Shopping in Sheffield

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Whether you’re looking for vinyl records or top class chocolate, Sheffield’s independent shops are here to serve – here’s our selection, from the legendary to the eclectic.

  • 1. Record Collector Sheffield

    image Gemma Thorpe, courtesy of Our Favourite Places

    Record Collector Sheffield, 233-235 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3BA - Visit now

    In 1974, Record Collector’s owner Barry Everard was invited to John Peel’s wedding. This is just one indication of the musical weight behind Sheffield’s largest independent record store. Record Collector’s bright red frontispiece unites two adjacent shops: one for CDs, the other for records. The shelves are healthily stacked, with hundreds of boxes tessellated beneath. Though some stock is sold through the website, far more is available from the shop itself.

  • 2. Cocoa Wonderland

    Cocoa Wonderland cafe in Sheffield

    Cocoa Wonderland, 462 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8PX - Visit now

    Number 462 Ecclesall Road is a mouth-watering address, housing Cocoa Wonderland, a shop and café that serves everything from indulgent hot chocolates to handmade truffles and jars of ye olde sweets.

  • 3. Hilary and Flo

    Hilary and Flo, 959 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8TN - Visit now

    Also on Ecclesall Road is Hilary & Flo, a shop specialising in eclectic homeware and gifts. What do we mean by eclectic? Well, you can find anything from pistol-shaped vases to vintage wooden shoe lasts and pompom fairy lights here.

  • 4. The Nichols Building

    The Nichols Building in Sheffield.
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    The Nichols Building, Shalesmoor, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8UJ - Visit now

    The Nichols Building, set inside a former tea distribution factory, is full of vintage clothes, second hand homewares, handmade trinkets and work by local artists. You can take tea in a china cup, sit back on the café’s 1950s-era furniture (which is also for sale), or put an old-time record on the gramophone.

  • 5. Pollards Sheffield

    Pollards Sheffield, 627 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8PT - Visit now

    Number 627 Ecclesall Road is one for coffee purists: Pollards has been roasting coffee in Sheffield since 1879 and, in its shop, offers over 60 blends of coffee and tea.

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Julian Opie, Julian (2013). Part of Heads Roll at Graves Gallery, Sheffield

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