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Thornton's Arcade

Off Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LQ, England (Leeds City Centre)
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Ranked #17 of 102 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Bucharest
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9 reviews 9 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are lots of shops and a very nice ambiance. I took nice pictures. I would like to go again. Beware, the shops are closing mostly at 6 o'clock and few of them at 8 o'clock!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Unlike your new arcades and shopping centres this arcade has character and lovely to look at. The clock is a nice touch. Especially on the hour!!! Theres some nice little shops in here too!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of the many Victorian shopping arcades in Leeds and quite possibly my favourite. It contains some great independent companies and deli's and its great for shopping! Especially at Christmas. Make sure to visit on the hour to see the Robin Hood clock chime!

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Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A 15 minute walk from our hotel. I had no idea the shopping district goes on endlessly it seems. There is something for everyone at this place. Shoes, watches, clothing, electronics...you name it they have it somewhere in and around this area.

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

So lucky in Leeds to have so many Arcades to chose from. They all offer something a bit different. I like this one with its choice of shops, then there's the more upmarket Victoria quarter arcade abutting to County Arcade. I've rediscovered the Grand Arcade quite recently which is now so vibrant again full of its independant outlets and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you love Architecture and the wife loves shopping, take her here as it has everything, every city should have a Thorntons Arcade, its the best around

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Basel, Switzerland
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99 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Quite narrow and not particulary interesting but neither bad. There are some interesting shops but the best are elsewhere. I prefer the Victorian Arcades.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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