Leeds Corn Exchange, Leeds

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Go shopping in one of Britain’s finest Victorian buildings. Leeds Corn Exchange is one of just three corn exchanges left in the UK, operating in its traditional capacity as a center for trade (although no longer in corn). Visit the many independent shops, which sell clothes, jewelry, books, guitars, housewares, cameras, and more. Stop for a bite to eat in the Primos Restaurant or Vanilla One coffee shop. The exchange hosts special events throughout the year, such as live music and vintage fairs. Check the website to see if any of these coincide with your visit. Plan your Leeds Corn Exchange visit and explore what else you can see and do in Leeds using our Leeds trip itinerary tool .
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  • Do visit the centrally located Corn Exchange. It has a few independent shops, but go for the architecture which is stunning and also a reminder of the City's history.  more »
  • Circular on the inside, a dome on the outside. What more could you want? Lots of interesting shops and some nice places to eat but fairly expensive.  more »
  • Stunning building expertly renovated with lots of interesting shops and cafes. Has retained its original style and is very photogenic.  more »
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  • This is one of several hubs of life in Leeds with its own history as well as very much part of the present and future landscape of this cosmopolitan city. Its a slice of Leeds, trendy and quaint but very much worth a visit. Parking is fairly close and buses are assuredly regularly and frequent.
  • Always pleasant being there. The architecture is marvellous. There aren't however enough cafes or restaurants to make people want to go there. And they had a ping pong table in the middle that disappeared for good. Although that was fun.
  • After traveling to Leeds a lot I had always seen the corn exchange and had never been in before, but I was surprised to see how lovely it was inside with loads of small vintage and alternate shops including one with loads of Japanese and cute style merchandise inside, would highly recommend going in to see inside, and is great for all ages. Also if you head right to the bottom of the corn exchange there is usually some activity going on, last time I went, there was table tennis available for people to play (I am unsure if it is free or not). The place had a good atmosphere but wasn't overly crowded in comparison to the streets of Leeds city center, not to mention how friendly the staff were inside.
  • Amazing architecture with interesting and different small shops. Well worth a visit. Vegan cafe was brilliant.
  • Fantastic Victorian building with an elliptical glass roof. Galleried interior with independent small shops. Nice cafe in the basement.
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