Shopping Centre/Retail Park, free entry
Victoria Quarter is a beautiful shopping centre and known as the premium shopping centre in the North of England. Bringing together brands such as Ted Baker, Vivienne Westwood, Karen Millen, French Connection, Diesel, Space NK, Hobbs, All Saints and Jigsaw, as well as being home to the first Harvey Nichols store outside London.
As Victoria Quarter's reputation has flourished so too have the surrounding areas, existing buildings close by have been transformed into stylish loft apartments and Vicar Lane is emerging as the natural extension to VQ's product offering.
Victoria Quarter was originally designed by architect Frank Matcham. He used rich marbles, gilded mosaics, handsome cast and wrought iron, as well as carved and polished mahogany, to create two streets, two arcades and the Empire Theatre (now Harvey Nichols). Today Matcham's work has been sympathetically restored to its original splendour, introducing the style and creativity of the present.
"The mix of retailers, together with breath-taking architecture (the centre is home to the largest stained glass window in England) and continental atmosphere, has given the city something completely different. And as VQ's reputation has grown so too has its catchment area, with people travelling from as far afield as New York, France and Italy. It is quite simply something far too unique to miss."
John Bade, Centre Director, Victoria Quarter
Victoria Quarter is situated at the heart of the Leeds shopping area, close to both bus and railway stations, taxi ranks and city centre car parks
Open all the time
SE 303336 53.79783 -1.54146
Follow signs for Leeds city centre, and then follow the public transport directions below, as the Victoria Quarter is in a pedestrian zone.
By Public Transport:
From Leeds train station turn right onto left at the exit and head past the NCP car park onto Boar Lane. Turn right and walk to the next set of crossroads. Cross the road and head up Briggate (McDonalds is on the corner). Walk for approximately 200 metres and the Victoria Quarter is on the right.
: 0 miles from Leeds station
- Baby changing facilities
- Cash Point
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed