Student Guide to Hyde Park

Our complete guide on things to do while living and studying in Hyde Park

Hyde Park is an ideal location for students due to its proximity to both universities. The park itself is popular with students and local residents alike and for the more energetic types there's also a skate park and football pitches. Hyde Park Corner offers a diverse range of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes and yet is only a five minute walk from Headingley.

Public Transport & Road Links in Hyde Park

Hyde Park is ideally located for the universities, Leeds City Centre and all the student amenities; however it is also easily accessible for the M62, M6 and M1. Leeds Train Station and Leeds Bradford Airport are also only a short car journey away.

Local Shops & Businesses in Hyde Park

Hyde Park has a small selection of shops including newsagents, convenience stores, a range of retro boutiques, barbers, furniture shops and even a fancy dress shop!

Entertainment in Hyde Park

There are several takeaways, pubs and cafés in Hyde Park but some of our favorites include:

  • Hyde Park Pub - well known and popular student pub, cheap drinks, big place always busy.
  • LS6 Café - a brilliant retro-style café which serves great coffee and delicious ciabatta's. A great place with a chilled out, bohemian ambience.
  • Dry Dock Pub (converted barge boat) - a converted barge boat located on a grassy hill close to Leeds Met. Needs to be seen to be believed! It is usually crammed wall to wall with students but check it out on a sunny afternoon and you can enjoy a glass or two on the top deck whilst basking in the sun!
  • Fab Café - a modern day museum pub dedicated to pop culture and science fiction, with cheap drinks and retro music!

Headingley is also only a few minutes’ walk away which offers loads more bars, restaurants and pubs!

Sport in Hyde Park

Sports lovers will find Headingley Carnegie Stadium just up the road, home to Yorkshire Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union. There is also Hyde Park itself which has a skate park and is popular for playing football.

Local Hyde Park attractions

Hyde Park Picture House is extremely proud of its very historical Picture House, which has been showing films and stage performances for more than 100 years. There is also the Grand Theatre, home to Opera North, where you can see ballet, numerous west-end musicals and the best in performing arts. In addition there is also The Civic Theatre, the famous City Varieties Theatre, and in complete contrast West Yorkshire Playhouse, which is innovative and definitely worth a visit.

Other Student-friendly areas nearby

Burley, Leeds