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The layout of the market to-day can be seen in the photograph taken during the 1992 refurbishment.


Behind the refurbished Market Hall, some of the old block shops of the 1875 market can still be seen. Beyond them are the 1976 and 1981 extensions, and in the distance are the stalls of the Open Market.

Leeds Kirkgate Market is one of the largest in Europe. There are 800 stalls and 100,000 people visit the market on a Saturday. It is as popular with shoppers as it ever was, and people come from as far away as Newcastle, Hull and Sheffield to shop there.

The market opens from Monday to Saturday including Wednesday afternoons. On every first and third Sunday of the month there is a Farmerís market, with people from the surrounding district bringing produce and craft goods to sell.

The Market has its own web site www.leedsmarkets.co.uk with news, events, recipes and trader profiles.

But surely nothing can beat a trip to the market itself, where as well as being able to buy everything from tripe to computer games, you can experience over 180 years of market history.


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Aerial view, 1992
Aerial view, 1992
Market hall, 1999
Market hall, 1999
Market cafe
Market cafe
Butchers Row, 1999
Butchers Row, 1999
Fish stalls
Fish stalls
Row 5
Row 5
Market clock
Market clock
Gateway to outdoor market
Gateway to outdoor market
Stands in outdoor market
Stands in outdoor market




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