Leeds's most hipster haunts revealed
A property company has revealed Leeds's most 'hipster' areas - based on the number of beard trimming parlours and record shops.
The Hatched survey named Leeds as the UK's fifth trendiest city based on its 65 hipster-friendly amenities.
The research looked at the numbers of vinyl shops, beard trimming parlours, vegan cafes and craft beer houses in each area - all of them hallmarks of hipster habitation.
In the city centre, there are 17 vegan cafes, 33 craft beer pubs, eight beard trimming parlours and seven record shops.
The next most trendy area is student-friendly Headingley with Hyde Park - the two suburbs are home to five vegan-friendly eateries, five craft beer houses and a beard trimming parlour.
Holbeck, which has regenerated thanks to its proximity to the city centre, is third, followed by Chapel Allerton and Meanwood.
The other hipster hang-outs are scattered around Harehills, Ilkley, West Park and Horsforth, Armley, Otley, Guiseley, Roundhay and Kirkstall.
The typical Leeds hipster:
- Lives in a city centre residential conversion such as Granary Wharf
- Works in the creative industries in Leeds Dock, Granary Wharf and The Tetley, or Castleton Mill between Holbeck and Armley
- Hangs out in Lambert's Yard, Headrow House, Corn Exchange, Shears Yard. Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen, Distrikt, Nation of Shopkeepers, Crash Records, and The Traditional Shaving Company
- Watches films at Hyde Park Picture House and Cottage Road Cinema
- Shops at lifestyle store Chirpy, in Chapel Allerton