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LGBTQ+ Friendly Shopping

The Merrion Centre is proud to be an inclusive venue that can be enjoyed by ALL our visitors!

We LOVE to celebrate diversity (hence why we have so many amazingly unique independent operators!).

Our quick guide aims to showcase just a few of the most friendliest and welcoming places for EVERYONE to shop, eat, drink & be Merrion not just during Pride, but everyday across Leeds Arena Quarter!!

DARE TO BE RUDE

You can’t get more diverse than Rude Studios!

Providing everything from tattoos to body piercing services, to tattoo removal and jewellery… they offer a safe, clean & comfortable environment at their state-of-the-art studio on the Merrion Centre main mall.

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THE BOOKISH TYPE

The Bookish Type is an independent bookstore located on our upper balcony level specialising in literature from across the LGBTIQA+ spectrum from all genres!

Not only that, the unique bookshop is also a community hub bringing people together, particularly different generations of bookish types.

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KILO

Kilo is the UK’s favourite ‘buy by weight’ vintage clothing kilo sale with lots of stock to make you feel fabulous for less!
They believe representation in business is not a novelty but a necessity & won’t work with businesses who don’t have a proven commitment to diversity & representation across the board!

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PIZZAEXPRESS

Inclusivity & respect are at the heart of PizzaExpress which is a place where everyone is welcome & everyone belongs!

You can expect fresh, great tasting pizza & amazing cocktails in their new-look, contemporary pizzeria on Merrion Way!

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ESSENTIAL SHOPPING

From flags to facepaints, rainbows to refreshments, go ‘wild in the aisles’ in our Supermarkets & Essential stores!

With the city’s largest Supermarket, Morrisons, a Coop, Heron & Iceland plus a huge Home Bargains & Wilko… you’ll spoiled for choice!

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BLUE SAKURA

All you can eat on another level… sit beneath stunning, instagramable pink & blue blossom trees whilst getting acquainted with hundreds of delicious cold & hot Japanese & Chinese dishes (all ordered via touch screen technology at your table!). A unique dining experience with something for everyone!

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MYTHAI

A legendary Thai shack in the heart of Leeds Arena Quarter, the award winning MyThai on Wade Lane transports diners to Thailand & serves a range of authentic dishes packed with flavour!

Our recommendation: The meal deal for 2 at just £24.50 (includes 2 x starters, 2 x mains & 2 x drinks)

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IBIS STYLES LEEDS CITY CENTRE ARENA HOTEL

If you’re interested in booking a place to stay where you’ll feel welcome in Leeds, the ibis styles Leeds City Centre Arena Hotel is just a short walk from the city’s attractions, bars, restaurants & clubs meaning you can easily explore all this friendly city has to offer.

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PRE-LOVED SHOPPING

Are you a lover of sustainable shopping? Would you rather reuse & recycle?

We have a whole host of stores that sell quality pre-loved items ranging from homeware to fashion, helping reduce landfill and give items usually thrown away a new lease of life!

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PROUD TO BE PREENED

From on-fleek brows to man-scaping your beard… you need to make you look your best at one of the city’s biggest party’s!

Our brilliant barbers and superb salons (including venues that specialise in afro caribbean and oriental hair types) are all on hand to assist!

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Please note: The venues listed are just a small example of those available at the Merrion Centre. For details of all venues please visit merrioncentre.co.uk/units

Any details correct at time of writing. Opening times may vary – please check with venue directly for full details/pricing.
Free gifts are subject to availaibility.

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