Woodhouse & Headingley
The quintessential student communities of Woodhouse and Headingley are buzzing with great live events and busy social scenes
Despite being close to the bustling centre of Leeds, Headingley has its own unique character. With a lively collection of bars, restaurants and independent venues, the area has gained a reputation as a great location for students. Discover the diverse music scene or become a sports buff at the many events that take place every week across the local stadiums.
Eat with the locals at one of the most popular fish and chip shops in Leeds. The much-loved Bretts Fish Restaurant, nestled inconspicuously in a pretty, ivy-covered building in Headingley, is a great example of authentic British food.
In the nearby Woodhouse area, explore the picturesque local parks. Enjoy fresh air with a picnic or make the most of the green space by joining a local running club. Football fans will be delighted to have Elland Road stadium, home of Leeds United, in their neighbourhood and with the iconic Headingley Carnegie Stadium a short distance away, rugby and cricket matches are regular dates on the student calendar. If you prefer to play, put a five-a-side team together and head to Danby College to join the league.
As well as being close to Leeds Beckett University’s Headingley campus, you will have great access to transport links to the other universities and the city centre. The Woodhouse and Headingley areas are also home to cultural gems like Leeds’ oldest cinema, the Cottage Road Cinema. Whether you’re looking for cosy movie nights or a fun student night out, you won’t need to stray far from these student communities.