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5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit the Leeds Kirkgate Market

Leeds Kirkgate Market
Leeds Kirkgate Market

The Leeds Kirkgate Market has undergone a huge transformation over the past few years and the amazing event space is definitely worth a visit! Here are five reasons you have to go down and check it out!

The Exciting NEW Traders in their Newly Refurbished Market

Visitors to Leeds Kirkgate Market are now able to enjoy a host of new tasty treats from all over the world as a selection of exciting food and drink traders open their doors. Combining a traditional Yorkshire market with an international flavour, the new traders have joined a host of well-loved stall holders who have helped make Kirkgate become Britain’s favourite market.  As part of the multimillion pound redevelopment of Kirkgate Market, Leeds City Council put a call out earlier this year for fresh produce traders who would be interested in opening stalls and cafes in the newly refurbished indoor market. The response was extremely positive, with many more applicants than units available.


The Characters Inside

As you take a wander inside one of the city’s most iconic buildings don’t be surprised to see the amazing architecture of a Grade 1 listed building, an eclectic range of shops, cafes and food stalls, and bursting at the seams with people. Take a moment to listen to the sounds of the market with its infamous traders and their loveable banter, shouting out the deals of the day and bartering with customers. This is a shopping experience you simply don’t get anywhere else!


Their Amazing History

Leeds Kirkgate Market has long been celebrated as the largest indoor market in Europe, but it’s not just the array of traders and products that set it apart as a truly unique shopping experience. Having witnessed years of city centre development, Leeds Kirkgate Market remains one of the city’s oldest and most important retail developments. We recently checked out the whole history of the markets, right from 1857 to present day.

Leeds Kirkgate Market
Leeds Kirkgate Market

The Fresh Food!

Most thoughts of food are focused on what we should give up in an effort to become healthier. However, this summer instead of focusing on what you shouldn’t eat; focus on what you can and should eat. Lots of fresh food and produce should be the top of the list and if you think it’s expensive to buy fresh healthy foods then think again. You can grab your five a day from any one of the numerous market greengrocers, offering seasonal fruit and vegetables without breaking the bank.


There’s Truly Something For Everyone

Leeds is famous for it’s retail, with hotspots such as the Victoria Quarter, Trinity Leeds, White Rose and the Leeds Kirkgate Market, we’re blessed! If you’re not after street food or fresh food then don’t worry! As the largest indoor market in Europe, the market is heaven for shoppers; with fresh food, drink, fashion, flowers, hardware and everything else in-between available at affordable prices, what more could you ask for?


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