We’ve officially welcomed you to Leeds, but we thought it was time to take a closer look at one of its most popular suburbs - Headingley.
Here we’ve put together a list of the best hotspots in the area for you:
Where to drink?
Headingley is filled with local watering holes and student hotspots. There’s always something exciting going on and the bars are usually overflowing with students in fancy dress or those who are out to sample a few craft brews.
Where? The Original Oak, Arc, Skyrack, Headingley Taps, Arcadia, Head of Steam
Where to eat?
From chain-y restaurants to independent favourites, Headingley is the perfect area to tantalise your taste buds. Whether you’re looking to spend only a few quid or want to splurge a little, don’t worry: you’ll never have to sacrifice quality for price at any of the restaurants below.
Where? The Cat’s Pajamas, Red’s True BBQ, Sukhothai, Salvo’s, Dare Café, Longhorns at The Head of Steam
Where to shop?
Jam packed with great charity shops, Headingley is especially useful when you’re on a student budget. You can fill your closet with new outfits or fill your shelves with anything from books to vinyl to little trinkets. Alternatively, Leeds City Centre is a quick bus ride or refreshing walk away for your high-street shops.
Where? Oxfam, Sue Ryder Vintage & Retro, British Heart Foundation, Oxfam Books
What to do?
Headingley is a hip area perfect for students on any budget. You can get tickets to a cricket or rugby match, check out live music events, or visit the area's tourist-y attractions. If you’re looking to save money, grab a ball or some brews (or both) and head to the park! And let’s not forget about the famous Otley Run, a 16-venue pub crawl, which starts at Woodie’s Ale House and takes you stumbling into Leeds City Centre (if you can make it).
Where? Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, Hyde Park, Beckett Park, New Headingley Club, The Bear Pit, Headingley Castle, Headingley War Memorial
Where to watch a film?
When you want a quiet night, but still want to get out of your flat, a trip to the local cinema is the perfect way to spend your evening. Whether you want to check out a new release, an independent, or an all time classic these are the cinemas for you…
Where? Cottage Road Cinema, Hyde Park Picture House