Leeds City Centre
Bursting with shops, cafés, bars and restaurants - life never sits still in this proud cultural city of North England
Make Leeds your student home and you’ll enjoy one of the best shopping experiences outside of London. Take a stroll down Briggate, flanked by beautiful shopping arcades. Indulge your senses in the opulence of the Victorian Quarter, or dig out some forgotten treasures from the vintage stands of the Corn Exchange. Designer stores, high street brands, market stalls and independent boutiques all lie within minutes of each other.
Wander up to Millennium Square to see what’s on, or just sit and people watch. Across the street, Town Hall stands tall as the city’s pride and joy and an amazing concert venue.
Learn about historic and contemporary sculpture at Henry Moore Institute, marvel at the 3,000-year-old mummy in Leeds City Museum, or watch a thought-provoking play at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Expand not only your mind but musical repertoire by sampling the exciting talent that flock to Leeds. Find your niche indie band at The Cockpit or Leeds University Student Union, or head to the O2 Academy for bigger acts.
When hunger strikes, take the free water taxi from Granary Wharf to trendy Leeds Dock Market, or let the mouthwatering aromas of international cuisine lure you to Street Feast at Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen. When the markets close and it’s time to unwind, the rooftop terraces, basement bars and craft beer pubs of Call Lane bring the city to life.
With the city centre accessible by foot and over 100,000 other students living in Leeds City, you’ll feel right at home.