Leeds continues to fly the flag for its evening offer

Leeds has received official recognition for providing a great evening out for the second consecutive year.


The city has retained its Purple Flag status for excellence in managing its evening and night-time economy. 

Purple Flag, an accreditation process run by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) is the benchmark for good night-time destinations, similar to the Green Flag award for parks and the Blue Flag for beaches.

The award, which is presented annually, celebrates the city’s evening and night-time offer between the hours of 5pm-5am as vibrant, diverse, clean, safe, well managed and providing a positive experience to customers. 

The application and subsequent work on retaining the award is led by LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District) and Leeds City Council in conjunction with several key partners; all who play a vital role in the evening economy. Partner organisations include West Yorkshire Police, Safer Leeds, BACIL (Businesses Against Crime in Leeds), Leeds Pubwatch, British Transport Police, Public Health England, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Visit Leeds.

The strength of city partnerships, passion of key partners and positive, supportive businesses has been recognised by official assessors awarding the accolade.


Further information is available on the Leeds BID website by clicking here.