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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. Businesses in the city centre receive a 25% discount on bookings. The Event Spaces Guide and Event Spaces Map in the ‘Documents’ section on this page provides more information. 
 
For larger events and promotions, Millennium Square and Victoria Gardens provide additional opportunities. Please contact the Leeds City Council events team on 0113 224 3600 or email events@leeds.gov.uk for more information.

Street Cafes
Pavement cafes make a positive contribution to the city.  If your business serves food and you would like to increase your number of covers, why not contact us to see if your premises would be eligible for a street cafe on the public highway? Guidelines and further information about the requirements you must meet to obtain a Street Cafe License are included in the ‘Licensing’ section of leeds.gov.uk.
 
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 [embed link] and show consideration to businesses, shoppers and other artists. Please see the ‘Related pages’ 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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