Morley Branch Manager Gavin Townsend on living in this busy Leeds town
The historic market town and Civic Parish of Morley is located approximately five miles south west of Leeds city centre. Morley is situated just off Junctions 27 and 28 of the M62 motorway as well as its own train station with regular services to Leeds, making the town an excellent commuter base for both Leeds and Wakefield.
What we love about Morley
Events and Festivals
A number of annual festivals take place in Morley including the Morley Art Festival, Morley Beer Festival and Morley Food festival. Each year Morley holds one of the largest St George’s Day parades in the country and has been named 'the most patriotic town in England'.
Shopping in Morley
First opened in the early 1880s Morley indoor market now has close to 100 stalls offering a huge selection of products as well as specialist food outlets and a cafe. In addition, a pedestrian friendly precinct is home to a number of individual shops and boutiques as well as high street staples like Boots. Morley also has a large Morrisons and Asda and if you can’t find what you are looking for in Morley town centre then the White Rose Shopping Centre is only a couple of miles away, offering free parking and a whole host of high street brands as well as a good selection of restaurants and a cinema due to open in summer 2017.
Mermaid Fish and Chip Restaurant
Serving quality fish and chips since the early 1970s and known locally as ‘The Mermaid’ it's a popular spot for Friday night supper.
Parks and Leisure
Scatcherd Park is situated right outside the leisure centre and has its own skate park which is ideal for teenagers - and daring adults! Morley's second park Dartmouth Park is equipped with tennis courts and large swathes of grass making it an ideal spot for summer picnics.