Michael Marks opened his first market stall in Leeds in 1884, follow in his footsteps with our M&S Heritage Trail.

A black and white image of an arcade of shops.

Our M&S Heritage Trail takes you on a fascinating journey through Leeds.

Bringing together the rich M&S heritage in Leeds, the Trail takes visitors from our Market Stall at Kirkgate Market to our unique exhibition here at the Archive. Visiting key sights such as the site of our first store in Cross Arcade, you’ll explore the history of Leeds from an M&S perspective! Created in partnership with the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council’s Library Service, the trail is part of a suite of maps produced by the Council to help visitors explore the city.

You can pick up a trail map from the Archive or download it from the Leeds City Council website.