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The award winning Kirkgate Market in Leeds is Europe’s largest indoor market, an architectural gem

 

CITY DWELLER MAGAZINE LOOK AT WHAT EUROPE’S LARGEST INDOOR MARKET HAS TO OFFER

The award winning Kirkgate Market in Leeds is Europe’s largest indoor market, an architectural gem that’s been at the heart of the Leeds economy for nearly 150 years and 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?

The market has been situated in the heart of Leeds since 1857. Coupling this old fashioned appeal with the fact that Leeds Kirkgate Market also hosts some of the most exciting traders in the country, it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular.

The market itself, both inside and outside, includes a huge range of traders with businesses spanning generations and representing a wide range of nationalities including a South African supermarket, street food from around the world, an Asian Bazaar every Wednesday morning, regular farmer’s markets and home to Jamie’s Ministry of Food. Let’s not forget the famous Marks and Spencer stall either!

But it’s not just the food, the market includes fashion and beauty stalls, toy stalls, a barbers and so much more. Their clothes stalls boast a range of colourful, unique clothes whereas the beauty stalls provide a huge collection of branded perfume, cosmetics and toiletries at prices you’ll love! Combining this with toys and children’s DVDs, there’s fun for all the family.

Their shop and drop scheme also makes their fresh food even more accessible than ever before! You can finish your shopping and then store your fresh items with the markets until you’re ready to go home. The fresh food includes locally produced eggs, top meats from the butchers and
a huge selection of fruit and vegetables from the greengrocers. So whatever your taste, there’s something for everyone.

The Market has long been a place for shopping, eating and drinking. But as of 2016, it also became a major social destination too. With their new multifunctional events space it means the market can host events of all shapes and sizes from specialist markets, live entertainment and more recently a night market, Leeds Kirkgate Market really is the place to be in Leeds City Centre.

Contact the markets team on 0113 378 1950 or email markets@leeds.gov.uk.

Address

Leeds Kirkgate Market Vicar Lane, Leeds City Centre LS2 7HY

Contact Details

0113 378 1950 markets@leeds.gov.uk

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