Hotels near Leeds University

Leeds University is one of the biggest single-site universities in the UK. With more than 33,000 students living in the university grounds or elsewhere in Leeds, the university is a popular destination in the North East.

Whether your visit to Leeds University is for academic reasons, to see friends, or to attend events held in the huge Leeds University Union complex, Premier Inn has several affordable hotels near Leeds University to help you unwind on your visit to Leeds.

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About the University of Leeds

How many universities are in Leeds?
There are five universities in total in Leeds: 


  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds College of Music
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • Leeds College of Art

Is Leeds a respected university?

The University of Leeds is a well-regarded redbrick university, ranking 22nd in the UK and 155th in the world, according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020.

What is the University of Leeds known for?
The University of Leeds is renowned for its academic excellence and famous for its social opportunities – with hundreds of clubs and societies to join, the Student Union won gold standards in the Student Union Evaluation Initiative… twice! The uni is also extremely attractive; for example, the historic, grade II listed Parkinson Building with its iconic clock tower is one of the most prominent attractions in Leeds.

Is Leeds Uni campus or city?
Leeds University is located in one big campus towards the north of the city, but just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. This means students can enjoy the safety and camaraderie of campus life, but with all the entertainment, nightlife, activities and benefits of a city university.

How safe is Leeds for students?
Leeds is one of the top 10 safest places to live in the UK. Some areas, such as Hyde Park, aren’t well lit at night, so be cautious in particularly dark areas. In general, however, you shouldn’t experience any problems, especially if you’re sticking with friends while enjoying the Leeds nightlife.

Where do students live in Leeds?
Some of the more popular areas for Leeds students who aren’t living on campus include Hyde Park, Headingley and Woodhouse. All are situated just north of the city centre within easy reach of the university.

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Open days at Leeds University

What can you expect at a Leeds University open day?
University of Leeds open days provide an opportunity for prospective students to tour the campus, check out the facilities, speak with students and staff, and generally understand what life would be like when studying at the uni. Recently, when in-person tours haven’t been possible, the university has offered Virtual Open Days with live online events and a chance to speak online to subject-specialists and students.

Do you have to book open days at the University of Leeds?
Yes, it’s best to book in advance if you’re hoping to take part in one of the university’s open days.

How often does the Leeds University have open days?
This year, the University of Leeds held two open days – one in June and one in July. Check the website as these will vary from year to year.

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Getting to Leeds University

How far is Leeds University from the train station?
The University of Leeds is less than a mile from Leeds train station, so it’s around a 20 minute walk, 10 minute bus journey or just a couple of minutes in a taxi.

How far is Leeds University from the nearest Premier Inn hotel?
The University of Leeds is one of two higher education establishments in Leeds, and its central location means it's easy to find your way around when visiting the city. Stay at our Leeds City Centre (Wellington Street) hotel to spend a night close to the University of Leeds as well as city centre attractions such as Leeds Civic Hall and the Millennium Square, or head out a little further to stay at our well-equipped Leeds City (Elland Road) hotel.

If you're visiting Leeds University from overseas, a stay at our  Leeds / Bradford Airport hotel - only 10 miles from Leeds city centre - could be ideal.

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