Markets in Leeds

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

Whether you’re looking for an outdoors bite to eat or fancy some souk-style bartering over a piece of fabric, Leeds has plenty of markets, packed with vendors who pride themselves on providing that personal touch.

Leeds has identified as a market town for nearly eight centuries, so let history be your guide. Here are our top 5 markets in Leeds. Get haggling!

Here are our picks

  • 1. Leeds Kirkgate Market

    Leeds Kirkgate Market
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    Leeds Kirkgate Market, 34 George St, Leeds, LS2 7HY - Visit now

    Kirkgate Market towers over the city’s shopping scene, like some mighty cash-heavy colossus. It’s the largest covered market in Europe, so no need to bring a brolly, but set a full day aside – there are over 800 stalls to choose from.

  • 2. Leeds Farmer’s Markets

    Leeds Farmers Market
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    Leeds Farmer’s Markets, Briggate, Leeds, LS1 4AF - Visit now

    This is one for the food-lovers. This market is home to a host of stalls, each selling the freshest locally-farmed produce and specialist fare, filling the air with all manner of wonderful aromas.

  • 3. Artsmix

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    Artsmix, Albion Place, Leeds, LS10 1JF - Visit now

    Or to give it its full title, the Artsmix Arts, Crafts and Creative Produce Market. Head here if you’re looking for delightful gifts and one-offs – everything is hand-crafted or personally-designed. You won’t find this down your local Tesco.

  • 4. Asian Bazaar

    Asian Bazaar Leeds
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    Asian Bazaar, Kirkgate Market, Vicar lane, Leeds, LS2 7HY - Visit now

    Held in the outdoor market area of Kirkgate market every Wednesday, come here for all things Asian. Amongst other products, you’ll find exotic spices, ceremonial jewellery and beautiful silk saris, giving an enticing glimpse into the Asian continent.

  • 5. Pudsey Market

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    Pudsey Market, 1 Market Pl, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7BE - Visit now

    Pudsey is a Victorian market town, and so this small but perfectly-formed market is charmingly traditional, featuring everything from secondhand books, fabrics and gloriously fresh local foodstuff.