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Thank you Leeds for all your kindness!

Please find a list of directories below to continue supporting your local indie businesses.

Independent Leeds Directory

Your little black book to independents - updated and virtual for easy browsing!

Independent Life have created local guides for towns around Yorkshire so take a look in your city! Businesses can also sign up for a listing at no cost!

Support Your Local Indie

Leeds Indie Food have expanded their food directory to include more Indies, makers and even have a Christmas gift section (for a limited time only).

Browse by your local area to discover takeaways, delivery options and gifts.

Music: Leeds directory

Leeds Music has a couple live directories highlighting local shops, rehearsal spaces and open mic nights available in the city.

There's also a list of Covid 19 resources for those in the music industry.

Local Business Gallery

(newest listings appear first)

More Directories


Leeds Indie Food

Leeds Indie Food is keeping a fantastic directory of local restaurants, cafes and bars and how you can support them so please check out their website.

Many are still doing takeaway and deliveries to help with all your meal needs. Look at the Leeds Indie Food Instagram channel for the latest updates.



Looking for a way to use your skills whilst on furlough? Charities need your help. You can start with as little as 3 hours a week.


The social campaign to use this winter.

If you know of an indie business that you want to share with the rest of Leeds, use #BuyLeeds to spread the word! Tweet it:


Follow the #TogetherLeeds hashtag on Twitter to find areas where you can volunteer.
Have a volunteer opportunity? Tweet it:

Want to submit your favourite local business to the directory? You can do that here.

Other Ways to help

  • Donate to local Leeds food banks and charities

  • Order from local restaurants and takeaways for your holiday meals

  • Shop early to give everyone from your favourite maker, the post person and yourself ample time for gifts to arrive

  • Take part in random acts of kindness & pay it forward

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Leeds Playhouse

Help them to continue to be an outstanding place to enjoy theatre in Leeds. Become a Playhouse Patron for as little as £4 per month.


Follow @BigThanksLeeds on Twitter to thank the superstars in the community making you feel safe and connected. Want to express some gratitude? Tweet it:

Molly Pukes

Let Molly bring you and a loved one together, even while you're physically apart, with her bright and bold custom cartoons.

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✨ Good News! ✨

We love it when we bring out the best in eachother. Here is a collection of lovely stories and posts about local neighbours supporting neighbours, critical workers and their communities. #togetherLeeds #BigThanksLeeds