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A Guide to Leeds

Posted at 28 March 2023 in Village Life, Food & Drink
Studying at Leeds Beckett or the University of Leeds and need some inspiration on how to spend your weekends?
We've compiled a list of some of our favourite student spots in and around the city that will guarantee you a good time with your friends. Keep reading to find out more!

Escape Hunt Leeds

Whether you are an escape room expert or can barely escape from your bed sheets, escape rooms are an immersive gaming experience involving puzzle solving, hidden clues and teamwork. Escape Hunt is situated in The Light in the heart of Leeds' city centre, and the venue even has a bar for you to celebrate your escape success after!   
The rooms feature themes of World War II, Dr Who, Ancient Japan and more, each fully immersive with characters you embody. Prices start at £22, so round up your friends and get your thinking caps on. 
Flight Club
Nothing beats a British pub classic to get a good weekend started, and Flight Club dart’s bar aims to bring back the glory of game rooms to Leeds students.
They even run a brunch social that includes Prosecco and bottomless pizza! Check out this cool student-centric hangout just across from Leeds Art Gallery. 
Hyde Park Picture House
Known as a local landmark, this gas-lit cinema is the last one still in use in the UK. Hyde Park Picture House is an independent cinema in Leeds’ Hyde Park neighbourhood featuring historical interiors that will take you back to the magic of old Hollywood; it’s a must-see for any students and film fans.
They may transport you to the past, but their movies are the latest blockbusters, from indie art films to box office hits.
It’s only a short walk from the University of Leeds, so book your ticket for a cinema experience like no other.
House of Fu 
House of Fu is a trendy place to hang out with friends whilst you chow down on authentic Japanese dishes: think ramen, dumplings, rice bowls and gyoza!
Each dish is expertly prepared by Japanese chefs with plenty of vegan and plant-based options available too.
Leeds Corn Exchange
One particular favourite shopping place for students in Leeds is the Corn Exchange; this hidden gem is home to some fantastic independent stores! We recommend the Alt Box to find rare and unusual vintage fashion and The Plant Point for students wanting to decorate their accommodation with cacti and plants galore!
You can find this arcade at the top of Leeds Briggate, surrounded by shopping favourites like Zara, Size? and Harvey Nichols.
Check out our Instagram for more student tips. 

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