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Manchester Arndale Centre
Member Name: hunnybabyuk
Manchester Arndale Centre
Advantages: Open till late, under one roof so weather proof, huge choice of stores, very easy to get to
Disadvantages: It's not nearer to me
The Arndale Manchester is a major shopping centre in the North West, and infact the whole of the UK, it's owned by Capital Shopping Centres who own many other major shopping centres in the UK include Europes largest shopping centre which is in Gateshead/Newcastle, the Metrocentre.
The Arndale is all under one roof so makes it very weather proof, and sees thousands of visitors every single day with people from across the UK heading to Manchester for major retail therapy. It's located in Manchester City Centre with a huge bus network from across the region stopping at two major terminus points, Manchester Picadilly and Manchester Shudehill just minutes from the centre. Also you have the Manchester Metrolink tram system, this runs from across Manchester and you can hop off at various stops to be close to the Arndale, Victoria, Shudehill, Market Street and Picadilly Gardens are the closest stops, all minutes away from the Arndale. Along with Picadilly Train Station and National Express Coach Station you have no excuse on how to get there, just a huge choice of how to get there. If you must go by car, the city centre has plenty of car parking facilities available nearby including the 1450 space car park at the Arndale but I would recommend using the extensive public transport network, as traffic can be bad in the city centre, especially in rush hour and at weekends.
The Arndale has a huge range of shops & eateries, over 200 shops that is including large stores by River Island, Next, Argos, Harvey Nichols & Zara and other shops include Apple, Cex, Game, HMV, Disney, WHSmiths, Boots, Clarks, Foot Locker, Lush, Specsavers Burton, Topman, Topshop, H&M to name just a very small few. The eateries & cafés on offer include Greggs, Harry Ramsdens, Costa Coffee, Caffé Nero, KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Millies Cookies, Subway & Starbucks to name just a few.
I think you could very easilly have a day out at the Arndale and also neighbouring areas of the City Centre which has even more shops & restaurants, its so easy to get to, I live on the opposite side of the country but with trains every hour taking just 2 hours I could easilly go for the day so people more local than me have no excuse. Stores are open till around 8pm Monday to Saturday, so even after work you could head over for a few hours and a bite to eat.
They also have the usual facilities like customer information desk, toilets including disabled toilets, baby changing facilities & ATMs.
I love the Arndale and miss living in Manchester as I got to go more often but I am back there in a few weeks I think for my birthday so will be paying a trip to the Arndale for some much needed retail therapy.
Summary: I go there just for a day trip even from the North East because its EXCELLENT
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