Victoria Gate - Leeds' latest shopping and leisure destination is here!
With the opening of Victoria Gate, Leeds is now firmly established as one of Europe’s leading shopping destinations. To celebrate, CitiPark is offering shoppers up to 2 hours of parking at our Merrion Centre car park, absolutely free. So relax, enjoy your shopping trip and leave the parking to us.
What can we expect from Leeds’ latest shopping and leisure destination?
Victoria Gate is the latest in a long line of exciting new additions to the vibrant city of Leeds. Capturing the heritage of the Victoria Quarter – and the city’s history in textiles – Victoria Gate will initially offer a range of high quality and designer brands.
John Lewis – the largest department store retailer in the UK – will be right at home at Victoria Gate, with a striking new flagship store inspired by Leeds’ textile heritage.
COS will open its first standalone shop in the North of England, which will be spread across the ground and first floor of Victoria Gate. The women and men’s fashion brand are well-known for reinventing classics and wardrobe essentials. COS are very particular about where they open their stores and apply architectural design concepts that preserve buildings’ original features while creating a modern, welcoming space.
Aspirational retailer Anthropologie have also secured a spot spread over the ground and first floor. Inspired by fashion and art, the leading American brand offers customers unique and alluring pieces. Anthropologie’s Victoria Gate store will also be the brand’s flagship site in the North of England.
Maje – one of the most popular designer brands in France, famed for their understated yet feminine style – has also secured a store at the new retail hub, alongside the likes of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Hackett.
Food & Drink
All that shopping can get pretty tiring. Thankfully Victoria Gate have brought in the leading global restaurant group D&D to provide hungry shoppers with a selection exquisite dining options. D&D boast a 34 strong portfolio – complete with Michelin stars – and will take a rooftop unit that will include an outside dining terrace. D&D’s UK portfolio is very strong and includes London based Quaglino’s, Le Pont de la Tour, Bluebird and the recently opened, German Gymnasium in Kings Cross as well as restaurants in New York, Copenhagen and Tokyo.
Victoria Gate will also be home to the first and only ‘super casino’ in the North of England and Scotland. The aptly named ‘Victoria Gate Casino’ is a massive 50,000 sq ft and sits aside John Lewis at the top of Leeds’ newest development.
Equivalent in size to some of the best casinos in Las Vegas, Victoria Gate Casino has one of the largest poker rooms in the country, as well as 24 gaming tables, 140 slots machines and 80 electronic table games. The venue will also have wall-to-wall screens for watching sports, a restaurant, function space and two bars including, one of which will sell craft beer, ales and stouts.