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Thornton's Arcade

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Neighbourhood: Leeds City Centre
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Address: Off Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LQ, England

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All the arcades in Leeds are wonderful to wander round, and window shopping is clearly an occupation.

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This arcade used to be fabulous to visit - a real gem. Unfortunately, since a vaping shop has opened, the owners seem to take great pleasure in standing outside their shop engulfing families in vaping mist/smoke. Unless you enjoy breathing in clouds of chemicals, I would now avoid this place.

Thank Chris L
Bristol, England
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70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great for a walk through and good for people watching. However mostly high-end designer shops so only window shopping for me. Nice to see different shops to the usual high street chains and no tourist tat.

Thank Riverbankannie
Warrington, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

All the arcades in Leeds are wonderful to wander round, and window shopping is clearly an occupation.

Thank martytc2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The old arcade with modern shops, the best of yesterday with the flair of today. Do take the time to visit the old arcades in Leeds, there are a few. The shops are beautiful, but the surrounding buildings give the feel of Victorian times.

Thank Uli J
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179 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Another special arcade of Leeds, well looked after with a good range of shops. Thornton's Arcade runs parallel to Queen's Arcade so it is tempting to compare the two. Inside you'll find a good range of shops, some of them independent and (almost) all of them worth exploring. Shops-wise Thornton's Arcade has a wide variety, including clothing shops, shoe shops,... More 

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Its somewhere that is classically different. Great architecture great shops...somewhere different to shop

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69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

In here you see a different side to Leeds. This is quite old fashioned but in a good way and quite historic. There are also some lovely little shops in it.

Thank Natalie E
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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693 reviews
331 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

On a wet January day we enjoyed a wander through this arcade with it's eclectic mix of retailers. There seemed to be a few empty shops which is a shame, perhaps a sighn of the time of year rather than anything else. I hope so

Thank Jan W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

The arcade smelled rather unpleasant, due to a mess left behind that had not been cleaned up. It was windswept and rather unkempt looking - a disappointment!r

Thank Renewalsh
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Its nice and a good place to shop its a little expensive but the shops are nice with excellent decor.

Thank andybate1967

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