The historic city of York lies to the north of Leeds and Hull, with the river Ouse running through the centre. With a population of 198,051, York has a large retail interest, being the 7th most visited city for UK residents and the 13th for overseas tourists.
Although York has a rich retail district, shopping centres have started to prise consumers away from the high streets. In the heart of York city, Coopergate Shopping Centre is home to shops such as Boots and a three floor Fenwicks. On the outskirts of the city, Monks Cross Shopping Centre has retailers such as TK Maxx and Marks and Spencer.
Although there is high demand for shopping centres, the retail area in the city centre of York also has a few big names. Around the main roads, Spurriegate, High Street and Feasegate retailers such as River Island, WH Smith and JD Sports are found; along with many other local retailers.