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Dewsbury Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 8LU, UK
Telephone: (0113) 229 1234, Fax: (0113) 229 1122, Email: info@white-rose.co.uk

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      23.10.2009 13:33
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      The White Rose Centre is a medium sized shopping centre on the outskirts of Leeds, the smaller equivalent of Sheffields Meadowhall. I think The White Rose Centre is just the right size and has a good mix of shops.

      It's opening times changes for the Christmas period with late night opening but at the moment are as follows:
      Monday 10am - 8pm
      Tuesday 10am - 8pm
      Wednesday 10am - 8pm
      Thursday 10am - 9pm
      Friday 10am - 8pm
      Saturday 9am - 7pm
      Sunday 11am - 5pm

      White Rose is conveniently located on the south side of Leeds close to the motorway network off junction 28 of the M62. The centre's address is the White Rose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 8LU.

      At Christmas they have lovely decorations and a massive Christmas tree, which this year is being turned on by Roxanne Pallet, one of the actresses from Emmerdale. This happens on Monday 9th November at 7pm. Santa is also coming to the White Rose and will be here on 9th November - 23rd December, Monday-Friday: 11am-6pm and Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm. Admission is free. While I obviously wouldn't take the children to the White Rose Centre just to see Santa, it is a good idea if you plan to shop there and the kids are becoming irritable (as they often do whilst out shopping!).

      An idea which I like which The White Rose Centre do, is a gift card which you can spend at any of the shops within The White Rose. This is perfect for people who really have no idea what they would like for Christmas or Birthdays as the selection of shops is great. These can be purchased at the Customer Service Centre located between WH Smiths and Argos, but they do charge you £2 to activate one.

      They also have a White Rose Xmas Club, which is free to join and you can open your account with just £1. There is no limit on the amount you can save and when you're ready to redeem your savings they will load it up onto a gift card.

      As I have already mentioned, the choice of shops is excellent and to name just a few there are Argos, Beaverbrook's, The Disney Store, HMV, Debenhams, The Body Shop, Build a Bear Workshop, Monsoon and Next. There are also little stalls in the middle of the mall, and with over 20 to choose from, selling anything from original paintings, stunning jewellery, and beautiful cosmetics there is certainly something for everyone. Last Christmas they had a stall which sold hundreds of different Christmas baubles and they could be personalised however you liked. We had a few made for various aunts, etc, customised 'with love from the Wilsons'. A Perfect little gift.

      As you would expect from any large shopping centre, there is also a large selection of places to eat. The main ones are all situated upstairs, with the usual McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, but there is a new edition of Nando's which always seems busy. There is also a nice restaurant in Debenhams.

      Overall a lovely shopping centre, with the added bonus of a large Sainsbury's at the end. You can do your food shopping at the same time!

      Recommended.

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        22.10.2009 13:51
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        Plenty of shops, all indoors, easy to get to, lots of food!

        The White Rose Shopping Centre is a great little shopping centre located just to the South of Leeds, not too far from Elland Road. Access from the M62 is good, and they have plenty of parking, along with good public transport connections, so its very easy to get to!

        There are many shops at the White Rose, all within one building, and its open late, so its good to head here for a bit of evening shopping, or when the weather isnt so good. Most big high street shops are at the White Rose, so its a good option!

        The long main part of the White Rose is on the ground floor. This is where most of the shops are, and there are plenty of little stalls dotted inbetween also.
        Shops down here range from everything like Primark, River Island and Top Shop, to places like Sainsburys, the Disney Store and WHSmith. Theres plenty down here, just like in a City Centre, and you could walk from Game to Currys to Ann Summers, all in the same building!
        The stalls dotted about inbetween sell a variety of everything and anything. Belt buckles, sweets, shampoo, fancy dress.

        Upstairs is the main food hall with plenty of places to eat. Nandos, McDonalds, KFC, Gravelys, and loads more. Theres loads of seating, so thats never an issue! There are a few more shops up at this level too - Travel Agents, Sports shops etc.
        Toilets and Baby Changing are all ok too.

        I remember driving past the White Rose Centre a long time ago and not really having any interest of going in. I went last year for the first time and was actually quite impressed, and have been back many times since!
        It does get very busy at weekends, but that happens at all shopping centres!
        Its a great place to go if you need something on a n evening or just fance heading out somewhere, as theres plenty to look at and it doesnt close till 8pm on a weekday.

        Im a big fan of places like the Trafford Centre, and the White Rose doesnt really compare in terms of scale or variety, but its definitely a great place and somewhere i recommend to people. Helpful that there is a supermarket in there too!

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        17.10.2009 20:36
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        A great shopping centre on the outskirts of Leeds.

        The White Rose Shopping Centre is just south if Leeds off the M62 so it is very easy to find and get to. There is loads of parking available and it is easy to very easy to reach via bus.

        There are around 100 shops inside and it is all under one roof so it is very convenient especially during the cold wet winter months! It is open from 10am till 8pm during the week so it is a great place to do the Christmas shopping after work! On a Saturday it's open from 9am till 7pm and on a Sunday the opening hours are 11am till 5pm.

        Inside, the Shopping Centre is very bright and open and it is very easy to navigate. There is a big upstairs food-court with plenty of seating and done great places to eat including Pizza Hut Express, KFC, Gravelys Fish & Chips, Bagel Nash, Subway, McDonalds etc.

        White Rose Shopping Centre is full of all the shops that you'd expect to find in a Shopping Centre, some of the stores are huge but I found some of the shops to be a lot smaller than i'd expect to find, the same stores are a lot bigger in Leeds City Centre.

        Some shops I remember seeing:
        Debenhams,
        WHSmiths,
        Primark,
        River Island,
        Millies Cookies,
        HMV,
        Clinton Cards,
        Miss Selfridge,
        Top Shop,
        Disney Store,
        Monsoon,
        Burtons,
        Next,
        and many many more!

        Between all the stores there are lots of smaller stands selling all sorts of things, from Candles to Pick'n'Mix, Hair Products to Belts.

        Whilst in the Shopping Centre I saw a lot of staff keeping the place clean & tidy and there were plenty of bins around. I really hate it when you have some rubbish and can never find a bin! Not a problem in this Shopping Centre.

        If you are looking for somewhere to quick and convenient to do all your Christmas shopping then I can really recommend the White Rose Shopping Centre. It may not be as big as places like Meadow Hall but it is still crammed full of all your favourite high-street stores.

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        25.07.2009 12:36
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        A must try shopping experience

        What is it and where is it?
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        White Rose is a shopping centre on the south side of Leeds. It's on the A653 Ringroad and accessible from the M621 (Junction 1) or the M62 (Junction 28).

        The address is: White Rose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 8LU.

        It's similar to Meadow Hall (Sheffield) or Trafford Centre (Manchester) but on a smaller scale.

        Parking
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        Parking at White Rose is free. There are 4,500 car parking spaces located across 6 customer car parks. Each car park is linked to a different shop entrance. The car parks are well maintained and I feel happy leaving my car whilst I shop. Even at busy times I have always been able to find a space without too much hassle. Christmas is slightly different and it feels like the whole of Yorkshire descends on mass to the centre. Heed my advice and get there when the centre opens to avoid car park rage!

        Disabled spaces are available in each car park for those visitors with a Blue Badge parking permit.

        A Sainsbury's petrol station is on site for those in need of re-fuelling before continuing the journey.

        Public Transport Links
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        White Rose has it's own on-site bus station and is well served by buses from Leeds city centre and surrounding towns (Morley, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield).

        The bus station is covered by CCTV and on-site securty.

        Opening Hours
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        Monday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
        Tuesday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
        Wednesday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
        Thursday 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
        Friday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
        Saturday 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
        Sunday 11:00 am - 05:00 pm

        Bank Holidays 10:00 am - 06:00 pm

        Layout
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        White Rose is split over two levels. The lower level is where all the shops are and they run in a straight line from one end (Sainsburys) to the other (Debanhams). Scattered between the shops are boutique carts selling various items such as photo's, handbags, unique jewellery and whatever the latest JML craze happens to be! At each end there are also coffee bars, allowing you to rest your weary feet, relax and watch the other shoppers mill around.

        The upper level is the food court area and in my opinion there's a good and varied selection including: Nando's, McDonalds, Ainsley's, Bagel Nash, Subway, KFC, and a Fish and Chip place. There is generous seating, although at obvious times (lunch and tea) you may find yourself wondering aimlessly for an empty table.
        Also on the upper level are a couple of travel agents (Co-Op and Going Places), Supercuts hair salon (no appointment necessary), Sports Direct, Orange, and a Juice bar.

        The Centre isn't huge and it is virtually impossible to get lost. However information stands and free maps are available to help you get your bearings.

        The Shops
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        White Rose offers a good selection of shops, particularly for women's fashion. Several major retailers have outlets including Marks and Spencers, BHS, Next, River Island, Primark, New Look, Monsoon, Dorothy Perkins, Warehouse, Ann Summers and Zara. Men are also well catered for in the fashion stakes with shops such as Burtons, Topman, Officers Club, Suits You and Envy.

        For those with a shoe fetish White Rose offers Barrets, Clarks, Faith, Garage shoes, and Schuh.

        General shops include Sainsburys, Argos, Debanhams and WH Smiths. For those looking for beauty shops there is Boots, Superdrug and the Body Shop. White Rose has an excellent choice of Jewellers (H Samuels, Beaver Brooks, Goldsmiths) and is great when hunting for a special present for someone.

        Choice of electrical shops is limited to Currys however on a similar theme there is HMV and Game, and also numerous mobile phone outlets. For those with children there is Adams, Pumpkin Patch, Early Learning Centre, Build a Bear, and Disney Store.

