Retail Property Leeds Guide

As a retail centre Leeds is hard to beat.


Leeds is a cosmopolitan urban centre, bursting with culture and commerce and is ranked as a Gamma world city. With a population of 751,500 it is Yorkshire’s largest city and it is a commercial, financial and cultural centre, boasting the country’s fourth largest urban economy.

As a commercial location, it’s an ideal base for a variety of retail business types or as a place to create a regional branch. Development is swift and ongoing with plans to continue the growth and the transformation of the city.

The stunning green spaces of rural Yorkshire are on the doorstep. Bus and train services from local rural locations are frequent and reliable, enabling people to enjoy both city living and life in the countryside. With the average cost of a house at £147,500, Leeds is one of the more affordable of the UK’s major cities. It is a very exciting university town with a diverse food culture and independent eateries offering a wide variety of international cuisines alongside traditional foods. Pubs are plentiful and are more likely to serve charcuterie to accompany real ale.

In short, Leeds is a fantastic place to live, work and invest in. It's busy, yet relaxed. It's booming, yet retains its charm. Its people are friendly, yet ambitious making it a top choice if you’re looking for a shop to let.



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Find your next shop to let in Leeds

Renting a unit within a retail scheme is a great way to gain exposure for your brand because they attract a large footfall of customers who wish to engage with retail, leisure and culinary providers.

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Available properties within the area

We've curated a list of shops to rent in Leeds, across highstreet and within larger centres. Why not browse our selection today and find a place for your brand?

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