In the past, Leeds’ shopping scene had become overshadowed by that of its Northern neighbours Manchester and Liverpool. But over the last five years, our city centre has undergone a multi-million-pound regeneration that has seen it grow to the UK’s third largest shopping destination outside of London. Perfectly compact, with the ability to walk from one side to the other in less than 30 minutes, Leeds is quickly establishing itself as a must-visit mecca for the shopaholic.
Central to the city’s charm is its vast diversity; Leeds shopping scene really does have something for everyone. High street shoppers can find all their favourite big name brands lining the paved street of Briggate and spanning three floors of the award-winning Trinity Leeds. While those with expensive tastes, or rather a penchant for window-shopping, can indulge in the designer boutiques of the divinely decadent Victoria Quarter and housed in Leeds’ newest exciting and intriguing addition; the John Lewis anchored Victoria Gate.
If unique gifts and one off fashion finds are more your thing, some of the country’s finest independent retailers can be found under the glass domed roof of the Grade I listed Corn Exchange and hidden away in the city’s iconic arcades. And, of course, no punter’s pilgrimage to Leeds is complete without a visit to Kirkgate Market; Europe’s biggest indoor market and the birthplace of iconic British brand, Marks and Spencer’s. Lose yourself amongst the market’s four hundred stalls and you shall find the best bargains the city has to offer and abundance of authentic Yorkshire sprit.
After a hard day’s shopping, Clayton Hotel Leeds offers comfortable and luxurious rooms to rest your feet, head and handbag at prices that will ensure you still have enough money to hit the shops the next day.LESS INFORMATION