Professional – Headingley

Area Guide to Headingley Leeds LS6

Trendy, cool, sophisticated…the suburb of Headingley is a popular area of Leeds. It is home to a mix of students, young professionals and families. With a vibrant high street, easy access to the city or countryside and varied property types, it has much to offer for many.

Sport and leisure

Whether you want to watch or participate, there is much to see and do. Headingley Carnegie Stadium is home to Yorkshire Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union. Sports facilities are for football, hockey and rugby are available at Leeds Metropolitan Univesity a couple of miles to the north and there a range of select gyms within a short drive.

There is a good selection of parks and woodland. Beckett Park is an attractive expanse of greenery with tennis courts and a kids’ play area. Woodhouse Moor is located at the Hyde Park end of Headingley. It is an attractive wooded park with tree lined walks.

Eating & Drinking

There is a huge choice of bars, cafes and restaurants in and around Headingley. From the iconic Salvo’s (Italian) and Sukho Thai through to trendy cafes like Moo’d. There is also an eclectic mix of traditional pubs such as the Original Oak and Woodies through to sophisticated modern bars like Trio and The Box.  Elsewhere there are numerous other bars and pubs and restaurants and cafes offering all sorts of international cuisine.


At either end of Headingley, there are two small cinemas showing arthouse films and major blockbusters side by side – Cottage Road Cinema and Hyde Park Picture House.


In the centre of Headingley is the Arndale Shopping Centre, which has a small number of well known retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Wilkinsons, Superdrug, Greggs and KFC. There are also a range of small, independent boutiques. Leeds city centre with some of the best shopping and retail spaces in the country is about ten minutes away.


Positioned along the A6660 Otley Road, Headingley is conveniently located for the city centre and accessing the ring road the Yorkshire Dales to the north.

Buses: There are a number of bus services that run regularly in to the city centre which take around 10 minutes.

Trains: Train stations at Burley Park and Headingley will bring you in to the city. They are on the Harrogate line with services to there, Knaresborough and York.

Road: Located on the A660 it easy to drive in to the city centre or even walk (about an hour) The main motorways of M62 and M1 are also easily accessed.

Air: Leeds Bradford Airport is about a 20 minute taxi ride, at a cost of between £15-£20.


Employers from almost all industries have a base in Leeds. It is a major hub for professional services, law and financial services, with well known companies such as First Direct, Yorkshire Bank and Leeds Building Society. It also has the highest number of central government jobs outside of London, with the Department of Health particularly. Asda’s headquarters are close to the station and Morrison’s HQ is a short hop to the edge of Bradford.


Within a mile there are 10 primary schools above the national average score and between Headingley and Leeds there are a number of options for secondary education. The city college is less than two miles for further education while there is a campus for Leeds Beckett University in the suburb.

More Area Guides

The Sun
Evening Standard
Homes & Property
Homes 24
Find a Property
Prime Location
The Times
The Telegraph
The Independent