Mall in Leeds

Victoria Quarter

The mosaic-paved, stained-glass-roofed Victorian arcades of Victoria Quarter, between Briggate and Vicar Lane, are well worth visiting for aesthetic reasons alone. Dedicated shoppers can join the footballers' wives …
Music in York


Laid out like an old schoolroom, complete with desks and blackboard, this place is a welcoming haven for anyone interested in vinyl records – as well as new and reissued vinyl, there are wooden crates filled with se…
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…
Mall in Leeds

Trinity Leeds

Opened in 2013, Trinity is Leeds' newest, biggest and shiniest 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…
Shopping Centre in Leeds

Corn Exchange

The dramatic Corn Exchange, built in 1865 to house grain trade merchants, has a wonderful wrought-iron roof that today shelters a fine collection of independent shops and boutiques selling everything from art and fa…
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.
Food & Drinks in Helmsley

Hunters of Helmsley

Offers a cornucopia of locally made chutneys, jams, beers, cheeses, bacon, gourmet pies and sausage rolls, jams, sweets and ice cream – a great place to stock up for a posh picnic.
Books in York

Ken Spelman Booksellers

This fascinating shop has been selling rare, antiquarian and secondhand books since 1910. With an open fire crackling in the grate in winter, it's a browser's paradise.