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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A beautiful little corner of the city centre, very aesthetically pleasing (and very expensive). A nice memory to take away from Leeds.

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Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We pass by here to go to a shoe store Dr Airwair Martens where we bought two pair of men's shoes. Here are very good department stores and the place itself is relly as I say impressive the architecture of the building was done beautifully.

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Leeds
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a wonderful restoration of a beautiful arcade. It is a pleasure to look at and there are some high quality shops. If you are looking for something special, or you have lots of money to spend, this is a very nice place to go. There are also coffe and classy snacks to eat if you are hungry and... More

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Bucharest
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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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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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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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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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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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