5 Best Places to Shop in Yorkshire, England

Leeds Corn Exchange

Housed in a grand mid-19th-century former mercantile exchange, this glass-roofed, oval shopping mall has independent boutiques, laid-back restaurants, and specialty stores across three levels.

Leeds Kirkgate Market

This beautiful Edwardian arcade hosts one of the largest indoor markets in Europe, offering everything from fresh food and fashion jewelry and housewares. There's also an Asian bazaar every Wednesday and a farmer's market on the first and third Sunday of the month.

Minster Gate Bookshop

This bookshop in a Georgian townhouse is on a street formerly known as Bookland Lane, a location that has been associated with bookselling since 1580. It sells secondhand and antiquarian books as well as new children's books, illustrated editions, old maps, and prints, largely of Yorkshire in general and York in particular.

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The Antiques Centre York

With five showrooms spread over three floors of a Georgian town house, this antiques mecca sells furniture, jewelry, ceramics, coins, vintage fashion, and collectibles—Roman, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, art deco and more—from more than 120 dealers, who display their wares in "cabinets." 

Victoria Quarter

Notable for the soaring glass-covered arches of its beautiful restored, turn-of-the-century shopping arcades supplemented by some contemporary ones, this stylish shopping district combines 19th-century design and 21st-century style.