If you’re visiting Leeds for the cricket, it’s likely you’ll be going to see a match at Yorkshire County Cricket Club at Emerald Headingley Stadium. Headingley is a suburb just 3 miles North-West of Leeds city centre and is a popular location for students, both to live and to play, which means there are plenty of restaurants, bars and things to do on the doorstep. 

Why not explore the local area while you’re visiting the headingley cricket ground?


For those visiting by car, Headingley stadium is well sign posted from Junction 2 of the M621. A small number of car parking spaces will be made available in either car park K or car park F on a first come first served basis.

It is easy to visit the cricket ground by public transport too. Buses 19/19a and 56 from the city centre take about 20 minutes, although we always advise to leave plenty of time to allow for match day traffic. Or, jump on the Harrogate line train from Leeds train station to Burley Park Station which is just a 5 minute journey then a 5 minute walk to the stadium. Don’t worry if you miss getting off at the next stop, Headingley Stadium which is a 10 minute walk from the cricket ground.


Fancy a meal before the match? Headingley has a wide range of eateries to suit any taste or budget. For a taste of Asia, try legendary Jino’s Thai or new addition Zaap Thai for some tasty Dim Sum, Gyozas and noodles. The Cat’s Pyjamas offer a street food twist on Indian cuisine and will impress even the biggest curry fanatic. For a special occasion visit Heaney and Mill, a family owned restaurant with something for everyone, or try Salvo’s for Italian classics as seen on Gordon Ramsey’s The F Word. Sometimes only a burger will do and, with some of the most mouth-wateringly-delicious burgers, Fat Hippo will definitely satisfy your craving.


Want to make a whole day of it? There is plenty to do and see in the local area. Catch a show or grab a pint at the legendary live music venue Brudenell Social Club. Visit the Cottage Road Cinema and treat the whole family to a retro cinema experience at the oldest cinema still operating in West Yorkshire. If you’re feeling like exploring the great outdoors, the Meanwood Valley Trail might be for you! A 7 mile walk around some of our best green spaces may not be for everyone, but the trail can be broken up into smaller sections to make it a little more manageable. Within walking distance from the stadium, Left Bank Leeds and The Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre are creative community spaces for all to enjoy. If you really want to explore, venture out to Otley! The market town has lots of independent shops to peruse and the Chevin is the perfect spot to see the beautiful views of the Wharfedale Valley.


Whether you’re looking for cocktails or craft ale selections, Headingley is home to a vast selection of great bars and pubs that have something for everyone. Traditional Yorkshire pubs The Skyrack and The Original Oak are nearby and offer both indoor and outdoor seating. If you’re looking for cocktails, New York inspired bar Manahatta is the perfect spot, with an extensive menu available. If you’re looking for something a bit more laid back, Box might be the place for you, a sports bar complete with great drinks offers and pool tables. 


Looking to explore a little further afield? Head into the city centre to explore some of the best nightlife in Leeds. Merrion Street and Call Lane are both great spots for a post match celebration, with a wide range of food and drinks venues. If you’re looking for some rooftop fun, Belgrave Music Hall and Headrow House are both popular choices with stunning views over the city.


Ready to call it a night? Why not do it in style? The Headingley Lodge hotel has amazing four star rooms complete with stunning views overlooking the famous Emerald Stadium, making it the perfect place to end any cricket fan’s day. Nearby is Haley’s Hotel, a wonderful country house hotel and restaurant situated on a quiet leafy street in Headingley. For those looking for a quiet night in, Weetwood Hall Estate is also in the area, set within 9 acres of beautiful woodland. For any fitness fanatics, The Village Hotel offers its guests access to their exclusive health and wellness club, complete with the latest cardio and gym equipment and a 25m heated indoor pool.