Sitting on the banks of the River Aire, Leeds is undoubtedly the capital of West Yorkshire. What was once a market town is now a stunning modern city that serves as the region's cultural and financial heart.
It may not be Paris, but Leeds transforms into the city for love each Valentine’s Day. There’s so many wonderful ways to embrace the day of romance in the city, from low-key, intimate affairs to all out glamour and glitz. Leeds even caters to singletons at this time of year, ensuring there’s parties and fun to be had for all. So what are you waiting for? Get planning with TickX’s list of inspired events to celebrate Cupid and his magic bow.
The northern city is great to indulge in, with striking theatres and charming venues to explore the arts. Enjoy a show at the Playhouse, Carriageworks or Grand Theatre, or spoil yourselves with tickets to see great acts perform live at the O2 Academy or exquisite City Varieties Music Hall. You can’t go wrong with a date night at the cinema, but why not make it extra special with a sofa for two at the luxurious Showcase Cinema de Lux?
Leeds doesn’t just play it safe, but offers plenty out of the ordinary experiences for Valentine’s that won’t even break the bank. Opera North host annual screening of vintage films introduced by a half-hour classical concert, for an elegant way to mark the night. Alternatively you and your other half (or group of single pals) could get adventurous and head to the storybook setting of Hazlewood Castle, complete with acres of room for a quaint picnic to work off later with thrilling outdoor activities. Or for something truly memorable and definitely fun, why not dress up and embark on a murder mystery evening at the Queens Hotel?
Leeds truly outdoes itself when it comes to Saint Valentine’s, making it easy to find something unique and unusual without too much planning. Just take a look at TickX’s guide to Valentine’s below and reserve your tickets now.