Central Leeds market streets

- Kirkgate Market, Corn Exchange, Vicar Lane, The Headrow, Duncan St, Boar Lane, New Market St, Central Rd

Leeds was a market city already in the 16th century. Corn Exchange is a circular Victorian building from 1864 that used to be a market. This Grade I listed building features a large dome with a huge rotunda inside and was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick (who also designed the Leeds Town Hall). In the 1980s the building was converted into a shopping center, and a venue for local gothic bands. After the restoration in 2007 it became a boutique shopping center. Kirkgate Market (Leeds City Markets) is a grand market building at the intersection Kirkgate/Vicar Lane. It was built between 1875 and 1976 and features 800. The Victorian interior is very large and beautiful, and reminds of a station. It was the founding location for Mark & Spencer, that has a stall in vintage style inside the building. Kirkgate Market is the largest covered market building in Europe. Duncan St and Boar Lane, situated on each side of the south entrance to the popular Briggate pedestrian street, New Market St and Vicar Lane are some of the most busy streets around these markets. The Headrow is also one of the main streets, it leads to the Quarry Hill district, where you find the huge 1993 postmodern Quarry House, home to the Department of Health and Department of Work and Pensions.

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