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Buchanan Galleries Glasgow
Member Name: ekimbe10
Advantages: Good selection of shops - not your normal boring old shops!
Disadvantages: No Topshop and few shoe shops
Glasgow's famous for many things, one of them being it's fantastic shopping. Buchanan Galleries is one of Glasgow's major shopping centres.
Built around 1999, it's situated on the corner of Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street. It's one of the easier shopping centres to get to as it sits beside Queen Street station, Buchanan Bus Station and Buchanan Street Subway. There is also ample parking (Although sadly this isn't free!)
The centre houses some great big names like John Lewis, Boots and Gap but also has other brands such a Mikey, Swarovski and Virgin Vie Cosmetics.
The selection of beauty stores is great, there is ample jewellery shops and the large John Lewis is a bonus for household items. The only thing that's missing is a few more shoe shops!
There's enough to keep the boys amused for a few hours and a few kiddy shops too.
Opening times are pretty standard, 9-8 on Thurs, 10-6 Sun and 9-6 for the rest of the week. There is also the usual facilities that you'd expect, toliets, baby changing and food court. Although the food court is a bit of a let down and is very limited however the shops more than make up for it!
There are plently lifts, escalators and cash machines. It's still a fairly new shopping centre and looks great and also within it, sits the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Like most shopping centres it has regular events and goings-on inside it and also issues it's own Gift Cards which can be used through the centre as they're taken by most of the retailers.
Fully covered so no walking around in the pouring rain and at Christmas, it's beautifully lit up with decorations while not playing any annoying Christmas music - shopping bliss!
One thing not to miss though - Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream cafe!!!
Summary: A good shopping day out