Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre
Manchester Arndale sits in the heart of Manchester city centre and is the largest inner-city shopping centre in the UK, attracting over 40 million shoppers each year. The centre has over 200 retailers with fashion and beauty stores making up over half of it.
The best aspect of Manchester Arndale is the number of options available for your shopping experience. You can visit standard clothing shops, shops more fit for luxury shoppers and shops better suited for those on a budget. You’ll also find shops offering items like electronics alongside speciality shops like the Disney Store and Build-A-Bear Workshop, which are especially popular with kids.
In addition to the shops, you’ll find quite a few restaurants in the mall. The food court offers standard fare like Chopstix and Subway, but you’ll also find numerous coffee shops and cafes, several juice bars and a sushi place. Several dessert shops are available throughout the mall as well, like Krispy Kreme and Millie’s Cookies. Proper sit-down restaurants can be found here as well covering a variety of cuisines like Italian and classic diner food.
New Cathedral Street
New Cathedral Street sits opposite Manchester Arndale. It is a modern, pedestrianised shopping street in the heart of central Manchester, close to Deansgate and halfway between the city’s two main train stations, Victoria and Piccadilly. While the street is a relatively modern addition, it has been built around two of Manchester’s most famous landmarks – the Royal Exchange theatre and arcade in the centre of the street, and St. Ann’s Church at the street’s southern end.
New Cathedral Street is packed with style, including stores such as Zara, Harvey Nichols and Burberry. The ultimate luxury shopping experience, New Cathedral Street oozes class and is the perfect choice for shoppers looking to treat someone special, or themselves! Stores include Harvey Nichols, Reiss, Ted Baker, Paul Smith, Burberry, Hugo Boss and Michael Kors. When visiting Manchester Arndale, a trip across the road to New Cathedral Street is a definite must.
The Trafford Centre
Trafford Centre is the single best-known and most iconic retail and leisure centre in the UK. Whatever the brand of the moment, you’ll find it at Trafford Centre, which sits at the heart of the established Trafford City area.
The shopping opportunities at Trafford Centre are extensive. When you visit the Peel Avenue section, you’ll find high-street shops like H&M and an Apple Store. If you’re more interested in lifestyle and standard fashion retailers, the Regent Crescent section features shops like Karen Millen and Waterstones.
If you’re more interested in leisure activities, you’ll find no shortage within this shopping centre. You’ll find a multiplex cinema with 20 screens along with miniature golf and a laser tag arena. Arcade games are available as well along with a bowling alley and dodgems.
Quayside MediaCityUK (formerly The Lowry Outlet Mall) is the only factory outlet shopping mall in Manchester. Situated at Salford Quays, the shops here offer discounts of up to 70% on high street prices.
Over 90 stores are spread over two floors and offer ladieswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, childwear, jewellery, lingerie, sportswear, health and beauty products, and more.
Discount retailers include famous names for clothing such as Whistles and Flannels as well as homeware and cosmetic companies. After your shopping unwind at the 400 seat foodcourt with restaurants and cafes. The centre also has a health and fitness centre and a seven screen cinema.