New to Leeds? Here's our guide!

By FreshSocial 03 Oct 2016

Welcome to Yorkshire! 

We've put together an ultimate guide to student life, from where to shop to the best bars in town. Take a look!

  1. Drink in the clouds
    When the sun decides to make an appearance, there are some great spots to enjoy a cold beer or cocktail overlooking Leeds. 
    Where: Angelicas, Sky Lounge, Headrow House, Belgrave Music Hall 
  2. Do a spot of shopping
    From top brand stores to independent boutiques, you're guaranteed to find what you're looking for.
    Where: Corn Exchange, Trinity Leeds, Queen's Arcade, Victoria Quarter
  3. Feel the wind in your hair
    Chill out in the parks or get involved in some of the events going on at these outdoor spaces...
    Where: Hyde Park, Roundhay Park (look out for the food festivals!), Golden Acre Park, Ilkley, Kirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire Dales
  4. Challenge yourself
    Embrace your competitive side or feel the rush of adrenaline by throwing yourself into a quest and out of your comfort zone.
    Tick Tock Unlock, XscapeLeeds WallAbbey DashAdrenaline Rush
  5. Take a trip to the pictures
    Check out the latest chick flick, watch the big name sequels, or discover new and independent movies at one of these...
    Where: Hyde Park Picture HouseCottage Road Cinema,EverymanVue
  6. Dance until dawn
    Whether you're into house, hip-hop, club tunes or old bangers, there's plenty of spots to hit and let loose.
     Wire, HiFi, Mission, O2 Academy, Jake'sCall Lane Social 
  7. Tuck into some great grub
    Taste an array of cuisines all under one roof, experience Thailand in a tuk-tuk, or try a British twist on traditional tapas.
    Where: Trinity Kitchen, Zaap Thai, The Cat's Pajamas,Meat Liquor,Pintura, Salvo's
  8. Get cultured
    Leeds is full of great landmarks and attractions to visit all year round. Check out the events at one of these to start you off...
    Where? Royal ArmouriesThe Grand Theatre & Opera HouseHarewood House
  9. Check out the talent
    Watch some world class cricket in action, get tickets to Championship games or visit the home of the Leeds Rhinos.
    Where? Elland RoadHeadingley Carnegie Stadium
  10. Try an evening class
    Take up a skill you've always wanted to develop or make your evenings and weekends more productive and entertaining. There's something for everyone!
    Where? The Bowery, Horsforth School, Leeds Inspired

Now it's time to explore...


Guide, Leeds

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