A student's guide to Leeds
Leeds, however, is a fantastic city and is something that you really should dive into as soon as you can, as you are sure to enjoy it. It has a bit of everything, from shopping to clubs to city living in many of the modern city centre flats, as well as museums and culture. With a vibrant and lively atmosphere, Leeds is the perfect city to capture the student lifestyle, and you're sure to finish your time here with many happy memories.
There are great opportunities for shopping in Leeds. With various shops, centres and markets there are a wide range of shops to choose from, covering all possibilities. Whatever your budget, you can find it in Leeds.
The main shopping centre is the White Rose, with various chain and designer brands. Other markets include the Victorian Quarter for clothes and the Queens Arcade for more independent stores.
The student experience is all about being sociable and having a good time. A night out in Leeds meets every part of this. With a range of locations, from humble quiet pubs to loud energetic nightclubs, there is a night out for everyone. With so many clubs, there is also something on nearly every night of the week, so you can always venture out and see what's on offer when the mood takes you.
Oceana is one of the more popular clubs, and will prove very attractive on the big student nights. Likewise, the area around Call Lane has a strong active bar scene, with smaller independent bars offering the opportunity to bar hop and have a fun and varied night. Of course, with various student offers available at various bars, you can have an amazing night out on a surprisingly low budget as well.
Culture and Attractions
If you're more into culture and the artistic side of life, Leeds still has something for you. With various galleries and art museums, such as the Leeds City Museum, there are ample opportunities to soak up some culture.
One of the more interesting ones is the Roundhay Park Tropical World. This 700 acre park features a range of tropical plants, palm trees and fauna. An artificial jungle filled with detail, as well as various exotic wildlife, it is an experience that is difficult to describe. It is definitely something that should be visited during your stay, and serves as an example of what can be found if you venture out occasionally.
This is only a rough guide to Leeds. There is so much going on at any given time that keeping track of it can be a near impossible task. Word of mouth always seems to suggest newer and more exciting things to see, do and experience. On your short stay in Leeds, you are bound to make many unforgettable memories.