Area Guide - Burley


Burley is a highly student populated area with a large number of flats to let in Leeds situated here, yet in spite of this the housing costs in Burley are relatively modest. It is ideally located as just a few minutes from the hustle and bussle of Leeds City centre. It is also the centre of significant new developments offering en-suite student accommodation. The first of these developments, the Triangle, has 172 student luxury en-suite rooms to let.

Public Transport & Road Links

Burley is ideally located for regular bus routes to and from the Universities and even has its own train station making it a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Leeds City centre. In fact it is just a 15 minute walk from the centre if you are feeling energetic.

Shops & Businesses

There are local shops in the Burley area with a 24 hour Co-op, Subs sandwich shop, and Menston Bakery located on Cardigan Road to serve your immediate needs with the Headingley shops for any further supplies or Morrison’s at the bottom of Kirkstall Road.


Burley has quick and easy links to the city centre, Headingley and the Cardigan Fields complex with its multiplex cinema, Virgin Active Health Club, and a bowling alley.

The restaurant choice has to satisfy any taste from Nando’s to Frankie & Benny’s, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Here’s Johnny’s, and there’s even tapas at Viva Cuba across the road.

Additionally due to the new student builds the Burley area is now starting to benefit from new restaurants, bars and shops making this an up and coming area. Adding to the already well established Hukaz, the Clock Café and Akmal’s Tandoori Bistro.

Naturally you are just a short distance away from all the madness of Headingley see its area guide for entertainment.


Burley is a good location for sports fanatics with the famous Yorkshire Cricket Club and the Headingley stadium – which is home to Leeds Rhino Rugby League Club, and Leeds Tykes Rugby Union Club – just around the corner. With these great sports venues just a walk away it gives our student homes in Burley prime site for match days, removing all travel hassles so the only deciding factor is which pub to stop at along the way.

Local Attractions

Burley has many nearby attractions for those students wanting to soak up the Yorkshire culture such as Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Royal Armouries Museum, City Art Gallery, or take a walk on the Harewood Estate and Bramham Moor.

All in all, Burley is a very popular choice for students as there are plenty of student homes for those on a budget. Well known as the cheaper alternative to a student house in Headingley.

HOP are your local online Burley Letting Agents, for professional accommodation to rent in Burley.