Things to DoThere is plenty to do in and around Headingley, from watching local and national sports matches to catching the latest films at one of the oldest and most iconic cinemas in the UK.
Headingley StadiumHeadingley Stadium is home to The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos Rugby League and Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union, whilst the stadium has also hosted many international events including the recent Cricket World Cup. The two separate grounds have undergone refurbishment in recent years making them an impressive backdrop for sporting events; the sheer size of the stadium creates an electric atmosphere on game day.
Cottage Road CinemaCottage Road Cinema is the oldest remaining cinema in Leeds and one of the oldest in the country. Opening its doors in 1912 the cinema still boasts many of its original characteristic features. Nowadays the cinema shows a variety of films for all ages and is an iconic landmark in Headingley community.
Becketts ParkThe Headingley campus of Leeds Becketts University is far more than your standard university building. The university itself is surrounded by greenery fit for a picnic, afternoon in the sun or an escape from the library, whilst the building itself makes for an impressive view.
SchoolsHeadingley has a lot to offer in terms of education, with Leeds Beckett University at the heart of Headingley. However, starting a little younger, Headingley is also home to over 10 Primary schools within a one-mile radius and a choice of good secondary schools.
What to EatHeadingley isn’t short of places to eat, everything from thai to kebabs, to suit its vast range of residents.
Jinos Thai CaféJinos Thai Café is a firm favourite with the residents of Headingley, their authentic Thai cuisine combined with the cosy and friendly atmosphere makes Jinos a winning spot. Not to mention their bring your own alcohol policy that attracts a good crowd. With their outdoor seating area, be sure to book a table in the summer months to avoid disappointment!
I am DonerWhen you think Doner you usually think a post-night out greasy kebab. However I am Doner in Headingley has put a modern, tasty twist on the more ‘traditional’ doner. A popular spot with students, I am Doner offers a range of salads, high-quality meats, homemade breads and sauces, creating a tasty treat, not just for the intoxicated!
SalvosSalvos is a well-respected part of Headingleys signature restaurant line up. Opening its doors in 1976, Salvos prides itself on serving innovative Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere; their consistency in their ethos is what has made them a firm Headingley favourite for a number of years.
Where to DrinkWith the famous Otley run starting in Headingley, it’s no surprise there are plenty of spots for a much-needed drink in Headingley.
The Original OakWhen the summer months come around expect to find half the population of Headingley in the beer garden of The Original Oak. The traditional pub offers a good range of drinks and the good atmosphere you would expect in a Great British boozer. With live sport played regularly, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular spot!
The BoxIt’s impossible to mention bars in Headingley and not mention The Box. On weekends expect to find crowds of revellers, enjoying the great atmosphere that Box offers. With great music, a range of signature cocktails and live sport, it’s safe to say a Headingley night out wouldn’t be the same without The Box.
Head of SteamIf you’re looking for craft beers, live music and shuffleboard, Head of Steam is a must. Set over 2 floors, Head of Steam has a unique atmosphere bringing together the residents of Headingley. Expect a social night of darts, American pool, games consoles and much more!
ShoppingYou won’t be short of places to shop in Headingley, with such a vast population it’s no surprise there are a number of high street retailers including, Sainsbury’s, Wilkinson’s and Superdrug on Headingley’s main parade of shops. Headingley is also home to a number of independent retailers including Katie & May, alongside an extraordinary amount of charity shops, that prove popular with students looking for those vintage buys.
TransportConsidering the close proximity to the Leeds city centre, transport from Headingley is efficient and regular, with frequent bus routes connecting to the city centre in less than 20 minutes. Headingley's train station also offers links to Leeds, Harrogate and York. Headingley is also conveniently located with good access to the M62, M6 and M1 for those travelling further afield.
Properties in HeadingleyThere are a variety of properties available in Headingley, from studio apartments to large detached houses. Being a vibrant student area, Headingley is a hot spot for investors. According to Rightmove, the average selling price for terraced properties in the previous year was £214,717, whilst semi-detached properties achieved an average of £243,376. Collectively, Headingley has seen a 3% increase in selling price since 2016, making it an attractive market. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent or invest, take a look at some of the properties currently on the market in Headingley here.
Things you didn’t know about HeadingleyThe author of Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien lived in Headingley during his time at university!
If you would like any more information on Headingley, take a look at our Area Guide Video or contact our Manning Stainton Headingley Branch.