Uniquely comprised of two stadiums built back-to-back (for rugby and cricket), Headingley Stadium is a core part of the sporting culture in Leeds. Home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley Cricket Ground has also played host to top-flight international cricket since the early 1900s.
Found in close proximity to the stadium, Headingley is full of bars and restaurants, making it an ideal place to fuel up before or after a game. Arcadia is a craft beer specialist, found to the north of the suburb on Otley Road. The Box in Headingley is also a great option for breakfast or post-game drinks; its big portions and comfortable, sporty atmosphere are a winning combination.
For more of a sit down meal, try the Greek restaurant Santorini Bar & Grill. And of course, Leeds City Centre is packed with vibrant restaurants and eateries, including the quirky Michelin-starred The Man Behind The Curtain.
The 4-star Headingley Lodge is the closest hotel to the ground, and offers spectacular views across the cricket pitch with comfortable, spacious rooms. Another great nearby option is Haley’s Hotel & Restaurant; despite being relatively close to the city centre, this lush hotel feels like a country home, perfect for a relaxing stay. Chain hotels like Premier Inn and Travelodge can also be found in the Headingley area.
Only a short train ride away from Leeds, Headingley is a great base to see the city. Bursting with art galleries, theatres and historical homes, Leeds is at the heart of Yorkshire’s cultural reputation. It’s also a great shopping destination thanks to Kirkgate Market’s quirky stalls and the designer outlets of Victoria Leeds.
The picturesque Kirkstall Abbey is about 25-minute walk from Headingley rail station. A trip to these well preserved, dramatic ruins make a great late morning ramble.
Events near Headingley during the Men's Cricket World Cup
There's a wide variety of events, festivals and activities taking place in Leeds during the Men's Cricket World Cup. Click the name of the event to find out more.
Fantastical Beasts at Temple Newsam House - 30 March - 3 November
Let's Rock Leeds - 22 June
North Leeds Food Festival 2019 - 22-23 June
Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 - 22 June - 29 September
Wetherby Food Festival - 12-14 July
Kirkstall Festival - 13 July
Otley Food and Drink Festival - 14 July
By rail: Headingley rail station is a 10-minute walk from the stadium, although the station is mostly served by local services between Leeds and York. Visitors from other major cities will need to take a train to Leeds station before changing lines. A direct train to Leeds from London King’s Cross takes approximately 2hr15min; other cities with direct services to the city include Birmingham, York and Glasgow.
By car: Headingley is accessed via the M621 and A643. Drivers from London and southern England will want to travel via the M1, although the A1(M) also provides good access to Leeds. On-street parking is available around Headingley, although be wary of time restrictions and increased traffic during the World Cup. Parking may be easier at St Anne’s Corner which is about a 10-minute walk from the ground.