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Gledhow Area Guide for Professionals

Situated south of Roundhay and less than a mile from the centre of Chapel Allerton

Professional accommodation to rent in the Gledhow LS8 area of Leeds includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats, houses and apartments. To determine whether Gledhow is the ideal location for your professional rented accommodation, read on...

Living in Gledhow

Tucked neatly in between Chapel Allerton, Roundhay and Oakwood, Gledhow is a peaceful suburb of Leeds which has some impressive properties and a majestic valley. It also happens to be within a short commute of many major employers and amenities in North and North East Leeds.

Why professionals choose Gledhow

Gledhow is chosen by professionals because it’s a nice, quiet part of Leeds to live, making for a change from the hectic nature of the nine-to-five shift. For people working in the private healthcare sector, it’s the place to be, being home to a private hospital and close by to several private practices.

Where is Gledhow?

Gledhow is nearly 2.5 miles north north-east from Leeds City Centre. Chapel Allerton is to the west, Roundhay is to the north and Oakwood is to the east. York is 22 miles north-east, Bradford is 10.5 miles west and Manchester is 37 miles south-west.

Restaurants and cafes near Gledhow

On the border between Gledhow and Chapel Allerton, El Bareto is a friendly tapas bar which serves authentic dishes from all over Spain; it lies on Gledhow Valley Road. Elsewhere, you’ll find a handful of takeaways; the pick of the bunch is Rumour, which attracts good reviews from some of the locals.

As for bars, The New Highwood is the local pub of choice, putting on live entertainment nigh on every week. A little further away, you’ll find the more relaxed atmosphere in The Roundhay Fox a welcome change of pace, particularly if you just want to sit down, pint in hand with a paper in front of you.

Best industries for professionals in Gledhow

By far the biggest industry in Gledhow is private healthcare. Other industries of note in the area include education and retail, with both hospitality and tourism from nearby Roundhay Park providing some local jobs as well.

The biggest employer in the area is Spire Healthcare, who run the Spire Leeds Hospital. MHA, another private healthcare firm, run the Gledhow Care Home. Leeds City Council are another major employer in Gledhow; they’re in charge of two primary schools and Roundhay School for pupils aged 11 to 18.

Amenities in Gledhow

Gledhow has a handful of shops spread across three parades. There are a couple of convenience stores and a newsagents, with two branches of Londis available for life’s essentials. One Londis has Gledhow’s post office, while for more gourmet treats, Lidgett Lane Larder is worth a look if you’re hosting a dinner party or something similar.

The local surgery is Chandos Medical Centre, which is just north of the row of shops on Lidgett Lane. Stainbeck Police Station is the nearest one to Gledhow, being around 1.25 miles west.

Professional housing in Gledhow

Gledhow has a few high-rise flats that come with views of the surrounding valleys and parklands, but most properties here are mid-20th century semi-detached houses. Most houses here come with front and back gardens and are in one of Leeds’ safest areas to live.

Transport in Gledhow

Gledhow is well catered for by buses. The 3A and 13A pass through some of the major routes here; the former stops near the top of Lidgett Lane while the latter goes all the way down to the end - both stop in Leeds City Centre via Chapeltown. The 38, an hourly service, terminates in Gledhow itself.

For trains, Leeds Station is the nearest stop, being more than two miles south-west of Gledhow; all bus services stop within a short walking distance. Parking is by and large restricted to the streets.

Popular areas near Gledhow


A well-to-do area of Leeds, Roundhay is a good place to both work and live in. Green spaces, excellent eateries and a wide range of professional properties for single people, couples and families only add to its allure.

Chapel Allerton

Culture-heavy and ultra-trendy, Chapel Allerton is a great place to be for the fun-loving professional. There’s plenty of places to work and live in style here, while it’s not too far from the city centre, so you won’t spend an age stuck in traffic on the daily commute!


A near neighbour of Gledhow, Moortown is a wealthy suburb where many high-rollers in Leeds live. It’s a wonderful place to live for anyone working in the law or healthcare sectors, as there are a number of employers in both industries based here, while there are many amenities right on your doorstep.


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