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Headingley

Headingley is a fantastic Leeds suburb with a large group of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. You will find all of your amenities in this area without having to travel to and from the city centre. Headingley is distinguished for its location of the Beckett Park campus of Leeds Metropolitan University. It also holds the famous Headingley Stadium, home to Leeds Rhinos rugby team. Due to the population increase in Headingley, naturally the area has opened up many new shops such as phone stalls, nail bars etc to meet the desires of young students and professionals.

Getting Around

Luckily for you getting into the city centre from Headingley is fast and convenient with regular bus times tables and train links. If you’re good on your feet you can also enjoy a nice walk down Otley Road to and from the city centre.

Buses

Metro bus service runs throughout Leeds and the whole of West Yorkshire. We have a number of buses that come every 10 minutes that can take you to and from the City centre. For instance the number 1, 6 and 97 buses.

Trains

Train stations at Headingley and Burley Park will take you into the City. Using the Harrogate line, with services to Knaresborough and York.

Cars

Otley Road will take you directly into the city, this long stretch of road is ideal for road users as it is quick and easy. You can also travel in the opposite direction to Otley and Ilkley.

Amenities

Headingley has its own shopping centre named the Arndale Centre which includes the following shops and many more:

  • Sainsburys
  • Greggs
  • Charity Shops
  • Superdrug
  • Many Cafes
  • Library
  • Wilkinsons
  • KFC, Pizza Express
  • Post Office

Headingley has expanded to suit the needs of its residents by opening many new shops such as noodle bars, nail bars, bakeries, mobile repair stalls, tattoo parlours, juice bars and the list goes on. There are several charity shops and small boutiques in Headingley which are perfect if you’re on a small budget.

As a student we all know things can get a little tight when your overdraft is looking on the low side, Wilkinson’s located in the Arndale Centre offers low priced necessities when it comes to filling your cupboards or stocking up on cheap toilet roll. You also have your outside fruit and veg stall offering great prices for fresh fruit and veg.

Thirsty

This exciting yet sophisticated area is brilliant for students and young professionals and offers an exciting nightlife with plenty of bars and restaurants - it contains a number of popular pubs such as Original Oak, Skyrack and Headingley Taps. However if you’re into the more stylish bars it is only a short walk to the modern bars such as Arc, Box, The Pit and Trio.

All of the bars serve food so if you’re feeling a little hungry get yourself down on the different days where they can offer 50% of your food bill or a lunch time 2 for 1 deal. There are many little cafes and restaurants which also serve different types of food such as Dare, Love Rouge, Cats in Pyjamas (Indian Street Food) and Santorini Bar and Grill (Greek and Turkish Cuisine). As well as your stylish cafes and restaurants, there's also Sukho Thai in Headingley and Salvo's which serves Italian food.

Entertainment

Headingley also has its own Cinema situated on Cottage Road, this cinema has been showing films since 1912 and screens the most popular films out to date. It is located in Far Headingley and is perfect for a chilled Friday/Saturday evening.

Beckett's Park is a large area of greenery including outside gym equipment, tennis courts and kids play area, perfect place to chill out in the summer!

Sport

The famous Headingley Stadium, home to Leeds Rhinos has presented more than 40 international rugby League matches. Again this is located in the heart of Headingley and if you’re a rugby fan this is walking distance from your Headingley home.

The cricket ground is next door to the Headingley Stadium which is also home to the Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Some spectators have witnessed some of the best moments in cricket at these grounds.

Universities

Leeds Beckett University - Headingley Campus can be found on Church Wood Ave, LS6 3QS.

The Headingley campus is set in 100 acres of grassland with stress-free access to Leeds City Centre. This campus is less than 3 miles away from the City and consists of the main sporting facilities including pitches, tennis courts and running track. Headingley is also located a short distance away from the other Leeds Beckett Campuses such as City Centre campus, Broadcasting Place and The Rose Bowl. It is also in close proximity of the University of Leeds as you enter Leeds city centre.

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