Upper & Lower Deardengate in the centre of Haslingden are home to many independent shops, and are well-known for both traditional and contemporary eateries.

The lively town centre hosts popular establishments, like Room Deardengate and the Deardengate Victorian Tea Rooms, plus a little further down the road, the famous Cissy Greens bakery. There are activities throughout the year, with the annual street fair held in August.

Haslingden Market is situated in the town centre, close to the junction of Deardengate / Manchester Road / Blackburn Road. The market offers free parking, is easily accessible, and has public toilets.

The market is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm.