St Tydfil Shopping Centre, which provides a modern semi-covered pedestrian environment has some 50 shops, with many national retailers and several distinctive independent businesses. The indoor market above it has over 30 stalls stocking a fantastic range of produce and gifts. Arguably the most famous stallholder there is Chris Jones, who claims to have taught Jamie Oliver how to make Welsh cakes. He makes and sells over 1,000 cakes every day. The celebrity chef even included the recipe in his book, Jamie’s Great Britain.


Throughout the year, St Tydfil Shopping Centre organises regular pop-up markets in association with shops and businesses initiative We Love Merthyr - check social media for updates.