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Trafford Centre (Manchester)
Member Name: hunnybabyuk
Trafford Centre (Manchester)
Having lived in Manchester (working at the Trafford Centre) I thought I would let you all know my thoughts & feelings about it.
The Trafford Centre is based in Manchester, not far from the city centre in the area of Trafford (hence the name) it is a retail & leisure complex based under one roof, great that it's all under one roof as it makes it weather proof, you can go when its raining, snowing or sunny as it's all indoors.
The complex can be found off the M60 not far from Salford Quays and the Old Trafford football stadium getting there by car is very easy it has tons of parking spaces all the way round the complex. BY BUS this is so easy to get to, as I don't drive I usually relied on buses to get me there , its so well served by buses I think, with buses from across the city. It is so well served it has it's own bus station which is connected with the centre.
Inside you have a huge array of shops inside including top name stores like Topman, Topshop, Burton, Thomson, Thomas Cook, WH Smiths, Boots, Superdrug, HMV, Debenhams, John Lewis, M&S, O2 and one of only a handfull of Selfridge stores in the UK. You can find absolutely everything you need at the Trafford Centre, theres also a new retail outlet across the road (with over walkway connecting the two) for people after home items from the likes of BHS and Next Home.
Back in the centre you also have a huge range of restaurants, cafés and coffee shops that I can't think of a fussy eater that would starve here. The centre has a huge food court called the Orient which has a pizza place, Harry Ramsdens, McDonalds, Subway, KFC, Jacket Patatoe place, pasta to name just a few, and it all surrounds a ship shaped seating area which can seat upto 1600 with a huge screen and stage in the middle, it looks fantastic in my eyes. Arround the centre and also upstairs you have a load of specialist restaurants and also cafés including Millies Cookies, Starbucks & Caffe Nero.
On top of this try bowling, the arcade centre and cinema to make a real day and night of it. The centre is always patrolled by staff and security so your always safe but it can be very busy at times so watch your belongings but I must say I LOVE the Trafford Centre and although I am not living in Manchester anymore I do visit often mainly for a shopping trip to the Trafford Centre so highly recommend it.
Summary: Absolutely highly recommended fabulous-tastic
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