Leeds was ranked No 5 in the 2017 Lonely Planet top 10 European destination "to indulge in shopping weekends, concert trips and the lively nightlife". In 2019 Leeds was named as "one of the UK's most resilient retail locations outside of London."
Queens Arcade Leeds is located within the prime pedestrianised area of Leeds City Centre and is one of the main thoroughfares linking The Victoria Quarter and Harvey Nichols on Briggate through to The Core at Lands Lane. The Arcade was built in 1889 with Grade II listed Victorian architecture that offers a characterful place to shop and eat as a home to some well known niche independent retailers.
As well as National brands such as Dr Marten's, Levi's, Hay's Travel and Cancer Research the Arcade boasts an eclectic mix of independent occupiers such as Accent clothing, Milan Bridal, Lay Tea, Olive & Rye, Alladin's Cave, Silver Lining, Olive & Thai, Designer Exchange, Poco Loco, Picture the Print, Next One Leather Pop Boutique, and Arkade barbers.