Built alongside the Leeds-Liverpool canal and a former operating brewery is the beautiful sandstone structures of Kirkstall Brewery. With space for over 800 and its own fully operational bar, the accommodation provides affordable accommodation for a thriving student community in a great area with a large Morrisons, leisure centre and the beautiful ruins of Kirkstall Abbey just a short walk away.
|Walking||Cycling||Bus||Bus Number||Approx distance|
|City Campus||57 mins||20 mins||31 mins||33, 33A, 50, 670, 671, 760||2.9 miles|
|Headingley Campus||31 mins||11 mins||16 mins||39||1.6 miles|
Kirkstall Brewery is located near to a retail park incorporating a large Morrisons which will easily cover all the home basics and food needs.
Kirkstall Brewery is a community of over 800 students with its own on-site bar putting on match day specials, themed parties and club nights throughout the year. It has two extra rooms that can be used for film nights and parties as well as extra study spaces and places for students to chill.
Cardigan Fields retail park has some great choices for those that want to grab a bite to eat, go bowling or catch a film without going all the way into town – just a 10 minute ride down Kirkstall Road.
Leeds city centre is also a short bus ride away and home to plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. Major retailers such as Topshop, Hollister, Victoria’s Secret and Primark can all be found in Trinity Leeds, which also includes Trinity Kitchen, where you will find a rotating selection of street food vans, a cinema and a number of bars and restaurants. There’s something for everyone in Trinity!
At night you will be spoiled for choice with plenty of student nights held in the clubs as well as lots of bars to choose from if you’d like a more relaxed evening.
If you fancy some live music, first direct arena, Leeds Beckett SU, Brudenell Social Club and the O2 Academy all hold regular concerts and gigs. There is also Live at Leeds Festival which takes place annually over May Day bank holiday weekend and has hosted bands such as Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran and Bombay Bicycle Club.
If sport is more your thing then you are in luck; Leeds hosts major sporting events on a regular basis with the ITU World Triathlon visiting Leeds next year. You can also watch Leeds Utd try to reclaim their spot in the Premiership at Elland Road, Leeds Rhinos battle for the super league title or Yorkshire County Cricket go for championship glory.
Kirkstall Leisure Centre is a short walk away offering a full 25m pool, a mixed-use sports hall and squash courts. The gyms on both campuses are available for students to use all year round and offer a range of top facilities and classes.
We recommend registering with a doctor when you arrive in Leeds. Kirkstall Lane Medical Centre is close to Kirkstall Brewery.The University’s Wellbeing Team offers a free and confidential service to help manage any difficulties you may experience during your time at Leeds Beckett.