Leeds/North East Leeds
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):
The district is covered by the postcodes LS7, LS8, LS17, LS22 and LS23.
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:
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.
North East Leeds has several attractions. There are a few:
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.
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.
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.
There are several pubs and bars in North East Leeds. Here is a list of some:
Here are several places to stay if you are visiting Leeds overnight and are looking for somewhere in the North East district: