A full guide to Leeds student life | What should students know about before booking Leeds student accommodation?

Leeds townhall at night

The largest city in Yorkshire, Leeds, is a vibrant city that attracts over 60,000 students every year. The West Yorkshire city is home to four universities; the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Leeds Trinity and the Leeds Art University.

This guide will summarise the most important information on Leeds’ student life, including the best things to do, the most popular student bars, and what students should consider before booking Leeds student accommodation.

Does Leeds have good nightlife?

According to various student forums, Leeds is said to be renowned for its nightlife; with most of the bars offering student deals and club night events throughout the year. Some of the most popular student bars in Leeds include The HiFi Club, which has been voted “Best Nightclub” in Leeds three times, and Halo, which resides inside a former church on Woodhouse Lane.

Ending the night, Mint Warehouse and Pryzm nightclubs are highly popular with students; hosting a variety of themed student nights during the week. Pryzm is also located on Woodhouse Lane, and is a short walk away from our Leeds student accommodation, with five different floors and offering cheap drinks

Leeds is also known for its strong LGBT+ culture; primarily residing between The Calls and Lower Briggate, known as “The Freedom Quarter”. This quarter contains the largest gay club in Leeds, Queens Court, and one of the longest running LGBT venues in the United Kingdom, The New Penny.

Find out more about the best nightclubs, pubs, and student bars in Leeds here.

No matter what your music preferences are, it is important that you have a safe place to return home to (whatever time that may be). Mansion Student provides Leeds student accommodation in Woodhouse, a short walk from Leeds city centre. Woodhouse Flats is a secure and safe place for its tenants, with electronic fob entry, CCTV, and on-site maintenance.

Contact Mansion Student for more information or to arrange a viewing at one of our student accommodations.

Which area in Leeds has the best amenities?

As a student-friendly city, Leeds has several popular areas with those attending one of Leeds’ universities. Certain factors should be considered when choosing student accommodation, such as whether the area has strong local amenities. Necessary amenities include supermarkets, university resources, and other places of interest.

Woodhouse is a popular place for students to live in Leeds. The area surrounds the University of Leeds and Woodhouse Moor, which resides next to the First Direct Arena and Leeds Beckett University. In Woodhouse, there is a Tesco Express and other independent off-licenses.

Find out more about the amenities in other popular Leeds student areas here.

Make sure you book Leeds student accommodation conveniently located. Our Woodhouse Flats are a few minutes from the University of Leeds, Woodhouse Moor, and the nearest Tesco.

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What are the best things to do in Leeds?

The West Yorkshire city attracts around 29 million tourists every year, due to its various attractions and landmarks. These landmarks include Elland Road, home to Leeds United and seats over 35,000 fans each week, and Leeds Corn Exchange, which has remained a hub for commerce and community spirit for almost 160 years.

Leeds also has a vast food and drink scene that is popular amongst students; such as the Belgrave Music Hall, which is home to music, art, film and food. For cultural things to do, Leeds is home to the Royal Armouries Museum, Kirkstall Abbey, and the Leeds City Museum, in Millennium Square.

Leeds townhall at nightFor theatre, music and film, Leeds is home to popular venues such as the First Direct Arena, and Leeds Grand Theatre.

Find out more about the best things to do in Leeds as a student here.

How to choose Leeds student accommodation

After accepting your offer, booking Leeds student accommodation as soon as possible is important to ensure you obtain your first preference. Consider the area where the student accommodation is located, and the amenities surrounding the building. Also, consider the utilities in the student accommodation and what is included in the overall price.

Leeds Woodhouse student flats offer high-quality, modern shared accommodation, with en-suite rooms for those requiring more privacy and a washer/dryer in all the shared kitchens

Student Accommodation ensuite bedroomAt Mansion Student, we offer a high-speed broadband connection and all the essential furniture you will need as a student, such as a desk, chair, and under-bed storage.

Contact Mansion Student today to find out more about our Leeds student accommodation.

Frequently asked questions

What different accommodation types are available for students in Leeds?

For students who are moving to Leeds, different accommodation offers are available. Most students gravitate towards student halls, especially in the first year. Student housing is also available, mainly chosen by second or third-year students and can house up to ten tenants. Both are popular options; however, they can often include dated furniture or offer smaller living spaces than other student housing options in Leeds.

In Leeds, students can also book private accommodation, which typically provides shared and solo rooms. Additionally, private accommodation offers high-quality amenities and furnishings, whilst conveniently located for easy access to the city centre and university campuses.

At Mansion Student, we provide Leeds student accommodation in the Woodhouse area.

Contact Mansion Student today to find out more about Leeds Woodhouse student flats.

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