Our guide to living in Hyde Park & Burley

Hyde Park and Burley overlap and is a popular choice for students and young professionals to live, being within easy reach of Leeds City Centre.

Local amenities

The location makes the area attractive to students due to it being so close to two of the main universities, Leeds Beckett and University of Leeds.  Due to its popularity with students, you’ll be able to find many convenient stores and shops. From mobile repair shops, dentists, post offices to 24/7 supermarkets, you’ll find your everyday essentials on your doorstep. A walk down Hyde Park Corner offers quirky and unique shops where you can find vintage outlets, independent food stalls and antique stores. 


The Brudenell area provides a fantastic range of small shops, takeaways and cafes. You’ll be able to find international and more unusual items at the greengrocers here, if you’re struggling to find it in the supermarket.  A great location for pubs and bars, there are several places to choose from for socialising. Hyde Park Pub situated on Hyde Park Corner is a well-known student location for cheap drinks. The East Village brings the vibes of the Big Apple to the suburbs of Leeds, with it being open all day you can start with a coffee and end with a tasty cocktail. Find craft beers and cocktails at LS6 Cafe, serving food as well, it’s one of the coolest bars in the area. You’ll also be able to find an abundance of independent restaurants and cafes alongside mainstream names. Anything from specialist meat feast outlets to chilled vegan eateries, you won’t be short of choice

Leisure and pleasure

Burley Park is a vast open space with large green areas, lovely planted flower beds, children’s play area and tennis courts. Hyde Park also offers a lot of green space and has a local skate park, playground and football pitches.  Opening in 1914 Hyde Park Picture House is an independent, beautiful building, encasing a small cinema bringing you movies from all around the world. 

Activities and entertainment

You don’t need to venture into the city centre to find plenty of things going on. Cardigan Fields is a great entertainment venue with several popular eateries like Five Guys and Nandos and for entertainment you can find Vue Cinema, Hollywood Bowl and Laser Zone.  In Burley, you’ll find Oxygen Freejumping, one of the UK’s number one trampoline parks. Suitable for all ages, this is definitely a different active day out to be enjoyed.

The Royal Park Pub is not only great for pub food and drinks, they host quizzes. Get involved with a team! With their downstairs venue, they also host regular gig nights. For a unique and quirky place, the Fab Café is the world’s first television and movie theme bar. It is the heart of the Alternative Music Scene.

Travel links 

Travelling into the city centre is easily accessible by car, foot or bus. Those that need or want to travel further out of Leeds are well connected by the M62, M6 and M1. Regular buses run, taking you to and from the centre of Leeds. The Burley Park train station is very handy for those commuting into Leeds City Centre, with a train leaving every half an hour the journey only takes eight minutes.