Whether you're considering which areas of Leeds to move to, or you've got your student living sorted and want to know more about the area, we've put together a guide to living in Hyde Park, Leeds, to help you feel more settled when you get here.
First things first - Eating and Drinking!
Let's be honest, one of the most important things to think about is where you can grab a good coffee, and a cheap pint, right? Well, Hyde Park has a variety or quirky cafes, cool bars, traditional pubs, and restaurants, so you won't be short of places to eat and drink whilst living in this area.
For quick bites to eat, milkshakes, and smoothies, Frooteria is situated right in the heart of Hyde Park, and they offer student discount, so it?s the perfect place to grab a quick lunch!
If you're hoping for a cute local coffee shop on your doorstep, then you're in luck, Pump N Grind is a friendly little independent coffee shop, where you can grab a quick coffee-to-go or set up your laptop to do a bit of Uni work.
There are a range of places to eat as well, from Thai and Italian restaurants to cafes for a quick hangover breakfast and chippies for lazy Friday nights in; whatever you fancy, Hyde Park has got you covered!
Hyde Park is a student living area, so it's not short of its bars and pubs. But whether you're looking for a good night out, or a nice pint after Uni, check out the Leeds List for the best places to get a drink in Hyde Park.
Things To Do in Hyde Park, Leeds
Now that you have a good idea of eating and drinking places in the area (phew!), now you can take a look at things to do, for those rare occasions you won't be at Uni, doing work, or drinking.
Hyde Park is home to one of the oldest cinemas in Yorkshire; Hyde Park Picture House. The cinema shows a variety of recent releases, as well as independent and arthouse films. Bonus: they also offer student discount, but you have to be quick to grab your tickets!
If you're a sports fan you're in luck as, living in Hyde Park, you?ll be just down the road from Headingley stadium; home to Leeds Rhinos, Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union, and the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
Leeds City centre is also just a short bus ride, or a 25-minute walk from Hyde Park, and is bursting with culture and things to do, including museums, art galleries, shopping centres, and escape room games.
Hyde Park is around a 15-minute walk to the University campus, a 20-minute walk into Headingley, and about a 25-minute walk into the City Centre. However, it also has excellent transport links for getting around a little quicker and easier. There are regular buses that run to and from the City centre, as well as surrounding areas. If you're wanting to travel further afield, Leeds City train station is only a short bus ride away, with lines running throughout the country. Or, if you drive, the M1 and M62 are within easy reach of Hyde Park.
Getting a Job
During your time at University in Leeds, you may want to consider getting a part time job. If this is the case, Hyde Park is the ideal location. It's thriving in small, independent business including vintage shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. It's worth going in to speak to these business to see if they have any part time work available, that can work around your lectures and University work.
There are also many shopping centres, high street shops, restaurants, and bars within the City centre. So, if you were willing to travel into the centre, it's worth checking these places out to see who's hiring. At the start of each semester, there are bound to be plenty of roles available to suit students.
So, if you're looking for student accommodation in Hyde Park, Leeds, take a look at our available student properties to let or give our team at Diamond Properties a call to discuss your requirements today.