A guide to Fargate & High Street

Located in the heart of the city centre, Fargate and the adjoining High Street have always been popular shopping destinations with big-name brands aplenty. 

Exciting changes are coming to this part of the city's retail offer. Investment from the government’s Future High Streets Fund is enabling Sheffield City Council to reinvent Fargate and High Street as social hubs over the coming years. At the centre of plans is Event Central, a new space for events, exhibitions, co-working and cafes.

Plans also include bringing in new greenery, seating areas and lighting, improving the high street experience for all and making it more sustainable for the future. The successful funding bid was a real team effort, with the council drawing on the expertise and research of the University of Sheffield.

This significant regeneration programme is ongoing with major works planned for Summer 2022 (with completion March 2024).

Here's a guick guide to some of the retailers you'll currently find here:



Wide range of health and beauty product all under one roof. With big-name brands, luxury fragrances and affordable cosmetics, Boots has something for everyone.



Leading music and film store stocking the latest releases and limited edition classics. As well as a vast collection of vinyl, CD's, DVD's and books across two floors, HMV also stocks music merchandise and memorabilia fit for any fan of any genre.



Fashion for men, women and children across three floors. Shop the latest trends and affordable accessories.


Hotel Chocolat

Selling award-winning chocolate and delightfully decadent gifts, a visit to Hotel Chocolat is a must for any chocolate connoisseur. Why not book an intimate Chocolate Lock-in? Experience includes prosecco on arrival and exclusive discounts on Hotel Chocolat products.


Lush Sheffield, Fargate


For handmade, cruelty-free bath, body and beauty products, look no further than Lush. With ethically sourced, natural ingredients, the products have minimal packaging but maximum personality.

From fizzy bath bombs to bubble bars, solid shampoo to heavenly scented soaps, you'll feel like a kid in a sweet shop surrounded by the bright colours and smells of the store.


Marks & Spencer

Founded more than a century ago, M&S is one of the UK's leading retailers with high quality fashion, award-winning food and stylish homeware. 


Paperchase, Fargate

Orchard Square

Orchard Square offers a line-up of retail brands, independents and craft shops across fashion, beauty, leisure, food & drink – and more. The city centre destination offers an outdoor dining terrace overlooking a 50ft wall painting created by a locally based artist. Here you'll find big names such as Fat Face, Waterstones, Clarks and TK Maxx alongside niche independents and a vibrant food and beverage offer.


Quirky stationary and card store Paperchase is known for delivering something different for all occasions. Choose from the array of ornate, out of the ordinary cards and equally as eccentric gifts.


The Perfume Shop

The UK's largest specialist fragrance retailer, fragrance experts The Perfume Shop have an extensive range and knowledge of scents, stocking gift sets, affordable brands and luxury names.


Sports Direct

Discount sports store stocking popular brands and an extensive collection of sports equipment. The Sports Direct store on High Street is also home to GAME whcih is co-located in the store.


The Perfume Shop, Fargate


Superdrug is one of the leading health and beauty retailers in the UK, and the second largest behind Boots. Wide range of health and beauty product all under one roof. With big-name brands, luxury fragrances and affordable cosmetics,


W H Smith

One of the UK's most popular bookstores, WHSmith is the go-to shop for books, magazines, gifts and stationary. Whether you're looking for thrillers, sci-fi, chick-lit or classical novels, WHSmith has a vast collection of reads all under one roof.



  • Banker's Draft, High Street
  • Cafe Nero, Fargate
  • Greggs, Fargate
  • Honey Hut (formerly Jerk Hut), High Street
  • McDonalds, High Street
  • Pizza Hut, High Street
  • Sainsbury's, High Street
  • Starbucks, Fargate


  • Vision Express, Fargate

Phone Shops

  • EE, Fargate
  • Elite Vape & Phones, Fargate
  • Three, Fargate
  • Vodafone, Fargate


  • Coventry Building Society, Norfolk Row
  • Halifax, High Street
  • HSBC, Fargate
  • Lloyd's Bank, Fargate
  • Metro Bank, Fargate
  • NatWest, High Street
  • The Nottingham, Norfolk Row
  • Santander, Fargate
  • Yorkshire Bank, Fargate

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