Bursting with entertainment options, great places to eat and plenty of cultural attractions, Leeds is a wonderful location to immerse yourself in city life while at university. Student living in Leeds can be as extravagant or as cost-conscious as you require and provides a fantastic experience in both cases.
Start your student life in Leeds by opting for accommodation that stands out from the crowd. Leeds student accommodation has a lot to offer, from the outstanding shared social spaces at Pennine House, to the gorgeous split-level apartments at Algernon Firth and the outstanding value and stylish interiors to be found at St Marks Court.
Once you’ve chosen your perfect student pad, you can begin exploring this delightfully compact city. Leeds offers an excellent blend of bustling city life and calm green space. Nature reserves, parks and woodlands ensure that you can enjoy the peace of outdoor life whenever you choose, while the thriving waterfront adds its own unique charm.
For daily student living, Leeds has everything you could hope for. The modern architecture is home to several shopping centres, including the Corn Exchange, Granary Wharf and the Victoria Quarter, as well as some fabulous independent stores. Leeds is packed with high end, designer clothes and homewares stores for those with a serious sense of style – the city is known as the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’ as it was the first city outside of London to have a Harvey Nichols.
Students in Leeds have an incredible range of culinary options on their doorstep. From the outstanding Ethiopian dishes at Abyssinia Cafe & Restaurant to the beautiful cakes and sweet treats at Just Grand! Vintage Tearoom (the rhubarb scone is a must), the city is awash with places to drop in for a quick bite that will delight your taste-buds. For a more substantial meal, The Man Behind The Curtain offers arguably the finest fare in the city. Think fancy plates with incredibly creative presentation – and the food tastes even better than it looks. For a meal on a budget, opt for the outstanding flavours of Thai street food at ZAAP or the Middle Eastern delights at Humpit.
After dark, there’s plenty to do for students living in Leeds. It’s a great city for live music. The Severn Arts bar is the perfect place to enjoy an eclectic mix of the performing arts, while Leeds Jazz Club offers exactly what the name implies. For those who prefer rock and metal, Cyanide is the place to be, while you can’t beat Smokestack for great cocktails and dancing the night away. The versatility of Leeds’ nightlife scene means there really is something for everyone. There’s even the Grand Theatre and opera house in the city centre for those seeking regular evenings of culture during their Leeds university life.
Leeds students have access to some of the finest food, drink and entertainment options in the UK – it’s a city to suit everyone!
If you are in need of student accommodation in Leeds and looking for something a cut above the ordinary, book your room today!
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