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Oakwood Area Guide

Oakwood is a vibrant and up-and-coming suburb of Leeds with trendy cafes, independent bars, shops and restaurants.

There is a real mix of property opportunities, excellent schooling options and has one of the biggest parks in Europe on its doorstep.

See our guide to nearby Roundhay here.

Food and drink

Chophaus 

Exceptional steak and wine in a stylish, contemporary setting.

Rabbit Hole Coffee

Some say they serve the best coffee in Leeds that can be enjoyed with delicious pastries and cakes. Find them located just outside Pizza Loco.

Stew and Oyster 

Serving hearty no-nonsense food with a wide range of craft ales and beers.

The White House 

A grand Edwardian pub restaurant great for the family.

Tasty 

Great tasting sandwiches, gourmet handmade burgers, delicious salads and homemade cakes.

GRON KAFE

A stylish cafe committed to delivering a great brunch or dinner, with minimum impact on the environment.

Hessian

Restaurant offering Mexican Cantina alongside regular food pop ups.

Pizza Loco

Fantastic pizzas served in a chilled atmosphere. 

Preston

An emphasis on quality drinks, one for the craft beer lover. 

Tobias

A cosy bar with friendly service, a good selection of drinks and tasty bar snacks. 

Mr Schnapps Sports bar

State of the art Sports Bar showcasing all live sporting events with screen views from every seat. 

Shops

Jack Rabbits Pottery

Their painting pottery studio is perfect for somewhere indoors on a rainy day, a place where children can indulge their imaginations, or a night out with friends. 

With Love 

Greeting cards, gifts, helium balloons, party accessories, handmade chocolates and jewellery.

Oakwood Farmers’ Market

Held on every 3rd Saturday at the Oakwood Clock, this is where you can get your fill of local produce!

There is also a large Tesco and a Wickes on Roundhay Road. 

 

Health & Wellbeing

Snap Fitness 

A large gym in Oakwood with state-of-the-art facilities and great personal trainers.

Loti Yoga

A boutique yoga studio offering a range of yoga styles for all abilities.

 

Hair & Beauty

Jon Kinsey

Offering clients a full range of hairdressing services in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

Hair Associates

Professional, friendly hair salon. From cuts to colours, blow dries to 'up do's'.

Beyond the Fringe

Established unisex salon since 1990.

Kiren’s Hair & Beauty

A great place to go to pamper yourself! 

Park & Attractions

Roundhay Park

Just a short drive away, Roundhay park is one of the biggest parks in Europe. Great to take the kids or go for a long Sunday stroll.

Tropical World

This rare paradise offers Leeds residents’ and tourists the opportunity to experience different zones around the world including tropical and desert areas with native flora and fauna as well as small animals, butterflies and birds.

Schools

Oakwood is a perfect location for families, with 6 primary schools and 2 secondary schools in the area and nearby Roundhay alone.

Allerton Grange School

Gledhow Primary School

Kerr Mackie Primary School

Moor Allerton Hall Primary School

Roundhay School

Roundhay St.Johns C.E Primary School

Talbot Primary school

The Grammar School at Leeds

Transport links

Oakwood is just 3 miles away from Leeds City Centre, reachable by regular bus routes or a quick 10 minute drive, making it an ideal spot for commuters. Only 10 miles separates Oakwood from both the M62 and Leeds Bradford International Airport, making Oakwood a prime spot for those who work a little further afield or enjoy a holiday.