Leeds Life...

Living & Working in Leeds

Leeds is a truly cosmopolitan city which offers something for every lifestyle and interest.

As well as the huge variety of NHS jobs and career opportunities across our Leeds sites, you’ll enjoy the sheer variety of what the 3rd largest city, Leeds has to offer.

  • Living In Leeds

    Whitehall Riverside Leeds

    Excellent travel and transport links make working in Leeds convenient for all. There are extensive road, rail and bus networks so even those living outside the centre or further afield can access the city and their workplace easily.

    You might choose to live in Leeds itself with the wide choice of accommodation available, from chic city centre apartments through to comfortable family homes. Many people also choose to live outside of the city, with the surrounding areas offering everything from bustling market towns to tranquil villages.

    More than 750,000 people live in the city itself, with a further 100,000+ coming to work here each day.

  • Family

    Leeds has a large number of excellent primary, secondary and independent schools plus places of worship for every faith.

    There are also plenty of family-friendly walking, cycling and horse-riding routes plus seven major parks which include adventure playgrounds, tennis courts, fishing lakes and bowling greens.

  • Activities

    Sports and leisure activities are well represented too – Leeds is home to world-class rugby, football, cricket and horse racing.

    For shopping you’ll be spoilt for choice! Within the compact centre you’ll find high street brands, designer stores, independent boutiques and market stalls all within walking distance of each other.

    The spectacular Trinity Leeds shopping centre is the size of 13 football pitches, covers one million square feet and is home to over 120 shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and the largest Everyman cinema in Britain.

    The Victoria Quarter boasts stunning architecture and is home to some of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands, including the destination store Harvey Nichols.

  • Travel

    Should you wish to get away from it all, Leeds is well-served by national motorway networks, direct train routes to Manchester, Liverpool, London, Wales, Scotland and the South and from Leeds Bradford Airport you’ll have favourite European and Mediterranean destinations just a short flight away.