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Anonymous

Great city! Loads of events and concerts on most of the time with tonnes of bars and venues for a good night out. Food and drink can be found at good prices in certain areas. There are a large amount of chain and independent restaurants as well as lots of shops giving you access to anything you could possibly need. Good transport links with the train station and airport, good bus links as well.

Anonymous

The shopping there is great, most high street stores, big department stores, loads of different restaurants. Good nightlife. And loads of events throughout the year.

Anonymous

Leeds has lots of great places to go for food and drinks, it also has a great nightlife. Leeds also has trinity which is great for shopping and right in the town centre. Leeds has great transport links with daily buses and a train station within the centre. Leeds also has a free museum and art gallery.

Anonymous

The entire city itself is really compact with an abundant amount of bars, restaurants and nightlife to suit any budget. Whether you’re someone who likes drum and bass, electronic, club classics, jazz music or classics; there really is a venue for everyone to have a good time. Leeds nightlife scene has expanded dramatically since 2010 with places like Angelicas and Alchemist in the Trinity centre offering some of the best cocktails and views of Leeds skyline. There is also Greek street which is now cornered off to traffic during the evening, so you can sit out on the summer evenings and wander into each bar as you please. Call lane in the south-east corner of the city is the most infamous street for nightlife. With back to back bars all catering to different music tastes and styles, you will certainly find something there for you! Leeds also takes pride in it efforts to support LGTBQ+ communities and one area is known for representing those communities the most. Commonly known as the Freedom Quarter, the streets that occupy the immeadiate south of the centre is the home to the vibrant Viaduct showbar and Queens court. Bars you certainly should encounter in your time in Leeds!

Anonymous

Friendly city with lots of choice for clubs, bars, even crazy golf. Good for d&b and house but less so for r&b. Cheap drinks because its the north. Students everywhere & they're easy to spot as mostly very indie. Loads of really nice food places for different cuisines and and diets.

Anonymous

Leeds is a very vibrant city with lots of culture. Everything is very close and the transport links are great. I live not far from Leeds and it’s only one train away. I enjoy shopping and nights out it Leeds and I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of places to go to university.

Anonymous

There is a lot to do in and around Leeds, amazing entertainment and so many different places to eat. With excellent transport getting around is easy. However it’s not always the cheapest so sometimes hard to afford for a student. But always a good time and fun to do especially for special occasions.

Anonymous

The student nights are good but city centre clubs on a friday and saturday are not great. Good selection of bars and restaurants, lots of nice independent places. Nicest place to shop! The trinity centre and the victoria quarter are really nice.

Anonymous

Quite small but lovely place. Lots of nice places to drink and eat, and there are two newish shopping centres

Anonymous

The city is very nice with a fantastic transport infrastructure, there are many places to go on nights out and while the food is often overly expensive, there are lots of nice restaurants/takeaways. The quality and value for money in terms of food isn't as good as neighbouring slightly smaller cities like Bradford, but there's still lots of options with generally good standards. As for shopping, it's fantastic. Within the town centre there is a multitude of places to shop, including massive new shopping centres such as Trinity as well as smaller centres like the core and merrion. There's lots of things to do outside of food and shopping, in terms of minigolf or sports like football and cricket with Elland Road and Headingley Stadium nearby. I would recommend Leeds.

Anonymous

Good night life, clubs for everyone's taste. Large shopping area, most shops are in the trinity shopping center. There is also a large food court in trinity with so many interesting options. Over all leeds is quite a cheep place to live however, accommodation and student housing is on the pricier side. Leeds is very student aware and most bars and restaurants offer a student discount. Freshers events are widely on offer, through out the day and evening, giving you opportunity to meet new people and learn about the city. There are also many options for activities that don't involve drinking, including, bowling, mini golf, garlleries and many one off events.

Anonymous

As a city, Leeds is a go to place for the overall experience. A variety of nightlife, accessible transportation, activities and shopping malls including high street shops are within the city centre. Not only that, there are two universities located just outside the city centre so it's 'perfect' for students.

Anonymous

My city is great because there is a high percentage of students amongst the residents leading to a never dull atmosphere. There are infinite businesses that take care of our needs such as never ending the count of bars, clubs, restaurants even luxury casinos which help a poor student cover his costs for a living. Also is relatively cheap in relation to what you get, ovbiously you have to know the good places, but on average is good deals for the poor student who struggles to mantain his account balance alive.

Anonymous

Bars and clubs within Leeds are really good, sometimes busy. But there is a wide variety, something for everyone. The trinity centre has clothing shops, technology and gadget shops, and even a cinema, meaning there is something for everybody. With food restaurants dotted all over Leeds, making it almost impossible to not find something you'd enjoy. The transport in and around Leeds can be a slight problem, do to the city always been relatively busy. I would always allow plenty of time to travel. There is always good connection links, train, bus and even a nearby airport. Overall Leeds is an upcoming, exciting city.

Anonymous

Leeds is one of the most fun filled cities, especially for students. There is loads of things to do from nights out to more relaxed activities (bowling, cinema, etc). The variety of different clubs and bars is outstanding, with the quality of food all over the city on a par. The large shopping centre, trinity, offers almost every popular clothing shop even some technology and gadget stores. The only thing that I wouldn't rely on is transport, with the centre and surrounds being so busy it can be difficult for transport, specially buses, to stay on time. I would always allow longer than anticipated for travelling in and around Leeds.

Anonymous

Leeds is great, not too big so everyone knows each other and not too small so there is something going on every day, great community. So many restaurants and bars to choose from with a massive variety.

Anonymous

Lots to do, many places to go on a night out - there's something for everyone. Great value for money, have got everything i need in terms of shops.

Anonymous

Leeds is absolutely great for a night out, with clubs like bierkeller, pryzm and space that have loads of different themed nights. It also has a wide range of places to eat with completely different cuisines, Thai, Chinese, Italian for example. With everything a walking distance from the train station makes getting anywhere an easy task

Anonymous

Nice atmosphere with a variety of shops to fulfill your needs. During Christmas times seasonal markets such as the German market is put on show for people to come and get into the Christmas vibe. Overall rate the city.

Anonymous

Mostly everything apart from high end bars and restaurants are good value for money. New shopping centres have brought about employment and better shopping experience. Good range of restaurants. Nights out suitable for everyone

Anonymous

Loads of great places to eat and drink out and always something going on. However nights out tend to be either student based or local based and transport after 10pm is limited so you have to get Uber's everywhere which can be expensive if traveling alone. The city centre has shops for everyone but that's all it tends to have and not much else in the way of entertainment.

Anonymous

Nightlife has plenty of exciting venues and a variety of different music and events. Student budget friendly as there are many student nights with drinks and food deals. Shopping opportunities are great, with student shopping events in centres such as the Trinity with discounts and freebies.

Anonymous

As a student city, Leeds is one of the best. It's big enough that there's always something to do, but just small enough that everything is in walking distance (or a cheap Uber after a night out). Almost all of the shops and restaurants in the city have some form of student deal or discount. There is a huge variety of restaurants and cafes to fit every budget.

Anonymous

With bustling streets and many shopping centres, there are places for everyone. The people are as diverse as the incredible architecture in the city. I study landscape architecture and I've found Leeds to be an inspiring city for an artist.

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