St Leonards

St Leonards is an extremely highly sought after residential area of Exeter, found between the historic Quayside on the east side of the River Exe, Magdalen Road and Barrack Road. It offers lots of period and characterful property and is within easy walking distance of the City Centre and close to the bus route on Topsham Road giving access in and out of the City. Aside from housing, there are a number independent shops and cafés on Magdalen Road, a variety of schools, doctor and dentist surgeries and St Leonard’s church (C of E).

Much of the housing in St Leonards’ consists of Victorian and Georgian terraced properties of various sizes although there are also a number of modern and some older properties.  For example, Lansdowne Terrace consists of Grade II listed Georgian houses, many of which have been converted into flats and still boast character features including high ceilings, picture rails and sash windows. Gras Lawn and Artillery Court are examples of prestigious modern developments near to the RD&E hospital. Properties in the Roberts Road area are mostly Victorian terraces with period features and are highly sought after due to their close proximity to the City Centre and the popular shops, schools and local amenities of Magdalen Street.  The area around Victoria Park Road has many larger properties, of a variety of ages and types.

Due to its convenient location to the Quayside and the City Centre, properties in St Leonards attract a premium price.  Much of the area is permit parking (permits can be obtained from the Council) and Topsham Road can be very busy at peak times but offers access to and from the City and out to the A30, M5 and A38.




  • Cafe Catalan

    ‘Intimate and friendly, laid back and unfussy restaurant serving lovely Spanish tapas with daily specials complemented by good wines and a selection of sherries!’

    15 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TA
    01392 436107

    www.cafecatalanexeter.com
  • The Salty Pigeon

    ‘A family run Restaurant in Exeter offering a wonderfully warm welcome and great food’

    36 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TD, England
    07565 314155

    www.thesaltypigeon.co.uk
  • The Sandwiched Inn

    ‘A friendly Sandwich/Coffee bar also serving deep filled baguettes, salad boxes and jackets. We are happy to cater for private functions and offices lunches.Pop in and see us’.

    36 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TD, England
    07565 314155

    www.thesandwichedinn@gmail.com
  • The Mount Radford

    ‘Food, drink, sports TV, darts, pool ‘Fast, friendly service for every part of your day’

    73-75 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TA
    01392 258221

    www.mountradford-exeter.co.uk
  • Cafe Magdalen

    ‘Good coffee, good atmosphere, good food’

    31 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TA
    01392 250750

    www.cafemagdalen.co.uk
  • Magdalen Road Bakery

    'Cafe and bakery, selling a variety of fresh bread'

    59 Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TA
    01392 273500

    www.ourbakeries.com


  • Bull Meadow Park

    Popular with families, it offers picnic areas, 5-a-side goals, a large play area, a number of mature trees and hosts Exeter Gymnastics Club

    Bull Meadow Park, Bull Meadow Rd, Exeter EX2 4JF

    www.playmapp.co.uk/south-west/devon/east-devon/bull-meadow-park
  • Exeter Gymnastics Club

    ‘Provides a safe, effective and child-friendly environment in which our members can participate in pre-school, general and artistic gymnastics activities under the guidance of appropriately qualified coaches’

    Bull Meadow Park, Bull Meadow Rd, Exeter EX2 4JF

    www.exetergymclub.org.uk
  • Exeter’s Historic Quayside

    A vibrant riverside area with a selection of bars, cafe’s, shops and events. The level pedestrianised paths are ideal for dog walking and the cycle route leads out to Exmouth or Dawlish. Activities include bike hire, kayak hire and a climbing centre

    The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN
    01392 271611

    www.heartofdevon.com/things-to-do/exeters-historic-quayside
  • Saddles and Paddles

    ‘Hire a bike to pedal from the city to the seaside, or hire a boat and paddle to the pub!’

    No 4, Kings Wharf, The Quay, Devon, Exeter EX2 4AP
    01392 42424

    www.sadpad.com
  • Exe estuary cycling trail

    ‘A cyclepath and walkway around the entire Exe Estuary linking Exmouth, Exeter and Dawlish. The route itself is fairly flat and takes in the most fantastic views along the River Exe with lots to see and do along the way’

    www.exetrail.co.uk
  • Hotel du Vin

    'A good-looking former eye hospital, brimming with its own charm and unique personality'

    Magdalen Street, Exeter EX2 4HY
    01392 281000

    www.hotelduvin.com/locations/exeter
  • Exeter’s Historic Quayside

    Hosts a variety of events through the year including Dragon Boat Racing and musical events. Soak up vibrant atmosphere at one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants.

    The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN
    01392 271611

    www.heartofdevon.com/things-to-do/exeters-historic-quayside
  • Saddles and Paddles

    Hire a kayak and paddle down to the Double Locks pub (and back !!!)

    No 4, Kings Wharf, The Quay, Devon, Exeter EX2 4AP
    01392 42424

    www.sadpad.com
  • Turf Locks

    Cycle from the Quay along the Exe estuary cycling trail to the Turf Locks pub/hotel for stunning views of the Exe estuary

    Exeter, Devon EX6 8EE
    01392 833128

    www.turfpub.net
  • Hotel du Vin - History

    The Hotel du Vin on the edge of St Leonards was built in 1899 in a hybrid baroque style and was used as the West of England Eye Hospital from 1899 – 1992

    Magdalen Street, Exeter EX2 4HY
    01392 281000

    www.hotelduvin.com/locations/exeter
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