Barnsley has grown into a lively shopping and social centre where designer boutiques rub shoulders with trendy bars. There's certainly plenty to keep you busy, as the heart of the local community Barnsley Town Centre strives to make your experience as convenient, easy and enjoyable as possible.
With free parking on a weekend and an extensive and vibrant Town Centre events planned, Barnsley really is the place to visit. Whether your looking for your day to day requirements, quality designer labels, or your monthly shop there are a good number of high street nationals in the Centre such as Marks and Spencer ,W.H. Smith, Game, Boots, Top shop, Burtons, Top man, Dorothy Perkins. The Alhambra Centre houses an array of shops and cafes and is a must for shopping in Barnsley.
These big names are stood shoulder to shoulder with Barnsley's thriving market with more than three hundred stalls, it's great for fruit, vegetables and meat; it is also a good place to bag a bargain. If you want to shop till you drop then Barnsley's open air market and market hall should give you plenty to think about. No matter what you are looking for, you will probably find it or something close in Barnsley markets.
Most of Barnsley's independent retail shops can be found on Market Street, Eldon Street and the Arcade. If you are looking for something to wear on a special occasion then the Arcade is the place to find Barnsley's designer boutiques.
After all that shopping why not sit with a coffee and our many coffee houses and cafes. Be surprised, Barnsley really has it all!