Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre 0871 902 1616 Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge
Cavendish Street/ Kirkstall Road,
Leeds, LS3 1LY
Postcode for Sat Nav: LS3 1LT
Best Price Guarantee logo


In September 2013, Leeds' spectacular new First Direct Arena opened its doors and partied along with delighted crowds.

The 13,000-capacity arena is the newest addition to an already rich mix of great live music venues in Leeds is now the spot to see the biggest and best artists and entertainers on show in the city.

The modern design of the First Direct Arena shines through the whole venue, stunning to see both inside and out. The superb facilities allow for crowds to file out after events with no logjams, meaning everyone goes home still tingling from seeing their favourite acts' do their stuff. Welcome news to the seasoned concert go'ers and arena novices alike.

The payoff from all the modernity, however, is surely the incredible acoustics, celebrated by everyone from the acts themselves to the lucky visitors. The clever fan-shaped layout of the arena combines the wall of sound with a completely unrestricted view of the stage, from every level, just when you want when you go to let loose!

Leeds' First Direct Arena is truly one of the UK's best live music and entertainment venues.



Our Leeds City Centre hotel is only a 6-minute taxi ride from the First Direct Arena. Or if it's a nice night for a stroll, you'll be setting your eyes upon the arena in under 25-minutes, handy to avoid the queue for a taxi!

Once you're ready to get a good rest, Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre has comfortable, quiet rooms complete with free Wi-Fi to upload your favourite pictures from your gig. Then wake up to our buffet breakfast, inclusive in your room rate.

Stay with us for a comfortable budget hotel that is so convenient for your next special night in Leeds.

View First Direct Arena in a larger map

ihg rc lkp vt rgb mango

Screen Shot 2018 10 03 at 10.04.41

Reservations Office: 0800 43 40 40