Opened in 1990, Meadowhall shopping centre still holds the title of Yorkshire’s largest shopping centre. And following a recent refurbishment, and with further plans to expand underway, it doesn’t look like that’s going to be changing any time soon. Meadowhall’s variety of high street shops, selection of smaller, independent shops, a thriving two-storey food court, and a cinema complex, make it a true ‘one-stop shop’ experience.


With almost 300 shops to choose from, Meadowhall certainly delivers on the promise “shop ’til you drop”. The clothing store selection spans the high street range, from Primark and H&M, to Topshop, Joules and Next, to French Connection, Jigsaw and Reiss, as well as department stores House of Fraser and Debenhams.

You’ll also find a wide choice of specialist stores, including an Apple store, Boots, Lush, Pandora and Paperchase.

Just off the food court, The Lanes is a section of the shopping centre dedicated to smaller shops where you can find a unique selection of products. The 20 stores represent an eclectic mix, offering everything from one-off gifts to homeware, tools and toys.

Meadowhall’s opening times vary seasonally so be sure to check the website before you set off, but it’s generally open 10am-10pm on weekdays, 9am-8pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.

Eating and drinking

Shopping is thirsty work, but luckily there’s two floors of food and drink to give you that much-needed perk up.

In the Oasis Dining Quarter, and scattered around the shopping centre, you’ll find a plethora of options, from a quick coffee pit-stop to a sit-down meal. Urban carnivores will be satiated by Handmade Burger Co. and Five Guys, while ChaoBaby, Wrapchic, Giraffe and Las Iguanas serve up world foods that are sure to have something to please even the pickiest of palates.

For a caffeine hit, Second Cup, Love Koffee, and Coffika sit alongside stalwart Costa, and if you’re looking for a healthier option, Boost and Bubbleology are available for a fresh fruit juice or hot/cold ‘bubble teas’.

Eating and drinking at Meadowhall


With 11 screens, and seating ranging from an intimate 70 to a blockbuster 322, you can catch the latest movie releases at Vue Meadowhall. Each screen is fitted out with surround sound and Sony 4K picture quality, giving you an exceptional big screen experience.

Getting to Meadowhall

Whether you’re coming by car, train or tram, it couldn’t be easier to get to Meadowhall.

Just a 10-minute walk from our Meadowhall hotel, you’re close enough to nip back to drop your bags and even have a power nap, if you’re so inclined.

If you’re driving, you’ve got 12,000 parking spaces to choose from, as well as 350 disabled spaces. Parking is free whether you’re visiting for shopping, eating or going to the cinema.

Three miles from the city centre, Meadowhall is superbly connected by public transport. Just a six-minute train ride from Sheffield’s central train station, you can also join the Yellow line of the Supertram from the city centre.

Sheffield Central Train Station

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