Hyde Park is a thriving area on the edge of Leeds City Centre, it is known for its exciting student community containing a number of individual cafes, supermarkets, fast food stalls, hairdressers and quality pubs. Due to its location and noteworthy number of bars and venues it has evidenced to be highly popular with students. This area consists of a large space of greenery stretching across Hyde Park which is great in summer time! The park holds a basketball court, skater park and children’s play area. It is very popular for events such as Bonfire night and Unity Day. It is only a short walk from Headingley and Burley and just a 15 minute walk into the centre of Leeds city
Fortunately the city centre is only minutes down the road and practically a stone throw away, whether you decide to travel via bus, foot or car. A number of buses pass through Hyde Park to reach the centre and they usual come every few minutes which is ideal to get to and from Leeds city likewise if you were to travel in the opposite direction to Headingley/Otley.
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.
The Train station at Burley Park will take you into the City. Using the Harrogate line, with services to Knaresborough and York.
Otley Road will take you directly into the city, this long stretch of road is ideal for road users and walkers as it is quick and easy. You can also travel in the opposite direction to Headingley, Otley and Ilkley.
Hyde Park has a number of food markets dotted around the area, with a 24hr Co-operative Supermarket at the bottom of Victoria Road, a 24hr One Stop on the corner of Hyde Park and a 24hr Sainsburys.
As well as the supermarkets, Hyde Park holds a great number of quirky cafes and shops. One of the popular areas is Hyde Park corner where you will find vintage clothing, antique stores, barber shops, mediterranean restaurants and many other independent food stalls such as LS6 café.
Due to the increase in students and young professionals Hyde Park has opened up ice cream parlours, mobile repair stalls, dentists and a post office. All of your requirements are within close proximity to one another which is ideal for when you just need to nip here and there for maybe a bag of sugar or a pint of milk. Imagine if your hairdresser cancels on you last minute and you need a quick trim or your mobile phone decides to break midweek and you have an important lecture or meeting the following morning. No need to panic, the solutions are all in Hyde Park!
This vibrant yet refined area is excellent for young professionals and students, with numerous bars and restaurants it can bargain a thrilling nightlife.
We all know students tend to look for the cheaper nights with the cheapest drinks, well look no further as we have Hyde Park pub situated on Hyde Park corner which is perfect for pre-drinks before you head off into town with some fantastic deals.
Hyde Park also contains the fun and friendly Royal Park pub which is situated on Queens Road, this pub is also popular with the students as it holds a gig venue downstairs, one of the more quirky places for you and your friends to meet up. It also has quiz nights!
Brudenell Social Club is located next door and is a brilliant music venue playing famous rock, punk, metal and hip-hop while serving some of the best, cheap beer in Leeds.
Fortunately for you the majority of the above pubs serve food, if you’re looking for a good meal at a great price then you’re in the right place. What we love is a good bargain, these pubs offer great deals on different days, this varies from 2-4-1 deserts, Steak Wednesdays and 2 for £7.95 meals.
However we are aware it’s not always about cheap and cheerful pub grub, Hyde Park also holds a number of quirky, individual cafes and restaurants that are student budget friendly such as Oranaise which serves Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes and La Cafetiere serving Middle Eastern dishes.
Hyde Park is home to one of the oldest cinemas in Yorkshire, The Hyde Park Picture House. It is small cinema that screens a mixture of the latest films out to date but also independent productions and arthouse films that no other cinema would show. It offers discounts for students so be sure to grab your tickets sharpish. It is located on Brudenell Road and is perfect for a relaxing evening with your friends or partner.
Hyde Park Unity Day, every year Hyde Park puts on an event which is a celebration of the local community in LS6. The event includes a number of different tents that perform live music. It is a very popular day for students, families and professionals especially when it is sunny! The day holds many food stalls and is an excellent place to get together.
You will find that Headingley Stadium home to Leeds Rhinos Rugby club and Yorkshire Cricket Club is just up the road, in fact only walking distance from Hyde Park. For all you sport fans make sure you check your sporting calendar for upcoming games and events.
Thankfully, Hyde Park is located only minutes away from the City Centre which is useful for Students attending university and young professionals who work in the City.
Leeds Beckett University and The University of Leeds are within reaching distance as Hyde Park is situated on the edge of Leeds Centre. You can either walk or get the bus which will take only a matter of minutes.
You will also find this area is located a short distance from Rose Bowl and Broadcasting Place.
Leeds Beckett University – Headingley Campus is located in Headingley following the road in the opposite direction from Leeds City Centre, again only a short bus journey away.