Cityside Retail and Leisure Park, York Street, Belfast

Cityside Retail and Leisure Park stands on the site of the York Street Mill. A commemorative plaque recalls the events that unfolded during the Belfast Blitz.

Belfast Blitz Plaque

In 2016, Belfast City Council began unveiling a series of commemorative plaques across the city to mark the 75th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz. One at Cityside remembers the residents of Vere Street and Sussex Street.

Sheila the Elephant

A mural at Cityside Retail and Leisure Park shows a colourful depiction of zookeeper Denise Austin and the famous Sheila the Elephant who walked the streets nearby during the Second World War.

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