City life

Leeds city life

Leeds is one of the country's largest and fastest-growing cities and has a leading reputation in business, culture and sport.

Our campus is just a 10-minute walk from the vibrant city centre, which offers a wide range of places to visit, eat and shop, but is also compact and easy to get around with regular public transport services.

Leeds is well connected, nationally and internationally, with excellent transport links. It’s only 30 minutes from Leeds Bradford international airport and one hour from Manchester airport. The city is well-connected to other parts of the country by rail and you can reach London in just over two hours. 

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Living in Leeds

  • Things to do

    Whatever your interests, there is plenty to explore in Leeds, from the thriving arts and culture scene to sport and places to visit.

    Two students looking at art on a gallery wall and chatting about it
  • Feeling at home

    Leeds is a friendly, multicultural city for international students and staff. Find out the best places to go to feel at home.

    A small group of students sitting on the steps of Leeds Museum enjoying the sunshine and eating ice cream
  • Top ten places to visit in Leeds

    Explore some of the best Leeds landmarks and places to visit in the city centre and surrounding area.

    Two students chatting to a vendor in Kirkgate Market in Leeds
  • Eight places to visit in Yorkshire

    Studying in Leeds is a great opportunity to explore Yorkshire's many stunning locations.

    The Crimple Valley viaduct, viewed from across fields and treetops on a frosty day