Leeds Beckett University sign of Portland Building, reflecting onto the Rose Bowl

How to find us

Leeds is a fantastic city for everyone. It’s small enough to get around easily on foot (or on your bike) but also well connected by public transport for when you want to get away.

Our City Campus is very central and spread over several buildings around Woodhouse Lane. We are just a few minutes walk from the main shopping centres, the First Direct Arena and heading out of town, Hyde Park.

  1. Arriving by car

    Leeds has good motorway links from the M1, M62 and M621 making it easy for you to reach our city. However, parking at our City Campus during events is extremely limited due to the high number of visitors we receive. We highly recommend that visitors make use of public transport and the free shuttle bus service provided on event days from Leeds Railway Station, where possible.

  2. Arriving on public transport

    The City Campus is just a 15-minute walk from the Leeds train station. For our Open Days and Applicant Days we provide free shuttle buses from the station to both campuses.

  3. Parking

    There are a number of city centre pay and display car parks located near to our campus buildings. These can get busy during events and we would advise that you use Leeds Travel Info to check available car parking spaces on the day and that you leave plenty of time to find a parking space and walk to the campus.

    Postcodes for the closest city centre car parks are as follows:

    • Woodhouse Lane Multi-storey: LS2 3AX
    • Merrion Centre: LS2 8BT
    • St. Johns Centre (NCP): LS2 8LQ
    • The Light: LS1 8TL
Light show on the Leeds first direct arena at night

Making the most of your visit

If you're planning on joining us for study or work, if you have the time, you should try and see a bit of Leeds while you're here, to get a feel for where you could be living. Leeds is a bustling city with a great nightlife and cultural scene. If you are planning to stay over you could see what’s on and make a night of it!

Why not stay for dinner? Leeds City Centre has a great selection of places to eat and drink. Trinity Shopping Centre is a good place to start with everything from TGI Fridays to Wagamama, and the Trinity Kitchen offers a unique mix of vibrant restaurants and street food vans.

If you are coming from further afield and are thinking of staying overnight there are plenty of options in the centre of Leeds, especially around the station.

If you're a student you’ll also probably end up spending a lot of time in Headingley, so you might want to have a look around while you are here. Many students, after moving out of halls, find themselves living in Headingley and it’s easy to see why. It’s connected to the city by a number of regularly running buses (the 1, 6, 28 & 97 all stop outside the Arndale Centre in Headingley) and has its own vibrant community, with an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants.

Student stood outside the entrance of James Graham building

How to find us

Headingley is just three miles outside the centre of Leeds. Our campus is located within 100 acres of parkland, in perfect contrast to the bustling city, so if it is a nice day you can get out and stretch your legs while you are on campus.

You can get to us from Leeds City Centre via the Otley Road/Woodhouse Lane but please be aware this road is a commuter route and gets very busy at peak times.

  1. Arriving by car

    During Open Days and Applicant Days, free parking is available on Headingley Campus and can be accessed via Church Wood Avenue. For sat nav please use LS16 5LF.

    Leeds has good motorway links from the M1, M62 and M621 and our Headingley Campus is close to the outer ring road (A6120).

  2. Arriving by public transport

    At Open Days and Applicant Days we provide free shuttle buses from Leeds train station to both campuses.

    Headingley Campus is very well connected to the city by a number of regularly running buses:

    • Buses 1, 6 & 97 from the city centre all stop at the Otley Road/Church Wood Avenue bus stop, which is a 6-minute walk to the campus entrance, up Church Wood Avenue
    • Buses 1, 6 & 97 from the city centre all stop at the Otley Road/Church Wood Avenue bus stop, which is a 6-minute walk to the campus entrance, up Church Wood Avenue

    The 29 First Leeds bus services run between Leeds Student Village, Marsden House, Concept Place, City Campus, Sugarwell Court and Headingley Campus. It's £1 for a single fare on production of a valid student card.

The Bowery Cafe in Headingley Leeds

Make the most of your visit

Stick around for dinner, there are lots of tasty options in Headingley, from big names like Nandos and Pizza Express to smaller independent eateries like local favourite Thai Sabai.

If you're planning on joining us for study or work and you have the time, you should try and see a bit of Leeds too, to get a feel for where you could be living. Leeds is a busy, vibrant city with lots to do. Have a look at what’s on and make a night of it!

If you are coming from further afield and are thinking of staying overnight there is a Village Hotel very near our Headingley Campus on Otley Road, as well as plenty of options in the centre of Leeds.

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Abstract image of the outside of Broadcasting Place looking upwards Arena Village exterior, the sun glints off the metal cladding of the tower Leeds Beckett University sign of Portland Building, reflecting onto the Rose Bowl