Kirkgate Market Tour

Kirkgate Market Tour

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Free

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Kirkgate Market

Vicar Lane

Leeds

LS2 7HY

United Kingdom

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Re/discover Europe's largest covered market. Includes rare views, horrible histories and traders stories.

About this event

Join us for a wander through this historic and modern market. Meet by the M&S Centenary clock, in the 1904 Hall (what3words: thigh.never.famous).

2022 is the 200 year anniversary since a market was first held on this site in an overgrown field. The field has changed beyond recognition in those two centuries and now includes what the US historians Schmiechen and Carls call "one of the finest examples of market hall architecture".

Here's what the food writer Grace Dent said about the market; it " is a joyful thing, and an unusual one. Old-school butchers and fishmongers, clothes stalls and spice vendors live happily side by side with Vietnamese banh mi sellers, a florist and a woman who sells knitting wool."

The market tour contains uneven surfaces, steps, and heights. It is possible to avoid these features. Please mention any concerns to the guide.

Tour by workerslunchtime (workerslunchtime.com)

workerslunchtime is a social enterprise. We connect people to the places they live and work to improve health and wellbeing. We provide walks and food tours for individuals, families community, and corporate clients. Contact: Rob 07947 653700

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