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Leeds : Roundhay
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Roundhay is an affluent and attractive district of North Leeds, famous for the beautiful Roundhay Park. The area is centered on the main thoroughfare of Street Lane, which curves round to become Princes Avenue, which runs through the park to Oakwood.

Get in

Roundhay is several miles north of Leeds city centre, and is connected by the no2 bus along Street Lane (the service also runs through trendy Chapel Allerton and the no12 to Princes Avenue via Oakwood (as well as other services).


There aren't many specific sites per say in Roundhay but it is an attractive area to wander round with its gracious Victorian villas and terraces, and of course the extensive Roundhay Park, largest urban park in the UK, with its many attractions (see below).



Compared to central Leeds, Roundhay is not a shopper's paradise, however the shops of Street Lane and Oakwood offer a range of boutiques and interesting smaller shops as well as a few chains and local ameneties

  • Bang and Olufsen - stylish electrical goods in the Street Lane branch
  • Oaks - fashion store in Oakwood
  • Oakwood Tailors - top quality bespoke tailoring
  • Ultimoda - more fashion in Oakwood
  • Keith Shepherd is one of Leeds' leading independent shoe shops


There are a number of quality restaurants in Roundhay (Street Lane), and in the neighbouring district of Oakwood.

  • The Flying Pizza is a local institution and the area's most famous restaurant, with high-quality Italian cuisine.
  • There is a branch of Pizza Express on Street Lane
  • A lovely café sits on Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park, offering a range of lighter meals and treats
  • Elegant Park Lane Restaurant exudes old world class and offers fine dining with views over the park
  • Rico's Restaurant - popular Oakwood establishment


Street Lane is increasingly growing as a drinking area. There are several traditional pubs in Roundhay as well as upscale new bars on Street Lane.

  • The Roundhay Fox on Princes Avenue is a traditional country-style pub par excellence with bucketloads of charm
  • Streets of Leeds is a famous local pub on Street Lane


Accommodation options are limited in Roundhay, but as it is easily accessible from central Leeds, the many hotels in the city centre are fine as bases from which to visit the area.

  • Beechwood Hotel is perhaps Roundhay's most well-known hotel


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