Barnsley Town Centre

Barnsley Town Centre

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Barnsley Town Centre is where we shop, eat, work and play. Discover hidden gems or meet up with friends. Barnsley Town Centre. Make it Yours.

The town centre is the vibrant heart of Barnsley. It's where people come together to discover something new, shop at independents, and enjoy a night out, culture, and a great meal.

There’s something for everyone in Barnsley Town Centre. Head to The Glass Works where you can shop high-street brands, discover independent retailers, and dine at restaurants. Try new flavours and unique dishes, or catch up with a friend over drinks at Market Kitchen.

Barnsley Metrodome is home to the much-loved Calypso Cove swimming pool and the leisure centre and makes for a great activity for the whole family. Or cheer on Barnsley FC during a home match at Oakwell Stadium.

For history and culture lovers, a visit to Experience Barnsley is a must. Discover stories from the town and Borough and explore the archives. It’s just a short walk to The Cooper Art Gallery, where you can peruse their art collections, check out a new exhibition or attend an event.

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Discover Barnsley Town Centre
Barnsley Town Centre is accessible by car from the M1. If you’re visiting by rail, Barnsley Interchange offers direct links from major cities; as well as bus routes to other parts of the borough.

Visitor Information

Public Transport

Getting around by public transport in Barnsley Town Centre? There are various bus routes in the area, many of which begin and end at Barnsley Interchange. The Interchange connects the train and bus services, making it easy to switch between them. The interchange is open from 5 am to midnight on weekdays, and from 6 am to midnight on weekends and bank holidays.

There are also several reputable taxi companies in the area, such as:

  • Veezu
  • Citytaxis
  • Arrow Taxis
  • Platinum Travel Barnsley


Enjoy the best of Barnsley Town Centre no matter your needs, with inclusive accessibility to venues and attractions across the borough including art galleries, museums, retail venues, restaurants and more.

Click here to visit our Accessibility page and find out more.

You can also check whether a building, venue or route is accessible on the AccessAble website which also shows you the facilities available on-site or en route.

Click here to visit the AccessAble website.


You can park your car in one of the many car parks or on-street parking spaces available in Barnsley Town Centre. Some car parks are free, while others charge a fee depending on the duration of your stay. You can pay by cash, card, or phone using the RingGo or PayByPhone apps.

Find out more about parking around Barnsley here.

Toilets and Facilities

There are several public toilets available across Barnsley Town Centre, and some of them have baby-changing facilities. For those toilets for disabled people only, you’ll need a RADAR key.

Click here to find the closest public toilet to you.

Always check the venue for opening hours and access before attending.

Explore Barnsley Town Centre
In Barnsley, there’s always more to experience. Stores to browse, history to learn, cuisines to try; paths to take, hills to climb and breathtaking views to enjoy. Wherever you are in Barnsley, there’s something else to explore, do, see, hear and taste.

Key Places in Barnsley Town Centre


Barnsley town centre is a brilliant place to shop. From high street retailers to boutiques and market stalls where you can pick up goods from indie makers, there’s something for everyone — and a place to find everything.

At the Alhambra Shopping Centre, you’ll find retailers like Primark, The Perfume Shop and The Works. While The Glass Works is home to Flannels, River Island, New Look, TK Maxx, Next and more.

For hidden gems, wander The Victorian Arcade. And Barnsley Market is a must-visit, with over 100 stalls across two floors.

Food & Drink

If you’re visiting Barnsley and looking for some food and drink, you’re in for a treat. Barnsley is home to some amazing restaurants, bars, relaxed eateries, street food and cafés; whether you’re sitting in or on the go.

Urban Burger is the go-to spot for great burgers and fries and Dolly’s Desserts is the place to be for delicious sweet eats. And 200 Degrees has become a meeting place to enjoy some of the best coffee.


Looking out for a night out with friends or your partner? Barnsley Town Centre is buzzing in the evening, with a huge variety of pubs, bars and clubs to try.

At The Salt House in the Glass Works, you can enjoy mouth-watering food created by some of the region’s best chefs alongside handcrafted cocktails.

Head down to the Victorian Arcade for beers, wine and live music across several bars including Spiral City, Jolly Tap on the Arcade and Annie Murrays. And for a night of table party games with friends like beer pong, stop in to Now Serving.


You’re never far from something fun to do in Barnsley Town Centre.

For the movie buffs, Barnsley's Parkway Cinema is one of the few remaining cinemas capable of screening directly from film. Cineworld at The Glass Works is also a great place to catch a film — with food and drink options close by if you want to make a night of it. It’s a short walk to Superbowl UK, where you can enjoy bowling, crazy club soft play and the amusement arcade with the whole family.

For more arcade games (both classic and new), you’re not far from Barnsley Retrodome, where you’ll find arcade video games, pinball, consoles, air hockey and more.

If you want to end your day with laughter, The Comedy Shop on Shambles Street is one of the hottest tickets in town.

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