Welcome to why-wouldn’t-you Woodhouse

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

It’s a no-brainer of a location. Leeds Uni and Leeds Beckett are on the doorstep, you get more bang for your precious buck, and there’s everything you could want/need/imagine/enjoy in the Woodhouse neighbourhood. Spoiler alert: there is no beach. But be reasonable, there’s an amazing park…

Comings and goings

Woodhouse is really well connected, end-of.

Buses: 49, 50/50A, 19/19A, 1, 6, 28 and 56
Leeds main train station is a mile away
M621, M62, M1, A1M, A64M – all easily accessed
Leeds Bradford Airport

Shopping sorted

All your day-to-day requirements are catered for, with loads more options in easy reach.

164 Café & Bakery – fresh baked ciabatta and focaccia
Tiger Wines – unusually well stocked, great value food and drink
The Uni Sweetstore – handy newsagent/convenience shop
Morrisons & Sainsbury’s less than a mile
Wilko’s
Green Apple Pit Stop – mobiles, tablets and PCs fixed
Pharmacies - several
Blackwells Bookshop – textbook example of a shop selling books, lots of ‘em
Saver Copier Centre – student discounts on pro printing and binding

Fun to be done

Unity Day - a big, fun and inclusive summer celebration
Woodhouse Park – one of the biggest in Leeds
Skate/BMX – in the above park
Tennis – in the above park
Chill – in the above park
The Edge – sports centre with Olympic pool at Leeds Uni
Community Centre – dance classes, yoga and film nights

Eats, nights out and it’s your shout

Woodhouse does lovely grub and legendary nights, plus you’re on the Otley Run, the epic pub crawl par excellence.

Oranaise – North African and Mediterranean food
The Eldon - live music & DJ sets, ditto The Pack Horse
Opposite Café – relaxed and right on
The Chemic – friendly vibe, gigs and quiz nights
Luckys – pizza delivery
Arkwright’s Fish & Chip Parlour
La Besi – Italian and pizzeria
Church – club nights
Strawbs Bar – friendly, family run
The Library – bar and DJ nights from pop to hip hop
The Joint – huge chicken biftas, brilliant burgers
The Fenton – jam nights, comedy, and life drawing. No really
7 Spices – amazing value quality Indian food
Chunk – gigs and alternative arts, BYOB
Nazam – big portion great value BYOB Indian

Other student-friendly areas nearby