Conference Venue: Cloth Hall Court

Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, LS1 2HA

This year’s GISRUK will be held at Cloth Hall Court, which is a conference and events venue located in Leeds. It is situated in the heart of the city, close to Leeds Train Station.

More information about the venue can be found here.

Dinner Venue: The Faversham

The Faversham, 1-5 Springfield Mount, LS2 9NG

The conference dinner will be hosted at The Faversham, which is located close to the University of Leeds.

Post-Reception Social Venue: Roxy Ball Room

Roxy Ball Room, 58 Boar Lane, LS1 6HW

The post-reception social on Wednesday evening will be hosted at Roxy Ball Room on Boar Lane just a few minutes walk from the conference venue.

ECR Social Venue: Parkside Tavern

Parkside Tavern, Merrion Street, LS2 8JE

The ECR social on Tuesday evening will be hosted at Parkside Tavern.

Other Places…

Beyond the main conference venues outlined above, we have also curated a short list of other places that visitors to Leeds may enjoy at the end of a conference day. These all lie around the city centre and can be seen on the map below.

  • The Bankers Cat: Located within 5 mins walk of the conference venue and around the corner from the train station, The Bankers Cat has a lovely selection of beers and an area with large tables in the basement vault for groups.
  • Tapped: Just across the road from the Bankers Cat, you will find Tapped which also serves a great selection of beers as well stone baked pizzas.
  • North Taproom: If you are looking to sample some of the brilliant beers on offer from Leeds’ local breweries, then North Taproom is a good place to start. Run by North Brewing, this taproom serves a great selection of beers as well as street food from Little Bao Boy.
  • The Northern Market: Previously Assembly Underground (and Carpe Diem before that), The Northern Market is now a beer hall and food market run by another of Leeds’ local breweries - Northern Monk. If you are looking for a stop on your way up towards the conference dinner then this is a good one.
  • Whitelock’s Ale House & The Turk’s Head: First opened in 1715, Whitelock’s stakes a claim to being Leeds’ oldest pub. Tucked away down an alley off of Briggate along with its sister pub - The Turk’s Head - Whitelock’s is a part of Leeds pub history and serves a selection of real ale and independent craft beers.
  • Below Stairs: If beer isn’t really your thing and you are looking for cocktails instead then Below Stairs is a hidden gem. Tucked away on South Parade, this cocktail bar boasts a unique menu worth checking out.

Other places of interest include:

  • Kirkgate Market: Located on the East side of the city centre, Kirkgate Market is one of largest covered markets in Europe and hosts a range of vendors. If you are looking for a place for some food on Friday after the conference then it is worth checking out the market food court.

Map of Locations