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Standing proud amongst the vibrant shops, cafés, restaurants and bars of the high street is Leeds Corn Exchange, a stunning Grade I listed oval building, now home to some of Leeds’s finest independent boutiques and cafes.
Located in the heart of historic Leeds, alongside Kirkgate - the city’s oldest street - Leeds Corn Exchange has been a magnet for visitors for more than 150 years. Designed by world-renowned architect from Hull, Cuthbert Brodrick, Leeds Corn Exchange opened in 1863 and operated as a traditional Corn Exchange until the early 1990s. Throughout the late 19th century, the building was a bustling centre for the exchange and sale of corn, wheat, barley, hops, cake and flour and also was host to a farmers’ market and regular leather fair. Neighbouring Kirkgate Market, Leeds Corn Exchange played a pivotal role in the day to day life of Victorian Leeds.
Today Leeds Corn Exchange has come full circle and is once again a thriving retail hub, with around 30 independent designer-makers, specialist retailers and foodie outlets now trading beneath the breath-taking domed roof. Leeds Corn Exchange is a treasure trove of original, modern finds and regularly hosts events and fairs, specialising in vinyl, quality crafts, vintage, food and drink.
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm
- Corn Exchange Shops
- Victorian Shopping Quarter Leeds
SE 303336 53.79788 -1.54112
Follow signs to Leeds city centre from all directions. Park in the city centre and follow pedestrian signs to The Corn Exchange as it is found in a pedestrianised and bus only area.
By Public Transport:
From Leeds Railway Station and Leeds Bus Station, the Corn Exchange is clearly signposted by blue fingerposts for those on foot.
: 0 miles from Leeds station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled toilets
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed