Pudsey is a market town and is situated in the county of West Yorkshire. Historically Pudsey retained its independence, however in 1974 it became part of the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds. Pudsey is equidistant between city centres of both Leeds and Bradford.
The town belongs to and lends its name to the parliamentary constituency of Pudsey and has also given its name to the mascot of BBC’s Children in need, ‘Pudsey Bear’.
Pudsey is home to a number well known recreational parks, of which Pudsey Park is the largest. It has a number of animal attractions and a tropical greenhouse. The new West Leeds Country Park Visitor Centre is situated at Pudsey Park.
There are three high schools in Pudsey, and the town centre has a range of facilities and services including a shopping centre with high street names, independent retailers, banks and estate agents.
The town has excellent transport links to Leeds city centre and Bradford city centre, it has bus services and a railway station.