Burley - About the Location

Burley is about a mile from the city centre, in a northwest direction: think ten on a clock face. It sits between burley and Headingley, and is a very 'student' area. Originally a village, there's still the sense of a village centre around the place. With the older buildings using stone, the later expansion due to mills and workers' housing is seen in the red brick of the time.


Transport in Burley

Train - Burley has its own train station - Burley Park - which serves the Harrogate trainline. It takes just a few minutes to reach Leeds in one direction, and you can hop on for Headingley going the other way, followed by stops including Harrogate itself, Knaresborough and York. The Horsforth stop is perfectly placed to get to Leeds Trinity, a 20 minute journey.

Buses / Taxis - There's a regular bus service, with the journey taking about 20 minutes to get to the city. Taxi rides will set you back around £10 and take around 15 minutes.

Walk/Cycle - If you want to walk into Leeds from Burley, you can be there in around half an hour. Cycling is a breeze, a 10-15 minute ride with a network of cycle routes helping you to avoid the main roads.

Map of Burley


Burley Park forms a green centre to the suburb, with grassy spaces, mature trees and a Victorian bandstand. As well as outdoor activities - cricket, tennis and basketball are all catered for - it's perfect for picnics, strolls or a quick run finished off with the outdoor gym equipment. Both Burley Park and nearby Willow Fields provide welcome cut-throughs so that you can avoid roads when walking. Shopping-wise, you have Co-Op and Aldi to hand, with an Asda superstore also within easy reach. For the ecologically-minded, Refills by Seagulls run a plastic-free shop for household products and hair and body washes. For bargain hunters, Revive Leeds is committed to reuse rather than landfill, bringing together clothing, furniture and small electrical goods.

Entertainment in Burley


Cardigan Fields, situated by the River Aire, is a big entertainment centre with IMAX cinema, bowling, laser tag centre and trampoline park. You've also got a choice of gyms in the area, and The Climbing Lab for more specialised practice. If the arts are more your thing, check out Left Bank Leeds for performance, art and music or Seagulls for a wide range of creative workshops. For some light-hearted entertainment, try the Burley Theatre Group for amateur productions - you can join in or just go along to watch. Burley is bordered by the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal, both perfect for walking or cycling.

Nightlife in Burley
Entertainment in Burley
Nightlife in Burley


The Brudenell Social Club is a Burley institution and the top spot for live music, and The New Burley Club also hosts live music. Popular pubs include the Cardigan Arms, Aire of the Dog, and the Malt Shovel, and you have the pick of restaurant menus from around the world: go for Mexican at Lupe's Cantina, Moroccan at Mogador or Jamaican with Ryan's Kitchen. Then, clustered around Cardigan Fields, are Poco Sicilian, Sheesh Mahal and Viva Cuba. Burley is a great location for vegans as well, with JJ's Vish and Chips, Lux Vegan Cakes, and the Meat is Dead vegan restaurant all to hand.


As you might expect from an area which grew during the Industrial Revolution, much of the housing in Burley is made up of characterful red-brick terraces, some accommodating up to ten students. The tree-lined streets are also home to semi-detached properties, with Vinery Road a showcase of large Victorian properties. If you prefer a single room flat, these are also available. The area is home to the Triangle purpose-built student accommodation building.

Burley FAQs

Burley is an ideal neighbourhood for students looking for a place close to the lively city centre of Leeds but it also has a charming and quaint feel. A wide variety of cafes, bars, and shops line the streets, creating a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Moreover, it's conveniently connected to the campus via train and bus routes, making commuting a hassle-free experience.

Burley stands out for its excellent transportation links, trendy cafes like Temple Coffee, and numerous entertainment options. Burley Park provides a serene alternative to the more crowded Hyde Park, with sports facilities and ample open spaces.

Burley, a neighbourhood in Leeds, is the perfect spot for students to reside as it provides easy access to several major universities. To give you an idea of its proximity to nearby schools, let me give you an overview:

University of Leeds:

  • Distance: Less than a mile east of Burley.
  • Accessibility: Easily reachable by foot, bus, or bike, making it highly convenient for students in Burley.
  • Campus Facilities: The campus features a variety of shops and bars, especially in the Student Union building, and has ample library space for studying and research.

Leeds Beckett University:

  • Distance: Approximately 1.5 miles from Burley.
  • Travel Time: It takes around 16 minutes to commute.
  • Location Benefits: Its central city near Burley ensures students can easily access city amenities, including shops, markets, museums, galleries, and a vibrant nightlife.

Leeds Trinity University:

  • Distance: About 4 miles from Burley.
  • Travel Time: Approximately 24 minutes by public transportation.
  • Transportation: Northern Rail services connect Burley Park Station to Leeds Trinity University, offering a straightforward commute for students.

Burley is a lively area that offers many part-time job opportunities for those seeking employment. The area has job prospects in popular locations, such as Cardigan Fields, Woodsley Road, and Burley Road. These locations boast various businesses, including cafes, restaurants, shops, and more, always looking for part-time employees. Whether you're a student looking for a way to support your studies or someone who needs to supplement their income, Burley is a decent place to explore job opportunities.

If you're a fitness enthusiast looking to take your workout to the next level, Bannatyne Cardigan Fields, Leeds Health Club is the perfect place. With state-of-the-art fitness equipment, personalised training programs, and various fitness classes, this gym provides a comprehensive workout experience tailored to individuals of all fitness levels.

Edmonds Dance Centre offers dance classes for all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. You can choose from various styles like ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary dance. The instructors are experienced and will help you find your rhythm.

If you are a football fan, Goals Leeds is an ideal location for you. This venue presents an enjoyable and challenging football experience, with fields ranging from 5-a-side to 11-a-side. They also offer regular leagues and tournaments. Goals Leeds has top-notch facilities and a welcoming environment, making it the perfect spot for a friendly football game with friends or colleagues.

If you're a student in Leeds and looking for convenient shopping options, check out One Stop Burley Road and Poverty Aid. These stores offer various essentials and thrift finds, making it easy to find what you need without breaking the bank. If you're looking for office and study supplies, Staples Leeds East can supply you with notebooks, pens, printers and scanners; you can find everything you need to stay on top of your coursework and succeed academically.

Burley may have a limited park, but it does make up for it by providing several smaller yet serene green spaces. These spaces are ideal for anyone seeking a peaceful getaway from the bustling student life. You can spend your time there reading a book, taking a date, having a picnic, or simply enjoying the tranquillity and greenery around you. These spots offer a refreshing break from the everyday routine and a chance to relax amidst nature.

If you need medical attention, Leeds General Infirmary and Burley Park Medical Centre are conveniently located and easily accessible. Leeds General Infirmary is a large teaching hospital that provides a wide range of services, including emergency care, surgery, and diagnostics. Burley Park Medical Centre is a local clinic that offers general medical care, immunisations, and health screenings.

Touch wood that you won't need them but the Leeds Central Police Station is also situated nearby. The police station is staffed by trained professionals who are available to respond to any emergencies that may arise. They can assist in various situations, including accidents, crimes, and other emergencies.

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