Headingley is a popular suburb with a laidback atmosphere located 2 miles north of Leeds city centre.

Food and Drink

Headingley has an excellent food and drink scene, ranging from independent cafes to well-known restaurants.

Salvo’s Italian restaurant, winner of Best Local Italian Restaurant on Gordon Ramsay’s programme ‘The F Word’, is a must.

Topping the TripAdvisor rankings is Santorini Bar & Grill, their Greek and Turkish dishes in a relaxed atmosphere are proving a hit. Or get stuck in to a huge plate of BBQ at Red’s True Barbecue.

For something a little less formal try White’s Deli or The Cat’s Pyjamas. Call into White’s Deli for a chilled brunch or coffee and cake. Visit The Cat’s Pyjamas for delicious Indian street food and craft beer.

That’s just the start of it, with many more excellent eateries you’re spoilt for choice.


The nightlife in Headingley always proves popular, there are a number of great bars and pubs to choose from.

In fact, famous Leeds pub-crawl ‘The Otley Run’ takes you straight through the centre of Headingley, calling in at most of the venues there. Part of the fun is the fancy dress…so don’t be alarmed if you see a group of oddly dressed individuals in the pubs and bars.

Fans of a pint can call into The Head of Steam, Original Oak, Headingley Taps and Arcadia. Looking for a cocktail? Try Arc, The Box and Trio.

Things to Do

Pay a visit to the world-famous Headingley Stadium site home to Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union Football Club and Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Football Club.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club have won 33 Championship titles; the most successful team in English Cricket. Learn more about the club at the Yorkshire Cricket Museum in the East Stand at Headingley Cricket Ground.

Catch a film at Cottage Road Cinema, one of the oldest cinemas in the UK. They’ve been entertaining all ages with films since 1912 but, don’t worry, the technology has been updated since then. Watch all the latest films at this lovely Headingley attraction.

The Bowery is an Art Gallery, café and events space in one venue. Call in to admire their latest exhibition or take part in a workshop. Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART) is also home to a number of events including concerts, creative workshops, films and more.


The Arndale Centre is a small shopping centre located in central Headingley where you find a Sainsburys, Wilkinsons, Superdrug, Post Office and more for all your essentials.

Local Taxis / public transport

Headingley is well serviced by public
transport. Bus numbers 1 or 6 will take you from Leeds city centre or Devonshire Hall to Headingley

Alternatively, Headingley has a train station with frequent trains running from Leeds Railway Station.

Go to wymetro.com for more information

Local taxi firms:
Amber Taxis – 0113 2022117
Ace Cars – 0113 230 4499
Royal Cars – 0113 230 5000
(Please note, these numbers are just suggestions NOT recommendations)