Topic: I'm moving to Leeds in September.

So where are the best places to go? I know about Brudenell Social Club.....but what else? Places to eat? Drink?

Thanks smile

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dry dock. just once.

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got a room going spare if people know of folk looking in leeds

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There you have it. The Brudenell Social Club, the Dry Dock (once) and Ewan's musty old bedroom.

http://www.thelightleeds.co.uk/image/newsevent/94-1.jpg

Twenty-four hours a week, seven days a month.

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out of interest whats the general rent charge for somewhere relatively nice and near where good things happen? near the skatepark (hyde park) or near lots of junk/charity shops would be good! Been thinking about getting out of kingston recently and the last time i went to leeds on my bike i had a right good time.

"Have you paid your due's Jack?".........."Yes Sir, Cheque is in the mail"

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DRC wrote:

There you have it. The Brudenell Social Club, the Dry Dock (once) and Ewan's musty old bedroom.

http://www.thelightleeds.co.uk/image/newsevent/94-1.jpg

i'm flattered that you deem my room worthy of repeat visits.

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trashman wrote:

out of interest whats the general rent charge for somewhere relatively nice and near where good things happen? near the skatepark (hyde park) or near lots of junk/charity shops would be good! Been thinking about getting out of kingston recently and the last time i went to leeds on my bike i had a right good time.

hyde park will set you back between about 50-65 a week depending on how many are sharing etc. Meanwood/burley and other areas that are less favoured by students will be a bit cheaper. You'd probably get a nicer place in headingley but it'll be more expensive and you'll be surrounded by people that look like theyre in hollyoaks.

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tiltingatwindmills wrote:

So where are the best places to go? I know about Brudenell Social Club.....but what else? Places to eat? Drink?

Thanks smile

x


hyde park is probably the best place to start; and is alot of fun but also a bit relentless

my fav places to drink:
arcadia - headingley - great selection of local and foreign beers; decent atmosphere, no otley run policy
chemic tavern - woodhouse - brilliant pub and next to a cracking chippy

plenty of great places in town: reliance, north bar (and the surrounding bars), adelphi, the grove; just worth exploring really.

viva latina can be pretty good midweek as they have two for one cocktails; free tapas and get all the euro students in

again plenty of great places to eat; depends what your into?

obviously; your spoilt for choice with gigs/clubs etc...

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lukeg wrote:
trashman wrote:

out of interest whats the general rent charge for somewhere relatively nice and near where good things happen? near the skatepark (hyde park) or near lots of junk/charity shops would be good! Been thinking about getting out of kingston recently and the last time i went to leeds on my bike i had a right good time.

hyde park will set you back between about 50-65 a week depending on how many are sharing etc. Meanwood/burley and other areas that are less favoured by students will be a bit cheaper. You'd probably get a nicer place in headingley but it'll be more expensive and you'll be surrounded by people that look like theyre in hollyoaks.

yeah i think somewhere on the meanwood/headingley border would be pretty good; leafy near woodhouse ridge/meanwood park but also close to otley road/headingleylane for buses into town

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trashman wrote:

out of interest whats the general rent charge for somewhere relatively nice and near where good things happen? near the skatepark (hyde park) or near lots of junk/charity shops would be good! Been thinking about getting out of kingston recently and the last time i went to leeds on my bike i had a right good time.

If you fancy a weekend up here again, just let me know. We have a sofa bed n' everything.
We have just moved back to civilisation (Kirkstall) after 5 years of being out in the suburbs. It's a nice house 2/3 bedrooms, big cellar, and that costs us £450 a month. Its walkable to Hyde Park and Headingley, busses to town every 10 mins or less and near a train station.
DO IT!

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Am moving to Kirkstall in September, between Abbey and Burley train station, great house

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yeah alot of people just think of grotty kirkstall road when you bring up kirkstall; but the area round the abbey is decent and the park is great

+ you would be near GOALs - football centre which is obviously amazing; and kirkstall leisure centre has a swimming pool

are any of the pubs near kirkstall abbey any good? and has anyone been to the spanish restaurant round there with the cruz campo signs?

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Amigos is pretty good. It's been a while since i've been, but i recall getting wrecked and stuffed with food for about £25, which is fine by me. Plus they serve Cruz Campo, which is never a bad thing.
As for pubs, i'm actually pretty fond of the West End. Decent selection of booze, and the food is actually excellent. Other than that, it's a short hop to Hyde Park and town, so it's no bad thing.

