A market is the
perfect place to bag a bargain and the Leeds Kirkgate
Market [map] is home to some of the best deals to be had.
If markets aren’t usually your thing, think again,
as this market is the largest in the country and
is sure to have bargains that even you can’t refuse.
Whether you’re looking for clothing, accessories,
baby goods, cosmetics or DIY paraphernalia the market
is a good place to begin your search. In fact there’s
more than 800 traders attending this recently renovated
market situated in an impressive Edwardian building famous
for their ornamental dragons and huge open-air market.
The market has a fascinating history. Outside the market
is the place where Michael Marks first opened his Penny
Bazaar in 1884, which lead to the foundation of Marks
& Spencer [map],
in 1890. Today M&S is one of the largest chains of
shops in Europe and yet still maintains its heritage to
Leeds Kirkgate Market. The market, which celebrated its
100th birthday in 2004, is centrally-based with the train
station close by so there really is no excuse for not
paying a visit.