The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 5 – 11 June 2023

What a week!

The summer months are truly on the horizon, and Leeds is hotting up with exciting events, gigs, festivals and so much more.

Let’s kick off Summer the right way then, shall we?

Leeds not only looks bloomin’ beautiful in the sunshine, but it’s also buzzing with fantastic things to do. This week we’ve got some major music legends taking to a stage near you, pub quizzes, food festivals and a whole host of other fun bits and bobs.

Keep reading to find out more.

Headrow House Pub Quiz

Tuesday 6 June 2023 | Headrow House, Leeds City Centre

clothes on rail.
Image: Headrow House

The Headrow House pub quiz is something quite special. Located in their huge beer hall, nestled amongst their sixty plus lines of beers from around the world, they promise a night of quizzes and games: start with the pub quiz and if you’re successful, your prize will be selected when you spin the wheel of fortune.

Head down to Headrow House for 6.30 pm on a Tuesday evening and take full advantage of their free entry and grab a pint before getting your game face on.

Find out more here.

Elton John’s last ever performance in Leeds

Tuesday 6 June 2023 | First Direct Arena, Arena Way

Elton John portrait.
Elton John. / Image: Publicity picture

Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour is finally set to arrive in town this summer after being rescheduled for health reasons, with just one night at Leeds’ First Direct Arena. It’s set to be his last-ever tour and has around 300 dates – so you can imagine what the demand for tickets has been like… Tickets are priced between £51 and £899 (that is not a typo), tickets are very much sold out, but you might be able to get some resale tickets. 

Keep an eye on Ticketmaster here.

Ox Club x Sarto

Tuesday 6 – Wednesday 7 June 2023 | Headrow House and Duke St

Two of Leeds’ best restaurants are collaborating for two nights of absolute deliciousness. Chefs from pasta hot spot Sarto will be swapping with the chefs from flame-cooking favourite Ox Club, they’ll be taking a crack at each other’s signature dishes and we’re certain it will be amazing.

Ilkley Food and Drink Festival

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 June 2023 | East Holmes Field, Ilkley

Image: Ilkley Food and Drink Festival

Just 25 minutes from Leeds, you’ll find the perfect day trip to add to any weekend itinerary, Ilkley Food and Drink Festival. Put your feet up on the deck chairs and soak in the summer sun with an ice cream in one hand and a burger in the other. Up in Ilkley, there’s two full days of street food venders, bars, fine artisan markets, live cooking demos to explore.

Find out more here.

Rev’s Bottomless Brunch

All week | Electric Press, Cookridge Street

Image: The Hoot Leeds

It’s no surprise that Revolution Electric Press are pros when it comes to bottomless brunches, and their new extended two hour brunch is unmissable.

Expect a huge range of delicious food, tasty tipples and a brilliant party atmosphere. What’s better is that they host it every single day of the week with bookings up to 6pm, so you can have a bottomless on a Monday afternoon if you fancy it, we’re not judging.

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