Leeds has been named as a top 3 retail destination to visit in the UK.
The city is placed third outside of London, Glasgow at number one and Manchester in second place.
With the arrival of Trinity Leeds and the First Direct Arena in recent years, Leeds City Centre has gone from strength to strength. The centre currently consists of eight indoor shopping centres and over 1000 stores.
This latest accolade further strengthens Leeds position as a premier retail destination, with an estimated 1.9 million people living within 30 minutes’ drive of the city centre and a total shopping catchment population of nearly 3.2 million people regionally.
Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for transport and the economy said:
“I am delighted with Leeds going up the league of premier shopping location in the UK. In the last few years a number of new and exciting developments have sprung up in the city including the Trinity Leeds shopping centre, the arrival of the first direct arena and the start of work to the new Victoria Gate scheme.
“Over the last 10 years almost £2.7billon of major property development schemes have been completed in the city with a further £178million of schemes under construction at the end of 2013.
“Leeds is thriving and will continue to do so as developments continue to be built in the city centre.
Here is one of our favourite places to shop in Leeds…
At Trinity Leeds, you’ll find more than 120 national and international brands under one roof. Hungry shoppers are in luck with a range of over 30 top dining destinations, cafes, bars and Trinity Kitchen – a unique mix of vibrant restaurants and street food vans. Lying in the heart of the city, Trinity Leeds is easily accessible by all modes of transport.
With 120 national and international brands under one roof. Find your favourite stores with their interactive map here. Pick your favourite eatery from their range of over 30 top dining destinations, cafes, bars and Trinity Kitchen – a unique mix of vibrant restaurants and street food vans.
Come and chat to their friendly and knowledgeable Customer Service Hosts. They are there to help with anything from finding that must-visit store, to travel advice or what’s on in Leeds.
The Customer Service Lounge is located on the first floor opposite H&M and open during their normal shopping hours.