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Why use ubiCabs?

Are you a new student at the University of Leeds or Leeds Metropolitan University, or perhaps thinking of going? Whatever your plans, living in a new city is an exciting and sometimes daunting prospect and it’s a good idea to have access to a trusted cab company in case you ever find yourself off the beaten track, or you simply want to avoid the buses on your night out. ubiCabs can offer that and more! Download our iPhone or android app or check out our website: we compare the cab prices for you, give you the best quote and contact the companies with available cars so you don’t have to. All you have to do is sit back and relax.

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The University of Leeds

The University of Leeds began life under its current name in 1904 after splitting from what would eventually become the University of Manchester and the University of Liverpool. It has had to share the city of Leeds with Leeds Metropolitan University since the latter gained university status in 1992. Leeds has around 33,600 students making it the eighth largest U.K. university by student population and currently receives the second highest number of student applications amongst all U.K. universities.

Getting to Leeds

Leeds station provides links between the city centre and other major U.K. cities by train and both universities are around a ten minute walk from the main station exit. However, you’re more likely to find yourself heading from the station to one of the major halls of residence rather than the universities themselves. If you’re heading to the collection of halls (North Hill Court, James Baillie Park, Devonshire Hall) on North Hill Road you might find the walk of 45 minutes a bit much! However, A cab would take only around 8-10 minutes. So why not use our iPhone or android app or website to book your cab from home or when you’re on the train so that it arrives as you do. Then sit back and wait for your driver to text confirming that he’s outside.

Getting around Leeds

Leeds has a free city bus that does a circuit of the centre every few minutes but this does not cover the outskirts or the popular sporting venues.


Leeds offers something for everyone on the sporting front; with Leeds Rhinos Rugby League team sharing the Headingley Carnegie with Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union team which backs onto Headingley Cricket ground the home of Yorkshire CCC and international cricket matches. These grounds are a few miles north-west of the city centre and take around 8-15 minutes by taxi depending on traffic – book in advance to make sure there are cabs available on the busier days. If you’re a fan of the beautiful game then you can catch Championship side Leeds United FC at Elland Road to the south-west, a journey that will also take you around 8-15 mins (a cab would also save you the £6 parking fee!).

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Enjoying your nights out

Leeds’ large student population means there’s always something going on, whatever day of the week you want to head out. What part of the city you end up in depends on what you’re after: live music, clubs, bars, pubs, restaurants or perhaps the sprawling market off New York Street and Vicar Lane? Wherever you end up on your night out be aware of how you’re going to get home, if you’ve missed the last bus or feel unsafe then take a licensed taxi or book a minicab. Don’t flag down a minicab as they are not allowed to pick fares up without being pre-booked and may be unsafe, as the Leeds government site outlines here. For a safe, reliable and cheap taxi home get a fixed quote from ubiCabs and wait inside for the driver to text saying he’s outside. No waiting around, no fighting for cabs, no dodgy rides, and no drivers demanding £30 after promising £15!

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