Leeds’ famed shopping arcades are not just a place to stroll around and shop. They do represent the city’s cultural institution and have stood to represent the city’s growth as well. Thornton’s Arcade was opened in 1878, and is named after Charles Thornton, the proprietor of The Old White Swan Inn and the City Varieties. There are certain structural features that add to the beauty of the Arcade. As you enter the arcade, you shall see that it is three stories tall with has an imposing glass roof which allows the natural light to come in.
Visit the complex to see the history come alive in all its structural beauty.
Thornton's Arcade Hours
- Timings of shops vary in Thornton’s Arcade.
How to Reach Thornton's Arcade
- Nearest Train Station: Leeds train station
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27.04% of people who visit Leeds include Thornton's Arcade in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
44.21% of people start their Thornton's Arcade visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Thornton's Arcade
74.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Thornton's Arcade