Area Guide - Burley
Looking for an affordable yet buzzing student hub on the outskirts of Leeds? Want to unwind in a down-to-earth, student-friendly pub and sink a couple of ‘happy hour’ pints after a day’s lectures? For a lively student stronghold that’s got great transport links, a dizzy array of takeaways, a host of leisure facilities on your doorstep and affordable houses for students, Burley won’t let you down!
From a two-bedroom flat to a 6 bed student house, Burley in LS4 has a wide range of quality student accommodation available to rent. And with ample student-friendly bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and quality shopping, Burley is perfect for students yearning convenience and an exciting social life on the edge of one of the UK’s most pulsating cities.
Leisure activities in Burley
Student houses in Burley are surrounded by countless venues to keep you entertained by day and by night. Whether watching a new release in a state-of-the-art cinema house or soaking up Yorkshire’s unique culture and heritage is your idea of student bliss, Burley offers something for every student.
And what’s more, as the area has a thriving student community but is closer to town than pricier Headingley, renting student accommodation in Burley allows you to save money.
With the Country Park, Oakwell Hall, the City Art Gallery and the Royal Armouries in the nearby vicinity, culture-vultures are in their element in Burley. As are cinema enthusiasts as the Vue Leeds Kirkstall 9-screen cinema house is well placed on the main road, just a 15-minute walk from Burley Park train station. The cinema is part of the Cardigan Field Leisure Park, which comprises numerous restaurants and leisure facilities and means a great evening’s entertainment is there for the taking. You might be pretty skint but student letting in Burley is the right place to help your student loan stretch as far as possible, with many of the venues offering discounts to students. Cardigan Fields, for example, offers some great student discounts. Simply flash your student card and grab yourself some incredible deals!
A Burley pub crawl
You simply can’t experience living in student accommodation in Burley without sampling the area’s many great pubs! Cracking pints of ale and damn tasty grub are there for the taking in this buzzing student community.
The Fox & Newt at the top of Burley Road opposite the Park Lane College is a popular choice for gig-going student musos wanting to unwind and sink a few in a lively comedy venue. Boasting the honour of being Leeds last-standing city centre Brew-Pub, the Fox & Newt offers a great historical ambience – just another reason why student rental properties in Burley are so sought-after!
Transport in Burley
Anyone renting student accommodation in Burley can enjoy the super convenience of a great network of transport.
Being just over a mile to the North West of Leeds City Centre, Burley can easily be reached by foot or bike from Leeds. The town is also home to a railway station at Burley Park, connecting the area with Leeds City Centre, Headingley, Horsforth, Harrogate Knaresborough and York. First Leeds Bus Services run regularly from Burley to the city centre. Click here for a bus timetable on getting from student rooms in Burley to the city centre.
A little history…
Whilst Burley was mentioned as far back as 1195, it was during the late Industrial Revolution when the village really grew in prominence. Remnants of the original village are still visible around Burley Lodge and at the junction of Haddon Road and Burley Road. Towards the end of the 19th century several mills were built in the area along the River Aire and housing was built for the mill workers.
It was during the 2000s that Burley and nearby Headingley and Hyde Park began gathering momentum as a popular hub for students and today remains a favourite choice for students looking for house renting in Leeds.
If you are looking for homes for students in Burley, Pickard Properties has a great choice of student accommodation in this rapidly up-and-coming area and is one of the leading student letting agents in Leeds.