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Life in Leeds

LEEDS VERSUS LONDON

ASK ANYONE TO NAME A UK CITY AND THE FIRST CITY WILL BE "LONDON"!

BUT... IS LONDON THE BEST CHOICE IF YOU WANT TO LIVE AND STUDY IN THE UK? 

1. LEEDS IS MUCH CHEAPER THAN LONDON!

Welcome to Beautiful Leeds. Where prices are 61% cheaper than in London!

LET’S COMPARE THE COST OF… 
Transport 

LEEDS – monthly travel pass = £55. 1km in a taxi = £1.12 
LONDON – monthly travel pass = £132. 1km in a taxi = £4 

A SHARED APARTMENT IN/ CLOSE TO THE CITY CENTRE 

LEEDS – £110 per week for en-suite with LLA 
LONDON -average £235 per week 

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP AT A GYM OR FITNESS CLUB 

LEEDS – average £27.20 
LONDON -average £46.20 1 

PINT OF BEER IN A PUB 

LEEDS – average £3.50 (£2 at the Angel Inn or Brudenell Social Club) 
LONDON -average £4.50-5.00 Above mentioned prices taken from numbeo.com. 

With lower living costs, you can spend more of your money doing the things you enjoy and enjoying your time here!

2. LEEDS IS A STUDENT CITY

Leeds is home to six wonderful universities and colleges:

- The University of Leeds 

- Leeds Beckett University

- Leeds University of Art

- Leeds Trinity University

- Leeds College of Music

- Leeds College of Building

All this means that the city is full of students, with many international students from over 100 differents countries. There are lots of student activities, a great social scene and something to do every day of the week!

3. LEEDS IS A FRIENDLY AND FUN CITY

Read a list of the best places to live in the UK, and you will usually see Leeds! The city has been voted as the most child friendly city, the best student city and the most female-friendly city in the last 10 years!

Leeds and Yorkshire have a reputation as being friendly, helpful and kind to strangers. Leeds is very multicultural, so there are people from all over the world that you can meet and make friends with!

Leeds is also a fun city. There is a lot of history and museums to see, and there are lots of places to go shopping! At LLA, we love Trinity Leeds, which has big brands and the famous Arcades. The Arcades are small alleys, with beautiful decoration and many small designer shops, including Harvey Nichols! People come from all over the UK to spend time in Leeds, and you can find great places to go. 

4. LEEDS IS A SAFE CITY CLOSE TO NATURE

If you plan to come to Leeds with your family, or if you are travelling alone, you want to feel that you will be safe in your new home. Leeds is a quiet city and has lots of parks to spend time with your family and friends (when the weather is good!) and places to visit. If you want to travel out of the city, you can go to the many beautiful places in Yorkshire.

Some great family places to visit around Leeds:

Roundhay Park

Harewood House

Golden Acre Park

Tropical World

None Go Bye Farm

Want more reasons to come to see us! Look at our 'Life in Yorkshire' page!