Shopping

Shopping Centre in Leeds

Victoria Gate

This swanky mall, which opened in October 2016, beside Kirkgate Market brought John Lewis to the city along with a handful of other upmarket UK and international retailers. The striking diamond-patterned walls and c…
Shopping Centre in Leeds

Victoria Quarter

The mosaic-paved, stained-glass-roofed Victoria Quarter shopping arcade, between Briggate and Vicar Lane, is well worth visiting for aesthetic reasons alone, as is County Arcade, which runs parallel. Dedicated shopp…
Food in York

Shambles Market

Yorkshire cheeses, Whitby fish and local meat make good fodder for self-caterers at this anything-goes market behind The Shambles, which also touts arts, crafts and Yorkshire flat caps. The food-court section near w…
Food in Whitby

Fortune's Kippers

Fortune's has been making kippers (smoked herring) at this little smokehouse since 1872, and still turns out some of Britain's best; they're on the breakfast menu in many of Whitby's hotels and B&Bs. How to cook…
Shopping Centre in Leeds

Corn Exchange

The dramatic Corn Exchange, built in 1864 to house grain-trade merchants, has a wonderful wrought-iron roof that today shelters a fine collection of independent shops and boutiques. They sell everything from art and…
Gifts & Souvenirs in York

The Shop That Must Not Be Named

Casting a spell over Harry Potter fans, this shop opened on The Shambles – the street said to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley – in 2017. Wands? Tick. Quidditch fan gear? Tick. Potions? Tick. Pure magic for muggl…
Shopping Centre in Leeds

Trinity Leeds

Opened in 2013, Trinity is Leeds' biggest shopping mall – a soaring glass and steel temple of consumerism. As well as all the usual high street outlets, look out for Trinity Kitchen, a food court that hosts popup re…
Antiques in York

Antiques Centre

A Georgian town house with a veritable maze of rooms and corridors, showcasing the wares of about 120 dealers selling everything from lapel pins and snuff boxes to oil paintings and longcase clocks. And the house is…
Books in York

Fossgate Books

A classic, old-school secondhand bookshop, with a maze of floor-to-ceiling shelves crammed with titles covering every subject under the sun from crime fiction and popular paperbacks to arcane academic tomes and firs…
Department Store in Leeds

Harvey Nichols

The biggest name in the city's upmarket Victoria Quarter shopping mall is undoubtedly Harvey Nichols, a famous UK department store selling upmarket fashion, shoes, accessories and food.