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Leeds/North East Leeds

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Leeds/North East Leeds

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North East Leeds is the north-eastern portion of the city of Leeds, roughly starting at the bottom of Scott Hall Road in Sheepscar, extending as far north as Alwoodley, Shadwell and Wetherby. It is separated from East Leeds by Easterly Road and from North West Leeds by Stainbeck and Scott Hall Roads. This part of Leeds is one of the wealthiest parts of the city with many leafy, affluent districts and suburbs, as well as trendy areas such as Chapel Allerton. There are several deprived areas such as Little London and Chapeltown but these places are generally not representative of this part of Leeds. The district is characterized by wealthy housing and gentified areas. There is not many industrial distrcts besides the estates in Sheepscar just north of the city centre. Chapel Allerton and Roundhay have their own guides, but this guide includes the following major districts (as well as several smaller areas):

  • Alwoodley - Extensive and very wealthy suburb on the northern fringe of the city.
  • Chapeltown - Centre of the city's Afro-Caribbean population with a (undeserved and outdated) dangerous reputation and some beautiful buildings.
  • Gledhow - Mainly residential area with extensive woodlands.
  • Little London - Multi ethnic estate immediately North East of the city centre.
  • Meanwood - Large suburb comprised of several estates and a beck.
  • Moor Allerton - Area in the Moortown district.
  • Moortown - centre of Leeds' Jewish community
  • Oakwood - Small suburb next to Roundhay, home to the Oakwood clock.
  • Potternewton - Culturally diverse area which is a stone's throw away from the interchange at Chapeltown Road and Harrogate Road.
  • Scott Hall - Small council estate located along the busy Scott Hall Road.
  • Shadwell - Pretty old village that has now become a suburb.

The district is covered by the postcodes LS7, LS8, LS17, LS22 and LS23.

Get in[edit]

There are no Rail Stations in North East Leeds so the best bet of accessing it through public transport is by bus. Several buses go through the district. These are:

  • 2 & 3/3A - These buses go up Chapeltown Road and through Chapel Allerton and Moortown into Roundhay (2) and Gledhow (3/A).
  • 7/7A/7S/X7 - Series of bus routes that serve Alwoodley and Shadwell via Scott Hall Road and Meanwood.
  • 12 & 13/13A - Both buses go up Roundhay Road, past Oakwood Clock where they split for Roundhay Park (12) and Gledhow (13/A).
  • 36 - Harrogate-bound route that travels along the Chapeltown Road/Harrogate Road corridor, serving Chapeltown, Chapel Allerton, Moortown and Alwoodley.
  • 42 - Primarily an East Leeds route but terminates at the roundabout at Easterly Road and Oakwood Lane.
  • 49 & 50/50A - Both Eastbound services but they go past Harehills Parade and up Easterly Road towards Seacroft, thus serving Oakwood.
  • 51/51A - Moor Allerton Centre via Meanwood.

To access by car, Sheepscar Interchange is the best option as all three major roads in the area, Scott Hall Road, Chapeltown Road and Roundhay Road meet at this vast collction of junctions.

See[edit][add listing]

North East Leeds has several attractions. There are a few:

  • Roundhay Park - One of the largest urban parks in Europe.
  • Oakwood Clock - The biggest landmark in Oakwood.
  • Gledhow Valley Woods - A large woodland which separates Gledhow from Chapel Allerton. Home to the...
  • Gipton Spa - A Bath House built in the 1600s.
  • Harewood House - An 18th Century manor.

Do[edit][add listing]

There is a fair bit of nightlife. Chapeltown plays host to the West Indian Centre, famous for the now discontinued Subdub, Exodus and Cabbage nights, now holds occasional reggae nights - as do many venues around the area.

Roundhay Park is popular for activities including the Leeds Mela. It is especially good in the summer. Chapel Allerton annually hosts the Chapel Allerton Festival, a festival which takes place at the end of the summer holiday, which has live Music and international cuisine, whilst the Leeds West Indian Carnival is held at Potternewton Park and is usually a week before Chapel Allerton Festival.

For leisure activities, Scott Hall Sports Centre is popular with a gym and a swimming pool to boot.

Buy[edit][add listing]

The largest shopping centre is the Moor Allerton Centre, directly off the Ring Road at Moortown. This has a Sainsbury's, a Homebase, a Blockbuster and even it's own Library. There is also a large Tesco on Roundhay Road just a little further down from Oakwood. In Oakwood is a very large range of shops.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are dozens of restaurants in the district. Several restaurants and take aways are dense along Roundhay Road in Oakwood, Street Lane in Roundhay and Harrogate Road in Chapel Allerton. Drake's Fish And Chip shop in Scott Hall is a famous take away. Harehills as several South Asian take aways. Wtherby plays host to several eateries, a lot along High Street.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are several pubs and bars in North East Leeds. Here is a list of some:

  • The Roundhay Fox, Street Lane, Roundhay.
  • The Highwood, Brackenwood Drive, Gledhow
  • Three Hulats, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton
  • The Roundhay, Roundhay Road, Oakwood
  • The Old Police Station, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton.
  • Suburban Style Bar, Stainbeck Lane, Chapel Allerton
  • The New Roscoe, Bristol Street, Sheepscar
  • The White House, Wetherby Road, Oakwood

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Here are several places to stay if you are visiting Leeds overnight and are looking for somewhere in the North East district:

  • Ash Mount Hotel, Wetherby Road, Oakwood
  • High Bank Hotel, Harehills Lane, Potternewton
  • The Roundhay, Roundhay Road, Oakwood
  • Beechwood, Street Lane, Roundhay
  • Deer Park Hotel, Street Lane, Roundhay
  • Cresta Guest House, Street Lane, Moortown
  • Queen's Hotel, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton

Contact[edit]

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