The third largest city in England, Leeds is located in the North of the country, in the heart of Yorkshire. If you are looking for a location to attend a project management training course, then Leeds is not only well appointed but has all the facilities and transport links you could need.
Leeds is serviced by a sturdy transport network, making it a very accessible city. Leeds Bradford Airport is just a short journey from the city centre and welcomes visitors from 70 different destinations. The port of Hull is just over an hour away by car and Leeds benefits from direct train links from across the country. Within the local area TransPennine provide local train travel options. Leeds is served by some very good motorway links, including the M1 which connects it to London, M62, and the M1-A1 link road; a strategic link between the M62 and M1. Once in Leeds, travelling around the city is very easy due to its robust bus network linking the city centre with the surrounding area. First Leeds operate in the city centre and Arriva operate buses to the surrounding area.
With project management courses lasting several days, finding suitable accommodation is a must. Fortunately, there are plenty of options here.
The Queens Hotel (New Station Street, City Square, Leeds LS1 1PJ)
Voted one of the best value 4 star hotels in Leeds The Queens Hotel is located right in the heart of the city. It is adjacent to Leeds train station and there is a direct entrance from the station concourse – perfect when the weather isn’t! Both the bus and coach station are just a short walk away. The hotel underwent a significant refurbishment programme in 2021 and as such its facilities are everything you would want when attending a training course. The hotel has a restaurant, Bar and 15 event spaces with great Wi-Fi connections which also make it an ideal place to attend a project management training course as well.
Novotel Leeds Centre Hotel (4 Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1 4HR)
Another city centre hotel, the Novotel is a thoroughly modern hotel offering stylish simple elegance. The contemporary rooms all offer wireless internet and business desks which is handy if you need to stay connected with your office during your business course. This is a wheelchair accessible hotel that makes a great base for attending any project management training course in the city centre.
Hotel Quebecs (9 Quebec Street, Leeds LS1 2HA)
For a stylish city centre hotel that offers something a little different Quebecs is the perfect choice. The hotel offers limited onsite parking, which is payable, and also has special rates with nearby carparks for those guests who prefer to use their own transport, however it is just 350 yards from the station so getting there by train is incredibly simple. This is a more expensive 4 star hotel offering all of the facilities you would expect in a magnificent period building. It makes a great base for attending project management training courses nearby.
Two of the hotels we have already mentioned in Leeds have large meeting room facilities that can be used for training courses, only the Quebecs does not. Whilst some people like to stay and do their training in the same hotel it is understandable that you may want to separate the two. Fortunately, there are plenty of other alternatives available.
With 4 Leeds based locations including The Leeming Building at Ludgate Hill, Leeds, LS2 7HZ, Wizu are a smaller company specialising in workspace and meeting rooms in Leeds and the surrounding area. Their meeting rooms range in size from 10 to 70 person capacity. They all offer super-fast connectivity, all of the facilities that you might need and also optional catering packages making them ideal for training courses.
Regus are another company who offer plenty of options for meeting room hire in city centre locations including at 2 Wellington Place, Leeds LS1 4AP. With 6 different locations listed for Leeds they offer both city centre and suburb locations for training courses. All of their venues are well equipped and modern ensuring that you have all of the facilities needed.
Clockwise offer a one location based meeting and workspace solution in the heart of Leeds, you can find them in Yorkshire House, Greek Street, LS1 5SH. An older building that retains many of its original features sympathetically restored they offer a thoroughly modern set up with Wi-Fi connectivity and large video conferencing screens.
Things to do Leeds
If your project management training course lasts for several days, then Leeds offers plenty of opportunities for that all important down time. Here is just a sample of some of the things this wonderful city has to offer:
Leeds city centre offers plenty of dining experiences with a wide range of different cuisines available. The Ivy, which is set to open its second restaurant in the city centre in summer 2022, is a very popular choice and one often frequented by celebrities. From classic cuisine to Indian food, Sushi to Italian Leeds is a great place to find whatever type of cuisine you are looking for.
Leeds even has its own Michelin star restaurant, The Man Behind the Curtain is a 1 Michelin star restaurant which offers creative and somewhat unconventional dishes. The restaurant is located at 68-78 Vicar Lane Lower Ground Floor Flannels, Leeds LS1 7JH. There are a further six Michelin star restaurants in the Leeds area and a number of Michelin Plate restaurants as well – these are restaurants that Michelin inspectors have deemed worthy of a special mention for the quality of their food and are worthy of a detour.
Leeds is well known for what it describes as its “pulsating” nightlife, there are plenty of clubs and bars where you will not only find craft beers but also live bands to make your evening enjoyable. If you do fancy visiting a club then The Wire Club on Call Lane has a reputation for being one of the city’s most legendary nightclubs.
There are several theatres located in the heart of Leeds offering everything from cutting edge drama to the more cult viewing. The Leeds Playhouse is located just a short walk from the Minster whilst The Grand Theatre is just around the corner from the Cathedral.
If you fancy something completely different then why not visit The Tetley? This contemporary Art Gallery, located in an old brewery, also offers one of the best pints of Tetley’s you will find in Leeds.