Fans queue from 6am for opening of One Direction megastore

Martha Wood (L) and Emily Brear (R) at the opening of the UK's first '1D World' pop up store at the Trinity shopping centre, Leeds Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Hundreds of fans queued in the snow to attend the unveiling of the UK's first One Direction pop-up store in Leeds today.

The shop, called 1D World Leeds, has floor space of over 5,000 square feet and will be open for just three weeks.

The opening in Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre saw around 400 fans start queuing from 6am to get their hands on the merchandise, which includes posters, onesies and life-size cardboard cut-outs.

Fans burst through the doors of the new store Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Inside the shop there was also a wall where the excited crowd could leave messages to the band.

Visitors are invited to write messages to their idols on this wall Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The group have become a global phenomenon since their debut single in 2011 and have sold more than 30 million records and DVDs globally and topped the charts in more than 37 countries.