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Headingley Area Guide

Headingley is a popular suburb with a laidback atmosphere located 2 miles north of Leeds city centre. The area is home to many students from the nearby Leeds Beckett University as well as the University of Leeds and therefore has a vibrant food and drink scene. Headingley is also home to the renowned Headingley Stadium, which plays host to world-class events on both its cricket and rugby grounds.

Restaurants & Bars


BrewDog Headingley, part of the BrewDog & Reds True BBQ concept, situated on the famous Otley road is the perfect addition to Headingley. Customers can expect a Temple of Flavour, with twenty eight taps pouring the freshest craft beer around, accompanied by a tantalising menu of BBQ classics courtesy of Reds True BBQ.

Heaney and Mill

A proudly independent Restaurant & Cocktail Bar. Opened in 2017, Heaney & Mill is your go-to for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. ​Executive Chef & MasterChef Finalist Tom Rennolds and his team work closely with their trusted local suppliers to provide the best farm fresh food to their diners every single day. ​They also run weekly special events including Steak Night on Monday Evenings and Bottomless Brunch on Saturdays.


Salvo’s is one of the most popular and well regarded restaurants in Yorkshire.  As a multi generational family business, currently the second and third generations of the Dammone family proudly uphold the Salvo’s ethos of serving authentic, well prepared Italian food in relaxed convivial surroundings.

Head of Steam

The Head of Steam Headingley has firmly established itself as one of the pillars of the local community since its opening in 2015. Offering The Head of Steam’s celebrated selection of exceptional local craft beer and real ale as well as boasting breweries from all around the world, an array of cocktails, spirits and environmentally conscious wine as well as hot drinks.

Zaap Thai

Inside you will find Zaap's iconic tuk tuk seating, an open kitchen, vibrant neon lighting and funky Thai inspired graffiti. They also have a large outdoor terrace area, perfect for al-fresco dining when the sun's out.

De Baga

Elegant and nostalgic, De Baga is one of the best modern Indian dining restaurants in Headingley and Chapel Allerton, Leeds with lively atmosphere and attentive service. We give a modern interpretation to Indian Cuisine – for both Goan & regional specialities - Celebrating the “East Meets West” spirit of Goa. De Baga captures the British spirit of adventure about food, an appreciation of the freshest seasonal ingredients and a desire to reinterpret familiar dishes with unexpected twists. Our food is for people who care about what they eat.




Loaf Cafe

Loaf is an independent, family-owned café in the heart of leafy Far Headingley offering a locally sourced menu, homemade cakes and dark woods coffee.

The Bowery

Offering a great selection of sweet treats, specialist coffee, toasted sandwiches and more, the cafe area is stocked with everything you love. The Bowery also loves to host regular workshops and events for those with a passion for crafts and artwork.

Fika North

Fika’s passion is serving the finest speciality coffee from independent roasters in Leeds, Yorkshire, the UK and beyond. Serving mouth watering pastries, cakes and bagels all day. Along with craft beers, cocktails and natural wines. Sourcing ingredients from local independent suppliers across Leeds, Yorkshire & the UK.

Health & Well-being

Village Gym

At Village Gym Headingley in North Leeds, you can enjoy top notch gym kit, an indoor heated swimming pool, plus relaxing sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Group fitness lovers can enjoy over 100 classes per week, from Pilates to Zumba and the latest HIIT, cardio and fat burning classes from Les Mills. There's also a bar, restaurant and a Starbucks on site for a light bite and post-workout catch up with your gym buddies.  

Meanwood Valley Trail

The Meanwood Valley is the ‘green artery’ of Leeds, bringing rural countryside into the heart of the city. Running from Meanwood up though Adel Woods and finishing at Golden Acre Park, where it connects to the Leeds Country Way.This 7 mile trail is a great way to explore the Meanwood Valley Local Nature Reserve. Discover some of the highlights of the cultural and natural history whilst walking the valley.

Beckett Park

The ever popular Beckett Park is located between Headingley and Kirkstall.  This vibrant and beautiful community park boasts some of the best views of the Kirkstall valley.  With both open grassy parkland, flower beds and woods it is a great place to visit all year round, but especially on a hot summers day.


Headingley Stadium

This superb stadium complex comprises two separate world famous grounds, Headlingley Cricket Ground and Headingley Rugby Stadium. The cricket ground is the home of Yorkshire Cricket Club and the Northern Superchargers as well as being host to many regular matches on the international cricket calendar, including the Ashes. The rugby stadium is home to the Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club and also hosts regular world class matches and events.

Cottage Road Cinema

Cottage Road Cinema is the oldest and only independent cinema in Leeds and one of the oldest cinemas in the UK in that it has been continuously showing films since 1912. With competitive prices and special classic performances they hope to keep the traditional cinema experience alive for many years to come.


There are excellent transport links to surrounding areas including Leeds City Centre which is only a short drive away.

Headingley Train Station

This convenient station offers trains Monday to Saturday daytimes, generally on a half-hourly service southbound to Leeds and a half-hourly service northbound to Knaresborough with one train per hour onwards to York. In peak hours, there are extra services to and from Leeds.

Burley Park Train Station

Burley Park railway station in Leeds is the first stop on the Harrogate Line, 2.25 miles (3.6 km) north west of Leeds railway station towards Harrogate and York. It is near to the districts of Burley, Hyde Park and the southern end of Headingley. The journey time to Headingley station is 2 minutes, and around 5 minutes to Leeds station, which is typically much faster than driving or taking the bus.