10th November 2020
Living in Leeds’ Hyde Park is popular not only with the city’s student community, but with young professionals and first time buyers. While it’s adjacent to Leeds University, hence popular with students, Hyde Park is on the fringe of Leeds city centre – ideal for a short commute to work!
During summer, Hyde Park’s Woodhouse Moor is one of the most used parks in the city. Residents flock from all around to soak up the sun, play basketball, skateboard and exercise. The area has even even been home to some pretty famous residents. Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson, actor Chris Pine, singer Corinne Bailey Rae, cricketer Hedley Verity and author Arthur Ransome have all lived in Hyde Park.
With such an integrated community comes an array of independent shops and restaurants including Malaysian, Mediterranean, Italian and Chinese. Other convenient amenities include a green grocers, DIY stores, pharmacies, bakers as well as the usual mini-markets and take-aways.
For pubs and eateries, head to Hyde Park corner and enjoy a drink in the beloved Hyde Park Pub. Or, grab a bite to eat in LS6 Cafe, Oranaise, Coffee on the Crescent or La Cafetiere.
Hyde Park is the home to the popular Hyde Park Picture House, an independent cinema set inside a Grade II listed building, which first opened in 1914. However, by far one of the main attractions to Hyde Park is Brudenell Social Club. With live music events every week from local bands as well as artists such as All Time Low and Frank Turner, this pub is a must for any music-lover!
Throughout the year there is a weekly Parkrun in Woodhouse Moor, starting at 9am each Saturday at the entrance by the junction of Clarendon Road and Moorland Road.
Hyde Park is also home to the largest mosque in the city, Leeds Grand Mosque. There’s also a Hindu Temple, two Anglican churches and nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
As a busy vibrant area with so many amenities and things to do, it’s no wonder living in Hyde Park appeals to so many Leeds residents!
The area is close to Burley Park Train Station and benefits from regular buses to and from Leeds city centre. Buses run though Woodhouse Lane or alternatively, the 56 service stops along Queens Road and Moorland Road.
Amy – Marketing: I love Hyde Park in the summer! There’s a magic in the air when everyone comes together to enjoy the sunshine in Woodhouse Moor. Brudenell Social Club is also one of my favourite places in the whole city. They host amazing up-and-comers, as well as the occasional famous artist in their legendary 400 capacity gig room – I recommend this venue to everyone who visits Leeds!