Location, Travel and Accommodation
In this section:
Getting here: How to get here
Please click here for a map of the campus.
Leeds is well served with good rail links up and down the east coast main line and via the Transpennine Express. The Leeds Citybus Service from the station stops at the southern edge of the University (stop 9 is best). From stop 9 head round the multi-storey car park on the left and along Calverley Street to the campus South Entrance at Willow Terrace Road.
From the west: Take the M62 motorway to junction 27 and exit onto the M621 motorway. Continue with the instructions below.
From the north, east or south: Take the M1 motorway to junction 43 and continue onto the M621 motorway. Exit the M621 at junction 2 and take the 1st exit from the roundabout. Get into the middle lane when it appears and follow it three-quarters of the way round the next roundabout, exiting towards the A58(M) Inner Ring Road. Exit the A58(M) up the sliproad just after the underpasses (signed towards the Universities and Otley), and go up to the traffic lights. Turn left at the lights and right at the next set to head uphill along Woodhouse Lane. Turn left into the University main entrance just after the churches and before you reach the large white Parkinson building. Parking on campus must be booked in advance along with conference registration and costs £7 per day. For more parking options please see parkopedia.
Leeds/Bradford Airport is around seven miles from the University to the north of Leeds. A taxi booking office is located in the airport car park, and a taxi to the University main entrance should cost £15-£25 and take up to 45 minutes depending on traffic.
The School of Music Building
From the University main entrance head through the security barrier and follow the road down the hill into the campus. Where the road bends left continue straight down the hill to the bottom. The School of Music is on the right here, attached to the gold-domed Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall.
From the South Entrance continue along Willow Terrace Road, and turn right along the second side road, opposite The Edge sports centre. Walk under the E.C. Stoner building and turn left up the hill. The School of Music building is ahead of you on the right, attached to the gold-domed Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall. Walk along the front of the concert hall and the entrance to the School is at the far end of the building.
Accommodation: Accommodation near Campus
Then University of Leeds conference office has provided a list of preferential rates at hotels in the city that delegates may wish to investigate. The list can be downloaded here, though delegates are also advised to check the links below, since special offers available through hotel websites might be more cost effective in some cases.
Prices may only be available for a limited time, some include breakfast and others do not; please see individual hotel websites for full details. The University postcode is LS2 9JT should you wish to see how far away each hotel is using Google maps or similar. The list below is indicative and prices may vary depending on whether the booking can be cancelled without charge, includes breakfast, etc.; more hotels are available here.
Travelodge Vicar Lane
97 Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6PJ
Ibis Hotel Leeds
23 Marlborough Street, Leeds, LS1 4PB
Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre
Cavendish St/Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1LY
Crowne Plaza Leeds
Wellington St, Leeds, LS1 4DL
Premier Inn Leeds City Centre
Citygate, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS3 1LW
Radisson SAS Hotel Leeds
No. 1 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL
Marriott Hotel Leeds
4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET
Places to Eat
The following lists are by no means exhaustive, but offer an indication of places to eat in the local area. Establishments are displayed in order of approximate distance from the School of Music in each section below, and links are provided where websites exist.
University of Leeds Refectory
On the main campus
Open 9am-3pm, serving a selection of hot and cold food and drink.
La Besi, Tel: +44 (0)113 244 1177
211 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9DT
Open 11.30am-3pm and 5pm-10.30pm, serving Italian food.
The Faversham, Tel: +44 (0)113 243 1481
1-5 Springfield Mount, Leeds, LS2 9NG (just on the edge of the main campus)
Open for food 12-8pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 12-9pm (Friday), serving good pub food.
Balti King, Tel: +44 (0)113 245 3128
69 Raglan Road, Leeds, LS2 9DZ
Open 5pm-1am, serving Indian food.
Akmal’s Tandoori Bistro, Tel: +44 (0)113 242 4600
235 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AP (just off the main road, in Hyde Park)
Open 5.30pm-1.30am, serving Indian food.
Thai Edge, Tel: +44 (0)113 243 6333
7 Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3DY
Open 12pm-2.30pm (lunch) and 5.30pm-11.30pm (dinner), serving Thai cuisine.