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Thornton's Arcade

Off Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LQ, England (Leeds City Centre)
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Ranked #9 of 98 attractions in Leeds
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Would recommend, always come down here for a stroll through when I am in the centre...............................

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UK
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20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The area of, and around, Thornton's arcade is interesting, and takes you back to the Victorian era. It gets you away from the High Street chain shops, to something a bit different.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Beautiful arcade, with nice little cultural and historic features. A must in Leeds. Accessible from the high street, bang in the middle of city centre and close to Trinity Shopping Centre and the market.

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Edinburgh
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This arcade has the most amazing Victorian architecture. It was a real surprise. When crossing the city centre I used this as a shortcut just so I could enjoy it again and again.

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leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Okay, I admit it - even as an OAP I still like to time my passing through the arcade to see the clock do it's thing. Been going since 1877 I'm told and the best free show in town.

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Barton upon Humber, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Good to kill a few hours in, or to shelter from the snow :) lots of different things to look at, some rather unusual

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cumbernauld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

A stunning Victorian Arcade,with superb architecture and a fantastic selection of Mid To up market Niche retailers. Lovely places to have a wee coffee etc. A must if your in Leeds and just down from Harvey Nicks-----Go on treat yourself!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a really beautiful arcade. The decoration is to be marveled at. We had a cup of tea in the HN arcade cafe, and it felt very special. Wonderful shops for those with some disposable income. Definitely the place to buy a beautiful gift, or to spoil yuorself.

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Gilberdyke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Well done Leeds, for preserving this Victorian shopping arcade into the 21st century. It provides welcome variety from the now traditional city centre shopping areas. Don’t just look at the shops - take in the architecture, the craftwork, the lighting, and all the rest. Plus there’s something special about a café with outdoor seating while you’re indoors. You can sit... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

With so many uninspiring retail parks, to shop in this unique Victorian arcade is sheer joy. Its a pleasure to just walk through it.

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