Leeds Shopping and Districts

(Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK)

Leeds ShoppingThere is no other city in the north of England quite like Leeds for shopping. Within the city centre, all of the shops are gathered in a walkable, well-pedestrianised area and spending your money is generally a pleasurable, stress-free experience. Leeds has an abundance of designer labels, high fashion boutiques and major department stores, such as Harvey Nichols, which opened in 1996 in the popular Victoria Quarter and was their first store outside of London.

The Victoria Shopping Quarter in central Leeds is often referred to as the 'Knightsbridge of the North'. This stylish and impressive development is home to many high-street brands, fashion stores, pavement cafés and a friendly, continental atmosphere. Attractions at the Victoria Quarter include a stunning, stained-glass roof, colourful marbles, gilded mosaics, wrought iron supports, two arcades, polished mahogany and sympathetically restored architecture.

Leeds Shopping

Opening Hours

Most shops in Leeds open seven days a week, throughout the year, opening around 09:00 until 17:30 or later. Local shops are now 'Live After Five' as part of the city's retail redevelopment and many choose to stay open until 19:00 or later, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, opening hours are generally shorter than the rest of the week.

Shopping Centres

County Shopping Arcade

Address: Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6AZ, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 245 5333
The County Arcade is located in the heart of the city centre and features a glazed roof, mosaic floors, an enormous variety of shops, fashion boutiques, cafés, snack bars and stylish architecture.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 19:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00

Leeds Shopping

Granary Wharf Shopping Centre

Address: Neville Street, Canal Basin, Leeds, LS1 4BR, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 244 6570
The Granary Wharf can be found in Leeds city centre, next to the waterfront area. Recently renovated, the Granary Wharf features a large selection of shops, including many unusual independent stores, a weekend market and street entertainment.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:30

Corn Exchange

Address: Call Lane, Leeds, England
With over 60 speciality shops under a stunning, domed roof, the Corn Exchange is an excellent place for retail therapy. Filled with impressive architecture, arches and plenty of shops, the Leeds Corn Exchange has a lively atmosphere and many period features.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:30, Saturday - 09:30 to 18:00, Sunday - 10:30 to 17:00

Headrow Shopping Centre

Address: The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6JE, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 244 0416
The Headrow Shopping Centre resides within the city centre, where it is full of a vast array of shops, including antiques shops, clothes stores, music outlets and sports shops, spread over three floors. Headrow also features a number of restaurants and cafés in the Food Hall area, bars, nightclubs, a multiscreen cinema and a health club.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:30, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00

Leeds Shopping Plaza

Address: Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5ER, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 243 4666
Situated in the city centre, the Shopping Plaza is a large, lively and busy mall, filled with shops, including numerous high-street brands. The Plaza has excellent overall facilities, including cash point machines, an information desk and cafés.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 08:00 to 17:45, Friday and Saturday - 08:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00

Merrion Shopping Centre

Address: Merrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8LV, England
The famous Merrion Shopping Centre, in the city centre, with built around 50 years ago. This was the first large dedicated retail complex in the area and highlights include a wide range of shops, such as the Merrior Superstore, which is a indoor market area full of genuine bargains.

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