Getting to our City Campus
How to find us
Leeds is a fantastic city for students. 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.
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.
You can download our City campus map here.
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 for 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 from Leeds Railway Station, where possible.
For our 2019 Open Days we have arranged free parking at our neighbouring institution, the University of Leeds (800 spaces on a first-come, first-served basis). Our staff and students will be there to meet you and direct you to our City Campus registration points (just 5 mins walk away). For sat nav use "Vernon Road, Leeds".
There are also 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
Making the most of your visit
While you are here, if you have the time, you should try and see a bit of Leeds, 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.
As 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.