Since the 1980s, the street has been mostly pedestrianised. 33 million people visit Henry Street, home to leading department stores Arnotts and Marks & Spencer during normal shopping hours in any one year, making it Dublin's favourite shopping district. The ILAC Centre is accessed off Henry Street, with an entrance between Debenhams and Dunnes Stores. The newer Jervis Shopping Centre has its main entrance on Mary Street.
The famous outdoor food market of Moore Street is just off Henry Street.