Leeds: Getting to know the city

New to Leeds?

Our handy guide will give you some inspiration on what to do and where to go when you’re not at Uni.

Eating Out

Assembly Underground

This fairly new underground venue hosts various independent street food including falafels, pizza and loaded fries.

With two onsite bars this atmospheric hideout makes for the perfect night out.

46 New Briggate,

The Brunswick

In need of a homely Sunday lunch? Look no further…

From hearty beef wellingtons to vegetarian options, all Sunday lunches are served with locally sourced vegetables, puds and… a Bloody Mary!

Roasts start from £11

82 North St,


The East Village

This local bar is situated in the heart of Hyde Park and provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere with live music.

There is also an option to play board games or darts whilst you enjoy a cocktail or craft beer from their extensive menu.

47-49 Brudenell Grove,

Brudenell Social Club

The Brudenell is a fun and lively venue which hosts various diverse musical talents throughout the week.

A very popular venue with Leeds students who go to enjoy the speciality craft ales, music, sports or games room.

33 Queen’s Rd, Leeds LS6 1NY


Hyde Park Picture House

This Grade II listed building is situated in Hyde Park and has been open since 1914. It boasts many original features including an external box office and is the only remaining gaslit cinema in the UK.

The Hyde Park Picture House not only shows big new releases but also art-house movies and independent films.

73 Brudenell Rd, Leeds LS6 1JD

Headingley Heart Centre

The Heart Centre is a hub which offers a regular programme of events for all the community to enjoy.

If you are passionate about music, languages, gardening, theatre or arts this is a great place to express your interests.

Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Road, Leeds LS6 3HN


Meanwood Park and Meanwood Valley Trail

The Meanwood Trail runs for a distance of 7 miles starting from the Library pub next to Leeds University and ends near Golden Acre Park.

Blow off some cobwebs and enjoy a short or long stroll down the trail.

With plenty of wildlife and nature, this walk is beautiful all year round.

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