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Grand Arcade 'the Hub for Independent Retail'

Vicar Lane, Leeds LS1 6PG, England
+44 113 275 8758
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Lots of independent businesses

This old arcade runs between Vicar Lane and Upper Briiggate, and I think is my favourite of Leeds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
The Performing Clock

Unfortunately the Grand Arcade is a little out of the main shopping areas of Leeds and sometimes I... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
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The Grand Arcade is a grade II listed shopping Arcade in the Northern Quarter with a range of independent shops, restaurants and bars. The Victorian Arcade is home to a working William Potts clock. The Grand Arcade promotes independent business, and is 100% occupied by local businesses and is 'a hub of independent retail, food and drink'.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Vicar Lane, Leeds LS1 6PG, England
+44 113 275 8758
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This old arcade runs between Vicar Lane and Upper Briiggate, and I think is my favourite of Leeds Victorian shopping arcades. It's been rejuvenated in the past few years, with a good range of independent businesses, which, for the most part seem to be doing...More

Thank AliAl-Aswad
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the Grand Arcade is a little out of the main shopping areas of Leeds and sometimes I can walk through the arcade without meeting another soul. Some specialist shops in the arcade which seem to keep afloat financially. The piece de resistance is the...More

Thank lostsoul2015
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Grand arcade has shops, a lovely tea room a traditional barber shop (with a door leading to a secret bar at night), a Thai restaurant and the arcade has beautiful old features. Next to the Grand theatre.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

In the 1950s' ,as a small child,I was taken by my parents from our home in Stanningley via a tram to Leeds City centre.It was a trip to look forward to with our last call being 'The Markets'. ( See my review 'Waste Of Space'...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

On quite a steep slope. Some empty units. Mainly cafes, hair & beauty, and trinkets. Not particularly attractive. Unprepossessing entrance. Not worth going out of your way for

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 February 2017

the arcade is clean looking with a good choice of shops and cafes most of the shops are nice and modern totally different from other arcades in leeds the clock is impressive the place is worth a look round

Thank frances292
Reviewed 29 January 2017

While this modern aracde can never come close to matching the grandeur of the Victorian ones that are available in Leeds it does have an interesting range of shops selling an eclectic mix of items

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This arcade is one of my favorites of the many in Leeds. It's full of unique independent shops and cafes, and participates in regular events such as Christmas shopping evenings and national heritage tours. Try and visit on the hour to see the clock change...More

Thank watchingtherain
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Possibly the least grand of the many arcades and despite the excellent tearoom the rest was uninspiring and not worth the extra walk. Not bad but suffers in comparison.

Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 17 May 2016

After a period of decline, when most of the units were empty, this beautiful old arcade is currently enjoying a renaissance. As well as long-established businesses like Roots & Fruits vegetarian cafe, there are other great places for afternoon tea or for a coffee. You...More

Thank AliAl-Aswad
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