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Leeds Kirkgate Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

1. Leeds: 2-Hour Highlights Walking Tour

Meet your Blue Badge-certified guide in the heart of the city. Whether a tourist or a long-time local, let your guide lead you on a fascinating journey through the history of Leeds. Discover how it has come to be the city known and loved today.  Learn the story of wool, how it made the city rich, and how the industry paved the way for some great engineers. See what must be the most beautiful factory in the world, made out of local materials. The two-hour walk will take you to some hidden corners, as well as past art galleries, arcades, markets, trading places, and pocket gardens. Pick up some quirky facts along the way. Finish back at City Square with the history of the city brought to life and lots of tour tips for making the most out of the rest of your stay.

Leeds: Daily Guided City Center Walking Tour (10:30am)

2. Leeds: Daily Guided City Center Walking Tour (10:30am)

The best way to discover Leeds; get your bearings and discover our city through a local’s eyes, with a local, expert guide. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries to discover how our city has developed to the cultural paradise you see today. On this 1.5 hour tour, you'll not only see and learn about our history, but you’ll also gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city today and explore some hidden gems along the way! From Leeds’ boom as a textile powerhouse, to the world’s oldest city music hall and of course, our iconic shopping arcades and quarters. There’s something for everyone on this unique experience. The tour includes: Corn Exchange Town Hall Kirkgate Market City Varieties Music Hall Victoria Quarter And many hidden treasures!

Leeds: Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Experience & Sightseeing

3. Leeds: Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Experience & Sightseeing

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt for a fun and unique way to explore Leeds. Captain Bess will send messages to your phones. She’s a snarky pirate who’s testing out new recruits to join her ship. She’ll direct you on a carefully designed route through the city. Follow the treasure maps to get to the right place, then try to decipher the clue. Search high and low for the answer. You’ll spot things you’d never normally notice. And don’t worry, if you get stuck you can ask for a hint to help you on your way. Start at Leeds Art Gallery and parade through Victoria Arcades, explore peaceful green spaces and uncover the magnificent Corn Exchange and Kirkgate indoor market. Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about the things you’re spotting and get a better understanding of the history of Leeds. Feeling adventurous? Get ready to explore Leeds and have loads of fun!

Leeds: Private City Center Guided Walking Tour

4. Leeds: Private City Center Guided Walking Tour

Get your bearings and discover Leeds through a locals eyes, on your own exclusive private tour. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries to discover how our city has developed to the cultural paradise you see today. On this 1.5 hour tour, you'll not only see and learn about our history, but you’ll also gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city today and explore some hidden gems along the way! From Leeds’ boom as a textile powerhouse, to the world’s oldest city music hall and of course, our iconic shopping arcades and quarters. There’s something for everyone on this unique experience. The tour includes: Corn Exchange Town Hall Kirkgate Market City Varieties Music Hall Victoria Quarter And many hidden treasures!

Leeds: Self-Guided Walking & Interactive Treasure Hunt Tour

5. Leeds: Self-Guided Walking & Interactive Treasure Hunt Tour

Go Quest Adventures is turning the streets of Leeds City Centre into an Adventure Playground! Welcome to Leeds! Once known for its textile, engineering and printing industries, today Leeds is a vibrant, fun and exciting city and a major hub for shopping, music and culture. It’s an incredibly diverse place with traditional markets, luxury boutiques and spectacular historical architecture, making Leeds one of the best places to visit in the UK. Explore the city centre of Leeds and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new!). As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. Your Quest will begin at the Leeds Art Gallery and wind you through the beautiful city streets, passing historical sites, beautiful works of street art, nipping in and out of shopping arcades and hunting the much loved city bird, the owl. During your Quest you may hear a ghost story or two, find out who discovered oxygen and even learn who once called the city Liverpool instead of Leeds! Along the way, you and your team will be involved in finding cryptic clues, solving puzzles and completing challenges as you discover all that makes Leeds one of the hottest cultural capitals of the North. So grab some binoculars (for owl spotting of course!), put on some comfy shoes and get ready to explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your Leeds City Centre Quest. This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corporate activity. Customised Quests and group packages are available by emailing hello@goquestadventures.com. Get Questing today!

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What people are saying about Leeds Kirkgate Market

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 18 reviews

A great way to spend an afternoon in Leeds. Lots of history, fun facts and beautiful buildings (if only we looked up more often!). There was fun for all of us (12, 14, 22, 53, 54). Wear sensible shoes as lots of walking involved.

Sarah was an excellent tour guide. She brought the city to life telling us about the history, architecture, culture and people, and even suggested some great places to eat 😀

Our guide, Chris. Was a mine of information about Leeds and was so much fun. We would definitely recommend him. Thank you so much Chris.

The guide was very knowledgeable and genuinely nice! Overall a good and informative experience

It was a fantastic experience made particularly great by Chris.