Living In Burley: A Student Guide

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Living In Burley: A Student Guide

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March 14, 2018 10:18 am Published by
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Headingley and Hyde Park are the stereotypical locations for student accommodation but have you thought about Burley? This Leeds suburb is more chilled out, has great access to the city centre and universities, and it’s the perfect place to concentrate on your studies. Burley doesn’t get the credit it deserves so here’s a student guide to living in Burley…

What’s Burley Like?

Burley is the place where students, professionals, and families all live in harmony. It’s not as wild as Headingley and Hyde Park but that makes it the perfect place to work on your degree while having the balance of a great social life. The streets of Burley are dotted lined red brick terraced houses and there’s a gorgeous park which forms a big part of the community. Cafes, bars, and public transport links make this place a highly desirable place to live, and along with the entertainment spots, we know just how great your student accommodation can be in this suburb.

There Are Plenty Of Places To Eat

Do you want Mexican food? Head to Lupe’s Cantina. What about a Sunday dinner every day of the week? Well that’s what Man vs Roast is for. Tapas isn’t far away either and Viva Cuba serves up some of the most delicious dishes you’ll find in Leeds. There are no shortage of places to eat in Burley.

Alternatively, Cardigan Fields offers Five Guys, MOD Pizza, Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Hut, Nando’s and Rosie’s Diner so you’re spoilt for choice!

Mexican food, prawn tacos

Burley Is Centrally Located For Public Transport

If you live in Burley, public transport is really convenient and it’s one of the biggest draws of the area. Use Burley Park train station to reach Leeds City Centre in 8 minutes. Or catch the bus and be in the centre in under 30 minutes! The train also connect you to places further afield such as Horsforth, Harrogate, Knaresborough and York so you can explore Yorkshire in your downtime.

Cool Cafés And Delicious Doughnuts

One of the coolest cafes in Burley Temple Coffee. This place serves up extremely instagrammable coffee and doughnuts. We challenge you to try and not take a picture of the glitter glazed treat and jet black coffee. The menu does change regularly but what is constant is the chilled out vibe and the delicious treats. There’s no better place to take a break when you’re overloaded with university essays; you can even take out if you want…

You’ll Not Be Short For Entertainment

If there’s one thing Burley knows how to do, it’s entertain. The legendary Brudenell Social Club, one of Leeds most loved music venues, is on your doorstep. There are cheap drinks, live bands, and good times to be had here. The atmosphere is always lively and because you live in Burley, it’s only ever a short walk away.

If live music isn’t your thing, or you just need a relaxing night away from your studies, the Vue Cinema and Hollywood Bowl at Cardigan Fields on Kirkstall Road are the perfect place to socialise and recharge. You can also keep fit here at the Virgin Active Gym or try out Oxygen Freejumping, one of the UK’s number 1 trampoline parks.

Students watching a film in the cinema

You’ll Find Nature In Burley Park

Hyde Park is always popular in the summer. Burley Park is too but you’re guaranteed to find a spot in the sun here. This place doesn’t get nearly as crowded, it’s nearer to your student accommodation and there are also free tennis courts, a basketball court and a bowling green.

Have we tempted you to live in Burley? You can search our student accommodation in Burley today and we can help find you the best place to live!

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