Victoria Leeds is a shopping district and leisure area in central Leeds, comprising the 2016 Victoria Gate development, and the Victoria Quarter, a complex of upmarket restored and contemporary shopping arcades which opened in 1990. Notable for its role in the regeneration of the city centre, and a programme of restoration which included commissioning the largest work of stained glass work in Europe, designed by artist Brian Clarke, in 2016 the Victoria Quarter was merged with the new Victoria Gate complex to form the largest premium retail and leisure venue in Northern England. The district includes a casino and major stores such as Harvey Nichols and John Lewis and Partners.
The Grade II* listed Victoria Quarter is a network of interconnected, covered shopping spaces, forming an upmarket shopping district popularly known as 'the Knightsbridge of the North'. Created in a major redevelopment programme through the restoration of the existing Victorian and Edwardian arcades, and the creation of a contemporary arcade through the pedestrianisation and glazing over of the adjacent Queen Victoria Street with what was at the time the largest secular stained glass work in the world, designed by artist Brian Clarke. Covering three blocks between Briggate and Vicar Lane, comprising County Arcade, Cross Arcade, Queen Victoria Street and King Edward Street, the Derek Latham and Company redevelopment opened as the Victoria Quarter in September 1990. The project is widely cited as an exemplar of successful and contextual urban regeneration, and in 1991 was awarded both the Leeds Award for Architecture and the Civic Trust Award.
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|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
richard cjes23 | Feb 23, 2018
Great shopping centre with a great variety of shops. Some may find it too expensive but it all depends on how deep your pockets are and what you consider 'expensive'. Parking is a bit of a nightmare but that's Leeds for you. There's plenty of nice cafes and restaurants in the area too so you can spend all day in this one area. Recommend to all looking to do some shopping.
Neil Main | Feb 24, 2018
Some stores are *very* high end but some nice places to eat and some more affordable shops. Quite a pleasant environment. Good loos in John Lewis and handy for Leeds market.
Unashamed2b | Feb 4, 2018
The Victoria quarter is a lovely Victorian building. They've really worked to keep the old detailing of the building, and at Christmas it is particularly beautiful. The shops are high end and generally well presented.
Daniela De Moura | Dec 15, 2017
Good shopping centre, love the architecture, unfortunately the price tags aren’t for everyone. If looking to spend less money then visit trinity or corn exchange. I’d say this shopping centre is strictly for those who are making over 30K per year since it’s only designer clothes sold there and high-end high street brands.
Karen marie Roberts | Feb 24, 2018
Staff great. Good value for money. Catered for my dietary needs.
DAVID NADEN | May 4, 2018
Extremely enjoyable. Good atmosphere. Very clean and inviting. Historical part of Leeds brought upto date in a very tasteful manner. Well done Leeds... Again!!
Bartek Szymański | Mar 18, 2018
Shopping centre is bit strange, many high end brands plus John Lewis, not many customers walking around. Feels like it needs attracting wider clientele to survive in Leeds. Place that deserves some attention while you're in Victoria Gate is Argentinian restaurant CAU, it's got a great vibe with amazing food served fresh and being delicious. Definitely worth popping in to.
Paul Wilkinson | Mar 11, 2018
Great shopping experience! And charming surroundings.... mainly high end shops but everyone was really friendly ... even though we were just browsing and enjoying the centre's. The seating with the phone charging points were really welcome and useful.
Jorge Jaroslavsky | May 5, 2018
One of the Leeds gems in terms of arcades. Luxury and beautiful architecture with plenty to see. Is spacious and you never feel that is crowded. Is definitely a place to visit if you come to the city.
Annette Kallamu | Apr 30, 2018
Amazing shopping area and they have the 2nd Harvey Nichols in the whole country. My friend loved the gin Dept upstairs which stock so many exotic gins. Laods of high end shops! Don't bring your credit cards as you're at risk of doing some serious damage!😂😂
Kathryn Collins | Jun 12, 2018
I love this shopping centre, I was like a child in a sweet shop, literally. My favourite shops are Liz Earle and Molton Brown, I have been in alot of the shops but have not yet managed them all. I would highly recommend at least having a look it's definitely worth it.
Tom Boyle | Jul 22, 2018
Victoria Gate is a real statement to the vision of Leeds future. It’s beautiful, clean, modern and worth a visit just for the architecture alone! You’ll find loads of up market stores here including John Lewis, which is the main department store. Definitely worth a visit!
Kate Smith | Jun 27, 2018
Even if you can't afford to shop here, go just for the experience. Oppulent surroundings, even the floor and ceiling make you gasp. It's at its best at Christmas when beautifully decorated, not to be missed. John Lewis is the main department store, so perhaps yes, there is a chance that you will reach for the credit card......
Adam King | Jul 7, 2018
A very nice place to be. Nice selection of independent shops and a small cafe in the centre. Beautiful building all round.
PAUL NEDELJKOVIC | Jul 18, 2018
Fantastic selection of shops, not your usual offerings. Beautiful Victorian building with great architecture. Must visit place if your in Leeds.
Biscuit Sellers | Jul 13, 2018
Most impressive shopping mall I have been to in the UK so far! Clean, luxurious, not messy or too busy, great design and atmosphere! Must visit!!
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