Live updates as crowds pack into Leeds city centre for first big weekend pubs and shops reopening

There are long queues at stores in Leeds city centre including Debenhams and Zara as shops reopen for the first weekend in months

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 2:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th April 2021, 2:34 pm

Shoppers have packed into the city centre and formed long queues across the centre - as these photos show.

Keep following for updates from our reporter Dan Sheridan on the scene.

Long queues have been seen at Debenhams as shoppers flood back into the city centre

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City centre shoppers pack into Leeds right now
Long queues at Zara, which has the longest of anywhere in the city centre
Long queues at Debenhams

Live updates as shoppers and pubgoers flock back to Leeds city centre for first reopening weekend

Last updated: Saturday, 17 April, 2021, 14:43

  • Shoppers are packing Leeds city centre right now
  • Pub and beer gardens are filling up

Street drinkers in Leeds city centre

Beer gardens in Leeds city centre

Queues at Debenhams in Leeds city centre are stretching right down the street

Queues at Debenhams

Queues form at Brotherhood in Leeds city centre

Brotherhood in Leeds city centre

Queues form at bars as pub gardens fill up and drinkers enjoy a spot of sunshine on Leeds big reopening weekend

Queue of 30 people for Belgrave

People seeking beer gardens have flocked to bars and pubs on Saturday afternoon to enjoy a pint or two in the sunshine

Big queues are forming at several bars and pubs, with many full to bursting

Busy city centre shops in Leeds as shoppers flock back to city centre

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