There are two main shopping streets, Harehills Lane and Harehills Road which join at the junction of Roundhay Road, heading towards Oakwood. Harehills other main shopping area lies close to Harehills Lane junction at Compton Road.
The large St James’ University Hospital is partly situated in Harehills.
Harehills Lane is a traditional shopping street with many individual shops and the library.
Harehills Conservative Club is a large brick building on Harehills Lane, and Harehills Liberal Club is round the corner on Foundry Approach. You’ll find local supermarkets such as Co-op, a Farmfoods, a small Sainsbury’s and a large new continental supermarket.
LS9 boasts a great range of individual shops frequently aimed at the various immigrant communities, as can be seen by shop signs in languages other than English.
Harehills is home to many different fast food shops, and Roundhay Road has been referred to as ‘The Curry Mile’.
There are several public houses in Harehills, although considerably fewer than there once were, these include Delaney’s Irish Bar, The Dock Green and The Samuel Smiths pub as well as The Brown Hare.
The area has at least eight places of worship, indicative of the changing population of the area, with an Anglican church being the oldest and a mosque the most recent. The oldest is St Aidan’s, the Anglican parish church, a Victorian brick building, noted for its Frank Brangwyn mosaics. It was completed in 1894, and is on Roundhay Road, on the south side of Banstead Park.
The vicar of St Aidan’s Church, Alan Taylor, is also a Leeds City Councillor and Deputy Lord Mayor of Leeds. Another Anglican Church is St Wilfrid’s on Chatsworth Road, a 1927 brick building, part of the Forward in Faith movement. The Roman Catholic parish church is St Augustine’s, a 1937 brick building on Harehills Road, a little to the north of Banstead Park.
There is a good selection of fast food outlets and takeaways ranging from McDonald’s and KFC to all sorts of Asian foods, as well as good value nearby eateries such as The Wardrobe, Tasty Pizza, Stones, Aagrah and Bussys.
There are many primary Schools in the area, as well as Secondary schools in surrounding neighbourhoods. These include Wykebeck Primary School, Victoria Primary School, St Augustines Catholic Primary School, Temple Moor High School, Woodlands Primary School, Mount St Mary’s R C Primary School and the nearby Leeds College Of Music.