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Continue your journey through the
Kirkgate Quarter and you’ll stumble
upon Call Lane, top 5 contender in
Google Maps ‘Most Hip Street’ and
home to an eclectic mix of boutiques and
bustling nightlife. If it’s a unique twist on
dining you’re seeking, Arts Café provides
guests with an ever-changing collection
of contemporary art to enjoy, while across
the road, Neon Cactus serves up a storm
of margaritas, music and Mexican street
food. Neighbouring bars Call Lane
Social, Oporto and Jake’s Bar also ofer a
popular concoction of delicious cocktails
and energetic DJ sets, not forgetting
nearby bar Milo which regularly stages
live music events with local bands.
Boasting the title of the oldest street in Leeds, this historic
area of the city is home to a variety of creative hubs, including
Mexico Project Space, an upcoming exhibition space overseen
by 11 Leeds-based artists and curators. Winning the title of
the Best Newcomer at last year’s Leeds Retail Awards, and Alt
Fashion Magazines ‘UK shop of the year’ in 2011, Independent
boutique Bird’s Yard has also found a home here, harbouring a
collection of cutting edge designs, kitsch jewelry and vintage
apparel in its three storey building. Kirkgate provides a corridor
to a vibrant cultural quarter of the city, just a short distance from
attractions such as Northern Ballet, Leeds College of Music,
West Yorkshire Playhouse and Leeds Gallery - an independent
gallery specialising in photography, illustration and fne art.
You can fnd more information on Leeds Corn Exchange and
Kirkgate Market by visiting their websites