Hyde Park - About the Location

Hyde Park is a relatively small but lively area between Headingley, Burley, and Woodhouse in Leeds. It's bordered on the east by Woodhouse Moor, which makes it easily accessible for students studying at both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University. With a large student population and a diverse non-student population, the community of Hyde Park is celebrated for its vibrancy. The annual Unity Day festival on Woodhouse Moor promotes community spirit and diversity, making it a highlight of the year for locals and visitors alike.

Hyde Park
Hyde Park
Hyde Park

Transport in Hyde Park

By Car - To reach the city centre by car, it takes approximately 10 minutes; however, finding a parking spot is another story.

By Bus - Hyde Park is well connected to Leeds city centre and other destinations through several key bus routes. These routes include 1, 1B, N1, 6, 8, 27, X84, 874, and 56. If you're looking to catch a bus from Hyde Park, the main stops are Hyde Park Corner (Stop K) and Hyde Park Corner (Stop N), which are just a four-minute walk away.

By Train - The closest train station to Hyde Park is Burley Park, which is only an 8-minute walk away. From here, you can easily access the wider Leeds area and beyond.

By Bike - Hyde Park is a haven for cycling enthusiasts, boasting a variety of well-marked cycling routes that lead directly to the city centre. These routes are tailor-made for both commuting and leisure cycling, offering a great way to explore the park's scenic beauty while getting some exercise. If you need any assistance or maps for these routes, don't hesitate to contact the Influencing Travel Behaviour Team in Leeds - they provide this service free of charge.

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Hyde Park is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood offering an extensive range of amenities for students and the wider community. You can find various small shops, like hardware stores, greengrocers, pharmacies, a few small supermarkets, and South Asian stores. A must-visit place in the area is the Vintage Boutique, where you can explore and discover a diverse range of clothes, furniture, books, and bric-a-brac. Moreover, the district boasts several places of worship, including mosques, a temple, two Anglican churches, and a Catholic church. Although Hyde Park has no dedicated leisure facilities, you can go to nearby Woodhouse Moor for activities such as walking, running, and using the tennis courts and skate park. For those who prefer indoor workouts, there are gyms nearby Burley and Headingley.

Entertainment in Hyde Park


The Hyde Park Picture House, housed in a Grade II listed building, is a local landmark that showcases the best films from around the world. In addition, it has an 'On the Road' program that takes the movie screenings to other locations. Left Bank Leeds, situated in an old church building, is an arts centre that hosts exhibitions, festivals, and workshops. The Hyde Park Book Club is a cultural hub in a disused petrol station adjacent to a fancy dress shop. Though it started as a cafe, it now organises live music and spoken word events, debates, jazz clubs, and art and photography exhibitions. Visitors can still enjoy the cosy cafe, purchase books and records, and participate in various events. Finally, the Brudenell Social Club, located a stone's throw away, is one of the best live music venues in the city and is highly appreciated by the locals.

Nightlife in Hyde Park
Entertainment in Hyde Park
Nightlife in Hyde Park


Leeds is an excellent destination for a fun night out, and plenty of entertainment options are available. If you prefer to stay closer to home, the area has numerous pubs, bars, and cafes perfect for daytime outings. You can visit the East Village for a relaxed atmosphere and a broad selection of cocktails. It's a "New Wave Dive Bar" that serves some of the best cocktails in town. If beer is more of your thing, The Library is the perfect spot for you. They have a craft and cask beer menu, and their street food-inspired menu is worth trying. If you have a sweet tooth, Afterz Dessert Parlour is a must-visit for their smoothies and sweet treats. Rainbow Junk-tion is committed to using food that would otherwise go to waste to create a delicious menu. Little Athens and Symposium are the go-to spots for Greek food. On the other hand, Mardin and Friends of Food offer various delicious vegan options.


Much of the housing in Hyde Park comes from the late-Victorian and Edwardian eras. Expect terraced back-to-backs facing wide roads and with communal access alleyways behind. The high proportion of students means that shared houses are widely available and rents are competitive.

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Hyde Park's popularity among students is largely due to its proximity to the University of Leeds and the city centre. The area offers a range of housing options, from terraced houses to larger properties, catering to different student needs and budgets. Its lively atmosphere, an array of local amenities, and a strong sense of community make it an ideal location for student living​​.

Hyde Park is known for its vibrant and diverse community, with a mix of students and residents from various cultural and religious backgrounds. The area is home to churches, a mosque, the headquarters of Leeds Muslim Council, and a Hindu temple, reflecting its multiculturalism. Residents and visitors can enjoy a harmonious and inclusive atmosphere​​.

Hyde Park boasts excellent connectivity to Leeds city centre, which is just a stone's throw away. The area is well-served by regular bus services that whisk you away to Headingley, Otley, and the city centre in no time. Moreover, Burley Park train station is conveniently located nearby, offering frequent services on the Harrogate line to destinations such as York and Knaresborough. And if you walk everywhere like me, it takes just about 25 minutes to reach the city centre on foot.

Hyde Park is in close proximity to two of the most renowned higher education institutions in the UK - the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University. The University of Leeds is globally acclaimed for its comprehensive range of courses for undergraduates and postgraduates and its exceptional research capabilities. On the other hand, Leeds Beckett University is situated close to Hyde Park – boasting state-of-the-art facilities, innovative teaching methodologies, and a diverse range of courses for students.

Hyde Park is a popular neighbourhood among students, known for its great selection of bars, pubs, and entertainment venues. Some noteworthy places in the area include the Hyde Park Hotel, The Royal Park Pub, The Library, and the Brudenell Social Club, each providing a unique experience ranging from live music to quiz nights. In addition, the neighbourhood is conveniently located near several historical and cultural attractions, such as Kirkstall Abbey, the National Coal Mining Museum, and Brodsworth Hall and Gardens.

Properties To Let in Hyde Park

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