The remains of the numerous cutlery and steel works, factories and workshops is part of what gives Kelham Island its distinct charm, except nowadays these buildings house everything from bars and microbreweries to galleries. As the hospitality scene has gone from strength to strength in Kelham, more retail is also now beginning to pop up.
It appears lots of businesses are proud to bear the Kelham name, such as Kelham Books and Music, Kelham Deli, Kelham Island Brewery Shop, Kelham Arcade (home to a cluster of shops such as Russell’s Bicycle Shed and Reyt Good Illustration) and The Kelham Flea. In addition to the latter, there’s also a growing number of vintage and retro shops such as The Blind Mole, The WareHouse at Yellow Arch Studios and The Indie Arcade on Scotland Street a little further out.
Nearby Neepsend, which blurs into Kelham, is growing too with small businesses like Banana Industries, The Outpost model shop and Gatling Guitars having joined in recent years, while food hall Cutlery Works is also home to some retail such as Bullion Chocolate.
The Kelham Flea is an antiques and vintage emporium selling a wide range of goods from contemporary art to industrial salvage. Described as stocking "an eclectic mix of pre-loved treasures and bespoke goods," the emporium features reclaimed furniture, vintage clothes and toys as well as art work and plants.
Set in a 19th Century Victorian Factory in the heart of Kelham Island, this Decorative Salvage & Antiques Warehouse is the passion project of Yellow Arch’s founder Andy Cook.
The Indie Arcade are Sheffield based purveyors of the weird and wonderful. With new stock added every day from clothes, books and records to toys and homewares.
Sheffield's largest second-hand bookshop, located on Shalesmoor near Kelham Island since June 2018.
Bicycle Shop in Sheffield and Nottingham selling new and secondhand bikes. The business also offers servicing and repairs as well as hire bikes.
The Depot bakery is an artisan bakery, retail and brunch eatery space in a gorgeous, renovated industrial space. They carefully pair speciality coffee with a range of bespoke baked goods and an inspired brunch menu.
The first Friday & Saturday of every month, Peddler showcase a fresh line-up of Britain's best street food traders, alongside top-notch craft beers, freshly made cocktails, live music and art. All this inside the 7,500 sq.ft ex-industrial warehouse that is 92 Burton Rd and spilling out into its gritty, cobbled courtyard. Tasty.
Based in the Loxley area of Sheffield, The Blind Mole sell industrial salvage, antiques, mid-century design, vintage furniture, homewares & curios.
Collective of brands working together to create Eco-friendly & Ethically sourced clothing products.
The Outpost, based in Kelham sell discounted Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, Warmachine & Hordes, Malifaux, Infinity and a whole lot more!
Gatling Guitars is an independent family run guitar shop offering a no rush friendly service, stocking brands that are the best instruments you can buy, alongside custom instruments.