Britain’s Favourite Market 2017
For the second consecutive year, Leeds Kirkgate Market was voted Britain’s Favourite Market at the ‘Great British Market Awards’ on Thursday 26 January 2017. With over 100,000 votes received by the public following online voting over a six week period.
Welcome to Leeds Kirkgate Market, 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 including a Polish delicatessen and a Chinese supermarket, an Asian Bazaar every Wednesday morning and a farmers market held on the outdoor market opposite John Lewis every first and third Sunday of the month.
What to do?
You certainly won't be short of options. With around 170 traders currently in the
market, there's always something interesting to buy, try, see or do.
If you can think of a cuisine, the chances are you can get it at Leeds Kirkgate
Market. From shawarmas to chapattis, crepes to cockles and Yorkshire puds
to fine patisserie, you'll find all sorts of good eats in one place. It's hard to
With the new event space and later opening hours on the horizon, the transition from shopping hub to social destination is well underway. Coffee, tea and smoothies have long been a fixture of the market, but now it's beer and wine too.
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 keep shopping bags bulging.
The 20l6 redevelopment has created a brand new Fresh Produce area, the Kirkgate Pantry, bringing meat, fish, game and other fresh goods together for the very first time.
With the sights, smells and sounds of the market, Leeds Kirkgate Market has always been an experience. However, the new events space has taken this to a whole other level. It means the market can host events of all shapes and sizes, from vintage fashions fairs to food & drink festivals, plays and live music.