For the bookworms out there, Village in Thornton’s Arcade specialise in a selection contemporary art, design, fashion and photography books, magazines and zines from local independent artists. Their beautiful books range from small to large – making them perfect as a train journey companion or as a coffee table staple.
Fancy some new clothes? Check out Welcome Skate Store and their sister brand Don’t Mess With Yorkshire for some iconic pieces. Welcome have a never-ending list of hats, apparel, trainers, socks and bags from a number of skate brands; whilst Don’t Mess serve badass pieces in the form of t-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories.
If you’re looking for something a little less material, how about the opportunity to learn a new skill? Zoe’s Fancy Cakes is an award winning cake decorators, who regularly run classes to teach you how to make realistic cake figurines. Their classes run for one to two days and Zoe will teach you how to become a master. They also have cake decorating equipment for sale in their shop if you want to give it a go on your own at home!