Leeds Kirkgate Market
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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One of the largest indoor markets in Europe, Kirkgate is a shopper’s paradise from fresh food, drink and fashion to jewellery, flowers, hardware and haberdashery. At the heart of the Leeds retail scene since 1857, Leeds Kirkgate Market is home to some of the most characterful traders in the city, with businesses spanning generations and representing a wide range of nationalities, an Asian Bazaar every Wednesday morning and a farmers market held on Briggate every first and third Sunday of the month. Eat and drink If you can think of a cuisine, the chances are you can get it at Leeds Kirkgate Market. From shawarmas to chapatis, crepes to cockles and Yorkshire puds to fine patisserie, you'll find all sorts of good eats in one place. It's hard to leave hungry! Shop Leeds Kirkgate Market has been the city's essential shopping destination for over a century - and that's exactly how it will stay. From food to fashion, homewares and jewellery, there's an incredible range of goodies to buy.
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Patricia Taylor
Leeds, UK18 contributions
May 2022
I live in Leeds so Kirkgate market is a must for me. Obviously I shop there but as a tourist it's well worth a look around the top end of the building which is very old. The bottom end of the inside market has a huge area of very inexpensive street food and there is something for everyone. Local people love it and that says something. There is also a huge outside market so plenty to see and buy. The market is next to the Corn Exchange, a circular building that's definately worth a viewing.
Written May 22, 2022
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Richard
Barnoldswick, UK1,005 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Excellent local market with a wide range of good and wear. Good range of fresh produce always on offer. Towards the back good range and variety of food outlets where your able to sit and eat… people watching. Through the month a number of more specialist markets set up for those more specialist items of interest.
Written October 2, 2022
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Rosemary M
Wrexham County, UK127 contributions
Oct 2022
This indoor market is well worth a visit. We went for some fresh fish which we bought from Tarbetts stall. The choice was excellent and the fish was rally fresh and not expensive.
The Victorian building the very big market is housed in is very impressive and there is a huge variety of stalls.
Written October 29, 2022
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harps777
Leeds, UK220 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
I visited here, against my better judgement, to see if I could get some local winter veg in better quality than the mass of supermarket, plastic covered rubbish that’s been flown half way around the world. I was sorely disappointed. It is dirty, run down, quite hostile and not even remotely cheap or value for money. You don’t feel safe at all walking around here. The atmosphere is very unwelcoming and it smells awful.

Leeds market was famous back in the day and having moved to Leeds 3 years ago, I thought I would be a regular shopper at this market. Walking around today, the vendors are either despondent and miserable, or genuinely quite unfriendly and hostile. The prices are not even remotely competitive and the produce (particularly the fruit&veg) is not decent quality at all. Surely somewhere this well known and previously so iconic should be heaving with customers and selling the best quality goods?

The only stall that had anyone on it that didn’t look like they are about take your money and run, was the plant stall near the one entrance off vicar lane. I got some really nice plants from there and he told me in detail how to look after them and which ones were suitable for my pets. Other than that, a very disappointing experience and I won’t be returning.

Word of advice: keep hold of your purse tightly. It’s not a very nice atmosphere nor will you feel comfortable or safe.
Written April 8, 2020
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy6,099 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
The indoor Kirkgate Market is logically next to the outdoor market. It sells everything!

The part of Kirkgate nearest to the outdoor market has an amazing food court with stalls selling food from every corner of the planet. It has the best of both worlds - cheap because they are stalls but masses of tables & chairs about so you can eat like in a restaurant.

The part furthest from the outdoor market is the oldest, with amazing Victorian architecture.
Written August 28, 2022
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LauraDaveJames
Solihull, UK3,748 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The market hall is a very impressive Victorian structure in the centre of Leeds. It is full of character and there are some very interesting stalls, we always enjoy a visit when we are in Leeds. On this occasion our visit was slightly marred by the renovation work that was happening. Hopefully it will be completed soon and the facility will be even better than it previously was.
Written February 19, 2022
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GillyPNorthEastCoast
North East Coast378 contributions
Nov 2021
Visited briefly as part of an English Heritage tour of Old Leeds. The structure itself is very impressive and the stalls mostly a delight with little "tat". Husband happy to be reminded of his student days in Leeds 50 years ago when shopping here was a must. Ate a wonderful street food veggie Thali for lunch. Other stalls sell different types of food in the food hall -seating available.
You need more time than our group had to do the place justice, but a guide is very useful to point out certain details.
Written November 19, 2021
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Anne C
12 contributions
May 2022
Lots to see even if you do not buy anything - although we did. Would be a big attraction (along with the outdoor section) if you lived in Leeds as the food prices were very reasonable for everyday shopping needs. Also clothes, carpets, rugs etc. The area is huge - it just goes on and on. Eating choices seemed well supported also - we had a superb cup of tea but would have been happy to try one of the many food stalls.
Written May 19, 2022
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Christine0407
Huddersfield, UK101 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Drove in to Leeds to go to the market as we wanted some fish. Great choice of fish stalls in the market and also butchers and fruit stalls. The only down side whuch has put us off going is the cost of parking. It was £3.50 for 1 hour in the NCP car park near the market. It certainly does not encourage people to go charging such extortionate parking fees. I feel sorry for the stall holders who must see a loss if trade due to the parking costs.
Written November 3, 2020
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Debbie R
Leeds, UK171 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Kirkgate Market sells everything you could possibly want to buy. It is great for everyday fruit veg, meat, cheese or fish shopping. These stalls have a great range - every part of an animal is still sold at the butchers, the cheese selection competes with up market cheese shops. You can buy basic bread, visit an East European speciality stall or purchase from an artisan baker.
Everyone knows that Marks and Spencer’s started in Leeds market but to find out a bit more you can sometimes take a Market Heritage Tour or a longer Leeds Food History Walking Tour that ends at the market (both bookable on Eventbrite).
After walking and shopping you will be hungry. The market offers an amazing array of food options from the upmarket Owl Restaurant to street food stalls from around the world. The bottom area of the market is laid out with benches to eat whatever you buy from the stalls. My favourites are the mackerel sandwiches from Mr Mackerel (only £3!), the daily thali from Manjit’s Kitchen or a Tunisian bread wrap from Sweet Saeeda. You could choose food from Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico , the Middle East, Colombia, Japan, Pakistan, China or you might want to keep it local and go for a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap, Hayes Seafood or fish and chips.
On Saturdays you might find a record, book or vintage fair near the food stalls.
Written February 9, 2020
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