Kirkgate Market heritage tours

black and white photo pf the outside of Kirkgate market


Leeds Kirkgate Market is a wonderful building that is steeped in history. But did you know that the history of markets in Leeds goes much further back in history?

We invite you to join us on a fascinating Heritage Tour of Leeds Kirkgate Market where you’ll learn about the first markets in Leeds, what it was like to be a trader in the 1700’s, how Marks & Spencer was formed and even get to visit the 1st floor balcony of the ornate 1904 hall. It’s a great spot for pictures!

Here’s what others have said about the tours:

It was both enjoyable & informative. We particularly liked being able to view the building from the gallery.

Thank you for our tour yesterday. It really was better than we were hoping for - you packed so much into a short space of time without it being at all rushed, and have whetted our appetite to find out more.

We really enjoyed the tour on Saturday - it opened my eyes to the quality and atmosphere of the market.

How to book a tour

To join us on a free Heritage Tour of Leeds Kirkgate Market please book through eventbrite​.

Tours take place on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 11am.

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