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Victoria Gate and John Lewis opens Thursday 20 October 2016 at 10am

The newest addition to Leeds' retail scene opens this month!


Victoria Gate will be home to the largest John Lewis department store outside London and a range of luxury and designer brands, including 17 new to Leeds. The design of this impressive building is based on the Victorian arcades for which Leeds is renowned.

The opening of the new premium shopping destination means Leeds jumps up to the third largest shopping destination in the UK outside London.

Head to Sidney Street from 9am on Thursday 20th October and you’ll find a large marquee just outside the Victoria Gate entrance. Inside there will be pop-up retailers showcasing their offerings and local artists who will be putting on performances in celebration of Victoria Gate opening.

Then make your way over to Victoria Quarter to find more performances too. The marquee and activity will take place from Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd October so there’s plenty of opportunity to join in the fun!


Victoria Gate opening times:

Thursday 20th October 10:00am-8:00pm

Friday 21st October 9:30am-8:00pm

Saturday 22nd October 9:00am-8:00pm

Sunday 23rd October 11:00am-5:00pm


There’s lots happening in Leeds over the Victoria Gate opening week so be sure to plan your visit in advance.


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Victoria Gate - Sep 16 - Courtesy of Hammerson
Victoria Gate - Sep 16 - Courtesy of Hammerson
Victoria Gate - Sep 16 - Courtesy of Hammerson
Victoria Gate - Sep 16 - Courtesy of Hammerson
The Welcome People - LeedsBID - Credit Tom Joy


The Leeds City Ambassadors and Leeds BID Ambassadors, The Welcome People, will be on hand to meet and greet you and explain the best possible way to get to Victoria Gate from the railway station, bus station, and other areas of the city centre.

The Leeds City Ambassadors and The Welcome People will be here to help from Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd.


If you're travelling by public transport use West Yorkshire Metro's website for information

Leeds Train Station is a 12 minute walk away from Victoria Gate. From Leeds train station, exit right onto New Station Street then turn right onto Boar Lane. Finally, turn left onto Briggate and the Victoria Quarter entrance to Victoria Leeds is a short walk on your right hand side. Continue walking through Victoria Quarter down Queen Victoria Street, cross Vicar Lane and enter Victoria Gate from Sidney Street.

Leeds Bus Station is less than 5 minutes walk from Victoria Gate. From Leeds bus station, exit left onto George Street, you will find the entrance to Victoria Gate on your right hand side.


Download the Leeds City Centre Map here

Find out more visitor information here 


Victoria Gate is home to a new 24 hour, multi-storey offering 803 spaces, opening 20th October.

Victoria Multi Storey Car Park - LS2 7AS (prices TBC)

It’s likely that this car park will be very busy over the opening weekend. There are a number of other car parks in the city centre. The nearest being:

Templar Street – LS2 7LP
Up to 1 hour £2
Up to 2 hours £4
Up to 3 hours £6
Up to 4 hours £8
Up to 8 hours £10
Up to 24 hours £15

Evening (7pm to 6am) £3


Edward Street – LS2 7NU
Up to 1 hour £2
Up to 2 hours £4
Up to 3 hours £6
Up to 4 hours £8
Up to 6 hours £16
Up to 8 hours £25
Up to 24 hours £30
Evening (7pm to 6am) £3

Download the Leeds City Centre Car Parking Map here for more information

Or visit the Parking in Leeds webpage


The Leeds Park and Ride is located at Elland Road adjacent to the Leeds United football stadium, on the A643, just off Junction 2 of the M621 motorway.

Use postcode LS11 8TU for satnav. The entrance to the Park and Ride is opposite the entrance to the West Yorkshire Police Headquarters, between Elland Road Stadium and the Railway Bridge.

Services start at 7am and the car park closes at 9.15pm, Monday to Saturday, there is no service on Sundays. Buses run every 10 minutes, from 7am to 7pm.

Up to three children can travel free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Unaccompanied children, up to the age of 16, pay half fare and will need to show a Young Person's PhotoCard.

Available from the Elland Road ticket kiosk:

  • Day tickets: £3

Available on the bus:

  • Day Return: £3
  • Off-peak Day Return(after 1pm): £2
  • Senior / Disabled Day Return: £2 after 9.30am or £3 before 9.30am. £2 all day Saturday (apart from Match Days). You will need to show a Concessionary Pass.

Find out more here


Leeds Train Station
The Victoria Quarter
Victoria Gate - Sep 16 - Courtesy of Hammerson
The Headrow and Town Hall at night - Leeds City Council
Elland Road Park and Ride Leeds Bus
Briggate Leeds - credit Hannah Webster for VisitLeeds