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Thornton's Arcade

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Neighbourhood: Leeds City Centre
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Address: Off Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LQ, England

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one of the places that makes Leeds diferent and special

Its somewhere that is classically different. Great architecture great shops...somewhere different to shop

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its somewhere that is classically different. Great architecture great shops...somewhere different to shop

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In here you see a different side to Leeds. This is quite old fashioned but in a good way and quite historic. There are also some lovely little shops in it.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a wet January day we enjoyed a wander through this arcade with it's eclectic mix of retailers. There seemed to be a few empty shops which is a shame, perhaps a sighn of the time of year rather than anything else. I hope so

Thank Jan W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The arcade smelled rather unpleasant, due to a mess left behind that had not been cleaned up. It was windswept and rather unkempt looking - a disappointment!r

Thank Renewalsh
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Its nice and a good place to shop its a little expensive but the shops are nice with excellent decor.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

the first thing to do when you walk into the arcade is stop and look up for a while you will be amazed there is a great choice of shops in the building but i think the gem is the place itself if in leeds it is a must to visit

Thank frances292
Driffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We found this arcade by accident while completing a murder mystery tour through the city centre. It really is an excellent piece of architecture and worth visiting just for this alone, but the shops add to visit! Worth going to enjoy a stroll under the beautiful glass roof.

Thank Helen H
Manchester England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This beautiful arcade would not look out of place in a capital city like London. It's weathered its 140 year history well. You would visit for the architecture and beautiful Ivanhoe clock alone. But it also has a great selection of local and designer brands along with some neat eateries. When shopping or simply visiting Leeds you really should include... More 

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A visit to Leeds MUST always include a mooch through this beautiful arcade.Wandering around here is always pleasurable but can work out expensive as the shops have many items that I cant source local to me.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Another great arcade in Leeds. Architecturally interesting with a good range of shops and of course ideal on a rainy day

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