Professional – Horsforth

Area Guide to Horsforth Leeds LS18

With its open green spaces and proximity to the river and canal it is no surprise Horsforth has grown from a small village to one of the most fashionable suburbs in Leeds. With its easy commuter links by train, bus or road it is no surprise it is popular for professional lets in Leeds.

Eating & Drinking

Horsforth has a vibrant and eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and cafés. From 17th century pubs to cool cafes and modern restaurants serving food from around the world it caters for all cosmopolitan tastes. Town Street is the main drag for pubs and bars with some of the favourites being Sandbar and Town Street Tavern whilst Bar 166 is consistently rated as one the best places to eat.

Sport and leisure

Horsforth Hall Park is a sprawling, open, green space with bike paths, kids play area and skate park. It also hosts a number of festivities and food markets through the year.

Trinity and All Saints College has recently spent £3m upgrading its sports centre which is open to the public with facilities for indoor football, volleyball, squash and a gym.

The private pool and gym at Cookridge Hall is just a couple of miles north of Horsforth.


There is a wide variety of shops in the suburb including some of the usual high street suspects, mixed with several independent and boutique shops.


There is good access on to the Leeds Ring Road A6120 and in to Leeds via the A65.

There are regular buses in to Leeds City Centre and take forty minutes

Horsforth station which is located just at the southern tip of Cookridge and offers regular services to Leeds (15 minutes), York, Knaresborough and Harrogate.

Whilst Leeds-Bradford airport is just 5 miles away.


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.


Much of the popularity of Horsforth is due to the number of exceptional schools including:

  • Horsforth School
  • West End Lane Primary School
  • Saint Margaret’s Church of England Primary School
  • Newlaithes Primary School
  • Westbrook Lane Primary School
  • Broadgate Lane Primary School
  • Froebelian School
  • Hawksworth Wood Primary School


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