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Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange


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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday to Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm


Free entry

Also see



The Corn Exchange,
Call Lane,



See location of The Corn Exchange on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 303336  Lat: 53.79788 Long: -1.54112

By Car:

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.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed