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Historical Event, from 1 Feb 2020, free entry

Kirkgate Market Tour

Kirkgate Market Tour


Re/discover Europe's largest covered market. Includes rare views, horrible histories and possible close encounters with traders.

Join us for an hours walk through this historic and modern market. Meet by the M&S Centenary clock, in the 1904 Hall.

Here's what the food critic Grace Dent recently said about KIRKGATE MARKET; it " is a joyful thing, and an unusual one. Old-school butchers and fishmongers, clothes stalls and spice vendors live happily side by side with Vietnamese banh mi sellers, a florist and a woman who sells knitting wool."

The market is considered of local, national and international importance. The US historians Schmiechen and Carls said it is, "one of the finest examples of market hall architecture".

Tour by workerslunchtime (

_workerslunchtime is a social enterprise connecting people and places_

_The market tour contains uneven surfaces, steps, and heights. It is possible to avoid these features. Please mention any concerns to the guide._

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 Feb 2020 10:30 to 11:30 12:00 to 13:00
Sat 7 Mar 2020 10:30 to 11:30 12:00 to 13:00
Sat 4 Apr 2020 10:30 to 11:30 12:00 to 13:00
Sat 2 May 2020 10:30 to 11:30 12:00 to 13:00


Free entry

Tickets for this introduction to Kirkgate Market are free. For prices for bespoke, corporate, community group, food tours please visit





34 George Street,
West Yorkshire,



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Map reference: SE 304335  Lat: 53.79763 Long: -1.53864

By Car:

Take the Leeds city centre loop, and head for the West Yorkshire Playhouse. At junction 11 on the loop, the markets are signposted, with parking nearby

By Public Transport:

Kirkgate Market is next to Leeds city bus station

The Markets Car Park on George Street is now closed. Alternative car parking can be found nearby at Crown Street, Edward Street, Templar Street, Maude Street and Quarry Hill.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups