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Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Leeds University halls

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • Staying in Leeds university accommodation is an affordable way to stay in this vibrant and exciting city
  • These conveniently located single ensuite rooms are a cost effective alternative to staying in a cheap Leeds hotel, hostel or B&B
  • Whatever your reason to visit Leeds, these rooms will provide you with comfort and value

Leeds Visitor information

Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire and is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area.

The diverse array of landmarks, which include rural open spaces and impressive buildings, reflects both its industrial past and its many current roles. The multicultural nature of the city is evidenced in the range of religious buildings and cultural festivals present.

The city is a major centre of higher education, being the seat of the internationally acclaimed University of Leeds as well as Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds Trinity University College. The student population has stimulated growth of the nightlife in the city and there are ample facilities for sporting and cultural activities, including classical and popular music festivals, and a varied collection of museums.

Activities of interest in Leeds

There are many sites of historical value in and around Leeds. 12th century Kirkstall Abbey is one of Britain's best preserved Abbeys and across the road, visit Abbey House Museum where you can experience the sights and sounds of Victorian life. Temple Newsam is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean country residence set within grand and beautiful parkland with one of the largest working rare breeds farms in Europe.

With nine museums and galleries, ranging from Leeds Art Gallery to Thwaite Mills working watermill museum, there is a wide range of interesting places to visit. Leeds Industrial Museum tells the story of the city's manufacturing past. There are also numerous parks and green spaces.

With a great many shops; including Harvey Nichols, restaurants, bars and clubs, there is much to see and do for any visitor to Leeds.

Getting to Leeds

By Car: Leeds is 196 miles north of London via the M1 and M621 motorways. Approximately 3.5 hours drive.

By Coach: Coaches run regularly from Victoria Coach Station in London with a journey time of approximately 4.5 hours.

By Rail: Trains to Leeds depart from London Kings Cross with a journey time of 2 hrs 20 minutes. For further information on travelling by rail in the UK visit

By Air: Leeds Bradford International Airport is approximately 7 miles away from the city centre, and is well served by taxis. The cost is approximately £15 (22 Euros) from the airport to the city and campus.

History of Leeds

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Leeds can trace its recorded history to fifth century when the Kingdom of Elmet was covered by the forest of "Loidis", the origin of the name Leeds. In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds became a major centre for the production and trading of wool.

Then, during the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a major industrial centre; wool was still the dominant industry but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing and other industries were important. From being a compact market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century Leeds expanded and absorbed the surrounding villages to become a populous urban centre by the mid-20th century.

Leeds: the university

The University of Leeds is a major teaching and research university in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. With over 33,000 full-time students, the university is the second largest single site university in the United Kingdom. Dating back to the establishment of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and consolidated as a university in 1904, it is one of the six original civic 'red brick' universities.

Famous Alumni:

Former Secretary of State, Jack Straw, political cartoonist Steve Bell, Deputy Director General of the BBC Mark Byford, BBC News journalist Nicholas Witchell, television presenter Jenni Falconer and Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thompson.

Singers Corinne Bailey Rae and Little Boots, musicians Mark Knopfler OBE of the band Dire Straits and Simon Rix, bassist of Leeds based band the Kaiser Chiefs. Film director Shona Auerbach and impersonator Alistair McGowan are also alumni of the university.

Former students in the field of science and technology include NASA astronaut Piers Sellers and Nobel prize winner and President of the Royal Society, George Porter.

Reviews for Leeds

Based on 1021 reviews

Was well pleased! Will come again next time I visit Leeds Univ' Library. Apologies to the two night reception guys, I must have bored them rigid with my waffling! :)

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds) Storm Jameson Court, Leeds

Overall, excellent. Room 4.11 unfortunately overlooks the court entrance and sometimes there is a lot of noise late at night of the front door opening and closing (automatically) and of people on phones talking in the court. Otherwise, it was really very good. Very comfortable room.

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds) Storm Jameson Court, Leeds

Bed was like sleeping on a cloud. Shower was perfect temperature and flow of water. I enjoyed the cookies and tea. Wonderful experience! A close walk to my university child who lives in residence. Very secure building!!

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds) Storm Jameson Court, Leeds

Very helpful reception staff especially when I had problem with internet connection. Really enjoyed my stay, appreciated use of sports facilities, very convenient for course I was attending and fun to feel part of university life

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds) Storm Jameson Court, Leeds

Perfect for what I need. Working as an IT Contractor at the University, the location couldn't be better and the rooms, for the price, are perfectly OK. Only problem at this time of year is the Refectory closing early with not a great deal of time between breakfast and lunch... Otherwise, no problems and am staying here again week commencing July 16th.

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds) Storm Jameson Court, Leeds

We arrived in torrential winds and rain to a very warm reception. Staff couldn't have been more helpful. It was a great start to what turned out to be a great stay.

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds) Storm Jameson Court, Leeds

1) it would have been useful to have a map in the room which indicates local food outlets, especially since breakfast was not provided, nor was the refectory open for one of the two days I was there 2) the mechanical window opening device was broken Otherwise, very comfortable room. I wish they'd been like that when I was a student!

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds) Storm Jameson Court, Leeds

Everything as expected as I have stayed in like accommodation before. The only thing I can pick fault at is there was only one larger towel to shower with when we booked for two.

(Review Of Arena Village (Campus Accommodation), Leeds) Arena Village (Campus Accommodation), Leeds

Very clean, quiet room and ensuite. Good supply of towels, pleased to have kettle, hair dryer and a good wifi connection. Much more enjoyable and better value than some 'cheaper' hotels.( Did not have breakfast )

(Review Of Storm Jameson Court, Leeds) Storm Jameson Court, Leeds
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