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Arndale Centre (Manchester)
Member Name: yimtee
Arndale Centre (Manchester)
Advantages: Wide variety of shops and others thing to do such as Cinema and Restaurants
Disadvantages: Its toooo big, but whats wrong with that
Manchester Arndale is the UK's largest inner-city shopping centre and one of the first "American-style" malls that have been built in the UK. It is located in the heart of Manchester City Centre and has over 240 shops and major department stores which is a shopper's paradise
Also there are lots of restaurants and fast food outlets to accommodate hungry shoppers located both around the centre and in the Food Chain with popular and well known chains such as McDonalds, Greggs, Subway and Wings. The number of food places is so vast that if you want a curry, chinese, burger, sausage roll, sandwich, sushi, ice cream or just a good old pretzel, you can get it there
Within a few minutes' walk, there is Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and the Printworks with its 19-screen Odeon cinema complex with over 15 bars, restaurants and clubs as well as the only I-MAX cinema in the North West so you can let your missus shop for a few hours and you go watch a film.
Manchester Arndale has a 1,450 space multi-storey car park, shopping malls on two levels and office space in the tower so parking is no problem and getting to Manchester Arndale couldn't be easier with regular trains, buses and Metrolink running into the city, so getting there is also no problem.
The opening times are set to provide flexibility to all different types of shoppers which are below, but do change in the holiday seasons so do be aware:
Monday to Friday - 9am to 8pm
Saturday - 9am to 7pm
Sunday - 10am to 6pm
From an objective point of view and having experienced shopping at the main shopping centres in UK such as the bullring, Liverpool one and London, the Arndale centre is the best shopping centre in the UK and far better than the Trafford centre which many Mancunians will agree with. It's easy to get too, the variety of shops is so large that you could spend your whole life and spend all your money there, so do be careful
As someone who lives in Manchester and shops with his girlfriend every week often, we never got bored of it and a true sign of a good shopping centre is when your girlfriend wants to spend at least 3 hours there, while us poor guys are waiting, texting mates on our mobile phones, which is what I see on a regular basis and do suffer from sometimes. As us guys cannot keep up with the ladies when it comes to shopping.
Thank you for reading my review and if you haven't been to the Arndale centre and love shopping or are just wondering what it's like, then you must go and enjoy what Manchester has to offer, but do be careful to go early, especially on Saturdays and Sundays as the car parks and shops will be packed. Also do not bring too much money with you as the shops will simply take it away from you :S
Summary: Shoppers Paradise