Hyde Park

About Hyde Park

Hyde Park is located in north-west Leeds, situated between the University of Leeds and Headingley.

The area is the heart of Leeds University's student community and has established itself as an alternative student district to Headingley. As well as being home to a sizeable student population, there are also many full-time, long-term, non-student families and single people living here.

The area is close to Burley Park railway station and benefits from good bus links into the city centre and North Leeds, which makes the area popular with young professionals/workers.

Woodhouse Moor, which sits between Hyde Park, Woodhouse and the University campus is one of the most used parks in the city.

Properties in Hyde Park

The majority of properties in Hyde Park are late Victorian and Edwardian back-to-back or through brick terraces or face onto wide streets with communal access alleyways at the rear. A large number of houses in Hyde Park are owned by private landlords who rent to students.


Living in Hyde Park

Its alternative vibe has partly come about due to the area's eclectic amenities. Hyde Park is the home of the Hyde Park Picture House, an independent, historic, art house cinema. The Royal Park, on Queen's Road, a large pub with a downstairs gig venue (popular with students), and next door stands the Brudenell Social Club, a members' club which is a venue for local and underground music.

There are also a number of cafes and shops at Hyde Park Corner, including a vintage and antiques store and a Greek cafe. The area has many other local or independent shops, such as DIY stores, takeaways, fruit and vegetable shops, two Sainsbury's stores, a Coop and two independent mini supermarkets, a pharmacy, a laundrette, and three vintage clothes stores.

Singer Ricky Wilson, of the band Kaiser Chiefs, lived in Hyde Park whilst a student at Leeds Metropolitan University, as did Corinne Bailey Rae and actor Chris Pine.


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