Music, cheap beer, tasty pub grub, a takeaway shop on almost every corner — not to mention the wealth of art galleries, museums, parks and entertainment venues down the road. Yes, it’s easy to understand why Woodhouse is a leading student destination. And where could be a better place for student rooms to rent in Leeds than conveniently on the outskirts of the thriving city centre?
Whether you’re after a one-bedroom property to rent or a 10-bed student house, central student-living doesn’t come much better than in Leeds.
The largely residential area of Woodhouse lies just to the north of Leeds city centre and is nestled close to the city itself.
With the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Arts University just five minutes away, Woodhouse is a popular area for those looking for student accommodation in Leeds. Being just a short distance from Hyde Park Corner, Woodhouse is ideally positioned for students to enjoy a wide range of convenient shops, quirky cafes, atmospheric student-friendly bars, and a thriving community.
So, what is there to do in the area when renting student flats in Woodhouse?
Food and drink in Woodhouse
In Woodhouse you’re never too far away from a student-friendly pub serving great pub grub and drinks at affordable prices. The Library pub is a popular student haunt, serving delicious food and hosting all the important sports events on its big screens. This atmospheric pub can be found on the edge of Hyde Park and is perfect for those looking to chill out, nurse a hangover and soak up the laid-back, friendly vibes. What’s more, when your parents call to ask how you’re getting on at uni, you can proudly exclaim that you’re in the library — just not one with librarians and books, but they don’t need to know that!
The Hyde Park pub is a mainstay for students and locals alike — with pool tables, multi-screen Sky Sports, and games machines tempting in the sports fans and leisure drinkers. Watch out for groups of fellow students in hilarious fancy dress outfits, as the famous ‘Otley Run’ takes in the Hyde Park pub before heading towards the universities. Why not get involved?
With a number of lively cafés, pubs and bars, Woodhouse Lane also attracts a large number of students. For example, the award-winning and multi-purpose The Faversham (or ‘The Fav’ as it’s often known) is very popular. This atmospheric pub serves home-cooked food all week long and hosts a variety of special nights throughout the week, too.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, you could head to the Pickard’s Tea Room. This welcoming café was once Pickard Properties’ office, and the tea room decided to keep the name! The Pickard’s Tea Room offers great coffee and a delicious menu for affordable prices and is a real hit amongst students. Check out the tea room’s great reviews on Trip Advisor.
There are also plenty of friendly and delicious takeaways at your disposal when renting student houses in Woodhouse, including the popular Arkwright’s Fish & Chips takeaway on Johnston Street.
Live music in Woodhouse
Living in Woodhouse means you’re also within walking distance of the famous Brudenell Social Club, which has hosted the likes of Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs, and presents intimate gigs most nights of the week. Founded in 1913, the Brudenell has been an important part of Leeds’s music scene for decades. If you love live music and bands, also check out The Packhorse, The Fenton and The Chemic Tavern nearby.
The 24-hour Co-op
Ran out of all those student essentials? Fancy a light night snack or some more booze for your party? Fear not, as those in student rental properties in Woodhouse can take advantage of the 24-hour Co-op on Cardigan Road. Conveniently located between Hyde Park and Headingley, those in student lettings in Woodhouse will be able to rustle up a quick meal no matter what time of the night it is!
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Cinema in Woodhouse
University life simply wouldn’t be complete without those regular visits to the cinema! If you’re looking for student rooms to let in Woodhouse, you will be pleased to learn that there are two Vue Cinemas in Leeds, and one is in Kirkstall — not far from Woodhouse. With your NUS card you’ll be able to enjoy watching the latest films with outstanding audio and visual quality for discounted prices!
Being situated right next to Hyde Park, students who are house letting in Woodhouse can also enjoy watching new releases, classics and art house releases at the charismatic Hyde Park Picture House. Having opened in 1914, this quaint and appealing independent picture house is one of the oldest cinemas in Britain.
Get away from it all in Woodhouse Ridge
If the bustling experience of student house sharing in Woodhouse accommodation gets too much, you can always head to the more tranquil surroundings of Woodhouse Ridge. This large area of pretty woodland is part of the Forest of Leeds and is an idyllic spot for walking and relaxing away from the buzz of the city.
Woodhouse transport to university
If you’re living in Woodhouse, you probably won’t need any transport to university as you live so close! However, there are plenty of regular buses running around the area, heading to and from the universities and also into the city centre.
A brief history of Woodhouse
In 1853, author William White described Woodhouse as a “large and handsome village.” During the Second World War, parts of the area were accidentally bombed. In the ensuing years the area has undergone extensive development. Conveniently located for the city centre and the universities, a lot of Woodhouse’s growth has been focused on developing student residential property and creating student house shares. As a result, the area offers a diverse choice for those looking for quality and affordable accommodation for students in Leeds.
Pickard Properties didn’t earn its reputation for being one of the best student letting agents in Leeds without reason. If you are looking for quality and affordable student flats and houses to rent in Woodhouse then get in touch with the Pickard Properties team today.
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