Shopping in West Yorkshire

Polly Checkland Harding

This guide to some of the best shops in West Yorkshire features the community and ethically-minded stores of Hebden Bridge, the much-loved local bookshop and workers’ co-operative Valley Organics among them. Also here are outlets in Wakefield that beautifully showcase produce special to this area, such as the Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop and Ossett Brewery Taproom. Vintage gems from Huddersfield can be found amongst our top picks, along with records from Halifax and an excellent independent wine shop. Read on to discover more.

Our top picks

Lucy and the Caterpillar

Lucy and the Caterpillar, Bridge Mill, St. George Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8ET - Visit now

Lucy and the Caterpillar is a vintage boutique selling hand-picked items from the 1930’s onwards, as well as its own made items.

Lucy and the Caterpillar.
Image courtesy of Lucy and the Caterpillar.

Revo Records

Revo Records, 26 Westgate, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1DJ - Visit now

Trading for over 30 years, Revo Records prides itself on stocking a selection of vinyl records – new releases alongside second-hand vinyl.

Revo Records, Halifax
Image courtesy of Revo Records

Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop

Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop, Green End Farm, Carlton, West Yorkshire, WF3 3QR - Visit now

Selling fantastic Yorkshire produce, the Rhubarb Triangle Farm shop is located just outside Wakefield, on the outskirts of Carlton village.

Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop

Byram Arcade

Byram Arcade, Westgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1ND - Visit now

Boasting three floors of independent shops, designers, cafés and restaurants, Byram Arcade is a stunning Victorian shopping and business hub.

Courtesy of Byram Arcade

The Book Case

The Book Case, 29 Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6EU - Visit now

The Book Case sells a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles and hosts author events, book signings and a writer’s group.

The Book Case
The Book Case Hebden Bridge

Merlins of Wakefield

Merlins of Wakefield, 15 The Springs, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1QE - Visit now

Close to Wakefield Cathedral, Merlins is a magic shop offering both products and informed advice to beginner and experienced magicians.

Merlins of Wakefield

Revival Vintage Clothing

Revival Vintage Clothing, The Railway Sawmills, Burbeary Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3UN - Visit now

Huddersfield’s Revival Vintage is a treasure trove of true vintage and retro replica clothing catering to both men and women.

Courtesy of Revival Vintage Clothing

Ossett Brewery Taproom

Ossett Brewery Taproom, Kings Yard, Low Mill Road, Ossett, West Yorkshire, WF5 8ND - Visit now

Ossett Brewery Taproom is an independent brewery specialising in award-winning real ales – taproom and brewery tours on site.

Ossett Brewery Taproom

Crafty Praxis

Crafty Praxis, Unit 7/8 Byram Arcade, Westgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1ND - Visit now

Located on the ground floor of Huddersfield’s Byram Arcade, Crafty Praxis is an arts and crafts shop that celebrates the handmade and unique.

Courtesy of Crafty Praxis

Valley Organics Workers’ Co-Op

Valley Organics Workers’ Co-Op, 16 Market Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AA - Visit now

Valley Organics Workers’ Co-Op stocks local, ethical and organic fruit, vegetables and wholefoods, including unpackaged products.

Valley Organics Workers Co Op
Image courtesy of Valley Organics.

Frank Bird

Frank Bird, 13-17 Cross Square, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1PQ - Visit now

Frank Bird offers premium menswear collections from around the world, excellent customer service and an elegant shop front.

Frank Bird
Courtesy of Frank Bird Yorkshire

The Book Corner

The Book Corner, Piece Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1RE - Visit now

Nestled The Piece Hall is The Book Corner, an independent and contemporary bookshop stocking both fiction and non-fiction.

The Book Corner
The Book Corner

Where to go in West Yorkshire

Huddersfield Art Gallery courtesy of Kirklees Council
Huddersfield
Gallery
Huddersfield Art Gallery

Based in the town centre and easily accessible, Huddersfield Art Gallery is home to an extensive and stunning collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures.

West Yorkshire
Museum
Bankfield Museum

Situated in the beautiful gardens of Akroyd Park, Bankfield Museum is a grand Victorian villa with permanent exhibitions of textiles and costume, as well as varying temporary exhibitions also.

West Yorkshire
Gallery
Open Gallery

A beautiful and varied collection of contemporary art from across the UK. Their regular exhibitions are both seasonal and thematic and always worth visiting…

Huddersfield
Gallery
AC Gallery

What was once, in the 1950s, a family ran art shop, has since evolved through the generations into a successful series of galleries across the north.

Wakefield
Music venue
Jock’s Cavern

High quality cocktails and vibrant live music is what makes Jocks Cavern so popular. This underground bar offers an intimate and effervescent atmosphere to indulge in their well-stocked bar.

Wakefield
Bar or Pub
Now Serving

In the heart of Wakefield this basement bar, ‘high end, low brow’ by their own description, remains a popular watering hole.

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Waterton Park Hotel
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Shot down Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Walks in Huddersfield

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Walks in Halifax.
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Hebden Bridge
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