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Victoria Shopping Centre Nottingham
Member Name: star3683
Advantages: good shops, great gift card scheme
Disadvantages: slightly dated decor
The Victoria shopping centre stands on the site of the Old Nottingham Victoria Railway Station that was demolished in 1967, the clock tower and the Hilton Hotel that stand on the outside of the shopping centre are the only parts of the old station building that have survived. The Victoria shopping centre was completed in 1972 and has flats above that span 26 floors. In 1997 the centre was extended and refurbished which saw the introduction of new stores to the more modern centre.
The centre is currently more popular than the Broadmarsh Shopping centre in the city and has a large selection of favourite high street shops including Next, Topshop, WH Smiths, La Senza, Gap, Boots etc. There are also the department stores of John Lewis and House of Fraser and a Tesco metro supermarket located within the centre.
On the second floor of the centre you will find the Victoria indoor market selling a selection of items including clothing, material, food, meat and fish.
There is also a selection of cafes and coffee shops in the centre providing a chance for you to have a rest from shopping to recharge your batteries.
~~~~~Location / Parking~~~~~
The Victoria Centre is located towards the North of the city centre just of the Mansfield Road (A60). There are car parks located at the centre and are marked by colour zones. The White Zone car park located off Woodborough Road is the only section of car park that is 24 hours. The Blue/Red/Green and Yellow car parks are located off Glasshouse Street and close when the centre closes due to them being located under the shopping centre.
The current opening hours of the centre are:
Normal Opening Times Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Monday: 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 19:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00
Friday: 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 19:00
On the upper floor of the centre is an information desk which offers information about the centre, lost property, basic information about the local area and Blue Badge parking validation. You can also purchase gift cards from the information desk which are great for presents as you can use them in any of the stores in the centre.
The Victoria centre is a popular choice for shopping in Nottingham although it is becoming slightly dated in terms of decor and has had some more popular shops such as River Island and Miss Selfridge move to different locations in the city in recent years. Although there has recently been an announcement that the centre will being receiving a £250 million extension and refurbishment. I think this will greatly improve the centre and make it once again a prime shopping location capable of rivalling other cities.
The website for more information on the Victoria Shopping Centre is www.victoriacentre.uk.com.
4 stars - would have been 5 the centre is just in need of modernisation now.
Summary: still the best shopping centre in Nottingham