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
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.
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.
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.