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Manchester Shopping

Manchester City Centre is the main shopping centre for the North West. The prime retailing area is based around the pedestrianised Market Street and one of Europe's largest shopping malls, the Arndale Centre. Most major 'chain stores' are located here. In a recent study, Manchester was found to be the UK's second most popular location for retailers outside London; this is confirmed by the success of the area around Deansgate, King Street, St Ann's Square and the Victorian Barton Arcade, which have brought in top names in high fashion such as Armani, Boss, Vidal Sassoon, Westwood and DKNY.

Hotels near the center of Manchester
The Lowry Hotel5 starfrom £107.00
Deluxe Apartments @ The Edge4 starfrom £124.00
Arena Black Lion from £20.00
Travelling Light Apartments @ The Edge4 starfrom £119.00
City Centre Mansion from £2000.00

Arndale Centre

Located in the heart of the city, Manchester's Arndale Centre in many ways dominates the central shopping area of the City. Begun in 1972, by its completion in 1979 it was the largest covered town shopping centre in Europe, covering some 30 acres in the old city centre, with 750,000 shoppers visiting it each week. With over 200 shops, major department stores, restaurants an fast food outlets it has become a busy and active shopping arcade.

Trafford Centre

Opened in September 1998, this enormous new shopping and leisure complex has already been designated the "Temple to Consumerism", and is the largest centre of its kind to date in Europe. Peel Holdings' Trafford Centre occupies a former wasteland site of 300 acres in the Dumplington district on the outskirts of Trafford Park; it took 27 months to build, employed over 3000 building workers and cost some £600 million to complete. Although it contains all the major high street department stores and chains - (Debenhams, Boots Chemists, Burtons, The Body Shop, Dorothy Perkins, W.H.Smith, Top Shop, British Home Stores, etc), it is much more than a shopping centre. Its gigantic dining hall, "The Orient", has innumerable fast food franchises and restaurants, (including a speciality Chinese street), in a dramatically theatrical ocean liner setting with swimming pool and performance stage with a large film/TV screen.

St Ann's Arcade

In the heart of Manchester's most prestigious shopping area, St Anns Arcade is a small select grouping of high class, and quite expensive shops, tucked away in St Ann's Square. The arcade really came into its own as a result of pedestrianisation of St Ann's Square in 1984, and the latest £1 million redevelopment of the square since 1995 has won a National Street Design Award.

The Lowry Outlet

For the only factory outlet shopping in Manchester, look no further than the Lowry Outlet Mall. Open seven days a week with prices of up to 60% below the high street all year round, the Lowry Outlet Mall is a great destination for all the family. With more than 260 brands at over 80 stores, a choice of cafés and restaurants, free shopper parking and a stunning Quayside location, the Lowry Outlet Mall is a factory outlet unlike any other. We look forward to seeing you soon!