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A great shopping centre, with everything you need in one place.
Member Name: dannybwoii
Advantages: Most big names within a minutes walk.
Disadvantages: Can get crowded
I live in Birmingham so i visit the Bullring on a regular basis. It is a large shopping centre spread over three floors and is always garuenteed to be packed. The best thing about the Bullring is its late opening hours and wide selection of stores, so it allows you to shop around the city centre and still have enough time to come and check out the Bullring before the day is over. For me it contains pretty much everything i need, it has all the big name stores such as Selfridges, H&M, TopShop, Dixons etc etc.
Although being a large shopping centre it is very hard to get lost as the balcanies allow you to peer over to scout out stores and there is also a computer map and regular map located on every floor. There are plenty of seating areas scattered around every floor and also a few coffee shops with outside seating.
Each floor is connected with an elevator, stairwell and escalators and i believe there are toilets on the ground floor and top floor, which are both well maintained and have plush fittings.
There are two entrances/exits to the building and a car park on the ground floor which allows for easy access either by foot or in a vehicle.
The infamous bull outside of the shopping centre attracts a lot of tourists and many people like to take a photo their which is always nice and makes for a happy environment arround the centre.
The security at the bullring is of a high level, there are visible security guards on every floor of the building and on ocassion a few police officers too.
As for entertainment, there is usually something taking place on the ground floor whether it be an indoor trampoline to an exhibition of brand new cars or musical performance, there is usually something to see.
Summary: Worth a visit, but most large cities have a shopping cente of a similar scale