Leisure and Shopping

Cocktail being made at a Rotherham bar

Rotherham Town Centre is home to a mix of high street favourites, independent shops, cafes and bars. There is currently a quiet resurgence of independent eateries and drinking establishments taking place, with a number of cafes and a selection of new bars springing up along the High Street and elsewhere offering delicacies ranging from Italian sausages and cheeses to traditional coffee and pastries, and local award-winning beer.

The market as long been the soul of Rotherham town centre and offers a bustling indoor and outdoor market, an award-winning Tuesday street market, and specialist markets.

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The town centre's many independent shops offer products not found in mainstream shopping centres and malls, from fresh local produce to boutique clothing and handcrafted gifts. Perfect if you are looking for something a little different.

For those who like to keep active, Rotherham Leisure Complex Sport is located on the edge of the town centre. The state-of-the-art leisure facility offering a gym, sports hall, swimming pool, flume, and squash courts.

Just a short stroll from the leisure centre is the beautiful Clifton Park and Museum, a place which is perfect for sitting on a bench with a book on a hot summer's day, or a crisp winter walk following the park's meandering paths to discover its hidden corners including the Walled and Memorial Gardens. The park is a Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag top 10 People's Choice winner, chosen from 1,800 sites across the country for the fourth year running, the only park in England to have achieved this.