Leeds market voted as one of Britain’s best

Kirkgate Market has been voted runner up in the 2014 Britain’s Favourite Market competition.

The National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) run the public voting competition each year – with this year receiving some of the largest number of votes.

Beating off competition from more than 70 competitors, the Leeds market was named as one of the best in the country.

Missing out by just a few votes to winners Ashton-under-Lyne market hall, the market was ranked joint second place with Darlington market.

Kirkgate Market is the largest indoor market in Europe and is home to some of the most characterful traders in the city, with businesses spanning generations and representing a wide range of nationalities.

Councillor Gerry Harper, Leeds City Council markets champion said:

“Kirkgate Market is a fantastic market and one that many people in Leeds treasure.

“The market is full of characters that give the market its charm and atmosphere, and I am sure they are all delighted with this well-deserved result.

“Next year we hope to better this result and go for Britains best market - but in the mean time I would encourage people in Leeds and new visitors to Leeds to continue to visit this iconic retail location.”

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Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450

Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk