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Liverpool, One City, One big shopping experience
Member Name: mejulie999
Advantages: All your major retail stores in one place
Disadvantages: Big Charge for Parking and paying to use the Loo!
Liverpool has now become the place to be, and its every changing face, particularly in the City Centre has received an added boost with the introduction of Liverpool One shopping centre. The centre has been long awaited and boasts a new facade on Church street with a walkway through to rest of the new Centre.
Cleverly designed, it is a mixture of indoor and outdoor shopping and has the famous high street shops most people visit regularly together with a mix of some designer labels. Either end of the main parade, you will find Debenhams and John Lewis, selling clothing, giftware, homewares, and both having eateries.
The centre boast a multiplex Odeon Cinema and some very nice restaurants including Wagamamas, Nandos and Yo Sushi amongst others, appealing to all tastes and pockets. The new Hilton hotel and the revitalised Chevasse park have added to the charm and demands of modern day living. As a growing city with a new Arena, much sought after City Living and an ever growing tourist base, this centre has been much needed to keep up with the rest of the major cities in England.
Adjacent to the Restaurants, it seems to have become a bit of a hang out for Emo's and alternative people, which to me, is a joy to see, because being a little different can only be good, and adds to the diversity of the city.
I have one big gripe. Liverpool is my city and in order to park in the car park under the centre, you pay by the hour and on a recent 6 hour visit it cost around £10 to park. A shopping centre in a not too distant city from Liverpool is free all day and i do begrudge paying to park in my own city centre. To visit the toilets it is 20p. I did express my distain to an attendant and i was told it was for the upkeep of the toilets. On washing my hands, i discovered there was no soap in the dispenser above the sink and again found myself angry at paying for parking a car and using a toilet. Get a grip with the charges Liverpool, we need to keep people using the city centre, not drive them away!
Summary: Great Centre, Great shopping experience but prepare to pay big for parking