Man and Van London to Leeds

Moving from London to Leeds?

People have been moving from London to northern cities like Leeds in big numbers recently. The spiralling cost of living in London in comparison to the north is a big reason for this. Many people say they have been able to make their money go much further after relocating from London to the West Yorkshire city.

Leeds offers a wide range of relatively affordable luxury properties alongside many exciting things to see and do. Another advantage of relocating to Leeds is that you’ll be in close proximity to some of the most luxurious countryside the country has to offer.

Why are so many people relocating to Leeds?

Leeds is an exciting modern city that has a thriving arts scene and a quickly-expanding tech sector. It is noted for its well-preserved shopping quarters, trendy bars and vast job opportunities. There are many fantastic places to eat, drink, watch live music and view theatre performances in Leeds.  The city has an extremely diverse population. More than 10% of the people that live here were born outside of the UK.

How much will it cost to move to Leeds from London?

The exact price that you pay to move your belongings from London to Leeds will depend on factors like how much you are moving, but removal companies tend to charge around £1 a mile on average according to a 2020 comparemymove survey. As the distance between London and Leeds is around 200 miles, this means you can expect to pay at least £200 for a removal service. However, you may pay much more if you opt for extra services like assembly and packing.

Transport to and from Leeds

The M1 slices right through Leeds, and you can get a train back to London in just over two hours. You can reach a host of major UK towns and cities from Leeds railway station. It should take around half an hour to get to Leeds Bradford Airport from the city centre.

Working in Leeds

Some of Leeds’ biggest industries include finance, retail, tourism, manufacturing, construction, leisure and the creative sector.

Key sectors in Leeds include financial and business services (38% of total output), retail, leisure, tourism, manufacturing, construction, and the creative industries. Many companies employ more than 1,000 people in Leeds alone. Leeds is also home to a trio of universities, with many students opting to remain in the city after graduation due to the large number of job opportunities available to them.

Looking for a property in Leeds

Some of the most desirable areas of Leeds in property terms include Roundhay, Holbeck and Chapel Allerton. As you would expect, the average house price in Leeds is considerably lower than the average figure for London.

Leeds is home to various nationally famous cultural hubs including Opera North, the West Yorkshire Playhouse and its arena.

Other popular attractions in Leeds include the Leeds Art Gallery, the Leeds City Museum and the Royal Armouries Museum. There are eight indoor shopping centres in Leeds, with various well-known brands rubbing shoulders with interesting independent shops in the city centre.