When it comes to retail, we’ve got bags and bags. High street names stake their claim beneath the iconic glass roof of Trinity Leeds, where 120 shops, bars and restaurants are abuzz seven days a week. Or there’s the unique atmosphere of Grade I listed Kirkgate Market, where Michael Marks of Marks and Spencer first plied his trade. From textiles and loose leaf tea, to fresh flowers and street food, all found on over 400 stalls.
Designer devotees will find their fix in the splendour of Victoria Leeds, or across the bustling floors of Harvey Nichols. And not to forget Leeds’ fierce independent spirit. Makers and creators abound, from the beautifully restored Corn Exchange, to the stunning Victorian arcades that tempt visitors away from bustling Briggate.