Getting Here

By Bus

Take bus number 2, 3, 3a or 48 from Leeds City Centre towards Chapeltown; either stand V4 on Vicar Lane (opposite Kirkgate Market) or from stand N2 on New Briggate (opposite the Grand Theatre). The bus takes approximately 10 minutes and the bus stop is located on Chapeltown Road opposite NSCD, alongside the Norma Hutchinson park.

See WYMetro for more information or download the FirstBus app – iphone / android

Tip: It’s cheaper to get off at the stop before, at the Mandela Community Centre.

On foot

It takes about 35-40 minutes to walk from Leeds train station. There are several routes through the centre of town to Sheepscar Interchange. This is the most straightforward route:

  • Turn right at the front entrance of the train station and right again onto Boar Lane.
  • After about 150m turn left onto Briggate (pedestrian precinct). Continue straight up here for about 500m, crossing the Headrow and then passing the Grand Theatre on your right.
  • Keep on the right hand side of the road. Continue straight up North Street passing Lovell Park on your left and Leeds College of Building on your right.
  • After about 800m you will reach the traffic lights at Sheepscar. Fork right past the Car Wash on your right and get onto Chapeltown Road. From here, walk about 600m straight up the road, passing the Mandela Centre on your left, until you reach NSCD on your right. Norma Hutchinson park is opposite NSCD.

By Bicycle

It takes about 15mins by bicycle. There are cycle paths on some sections including across the Sheepscar Interchange. Please see the walking directions above for approximate cycling directions.

By Car

We have a small car park on-site, additional free on-street parking is available in the area.

Enter LS7 4BH into your Sat Nav, or follow the directions below:

From M1

The M1 becomes the M621 just outside Leeds. Continue on the M621, exiting at J4. Follow signs to Harrogate. You will pass Tetley’s Brewery on the left, then the West Yorkshire Playhouse on the right. Continue to follow signs to Harrogate until you pick up signs to Chapeltown. NSCD is just beyond the Sheepscar Interchange, on the right, opposite the Norma Hutchinson park (approximately 4 miles in total from the motorway).

From M62 (East)

Take the M1 north at J29 and then follow directions above.

From M62 (West)

Leave the M62 at J27 and take the M621 into Leeds. Exit at J2, and follow signs to Harrogate via the Armley roundabout. This will take you onto the Inner Ring Road for a short stretch. Exit at the Harrogate sign. Pick up Chapeltown signs. NSCD is just beyond the Sheepscar Interchange, on the right, opposite the Norma Hutchinson park.

From the North

At the A61/A6120 roundabout on the Leeds Outer Ring Road, follow signs to Leeds. At next immediate roundabout take Harrogate Road (not the A61) through Moortown and Chapel Allerton. Harrogate Road then turns into Chapeltown Road and NSCD will be on the left, opposite the Norma Hutchinson park.

Sheepscar interchange is a busy intersection where north Leeds’ local roads meet.

Getting to Leeds

By plane

Leeds International Airport is just 9 miles from Leeds City Centre. There is a regular bus service (bus number 757) from the airport to Leeds City Centre and a taxi service. NSCD is approximately a 25 minute drive from the airport. Flights operate within the UK, Europe and worldwide. For a full list of destinations and further details see

The next most convenient international airport is Manchester Airport, 55 miles away. There is a direct train service from here to Leeds City Centre which takes about 1hr 15mins. For a full list of destinations and further details see

By train

There are frequent trains to Leeds from most parts of the UK. Leeds City Station is located in the centre of town, a short taxi or bus ride to NSCD.

Example approximate timings by train from:

  • London: 2hrs 15mins
  • Manchester: 55mins
  • Manchester airport: 1hr 15mins
  • Edinburgh: 3hrs
  • Newcastle: 1hr 30mins
  • Exeter:4hrs 40mins
  • Southampton: 4hrs 45mins

By coach

There are coaches to Leeds from most parts of the UK. Leeds bus and coach station is located on the east side of Leeds at the bottom end of Kirkgate Market. Coach times and booking can be found via National Express or Megabus.