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Shadwell Area Guide for Professionals

An affluent and popular village situated to the North of Leeds

Professional accommodation to rent in the Shadwell LS17 area of Leeds includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats, houses and apartments. To determine whether Shadwell is the ideal location for your professional rented accommodation, read on...

Living in Shadwell

Shadwell is a village and suburb of Leeds which lies in the north-east of the city. It has a distinctly rural feel, but isn’t too far away from all the urban comforts. Within a short drive or bus ride, you’ll find a slate of local employers in a range of industries, while the village is full of large, spacious properties to make living here a joy.

Why professionals choose Shadwell

Shadwell is chosen by many a professional because, in spite of its rural nature, it happens to be well-connected by road to many other parts of Leeds as well as surrounding towns and villages. There are a few employers in industries like healthcare and education with bases here, so if you work in those sectors, Shadwell is perfect!

Where is Shadwell?

Shadwell is nearly five miles north-east of Leeds City Centre. Roundhay is to the south, while Shadwell is to the east of Alwoodley and Moortown. York is 21 miles east north-east, Wetherby is seven miles north-east and Manchester lies 42 miles south-west.

Restaurants and cafes near Shadwell

Shadwell’s bars, cafes and restaurants are mainly concentrated in the Slaid Hill area, with one or two in Shadwell village itself. A fixture in the local dining scene for 30 years, Shadwell Tandoori is a very popular Indian restaurant that does deliveries. In Shadwell village, The Red Lion is a popular local pub that does great food for families and couples.

The Dexter is another pub worth checking out, but it’s a little closer to the shops on Slaid Hill. Elsewhere in this part of Shadwell, there is a branch of Cooplands which sells sandwiches, pastries and cakes if you want something quick to eat during your lunch hour.

Best industries for professionals in Shadwell

Shadwell’s main industries are healthcare, technology, education, retail and hospitality. There aren’t many major firms with bases in Shadwell itself, although there are a few small businesses with premises within the area and surrounding suburbs such as Alwoodley.

Leeds City Council and the NHS are two of the biggest employers, running schools and health practices respectively. Technology firms in Shadwell include Jeli PC & Laptop Computer Repairs, while there are a handful of restaurants and a nearby golf course taking on locals as staff

Amenities in Shadwell

Shadwell does have a handful of shops, with many being in the village and adjoining areas of Slaid Hill and Wigton Moor. In the village, there is a village shop that doubles as the local post office. There’s a branch of One Stop, a dry cleaners and newsagents on Slaid Hill. Wigton Moor has a Co-Operative Food, but the nearest banks are in Roundhay and Seacroft.

The nearest surgery to Shadwell is Shadwell Medical Centre, which is on Shadwell Lane, around five minutes’ drive east of the Moor Allerton Roundabout. Killingbeck Police Station in Seacroft is the closest to Shadwell itself.

Professional housing in Shadwell

Shadwell has a few large, detached properties which date back a few hundred years, as well as the odd converted farmhouse. Elsewhere in the village and surrounding areas, semis and new-build detached properties are the norm, most of which coming with large gardens and driveways.

Transport in Shadwell

Shadwell may seem a little remote, but it is connected to the rest of Leeds rather well by bus. The 7S goes to Leeds via Wigton Moor and Moortown every 20 minutes during peak times on weekdays and Saturdays.

Limited car parking space is available near the Slaid Hill shops. For trains, Cross Gates is the nearest major station; it is just over three miles away and accessible via the ring road. Trains to Leeds take around nine minutes, with around four to five per hour running at peak times.

Popular areas near Shadwell


Just to the west of Shadwell, this suburb is leafy, welcoming and has everything a professional could want. There’s shops, cafes, delis, banks and a host of employers in several industries.


One of the most prosperous areas of Leeds, Roundhay is a very popular place with professionals in the healthcare, education and tourism sectors. Properties ranging from modern penthouses overlooking the park to historic terraces only add to the area’s appeal.

North Leeds

Spanning Alwoodley, Moor Allerton and Harewood, North Leeds is home to a multitude of employers large and small. It’s one of the most relaxing areas to live in the city, being on the edge of the countryside, while there is a plethora of places to shop, drink and be merry.

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