Kirkgate Market achieves top TripAdvisor award

Kirkgate Market is celebrating having been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2014.

The world's largest travel site bestows the award on establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews.

Kirkgate Market now joins an elite group of world-wide venues who excel according to those who matter the most – visitors and customers.

The market is the largest covered market in Europe and currently welcomes around 100,000 shoppers a week.

Leeds City Council approved a £12.3 million investment to refurbish the market earlier this year to secure its long term future as a gem in Leeds’ retail crown.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive member for transport and economy, said:

“Only those businesses that continually impress visitors receive this prestigious award so we’re delighted that Kirkgate Market is being recognised on a global platform.

“Home to some amazing characters, bursting with history and offering amazing value, we already know that Kirkgate Market has so much to offer traders, shoppers and visitors.

“With a £12.3 million refurbishment in the pipeline, we can secure what is unique about the market while making it a place even more people will want to work in, shop and visit.”

For media enquiries please contact:

Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577

email: amanda.l.burns@leeds.gov.uk