Leeds is one of the UK’s best shopping destinations; you’ll find all your favourite high-street names and luxury brands here, but it’s the independent shopping and markets that really sets Leeds apart.
Combining the Victoria Quarter’s elegant Grade II listed Victorian arcades and the glamorous, modern Victoria Gate, Victoria Leeds is one of the country’s most beautiful shopping destinations. This award-winning centre houses over 80 of the most desirable shops, including Harvey Nichols, John Lewis & Partners, Aspinal of London, Gant and many more, as well as stylish restaurants and bars.
And there are still more Victorian stunning arcades, each with their own original features and unique charm. Explore Thornton’s Arcade, Queens Arcade, Grand Arcade and Central Arcade all within easy walking distance of each other. Equally jaw-dropping is the stunning Trinity Leeds centre with 120 shops, eateries and an Everyman cinema.
Just when you think there can’t possibly be more, there is! Next door to Victoria Gate is the Kirkgate Quarter home of Leeds Corn Exchange, with its awe-inspiring domed roof and Kirkgate Market, Europe’s largest indoor market, which is an amazing heritage shopping attraction. Don’t miss the replica of the Penny Bazaar, as Leeds is, of course, the home of Marks and Spencer. Find out more at the M&S Company Archive. For all those essentials, be sure to call into the Merrion Centre or St Johns Shopping Centre.