Seriously though, Hyde Park is the best place to live in Leeds.
Headingley will never be this fun.
If you’re up for a fun time, Hyde Park is your place. With something to do on almost any road, at almost any time, Hyde Park is definitely one of the best places to live in Leeds, and we are going to convince you why:
Let's start with an obvious one, Woodhouse Moor:
Right now, this park may be looking a little bit boring, cold and dark, but that's only because of the lack of lights. Just wait however, until the first day of summer sun next year, this park will be rammed with students. Strongbow dark fruits in one hand, a rollie in the other and you’re good to go. It's really just what being a Leeds student is all about TBH.
And the very best part? It's only five minutes away from uni.
It is where you can find everybody's favourite Co-op:
10% student discount on anything and I’m sold. The Co-op really is a blessing.
The best shop of all time and it is literally down the road from wherever you are in Hyde Park. Need something for tea? Co-op? Need something for a hangover? Co-op? Need anything at all and you’ve guessed it. Co-op. The food is also pretty decent, with meal deals and a good selection of alcohol. What more could you want?
The best spots in Leeds for food:
The only way to my heart is food.
LS6 Cafe is the epitome of edgy in Hyde Park. With an excellent selection of food including brunch and serving a Full English Breakfast, pancakes and a large selection of egg dishes to a late night menu serving up burgers, pasta and salads. LS6 is the cafe you go to if you want great atmosphere, food and drink.
Oranaise is also another great lunch spot in Hyde Park, serving up a delicious range of vegetarian and vegan food options. North African, Moroccan and Mediterranean style food is the staple at this cafe. With a large selection of burgers, pizza and wraps, Oranaise is perfect for traditional food lovers but also if you want to try something new.
And Burley Park Station:
£1.70 with a railcard to get into Leeds City Centre. Sign me up. It literally takes four minutes to get into town compared to the sweaty, smelly bus. Even if the train is busy with other commuters, a blink of an eye and you’re in town. Brilliant.
“The train is 10x quicker than the bus. I hate how long the bus is as town is so congested. It takes the piss.” Tom O’Rourke, 23, living in Hyde Park.
Hyde Park has the greatest nightlife:
There’s always a house party going on somewhere. You only have to step outside for one minute before you hear a shitty base song playing somewhere around Hyde Park. If you can smell the weed from a mile away it’s most likely going to be the best house party, and you can't even deny that you love it.
And finally, it is home to the BEST takeaway:
There's only one obvious choice.
When you’re in the club and all you can think about is cheesy chips and gravy, there is only one place to go. You’ve guessed it, Crispy's. It is the only half decent place in Hyde Park to get any takeout. So go on treat yourself.
Hyde Park, you may have your flaws but, we all love you anyway.