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Maybe the best centre in the world
Member Name: stufflover
Advantages: Big, 160 stores, has everything, security, parking
Disadvantages: Not next to My house
The Bullring is a large shopping centre located in Digbeth, Birmingham, and is probably my favorite shopping centre so far. Just a two minute walk from Birmingham New Street Train Station and also from Moor Street Station, it is easy to get to even if you do not drive, or do not fancy driving through Birmingham. Digbeth coach station is also only 5 minutes away, so there is even more options of how to get there.
The shopping centre really is huge, and as such is perfect for a full day or even weekend of shopping. All the stores in the centre are massive too, and you can find pretty much everything you need in there, heck if I could live there I would!
Stores inside the Bullring include: O2, Debenhams, Selfridges, Krispy Kreme (inside Selfridges) New Look, Ben Sherman, Jane Norman, Mango, TK Maxx, Pizza Hut, Ann Summers, La Senza, Superdrug, Boots and many, many more. There is in fact over 160 stores in the Bullring, so you can be sure whatever you need to buy is available somewhere in this magnificent place.
There is a wireless internet service at the Bullring, which you can use as a pay as you go option, or if you are already a member of the cloud internet network (also found in McDonalds and Wetherspoons) you can log onto this using your laptop or mobile device with ease. Opening hours for the Bullring are Mon - Fri 9.30am - 8.00pm Saturday9.00am - 8.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm Bank Holidays 10.00am - 6.00pm.
The Bullring has a car park which is open until midnight and it provides spaces for disabled people and parents with their children. All together there are 3 car parks which serve the Bullring, combing 3000 parking spaces. These car parks are security patrolled and are covered 24 hours by CCTV cameras.
The toilets in the centre are fantastic too, always clean when I have been in there, and well signposted so you can find them easily in the midst of all the shopping. There are actually six sets of toilets in the shopping centre. There is also shopper lockers in the centre, I think you pay a small deposit to use one, whilst you continue with even more shopping. If you need any help with anything, there is a customer service desk on the 2nd level, near to Starbucks, and they will help you with no problems. The staff seem to be really nice and helpful here.
Security regularly patrol the centre, and the whole centre is under 24 hour CCTV surveillence, so you can feel safe and secure while you shop. There is also a lost child/ child safe zone service. You can pick up a wrist band for your child or children from the customer service desk, and you write your mobile number on the back of it, and if your child is found by security, they will call you and help you and your child to be reunited.
If you have mobility problems, there is a Shopmobility store in the Bullring, and they will help you with any questions or items you need to help you to get around the centre easier. This includes mobility scooters and wheelchairs to enable quicker, easier and more comfortable shopping experience for you.
I have already said, and will happily say again, that I love the Bullring. I love the fact the place is so huge, has so many stores that I love to shop in, has plenty of places for food and drink, has stores that many other centres do not have, is all under one massive roof and is just so awesome. The only downside for me to the Bullring is the fact I actually live nearly 200 miles away, but whenever I can get anywhere near Birmingham, a shopping trip to the Bullring is always a must for me, it is just so amazing, and if you have not been there yet, I recommend you go as soon as you can get there, it is truly a shopping experience not to be missed.
If you do not like big places or lots of people, then I do not recommend you go to the Bullring, but no worries, I will happily do enough shopping there for the two of us!
Summary: I would live here if I could