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SouthWestBand - Live in Leeds 2024: A Guide To Leeds For Before/After The Event

As Yorkshire's premier Wedding and Function band SouthWestBand once again descend upon the great city of Leeds on the 27th January at The Wardrobe. Here is a guide with our recs for the best places to eat, drink, and stay in Leeds before and after the event 'SouthWestBand - Live in Leeds 2024'

Quick pre-gig fuel up

Leeds Kirkgate Market: A historic market that offers a range of street food stalls, serving up everything from burgers and hot dogs to Thai and Indian cuisine. Open till 5.30 on a weekend, one of our personal favourites is Jenny's Jerk Chicken.

Trinity Kitchen: A street food market located in the Trinity shopping centre that offers a range of international cuisine.

Aagrah: Indian restaurant literally opposite the venue

The Wardrobe: The event Venue is also open and serve food from 12pm.

Zaap Thai, Mommy Thai: Quick, light and tasty. SWB fully endorse Thai cuisine. Booking is advised, they get pretty busy on a Saturday.

Pre/Post gig pints?

Merrion Street: Head over to one of our favourite streets in Leeds. A hub for Clubs and bars. MOJO, Verve, Parkside Tavern and many more.

Call Lane: Another nightlife hub with bars and clubs for whatever music, drinks or atmosphere you’re looking for. Smokestack, Call Lane Social, Brooklyn and tons more.

The Domino Club: A popular speak easy night club located below a Barber shop in the Grand Arcade. If you’re looking for more live music they have a house band on every Saturday from 10.30pm. They specialize in Jazz, Funk and Soul.

The HiFi Club: A club that features live music and DJ sets, as well as a range of cocktails and beers. They've also got a pretty decent comedy night on Saturdays for future reference.

Belgrave Music Hall: A multi-level venue and bar, known for its diverse live music, street food stalls, rooftop terrace, and unique atmosphere.

Electric Shuffle: We tried this place in our last staff do and it was great fun. Fun and interactive shuffle board games to bring our your competitive streak. Loser gets the next round in!

Where to park?

Templar street: 5 min walk. Templar Street &, Edward St, Leeds LS2 7LP

Victoria Multi-storey: Well lit, just over the road, slightly pricier. 44 Victoria Gate, Leeds LS2 7AU

Crown Street car park: Crown St, Leeds LS2 7DE


Premier Inn Leeds City Centre (Bus Station): A budget hotel located near the bus station that offers comfortable rooms at affordable rates. Hepworth Point, Clay Pit Ln, Leeds LS2 8BQ

Travelodge Leeds Central: A budget hotel located in the city centre that is within walking distance of many popular venues. Blayds Court, Blayds Yard, Off Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AD

IBIS (Crown Point) – 2, Hotel ibis budget Leeds Centre Crown Point Road, The Gateway North, Crown Point Rd, Leeds LS9 8BZ

Public Transport

Leeds Bus Station – Leeds bus station is just over the road, very handy for the journey in. They have late night bus services running to select locations.

Leeds Train Station – The Leeds train station is a 15-20 min walk from the venue. Be aware you may not make the last train after the show.

And there you have it folks, a helpful guide to Leeds for all our SouthWestBand fam out there! We hope this guide will make your experience of the city even better and that you have a fantastic time at our upcoming event 'SouthWestBand - Live in Leeds 2024'.

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We can't wait to see you all there! Let's make it a night to remember! Don't forget to bring your energy and your dancing shoes, it's going to be a wild ride!

See you soon,


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