A Few Quirky Bits! Leeds City Centre

Just a few random snaps from another idle wander around Leeds city centre on a rainy afternoon – not your run of the mill high street shops, since you’ve probably seen enough of that on your own doorsteps, and they can get a bit monotonous, seen it all before type of thing.

On this particular day, I managed to snap a few things that looked a bit less ordinary!

Shop Vintage

Ryan Vintage

Blue Rinse

Vintage shop, remakes old clothes and offers kilo sales


More vintage bits

I’d heard about kilo sales and seen vintage kilo events advertised on Eventbrite, but I’d never come across a kilo shop! Interesting concept, and very much in tune with reducing waste, and embracing more sustainable fashion. Has anyone been to a kilo sale?

Corn Exchange

If you’re familiar with Leeds you’ll probably know this dome shaped historic building very well. Bang in the middle of Leeds city centre, full of one-off independent shops.

Fish Heads and Flower Heads: Victoria Quarter

Is that a trout?

Jeffery West Shoes

Left to right: Pic 1 Kate Spade window – Flowers on rackets on heads, Pic 2 Vivienne Westwood window Pic 3 /4 Bias window, flower heads – is this flower head artistry a thing at the moment?

Such a beautiful arcade, timeless.

The Chilli Shop

I think I read about the Chilli Shop in Time Out a while ago, it’s one of Leeds’ iconic quirky shops and perfect for chilli connoisseurs.

Tattoo Parlours

You’d be forgiven for thinking taxidermy services were also offered at this one!!



The Indian chief certainly gets your attention…..‘Night at the Museum’ springs to mind.

Another interesting shopย 

I forgot to get a photo of this cave of intrigue!! I ended up buying some essential oils and the manager gave me this card on the way out suggesting I have a look at the website.

Whatever you’re up to today, have a good one – and if you spot anything a bit less ordinary, do share!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ซ

24 thoughts on “A Few Quirky Bits! Leeds City Centre

    1. Cherryl

      Thanks ๐Ÿค—
      Beer tasting, that sounds like nice work!! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes Leeds has definitely evolved over the years from what I an see, lots more shops, but still not really a geared up as a tourist city. Leeds seems to be morphing into something else. If you ever come in via train it’s shocking to see the amount of new tower blocks and apartment buildings being built, more and more and more like a forest of towers…๐Ÿ™

  1. Anonymous

    Love your photos! Leeds looks like an interesting city to begin with, but your photos have turned it into a Must See Destination.

    I really like the kilo sales. The thrift store in our neighbourhood will charge you $10 for a grocery bag full of clothes, which is kind of the same idea, I guess. A person can get some pretty nifty outfits in a kilo/grocery bag, amirite?

    1. Cherryl

      Thanks for reading, glad the post has inspired some interest in Leeds, it’s a popular city. โœจ
      I’ve never actually been to a kilo sale, so I can’t tell you for me personally, but I’ve heard other people talk about them and vlog about them in the UK, they’re normally advertised and you have to buy tickets and queue for hours by all accounts lol, mainly students though, and a lot of the clothes they pick up seem to be vintage sports-wear, so great if you’re into that kind of thing as it’s usually quite expensive to buy the vintage stuff nowadays…I’d be curious to hear of any that differ from this though ๐Ÿ›

  2. Ellie Thompson

    What interesting shops there. I particularly like the Corn Exchange with its individual shops. I love places like that. I like to support small businesses when I can. Is this Leeds in the UK (Yorkshire), or is there a Leeds City in the USA? I noted that the Kilo store has ยฃ in the window and not $. I thought you were in America (no idea why I should assume that!) I’ve never been to Leeds over here. Mind you, I haven’t been anywhere much. Perhaps, I should pay it a visit. I like train travel – it’s relatively easy (on the mainlines) with a wheelchair. Mmm …

    1. Cherryl

      Thanks for reading Ellie, this is Leeds in the UK, 100% good old Yorkshire!! I’m UK based lol, sometimes I do the same and get an idea in my head about where people from – like building a character ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Like you, I like to support independent shops wherever I can, plus they usually have more interesting and unique things for sale,different from the latest trends. Wow, I had no idea there was a ‘Leeds’ in the USA as well, that’s really interesting โœจ I wonder if they have much in common…
      Yes, I notice that wheelchair accommodation on mainline trains/stations is very much the norm these days, as it should be really๐Ÿ‘Œ If you do get around to it, have a lovely time in Leeds ๐Ÿ”†

      1. Ellie Thompson

        I wonder why I assumed you were in America. I think my son may be moving up to Yorkshire in a few months. I’ll miss him terribly as he’s not that far from me in Essex at the moment. But, that’s another story. I’m not sure if there is a Leeds in the USA – I guess, as I assumed you were from there that there would then also be a Leeds as well. Lots of town or city names are used in more than one country, I suppose. I’m in Chelmsford, UK, and I know there is also a Chelmsford in Massachusetts, USA too. Have a lovely evening, Cherie. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿค—

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