The main attraction for living in Roundhay, as you might expect, is having the wonderful, specious Roundhay Park, just a few miles from Leeds. With this abundant open space on your doorstep, enjoying time in nature for exercise or relaxation is easy. Something becoming increasingly more valuable as more people work from home!

The area’s schools also make it an incredibly sought after location for familes. Roundhay School, an ‘all-through’ community school, for example, is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Roundhay in Leeds - a view of the lake on a sunny day

Things To Do

Roundhay encompasses two main parts. There’s Street Lane, near the top end of the park, and Oakwood at the bottom. As one of the most popular parks in Leeds, Roundhay Park not only has a beautiful lake and woodland areas, but 700 acres of land to enjoy. It’s extremely popular with runners and dog walkers, and in the Summer months everyone flocks here to soak up the sunshine.

There are two playgrounds to choose from and a few cafes. Over the road from the main park is Tropical World, with the UK’s largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens. A trip to Tropical World makes a great day out for the whole family, with a host of animals such as meerkats, terrapins and butterflies to admire.

Roundhay Park also plays hosts to some popular events throughout the year, such as weekly park runs, cricket matches and the annual Magic Lantern Festival. In the past, it’s even been a venue for Madonna, Robbie Williams and most recently, Ed Sheeran in 2019.

Restaurants and Bars

Roundhay has a great selection of bars and restaurants and is a fun alternative to a night out in Leeds. For a quiet drink or for some hearty food try the elegantly styled The Deer Park or the traditional The Roundhay Fox pub, which has a roaring fire during winter! The renowned San Carlo Flying Pizza is widely seen as the best restaurant in Roundhay, with an authentic Italian menu. Or Banyan Bar and Restaurant offers an impressive cocktail and food menu. It’s safe to say, those living in Roundhay don’t need to venture into Leeds for a fun night out!


Locals don’t have to travel far for the weekly shop with the convenience of a nearby Co-op, Sainsbury’s Local and Tesco. There are also a few banks and independent retailers on Street Lane, one notable shop being Philip Howard Books LTD.

The Oakwood Farmer’s Market takes place on the third Saturday of every month. With a range produce from local businesses, it’s an amazing place to mingle and support the local community.

Roundhay Park Mansion in Leeds


The distinguished Roundhay School makes the area a hotspot for families. And with an Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ since 2013 it’s easy to understand why! Parents also have the option of Allerton Grange School (rated Good in 2013) or Leeds Menorah School (rated inadequate in 2020).

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