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City Centre Opportunities

Outdoor promotional spaces

There are currently eight outdoor promotional spaces situated within the city centre’s retail core. These provide an excellent promotional opportunity to promote your business or organisation to the public and all are in areas of high footfall.  Average weekly footfall across the city centre is 1 million, with Saturday seeing up to 233,000 visitors. The Event Spaces Guide in the ‘Documents’ section on this page provides more information and a map. If you would like more information on promotional event spaces please contact us on 0113 2474719 or at promotional.spaces@leeds.gov.uk

For larger events and promotions, Millennium Square and Victoria Gardens provide additional opportunities. Please contact the Events team on 0113 224 3600 or email events@leeds.gov.uk for more information.

Street Cafes

We support and encourage street cafes in the city centre, as they make a positive contribution by adding vitality, colour, life and interest to the street scene. They can help maximise the use of public spaces, aid the local economy and add to the facilities offered to people who visit, live, and work in Leeds.

If your business serves food and you would like to see if your premises would be eligible for a Street Café Licence please contact City Centre Management on 0113 247 4471 or at streetcafes@leeds.gov.uk for further information or advice.

Filming

Leeds welcomes film production crews to the city centre.  If your set up is very small, then you do not need our permission but if you have more than two crew and a variety of equipment please contact: city.centre.management@leeds.gov.uk

Busking


Leeds welcomes creative activities that enhance the atmosphere of the city centre. Buskers and street artists who wish to perform should follow our Code of conduct for buskers and street performers and show consideration to businesses, shoppers and other artists. Please see the expandable Documents section on this page for more information.

Giving out leaflets and collecting for charity

Anyone giving out leaflets or other printed material in the city centre needs a permit.  These are available to buy via the link in the Related Pages section.
A Street Collection Permit is required if you are collecting for charity, so that competing charities aren’t collecting in the same area. These can be obtained from our Entertainment Licensing Team.

Market Research

If you wish to carry out market research you need to wear identification and should keep doorways and footpaths clear. If you are carrying out a large piece of market research with a number of surveyors, please contact: city.centre.management@leeds.gov.uk  You should be aware of and follow the Market Research Association’s code of conduct.

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