Millennium Square, a place for the city slickers and family gatherings, and the home to many festivals and fairs throughout the year. This place is a core hub of activity in Leeds City Centre so whether you’re thinking of living here or visiting for the day, here’s your guide to Millennium Square In Leeds.
Places To Eat
Located on Great George Street, Souvlaki prides itself on providing the people of Leeds with delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Greek, Cypriot, and Mediterranean dishes that are prepared fresh every day. Think calamari, grilled halloumi, souvlaki, kleftiko, moussaka, and meze plates which will all make you feel like you’re in the Med. Almost!
For Caribbean beach vibes, Turtle Bay in The Light – just down the road from Millennium Square – is the place to be. Turtle Bay gets its inspiration from beach shack and street vendors across the Caribbean islands and they bring that flavour right into the heart of Leeds. We bet the crispy chili squid, jerk glazed pit ribs, and seafood platter will be just a few of the dishes that get your mouth watering.
If you want a great burger, go to Almost Famous. Their selection of patties might seem a little obscure at first – have you ever had a burger with frazzles on for example? – but they’re delicious. Their unique flavours and hipster cool vibe will definitely have you coming back for more. Complement your burger with a bowl of pig and waffle fries or chili cheese tots and you’re on to a winner at Almost Famous.
The O2 Academy in Leeds is one of the best music venues in the city. Hosting acts such as Rudimental, Tom Odell, Editors, Bugzy Malone, Miles Kane, and MGMT, the O2 Academy consistently pulls in some of the country’s best musical performers who always make the atmosphere in here electric.
Leeds Big Screen
Throughout the year, the Leeds Big Screen in Millennium Square showcases some of the country’s greatest events. Wimbledon is shown here every year – you can even sit on a deck chair with some Pimms – and the FIFA World Cup is shown here too!
Festivals And Concerts
Millennium Square is the perfect place for outdoor festivals and concerts throughout the year. From Slam Dunk Festival in May to the German Christmas Market in December, there’s always something going on here. Some of the highlights throughout the year include the Symphonic Sounds Of Back To Basics, the City Beach, Luna Cinema, Leeds International Beer Festival and Leeds Food And Drink Festival. Just keep your eyes peeled for what’s going on throughout the year!
Be At One
If you want a great cocktail to start off your night, the Be At One is the place to be. With over 100 cocktails to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice! There are the classics such as espresso martinis, daiquiris, bellinis, caipirinhas, and long island iced teas but there are also some more unusual ones such as the Irish disco biscuit, the jungle bird, the tropical road trip and Viking punch. Whatever you have it’s probably going to be the start of a good night at Be At One!
Revolution is right on the corner of Millennium Square and it’s a great place to meet up with friends before an evening in town. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, thirst-quenching beer, a great atmosphere, and good food at Revolution. There are three bars in Revolution too so you could just end up spending all your evening here…
If you’ve got an occasion to celebrate – maybe moving into your new place in Leeds? – then head straight to Epernay. Pick up a glass or a bottle of the finest bubbly and enjoy a sophisticated drink while clinking glasses with your nearest and dearest. If you’re not a fan of champagne, Epernay also do spirits, cocktails and beers so everyone can join in the celebrations!
Nation Of Shopkeepers
One of the more informal bars around Millennium Square, Nation Of Shopkeepers is a quirky place with a cool interior and even more cool courtyard. With regular live music, Monday night pub quizzes, and yummy food to keep everyone entertained, Nation Of Shopkeepers will more than likely become one of your favourite locals if you’re living around Millennium Square in Leeds.
Leeds City Museum
Discover more about the city you’re living in at Leeds City Museum. Admission is free, so go with friends and family to see the Leeds Tiger, or to learn about beavers or Ancient Worlds. There’s also an Eating Creepy Crawlies exhibition which will appeal to kids and big kids alike!
The Carriageworks Theatre is one of many theatres in Leeds which showcase the cities creative talent. With national and international touring productions, the Carriageworks Theatre has solidified itself into Leeds theatre life. Upcoming shows and performances include James And The Giant Peach, Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical, Beauty And The Beast, and Communicate.
Do you live in Millennium Square in Leeds? What do you like about it? If it’s somewhere you want to live, come and chat to a member of the Parklane team in their city centre offices to discuss what property options there are for you!
This post was written by Emma Hart