The residence is located in a central location in the vibrant city of Leeds, just a 10-minute walk from the busy city centre and a short 10-15 minute walk to the city’s main higher educational establishments. The position of the residence means you will never be far from the diverse and exciting social scene the city has to offer.
If you’re looking to eat out, or aren’t in the mood to cook there are absolutely loads of fabulous restaurants available locally. TGI Friday’s and a Chinese restaurant are a short walk away, and there is also a local pub called The Fox and Newt which does great food and hosts live bands every week. The recently developed Waterfront is now a dining quarter called Granary Wharf, and you absolutely can’t miss out on the delights of Trinity Kitchen and its take on the classic food court and street food vibe.
Leeds not only has the usual big name bars and nightclubs found in most big cities, but also some locally owned independent bars and clubs. Call Lane and Albion Street are extremely popular with students and have a range of bars to enjoy throughout the week. Some favourites include Revolution, Norman Bar, Jake’s Bar, Tiger Tiger and The Backroom Leeds.
To get a snippet of Leeds’ history, visit The Hyde Park Picture House; Leeds’ purpose-built 101-year-old cinema. It’s the only gas-lit cinema remaining in the UK and is bursting full of history inside. It’s just 20-minutes away by bus and it’s so quirky and such a different way to enjoy a film that you’ll be sure to love it.
The residence has 564 rooms which are a combination of En-Suite and Studio rooms. The Single En-suites all have your own bathroom within the room which offers you plenty of privacy. Residents have access to a fully fitted kitchen with a large communal area space built in which you would share with between 4-6 flatmates. Studios include your own en-suite bathroom and private kitchenette. All rooms are fully furnished and come with a comfortable double bed and all of the storage and study needs to make it a home away from home for you.
There is a large, deluxe common room kitted out with state-of-the-art furnishings and plenty of activities, and there is ALSO an external courtyard area, so there is plenty of opportunities to get some fresh air and top up your Vitamin D at the same time too!! Don’t worry about not having your parents around to wash your clothes for you; there is a laundry room on-site with step by step instructions on how to use the machines, so you won’t be lacking in clean clothes during your stay here.
You will find 24 hour CCTV monitoring, along with a friendly reception team who are replaced outside of office hours with an even friendlier security team; so you can always be reassured that there is someone in the residence should you need a member of staff. Not only that – but if anything goes wrong in your room that needs fixing, then all you need to do is a call a member of the on-site maintenance team who will arrange a convenient time for both you and them to come along and fix it as quickly as possible.
The Leeds City Centre residence has a range of en-suite and studio rooms available:
This is a premium en-suite room measuring around 12m². The room has a comfortable double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of storage. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building. You will also have access to the communal living and kitchen areas which you will share with between 4-6 flatmates.
Available from: 18 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
This is a double en-suite studio measuring around 25m². The room has a comfortable double bed, a desk area and private bathroom, as well as a wardrobe, under-bed storage and plenty of storage. The studio is fully equipped with a private kitchenette. There is free Wi-Fi in each bedroom and throughout the building. This room is suitable for single or double occupancy.
Available from: 18 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
You can select the type of room you stay in.
However, you cannot request specific details such as what floor the room is on or who your flatmates are, as the rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you do have a special request, please let us know and we will do our best to help you.
If you are staying for 12 weeks or longer, we will be happy to request an appointment with the residence team for you to view the residence.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide viewings for stays under 12 weeks.
Smoking is not permitted in any indoor area in the UK. Please use the designated smoking areas found outside the residence.
Unfortunately, no pets are permitted in any of our residences.
This residence offers dedicated laundry facilities where you can wash and dry your clothes.
Yes, all utility bills are included in the price of the room, including gas, electric and Wi-Fi internet.
Yes, there is wireless internet in every bedroom and throughout the building.
No, there is no curfew. You will be living independently, you will have your own key and can come and go as you please.
Yes, the reception staff usually work during office hours Monday to Friday. However, when the reception is closed, there will always be a member of the customer service or security team on hand, either to assist you in person or for you to contact by telephone.
Unfortunately, this residence is only available to students aged 18 or over.
On occasion, subject to management approval, an exception can be made for students who turn 18 during their stay.
En-suite rooms include features such as a private bathroom, a comfortable double bed bed, your own desk for study and Wi-Fi connected work space.
The minimum stay is 1 weeks.
Rooms are typically between 12-25 square meters.
Both rooms have private en-suite bathrooms. The difference is that studios have cooking facilities within the room, while the single en suite rooms have access to a shared kitchen.
Really, we are very happy with our room at the residence. James in the residences team has helped us with all aspects of our booking and we would like to say, big thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!Dmitriy and Maria, two students from Russia: Residence booking
“We have been working with London Homestays for over 5 years. With their support, we have managed to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction. We strongly recommend London Homestays to anyone who’s looking for quality, reliability and exceptional customer service.”Alex Fernandes, Accommodation & Visa Compliance Manager, Malvern House London
“Having worked with them since 2013, I can state that London Homestays have always taken care to match our students with suitable host families. They have a very friendly yet professional approach to their work. Our students have enjoyed staying at their homestays. Overall, students say that their host families are attentive and welcoming.”Carl Roberton, Principal, Stafford House School of English
“We at Burlington School have worked with London Homestays since 2014, and I professionally know the team since 2009 when I worked for another company in the education and accommodation industry. Having had the opportunity to work with London Homestays since the company started operations in London, all of the enquiries have been dealt with in a dedicated and timely manner, the team members are customer-oriented and always provide an exceptional accommodation experience to our students. I have no hesitation to recommend London Homestays as excellent accommodation providers and business partners.”Eliane Tomasi, Accommodation & Welfare Officer, Burlington School
“LSC Stanton has been working with London Homestays since 2011 and we are very pleased with the quality of accommodation and service they give to us. We have a good relationship with the team and they are always on hand to deal with any last-minute requests.”Nick Bray, Managing Director, London Study Centre
“Cooperation with London Homestays is always great! We highly appreciate proactive approach and effort to ensure the best possible services for our groups. We always had a great clean accommodation, friendly family and smart local organisers. Students of our groups were satisfied and they enjoyed staying in London very much. We would like to recommend this agency. The whole team is very kind.”Miroslava Foltýnová, Owner, CK Bus Tours
“We offer internships in London to European students and looked for a reliable partner to provide accommodation to our candidates. We have been very happy with the services provided by London Homestays, as have our candidates, as they have always received quickly information on families, the possibility to book a room in a short delay and also a good quality of families. I would recommend without any doubt this agency. The team is very professional, efficient and friendly :). We hope to send new trainees soon!”Stéphanie Frassanito, Program Manager, Work Overseas
“Our school from the Czech Republic has had great experiences with London Homestays. They are one of the only hosting agencies who would accept our very young guests (under 12). The host families were generally welcoming, kind, and accommodating. The service provided by the coordinator Kate O’Connor and other admin staff is second to none.”Kate Powers, Vice Principal for English Studies, Sunny Canadian International School
My homestay host Debra transformed my stay into the most amazing experience of my whole life!Florian, student from Belgium: Homestay booking in Zone 3
My stay with my host family makes my time at UK much more fun and exciting! Life is happening!Bao, student from China: Homestay booking in Zone 4+
It was an amazing experience, I’ve found a new home where I feel as comfortable as I do in my own home!Laura, student from France: Homestay booking in Zone 2
Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting (SCIC) has worked with Home from Home many times and they have provided a very professional service.Chan Sen, Director at Shanghai Chelsea International Consulting
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