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roberto wrote:

are any of the pubs near kirkstall abbey any good? and has anyone been to the spanish restaurant round there with the cruz campo signs?

West End is pretty good, apart from the fact all the tap lager gives you a horrendous hangover so avoid that.  Quiz every Tuesday and Thursday with a free deep fried buffet which instantly makes you feel nauseous.  Deep fried sausage rolls?  Be quick on it though as all the local fatties queue up to scoff it all.  The guy who does the quiz has an impenetrable Northen Irish accent which leads to some 'hilarious' communication errors.

The other pubs are prety wank - The Bridge is alright if you can sit outside - a real grothole indoors though.

The tapas bar is really good, very nice, friendly and relaxed.

I'll drink enough of anything to make this world seem new again

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cool, i might go for a wonder over there some time soon

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DRC wrote:

There you have it. The Brudenell Social Club, the Dry Dock (once) and Ewan's musty old bedroom.

http://www.thelightleeds.co.uk/image/newsevent/94-1.jpg

Incase you have any trouble finding some of these, here's some helpful pics......

The Dry Dock........ wonderful place...

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/ship2.jpg

Ewan's house, he told me the landlords on holiday for a while.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/fritz.jpg

I like the West End, strangers seem to talk to each other in there, friendly place. Always had time for The Angel in town, Sam Smiths so damn cheap too.... Adz, great use of the phrase 'impenetrable accent', one of my favourites.

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Brilliant Chris.... Brilliant!

They've stolen our world now they run the place

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i'm moving to leeds in september too!

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I cant believe Im watching Ewan's hovel becoming a site of pilgrimage like the Rollins house...

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lukeg wrote:
trashman wrote:

out of interest whats the general rent charge for somewhere relatively nice and near where good things happen? near the skatepark (hyde park) or near lots of junk/charity shops would be good! Been thinking about getting out of kingston recently and the last time i went to leeds on my bike i had a right good time.

hyde park will set you back between about 50-65 a week depending on how many are sharing etc. Meanwood/burley and other areas that are less favoured by students will be a bit cheaper. You'd probably get a nicer place in headingley but it'll be more expensive and you'll be surrounded by people that look like theyre in hollyoaks.


yeah i like the atmosphere in headingley but i don't think i'd want to live there. anyone got any information on "the triangle" student accommodation? a friend recommended them and it looks quite good....

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If you are looking for student accommodation - http://www.unipol.org.uk/leeds/

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tiltingatwindmills wrote:

yeah i like the atmosphere in headingley but i don't think i'd want to live there. anyone got any information on "the triangle" student accommodation? a friend recommended them and it looks quite good....

It's incredibly expensive. It's a short walk into town, but it's not really in a comunity at all.
For that sort of money you could actually get a full house/flat to yourself.

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cheers DCM. having a look at the unipol site now. yeah, it did seem a bit on the pricey side. my big decision really is to go in private or university accommodation. i had a bit of a rough time in private accommodation last time, and one major benefit of being in university owned is the opportunity to move. however, if i got in with some nice folks i'm sure i'd fare better anyway.

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Yeah, i know how it is. I hated my first year in halls.
If you are at the University i think they have a policy to house all first year students, the Met don't, as far as i can recall, although that now may have changed.
Like i say, i used to work in sudent acommodation, so if you have any questions or owt, feel free to get in touch. It's been a while, so i'm not sure how much use i can be.

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DCM wrote:
trashman wrote:

out of interest whats the general rent charge for somewhere relatively nice and near where good things happen? near the skatepark (hyde park) or near lots of junk/charity shops would be good! Been thinking about getting out of kingston recently and the last time i went to leeds on my bike i had a right good time.

If you fancy a weekend up here again, just let me know. We have a sofa bed n' everything.
We have just moved back to civilisation (Kirkstall) after 5 years of being out in the suburbs. It's a nice house 2/3 bedrooms, big cellar, and that costs us £450 a month. Its walkable to Hyde Park and Headingley, busses to town every 10 mins or less and near a train station.
DO IT!

ooh,i forgot about this post. Thanks doood. I may just take you up on that offer sometime! i need to get up on my geography. through pure ignorance i just assumed leeds just came out of nowhere and there wasnt much outside of central/hyde park sort of distance. At least thats what it felt like when i was there yonks ago. Although we were travelling in the worlds slowest teleportation device known to man (the back of a parkhurst rental van with no air holes,windows or light) so my knowledge is pretty limited at best. clearly hah.

"Have you paid your due's Jack?".........."Yes Sir, Cheque is in the mail"