Vibrant and exciting: two words regularly used to describe Leeds as a city – and two reasons why students from all over the world come to study here. Home to five universities, the largest city in Yorkshire is packed full of bars, nightclubs, sports, music and everything in between. Leeds gives you the chance to live a big city life without the eye-watering prices!
If you love a night out, you’re in luck. Leeds is full of nightclubs, with different events running every night of the week. The most popular clubs are Pryzm, Mission and Project. You can also head to Call Lane, which has bars, clubs, cocktail lounges and restaurants all buzzing in a small area. And of course, during your time at Leeds taking part in the famous Otley Run is a must!
When the weather is nice, students love hanging out and having picnics on Hyde Park. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a bit of shopping, students tend to head to Leeds Trinity, which is a shopping centre at the heart of the city. For sports fans, there’s always live rugby, football and cricket games to watch. And when students want to venture out of the city, they often visit beautiful neighbouring cities like York and Otley (not to be confused with the Otley Run!); they’re a short train journey away.
Leeds is rich with culture. Whether you’re into art, sport, music, history or architecture, there’s always something to see or experience.
What’s your favourite cuisine? Leeds has it. Fast food, fine dining, boutique restaurants and big markets there’s something for every mood (and budget). Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen is a student favourite; it’s spread over three floors with a choice of pizzas and burgers (vegan friendly) and surrounded by a buzzing atmosphere.