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Best Leeds Markets

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Looking for markets in Leeds? We’ve got you!

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Leeds is known as a student city, with great nightlife, varied restaurants and a low cost of living, but its historic textile industry and scenic West Yorkshire surroundings also make it a cultural and commercial hub. It’s home to some fantastic markets and events too, so we’ve done a round-up of the best Leeds markets for your to explore…

Why local markets?

Markets are fun to shop from, to see such a variety of goods and great food. But what makes them truly special is the people – friendly stallholders and meeting other people in the local community. Conversations with friends, meeting up with family and supporting one another.

Have you been to Harewood House?

One of Leeds’ best historic attractions, the Royal Household of Harewood House provides a fantastic venue for markets. Since Covid, their markets are slowly making their way back, with Yorkshire-based organiser Little Bird Artisan’s Harewood House market coming back with a bang in November 2022. Click here to view details for their Winter Artisan Market at Harewood.

Best Leeds Markets

Speaking of Little Bird, they organise some brilliant traditional markets around Leeds. Check out…

Wetherby Artisan Market – held around Wetherby Town Hall, this market brings life to the town centre on the second Sunday of each month. Giving the local community the chance to purchase locally produced art and crafts, jewellery, clothing, flowers, food and drink, enjoy a traditional but diverse shopping experience, that truly celebrates independent producers and makers.

Tadcaster Artisan Market – another Little Bird offering, Tadcaster Artisan Market provides a unique outdoor shopping experience in the heart of the town, giving market visitors the opportunity to purchase locally produced artisan goods.

Are you passionate about the planet? Looking for ways to shop ethically? Then Mindful Markets UK are for you! Focusing on shopping consciously and putting your money in things you believe in, Mindful Markets support independent businesses, focusing on sustainable goods, supporting mental health and wellbeing, championing diversity and contributing to positive changes in our shopping habits.

There are plenty of other great markets in Leeds too – click here to check them out!

Want to explore the rest of Yorkshire?

Why not hop around the market scene throughout the rest of Yorkshire too? Little Bird Artisan run some fantastic traditional artisan markets all over the area, Burnley Artisan Market, run by Independent Street, is also worth a visit, or Huddersfield’s Market on the Farm provides a great day out for the whole family – and you can grab some fresh local ice-cream too!

There are plenty more on Pedddle…

Shop from Leeds-based makers…

We have wonderful stallholders based all over Leeds and the UK as a whole, such as…(L-R)

  • Kopi and their brilliant food and drinks van. You’ll see them popping up and offering locally roasted speciality coffee, high-quality patisserie, real hot chocolate and local tea.
  • Zacrosso and their beautiful artwork and prints, often featuring Leeds landmarks.
  • Knottinger’s fabulous textile art, a Leeds-based maker creating beautiful jewellery and accessories.

Page last updated July 2022 – please see event pages for current details.