Victoria Square and Millennium Square

- Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds Central Library, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Radisson Hotel, Oxford Place Chapel, Leeds Minster, Leeds City Museum, Leeds City Council, Civic Hall

Victoria Square is in the heart of the city centre. This is where you find the huge, classical/baroque Leeds Town Hall from 1858 with its clock tower that was the tallest structure in Leeds 1858-1966. It is also one of UK:s largest town halls. Just next to the Town Hall in the square you find the Leeds Art Gallery, the same Grade II listed building from 1884 that that houses the Leeds Central Library, the Craft Centre and Design Gallery and the Oxford Place Chapel. In front of the Town Hall there are benches, greenery, flowers and palms. The Headrow, one of Leeds main streets passes through Victoria Square. Cookridge St goes Northwards. Here you find the neo-gothic Leeds Cathedral (Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Anne), built 1901-04. It was renovated in 2006 and is quite small for being a cathedral. The historical Radisson Hotel is also on Cookridge St.

Just North of Victoria Square you find Millennium Square, built to mark the year 2000. Here you find the Leeds City Museum (established in 1819 and reopened in 2008, a grandiose beige building) and the white and beautiful baroque church like, twin towered Leeds Civic Hall that houses the Leeds City Council, opened by King George V in 1933. The building, designed by Vincent Harris, houses the Lord Mayor's room, has four golden owls and a concert hall. At Millennium Square you also find the O2 Academy (a venue for rock concerts in a 1885 gothic building), the Carriageworks Theatre and the Electric Press (a restaurant/bar complex in a former industrial building). At the corner is the Mandela Gardens with its flowers, palms, hands sculpture and fountain contributing Nelson Mandela.



Victoria Square 01 Town Hall, Victoria Square Town Hall, Victoria Square Central Library, Art Gallery, Victoria Square Town Hall, Victoria Square Town Hall, Victoria Square Town Hall, Victoria Square Victoria Square 06 Park Row from Victoria Square Oxford Place Chapel, Victoria Square Leeds Cathedral, Radisson Hotel, Cookridge St Victoria Square 10 Victoria Square 11 Leeds Central Library, Victoria Square Leeds Art Gallery, Victoria Square Leeds Art Gallery, Victoria Square


Leeds Cathedral of St Anne 01 Leeds Cathedral of St Anne 02 Leeds Cathedral of St Anne 03 Leeds Cathedral of St Anne 04 Leeds Cathedral of St Anne 05 Leeds Cathedral of St Anne 06 Leeds Cathedral of St Anne 07 Leeds Cathedral of St Anne 08


Millennium Square 01 - Civic Hall Millennium Square 02 - Cookridge St Millennium Square 03 - The Plaza, Cathedral Millennium Square 04 - Mandela Gardens Mandela Gardens Mandela Gardens Millennium Square 07 - Town Hall, Art Gallery Millennium Square 08 - Civic Hall, Carriageworks Theatre Millennium Square 09 - Electric Press, Carriageworks Theatre Millennium Square 10 - Leeds City Museum, Electric Press Millennium Square 11 - Civic Hall Millennium Square 12 - Leeds City Museum Millennium Square 13 - Cookridge St Millennium Square 14 - Civic Hall Millennium Square 15 - O2 Academy Millennium Square 16