kirkgate market leeds

A Historic Gem in the Heart of Leeds

Kirkgate Market has been a staple of the Leeds economy since its establishment in 1857, making it Europe’s largest indoor market. This architectural marvel has been attracting shoppers for nearly 150 years with its broad selection of affordable items, ranging from fresh food and drink to fashion, flowers, and hardware.

A Diverse Array of Exciting Traders

In addition to its old-fashioned appeal, Kirkgate Market boasts a wide variety of traders, many of whom have been running businesses that span generations. The market represents a multitude of nationalities, including a South African supermarket, street food from all over the globe, and an Asian Bazaar every Wednesday morning. There are also regular farmer’s markets, as well as the famed Marks and Spencer stall.

Fashion, Beauty, Toys, and More

Kirkgate Market is not just about food – it also offers a myriad of fashion and beauty stalls, toy stalls, a barbershop, and much more. The clothing stalls feature a vibrant range of unique garments, while the beauty stalls provide an extensive collection of branded perfumes, cosmetics, and toiletries at budget-friendly prices. With toys and children’s DVDs available, Kirkgate Market promises a fun shopping experience for the whole family.

Fresh Food Accessibility with Shop and Drop Scheme

To make their fresh food even more accessible, the market has introduced a Shop and Drop scheme. Shoppers can complete their purchases and store fresh items with the market until they are ready to head home. On offer are locally produced eggs, top-quality meats from butchers, and a vast assortment of fruits and vegetables from greengrocers—catering to a wide range of tastes.

A Bustling Social Destination

Since 2016, Kirkgate Market has transformed into a major social hub. The introduction of a multifunctional events space enables the venue to host various events, from specialist markets to live entertainment. With the addition of a night market, Leeds Kirkgate Market has become an essential destination for those visiting Leeds City Centre.

Get in Touch with the Market Team

For inquiries and more information, contact the market’s team at 0113 378 1950 or email

By george