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.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 3:31 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:12 am

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.

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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