Leeds is a fantastic place to live, study and work. It's full of culture, sport, great food and friendly people.

The city has one of the UK's largest student populations and thousands of graduate opportunities.

Our Main Campus is in Horsforth, in the north-west of Leeds.

Our Leeds City Campus will be located at Trevelyan Square, a few minutes away from Leeds train station.


Horsforth is a leafy suburb about five miles from Leeds city centre, with its own bars, restaurants, shops, brewery and identity.

It's been around a long time - it was even mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086.

Go for a walk among the bluebells in Hunger Hill Woods, or cycle along the towpath on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Horsforth Hall Park is home to an amazing skatepark and Japanese gardens.


Read Grace's blog post about Horsforth

Eating out

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, elevenses, brunch... whatever you're looking for you'll find something to suit your tastes in Leeds.

New restaurants and cafes are opening all the time in the city, so check out Leeds List's latest recommendations.

They've also put together some Horsforth highlights.


People walking in a food court..

Leeds nightlife

Leeds is known for its student life, with countless bars, clubs, and pubs catering to all tastes and budgets.

If you like rock and alternative music, go for The Key Club, head to HiFi for funk and soul, dance to house and techno at Wire, or check out PRYZM's eclectic mix of house, RnB, EDM and disco.

See up-and-coming bands at small venues like Wharf Chambers, dance to bands at the iconic Brudenell Social Club, or see the biggest artists at the First Direct Arena.

Check out Leeds List's recommendations for a good night out in the city.



Horsforth is ideal for adventurers.

There are lots of great walks on our doorstep, including the 62-mile Leeds Country Way.

Mountain bikers can get straight onto woodland trails, and where better for roadies than part of the Tour de Yorkshire route?

Whether you're an experienced windsurfer or you fancy giving paddleboarding a try, the Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre is a short bus ride from Leeds Trinity.

Three people walking on a moor..


Horsforth has lots of independent shops, including a stylish refill store to help you cut down on plastic.

In Leeds, you'll find every high street shop you could want at Trinity shopping centre.

The city is known for its Victorian arcades filled with everything from comic book shops and skate stores, to designers like Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith.

Find a bargain at Kirkgate Market - one of Europe's biggest indoor markets - and check out the indie traders at the Corn Exchange

And for adding the finishing touches to your student accommodation, IKEA isn't too far away.

A Victorian shopping arcade..

Art and culture

Experience world-class theatre at Leeds Playhouse, watch touring productions at Leeds Grand Theatre and see live comedy or panto at the City Varieties Music Hall. As a student, you can get tickets for Opera North for just £10.

One of the world's first films was shot in Leeds in 1888, and the city remains a film-lovers paradise.

The Leeds International Film Festival takes place each year, there are lots of cinemas including the IMAX in Kirkstall and the Hyde Park Picture House.

Art lovers can go to the Leeds Art Gallery and Henry Moore Institute on the Headrow, and head down the M1 to get to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

And if you don't fancy travelling far, visit the Horsforth Village Museum.

Leeds Playhouse at night.


The Freedom Quarter is the heart of Leeds' LGBTQ+ community, with the award-winning Viaduct Showbar, Queen's Court and the city's oldest gay bar The New Penny.

Get late-night cakes at Flamingos Coffee House, head to independent LGBTIQA+ bookshop The Bookish Type, and get involved with one of the city's inclusive sports clubs.

Leeds Pride takes place in August every year, so it's worth sticking around for the summer.

The city also has lots of organisations supporting LGBTQ+ communities, including Yorkshire MESMACTouchstone and Angels of Freedom.


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