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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  • Amazing place - a unique and beautiful Victorian building put to good use with a great variety of small traders occupying the small shop units. The roof and resulting light, airy feel are great. We arrived when most of them had closed for the day, but I love the look and sound of the Vanilla One cafe (great setting and amazing selection of teas on display) and 'Humpit' for hummus and pitta-based snacks. Lovely artisan jewellery and fashion retailers. Good music soundtrack even when shops are closed after 5.30 complements the experience well. Completely in love with the place.
  • This was once an amazing venue in the 90s and early 00s, full of vintage boutiques and quirky independent retailers and always packed with people looking for something fun and unique, a true jewel in Leeds crown, quickly became a little more than a series of vacant lots once new owners came in and pushed the rents up around 2007. Since then it's remained a shell of it's former self, yet to capture the magic it once had. Good job guys. Really.
  • Really lovely building and a great setting for the regular craft markets they have. These have some over-priced second hand goods, but also some interesting bits made by local crafters and artists. The shops are worth a look-in regardless of your style and the piercing studio is one of the best around. Well known for the pitta and hotdogs too - a good place to spend time if you are out shopping.
  • It was a perfect vintage camera shop which i liked the most!! And there are more shops and place to eat amd chill inside. It has a good trading history as well.
  • Beautiful venue! Love the variety of stores! Perfect to sit down with a book and a cup of coffee.
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