Huddersfield town centre
Cross Church Street
Huddersfield has an interesting blend of Victorian streets and arcades, indoor and outdoor markets and modern shopping centres.
Within the town centre are attractive squares and green spaces in addition to its wide range of shops and an amazing selection of places to eat and drink.
It is particularly easy to get around on foot via its many pedestrian streets, but bus stops and bus and railway stations are nearby to bring the town's many districts and nearby villages within easy reach.
The town centre is well-defined as it is encircled by the A62 ring road from which there is access to several car parks.
King Street and Kingsgate Shopping Centre
Huddersfield Town Hall
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Stay into the evening and the town has an active nightlife, with a rich variety of pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, a theatre and events at the Town Hall's fine concert hall.
Queensgate and the University of Huddersfield
With such a huge number of surrounding residential districts and
with easy access, Huddersfield itself has traditionally been a place of trading and commerce. The town centre does, however, have a small residential population, mostly living in flats and more recently in conversions of some of the town's plentiful office space.
All the town centre is within very easy reach of the
of Huddersfield, just across the Queensgate section of the ring road.
Around Huddersfield town centre
Piazza Shopping Centre
The town offers a variety of shops in an environment to suit all weathers and tastes, from indoor shopping in Kingsgate and the Pack Horse Centre to outdoors under the canopies of the Piazza Shopping Centre surrounding the grassed area of Princess Alexandra Walk.
Elsewhere there are pedestrianised streets and hidden arcades offering those artistic and hard to find items.
For those looking for a bargain, the town also has a wide selection of charity stores and £1 bargain outlets.
Huddersfield Open Market
The town's Queensgate Market Hall is adjacent to the Piazza Shopping Centre and Queensgate multi-storey car park at the south end of the town centre. At the north end of town, the Huddersfield Open Market is at Brook Street. Part of this market is covered under the canopy of the town's former wholesale market. There are general markets there on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and secondhand markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Although all the main supermarkets are represented around the Huddersfield area, those within or just off the ring road include Tesco at Viaduct Street, Sainsbury's at Market Street and at Shore Head and Lidl, across the ring road at Castlegate.
Huddersfield has town centre post offices in Northumberland Street and New Street.
Leading pharmacy store chains are represented in the town centre together with in-store pharmacies at some supermarkets.
The town has a good range of bank and building society branches.
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival is in August
Both shoppers and evening visitors to Huddersfield town centre do not have to look far to find restaurants and pubs catering for all kinds of British and international tastes. Many thousands of people flock into Huddersfield to its annual Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival (August 1 - 4, 2019) just to get a sample of what the huge range of food outlets in the town offer on a regular basis.
Pubs, many with ales from some of the many microbreweries in the area, are scattered in various locations around the town. One of the largest concentration of bars is in the King Street area, some of which cater for shoppers visiting the Kingsgate centre during the day while seeing an influx of students from the nearby University of Huddersfield at night.
If it's fast food you are after, then there are many outlets all around the town. Several late-night takeaways can be found in the Cross Church Street area in addition to some of the well-known chains situated not far from the Market Place.
St Paul's Hall
The Lawrence Batley Theatre in Queen Street offers a varied range of theatre from touring and local companies and also offers smaller performance spaces in its cellar and attic theatres. Huddersfield Town Hall is a fine concert venue as well as offering a platform for other major acts, while the nearby St Paul's Hall, a converted former church at the University of Huddersfield, continues the town's musical tradition by offering further concert space at a venue which has also been used by BBC TV's Question Time.
Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery
Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery is situated at Princess Alexandra Walk and includes a children's library, reference library and local history section and the town's art gallery as well as the main lending library.
Huddersfield's new Leisure Centre is just across Castlegate ring road through the pedestrian subway from Huddersfield bus station. It offers facilities for a variety of sports as well as its new leisure pool with slides, a competition pool and training pool.
of Huddersfield is just across the Queensgate section of the Huddersfield ring road from the town centre.
The main Huddersfield campus of Kirklees College at the Waterfront Quarter at Manchester Road is also just across the ring road from the town centre.
St Patrick's Church
Huddersfield Parish Church
St Peter's Church, Huddersfield Parish Church is in Byram Street at the corner of Kirkgate in the centre of town.
• St Patrick's Church, part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Redeemer, is in New North Road.
• New Life Church congregate at Huddersfield Mission, previously Huddersfield Methodist Mission, at Lord Street.
• Hope Church meet at Brian Jackson House, New North Parade.
• Elim Pentecostal Church meets at The Grace Centre, St John's Road.
• Polska Parafia Huddersfield (Polish Church) is in Fitzwilliam Street.
• Shri Sita Ram Mandir - Huddersfield Hindu Temple is in Zetland Street.
• There is a nearby Sikh Temple and Muslim mosque in the district of
just outside the town centre and there are many places of worship of several religions and traditions based in districts and
around the town.
Bus travel to Huddersfield town centre
Bus services operate into the town centre from towns and villages throughout the Huddersfield area and from all the largest towns and cities in West Yorkshire.
Most bus services operate into the bus station in Upperhead Row and there are additional stops in town centre streets.
A free shuttle bus operates around the town centre streets linking the main shopping areas, some car parks, the station and bus station.
With so many services operating into town we cannot list them all here, but you can easily find the local service you need by selecting your destination through our
page and checking the routes available on the Travel section of that page.
Huddersfield railway station
Huddersfield is reached by
rail within an hour
from around 100 stations, including most of those in West Yorkshire.
The station provides a link from village stations along the
, on the
and, in the Colne Valley, the
Huddersfield Line to Manchester
. Services also operate on the
Calder Valley Line
towards Brighouse, Halifax and Bradford.
Northern - Huddersfield
Station and departure information at Northern website.
Huddersfield station is managed by TransPennine Express.
Driving to Huddersfield town centre
There are several car parks within easy reach of the ring road, the largest being the Queensgate multi-storey and at the Kingsgate shopping centre.
On street parking within the ring road is limited and can involve a circuitous route around the town centre if attempting to find places. Several town centre streets are pedestrianised and there are a wide variety of street access restictions, including differing hours of general traffic restriction on daytime bus lanes in the town.
Drive time to nearest A&E hospitals
7 min Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
26 min Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax
30 min Dewsbury and District Hospital ~
38 min Barnsley Hospital
40 min Royal Oldham Hospital
42 min Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield
44 min Tameside Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne
49 min Bradford Royal Infirmary
56 min Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
56 min Leeds General Infirmary
Random point in time survey (Huddersfield town centre: Mon Jan 25, 2016, 07.29). Times may considerably vary according to traffic, particularly at peak commuter hours, and trans-Pennine weather conditions. PLEASE ALWAYS CHECK CURRENT TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. See different results in eg.
. Note: ~ While A&E exists at Dewsbury and District Hospital it is planned to be downgraded starting autumn 2016 to spring 2017 such that if you attend the A&E department at Dewsbury but you need to be admitted for specialist treatment then you will be transferred to Pinderfields.
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