Leeds Area Guide

An absolute student area Guide for all the popular spots in Leeds

About Leeds

Leeds was recently named one of the most vibrant city centres in Britain, ranking fifth in the ‘Vibrancy list’ put together by Experian. Here's why:

  • Leeds City Centre boasts the Trinity Centre, with over 120 shops & businesses including a cinema complex.
  • The Leeds Arena is located in the Northern Quarter of Leeds City centre and has a capacity of over 13,000. Opened in 2013, it is set to become the North’s premier indoor sporting arena and music venue.
  • If the performing arts is your thing, Leeds is famous for the Leeds International Film Festival, held every November, the Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House, and West Yorkshire playhouse.
  • For historical sites of interest, there is Kirkstall abbey. Founded in 1152, the abbey is a beautiful attraction surrounded by idyllic parkland and set on the banks of the River Aire.
  • For culinary delights, Leed's has Jamie’s Italian, Piccolino, Zizzi and Black House Grille to name but a few. For the adventurous there is also the 'Trinity Kitchen', featuring amazing street food from around the World.

 


Burley, Leeds