5 Things to Know Before Moving to Leeds

If you’re thinking about moving to Leeds for University or for other reasons, then you’ll want to have a think about it first. If you’re from the south, then you might not be used to how.. FRIENDLY Leeds is! As someone who’s from London, the first thing that I noticed when I moved to Leeds was just how friendly everyone was – it was like nothing I’d experienced before being from the South, and the same pretty much goes for everyone up North. But aside from this, what else should you be aware of when moving to Leeds?

The people like a drink

When you’re moving to Leeds, it’s worth being aware that drinking is pretty much part of the culture. A lot of people in the area like to spending their evenings down the pub, so if this is the kind of thing that you like too, then Leeds is definitely a good choice for you.

The Location

Leeds is pretty awesome, not only because of Leeds itself, but also it’s proximity to a ton of other cities which are within a short distance from Leeds itself. You’re close to Sheffield and Manchester if you want to go for a big night out, but you’re also not far from a ton of nice small villages either. So, it’s definitely worth checking out the surrounding villages too whilst you’re in Leeds.

The Football and Rugby

Like I said about the drinking culture, Leeds also has a massive passion for sports. Of course you have the local football team which every man and his dog seem to be obsessed with, but you also have the rugby teams too, so if you’re a sports fanatic, then Leeds might be the city for you.

The Prices

Another thing that I simply love about Leeds is the low prices of pretty much everything. Coming from London, everything was immediately cheaper than where I was before – especially the rent, which is less than half what I was paying in London. So, this gives you the opportunity to save some cash whilst you’re in Leeds.


Overall these are just a few of the things that I really love about Leeds. Hit me up in the comments and let me know if you agree with what I’ve said or if you think differently!

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