Area Guide - Hyde Park
Calling all students… if you’re looking for student accommodation in Leeds that is geared towards an exciting and memorable university experience, Hyde Park is the place for you! This thriving suburb to the northwest of Leeds is widely considered to be at the heart of the city’s vibrant student community. With quirky cafes, an international supermarket, a variety of takeaways, a generous handful of quality pubs, social clubs and a number of leisure facilities, house renting in Hyde Park offers a fantastic place to live for students.
Being a stone’s throw from Leeds Beckett and Leeds University, a short walk from Headingley and Burley, and just 15 minutes walk from Leeds city centre, if you’re looking for accommodation for students, Hyde Park ticks all the right boxes.
Hyde Park’s local attractions, food and drinks
Like neighbouring Headingley, flats for students in Hyde Park are abundant, catering for the area’s strong student population. This lively Leeds’ suburb is awash with student-friendly venues and activities.
One of its star highlights is the Hyde Park Picture House. Considered as Leeds’ premier art house cinema, the Hyde Park Picture House has been a popular entertainment venue for more than a century. Don’t forget to flash your NUS card and you’ll enjoy watching the latest releases at discounted student prices!
And there are plenty of established drinking holes to quench your thirst after the cinema, including the popular Royal Park Pub with its outdoor terrace area.
If renting student accommodation in Hyde Park, you’ll also be spoilt for choice for cafes and eateries too. The Moroccan Oranaise Café is an established hangout for both students and locals, Zizou’s Italian is perfect for pizza, and new addition Bangkok Café will help ease gap year students returning from Thailand back into the city.
Or for a cool venue for a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner, head to the stylish and super trendy Clock Café, Hyde Park’s iconic themed café. Yes, it’s safe to say that with its peculiar charm and unbridled character, Hyde Park in Leeds is a truly buzzing destination for those living flats to rent for students in Leeds.
Live music, bands and gigs
Nestled in the heart of Hyde Park is the famous Brudenell Social Club, which has hosted the likes of Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs. Founded in 1913, the Brudenell has been centrepiece of the Leeds music scene for decades, and hosts gigs most nights of the week. Pop in and enquire about membership and offers.
Public Transport in Hyde Park
Students letting property in Hyde Park enjoy a good transport network and links with regular buses to the city centre and north Leeds. Hyde Park is also close to Burley railway station, the first stop on the Harrogate line, meaning students can jump on trains towards Harrogate and York. For a comprehensive bus timetable from your student room in Hyde Park visit the First Group website.
And for those weekends you want to head back home with your washing, students renting accommodation in Hyde Park have convenient motorway links to the M1, M62 and M6 close by.
Hyde Park’s history
Like most areas surrounding Leeds, Hyde Park has been inhabited since around 5000 BC. Historical accounts of the area talk of large oak trees being used by early settlers for shelter, firewood and timber. One of the earliest religious sites in the region was Kirkstall Abbey, which was built on ancient Headingley. Built in 1153AD, the Abbey in the nearby Kirkstall area was home to many Cistercian monks until it was eventually closed during the reign of Henry VIII. The dissolution of the Abbey led to wealthy families purchasing land in the area, which during the Industrial Revolution helped develop Hyde Park into a district of its own.
If you’re looking for flats to rent for students, Hyde Park is an exciting and lively place for students in Leeds to enjoy the unique university experience this buzzing city offers.
For quality and affordable homes for students in Hyde Park, 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.
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