Student – Woodhouse

Student Guide to Woodhouse Leeds LS2

Surrounded by trees and green space, Woodhouse is an increasingly popular area for professional lets in Leeds. Less than two miles north of the city centre and home to the University of Leeds it has a diversity of property types, restaurants and shops.

Eating & Drinking

Woodhouses’ large student community lends itself to vibrant nightlife and a diverse food scene. The well known Arkwright’s fish and chips is popular and there is a Middle Eastern and Indian restaurant. Pubs and bars are the main attraction however, with The Chemic Tavern and TJ’s often featuring live bands.

Entertainment and culture

Close by, Hyde Park boasts one of the oldest cinemas in Yorkshire. The Hyde Park Picture House screens a mix of recent releases, independent productions and arthouse films.

Sport and leisure

A couple of miles up the road, Headingley stadium just up the road which is home to Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union.


Although close to the larger Hyde Park, it does have several of its own shops and amenities, including pharmacies, a dentist and optometrist. There is also an independent book shop and music store.


There is excellent public transport to the university and city centre. The area is also pedestrian and bike friendly. Leeds Bradford Airport is seven miles away.


As a popular location for Leeds student accommodation many of the jobs in and around Woodhouse Park are in hospitality or local retail. The number of shops, bars, cafes and pubs in the surrounding areas mean that at the start of each semester, there are part times jobs available.

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