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Shopping in Headingley

Where to shop in Headingley

If you’re living in Headingley or considering moving there, you’re in luck! Headingley offers its residents and visitors a great selection of high street shops, specialist and independent stores, charity shops, supermarkets, major banks, a Post Office, and much more. Whether you’re looking to buy some groceries or clothes, pay a cheque in or browse some charity shops, you can do it all in this convenient town.

Food shopping in Headingley

food shopping

If you’re wanting to visit a supermarket in Headingley, you have a choice — there’s Sainsbury’s in the Arndale Centre, Co-op on Cardigan Road, and Waitrose on Green Road in nearby Meanwood. Not to mention an abundance of smaller convenience and international shops, covering all the delicious ingredients you can think of. If you want a large supermarket, venture a little further afield to Morrisons on Savins Mill Way in Kirkstall — this is their flagship store and as such is very large and well stocked. The pizza counter is not to be missed!

If freshly baked bread is your thing, you won’t be disappointed in Headingley. The Artisan Bakery on North Lane stocks a mouth-watering selection and Bare Coffee bakes some of the best sourdough in town.

If you enjoy shopping Fairtrade, seek organic goods, or have specific dietary requirements, you’ll enjoy a visit to Natural Food Store on North Lane. And for an excellent selection of alcohol, take a trip to Beer Ritz on Weetwood Lane or Growler’s Beer Shop on Otley Road.

Charity shops in Headingley

Man browsing in book charity shop

Headingley is well-known for its excellent selection of charity shops — mostly on Otley Road, meaning its very easy to check them all out in one trip. If you’re a bookworm, you’ll want to head straight to Oxfam Books and browse the shelves for your next favourite read (or three). If vintage clothes are more of interest, there’s a charity shop in Headingley just for you — Sue Ryder Vintage & Retro, down the road from Oxfam. The rest of the town’s charity shops are a mixed bag of clothing, books, DVDs, and bric-a-brac, and include The Samaritans of Leeds Charity Shop on North Lane, Mind on St Michael’s Road and Oxfam, Martin House Hospice Shop and British Heart Foundation on Otley Road.

Clothes shops in Headingley

Clothing boutique

Aside from the wealth of second-hand clothing available in Headingley’s charity and vintage shops, there are plenty of other options for shoppers, including Up & Running for sporty types and independent boutiques such as Katie & May (Otley Road) for those seeking unique on-trend pieces. If you have some old clothing that requires alterations, or would like bespoke tailoring, then check out Raymond Andrews Tailors on St. Chads Parade, Otley Road.

Hardware shops in Headingley

DIY hanging a picture

When it comes to DIY, there are two shops to help you out in Headingley — Wilko in the Arndale Centre and Glendor DIY on Weetwood Lane. Wilko is great for the basics, and Glendor is incredibly well-stocked making it ideal for all those little bits and bobs you can’t source elsewhere. The staff are also very knowledgeable and helpful, if you have a question or two about the job you’re working on.

Banks in Headingley

Headingley has been lucky to retain many banks, unlike other towns in the area. Not only are there banks in which you can talk to staff and pay in money, there are also many ATMs in the area for drawing cash out as and when you need it.

Bank locations:

TSB Bank, 8 Otley Road

NatWest, 63 Otley Road

Halifax, 5 North Lane

Handelsbanken, 2 North Lane

Other shopping in Headingley

There are plenty of other shops in and around Headingley in addition to those mentioned above. Here are a few specialist shops for you to explore:

Tech shops

PC Tech Ideas, 82 Otley Road

02 Shop, The Arndale Centre, Otley Road

Floral Expression, 86 Otley Road


Dinsdales Stationery, Art & Design, 6-8 Chapel Place

This blog post is part of a series on Headingley — find out where to eat in Headingley in the previous blog post of the series.

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