place to be.

In the new Everyman cinema you can enjoy your film in the luxury of a comfy sofa, with food and drinks service right to your chair. But for a more traditional cinematic experience, the Cottage Road Cinema boasts not only a classy vintage charm but cheap entry to boot.

Music Venue 
The Cockpit has been a staple of the local music scene since the mid-nineties. It stands tall among Yorkshire's finest as one of the top venues for new bands and cutting edge music. The O2 Academy is where the more established bands play, with Imagine Dragons, The Script and Scouting For Girls there later this year.

If good drama is what you are looking for, The West Yorkshire Playhouse is always putting on a brilliant selection of plays, from Sherlock Holmes to Doctor Faustus. A limited number of free tickets are available for students, if they sign up for a membership.

For a classy night of cocktails at a fair price, Mook is where it's at. Students can enjoy 241 cocktails in this stylish venue while dancing away to the finest soul and funk hits. Or if you fancy something a little different, how about some German beer and a spot of table dancing? Bierkiller has you covered for both.


Like all major cities, Leeds is a haven for all your shopping needs. The newly built Trinity centre is 1,000,000 square-feet of shopping goodness, boasting over 120 shops, restaurants, caf├ęs and bars. The only question is whether your pockets are deep enough.

Words by Emily Murray