        Facilities
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        With all these shops available a shopper needs access to cash. Halifax and Yorkshire Bank are available with cash machines, with one located at either end of the centre.

        Disabled access is good. Above WH Smith is a mobility centre where it is possible to hire scooters. Two glass lifts link the lower and upper levels, and lifts are also available in some of the stores (MandS, Primark, BHS). Otherwise there are two main escalators or stair access between the 2-levels.

        There are three separate toilet areas spread out across the centre which have baby changing facilities and vending machines where you can get nappies if you need them. I have always found the toilets to be clean and well maintained.

        My Opinion
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        I love White Rose. It's 10 minutes from where I live and I often find myself moseying around it on my days off when its cold or rainy. White Rose is small in comparison to other shopping centres, but for me this is a huge benefit. Instead of having to trawl around an endless maze of shops for hours and hours trying to find what I want I can be in and out of White Rose in 30 minutes if I need to be. The layout is logical and it has all the key shops and is especially good for clothes stores. It's perfect during sale season and I never feel as stressed as I do when I sale shop in bigger centres or cities.

        It is bright and airy and is always well maintained and up-to-date in terms of décor. The coffee bars are a welcome treat at the start or end of a shopping trip, as well as been a good for socialising with family or friends and comparing purchases.

        I love the fact that I can shop, drop in for a hair cut, and do my weekly shop in one location. The free parking is also a huge plus. Overall White Rose is the perfect shopping venue, especially for those who like shopping but don't like it to take up a full day!

        For more info visit: http://www.white-rose.co.uk

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          16.10.2008 15:34
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          great shopping centre with everything you could need under one roof

          The White rose Shopping centre is in the south Leeds in a convenient location just off the M62. Its a great shopping centre and a place to go where everything you could need is all under one roof. It has 3 entrances not counting shop exits and has a wide range of shops some of them are

          sainsburys, boots, river island, next,argos, clinton cards, miss selfridge, new look, debenhams and many more. They have a wide range of selection and its a pleasant atmosphere to shop in.

          It can get extremely busy especially on bank holidays and weekends which is usually when i tend to avoid unless i need to go.

          e.g. McDonalds, KFC, spud u like, Bhs cafe and a couple more. It On the upper floor ther is a food mall with a range of food places has a large seating area to eat however pretty much all the time it is hard to get a table.

          They have excellent baby changing facilities with quite a few changing mats so you dont have to que. They also have a breastfeeding or bottle feeding room if you want to go somewhere you wont be disturbed. It also has great toilet facilities including disabled and theres plenty of them.

          I would definately recommend the white rose shopping centre the shops are all quite spacious and reasonalby priced and there are a number of stalls in the middle of the walkway.

          Great shopping centre

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            16.10.2008 11:10
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            A great place to shop with everything you need all under one roof

            The White Rose Shopping Cente is just on the outskirts of Leeds, and near the m62.
            It has just about everything you need all under one roof.
            Downstairs is a wide range of shops, it includes a large Sainsburys, Argos, Next, Boots, Primark, Wh Smiths, all the high street shops like that etc. The only shop it doesnt have which I ppersonally think it needs is a Mothercare, there is no Mothercare in Leeds centre either, so it would do well here. There is also some smaller shops here too.
            Upstairs is mainly the food area but this area does get very very busy at dinner times, so expect a long queue and to wait for a table. You can choose from Mds, Pizza hut, Currys, potatoes, or just a sandwich.
            There is loads of car parking spaces aswell.
            The White Rose is a lovely clean place to shop for whatever you need.

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              01.09.2008 08:30
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              I always shop here.

              The White rose centre is an indoor shopping centre located on the south side of Leeds, conveniently close to the M62, off junction 28. The centre's address is White Rose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, LS11 8LU.
              The reason I prefer shopping here rather than Leeds city centre is that all the shops that I like to shop in are in one place, rather than being miles away from each other. Plus if the weather is bad you are indoors so are protected from this.
              The shopping centre is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am till 8pm, Thursday 10am till 9pm, Saturday 9am till 7pm and Sunday 11am till 5pm. So there are plenty of opportunities to do your shopping.
              There are far too many stores there for me to list, however, I will list a few. They do have a large Sainsburys store, a boots, WHSmith and Argos. They have numerous women's clothes stores including Next, River Island, Top shop, Dorothy Perkins and Debenhams. They have a few shoe shops including, Faith, Schuh and Barrats but you find that a lot of the clothes shops sell shoes nowadays. They have lots of mens clothing shops including, Bank, Republic and Jack Jones. In fact they pretty much have everything you could really be looking for. Their website is www.white-rose.co.uk, so if you ever want to check what stores they have before you travel there then look on here as it lists every shop they have.
              You will also find that they have stall set up throughout the whole of the store, these include things like children's portraits, children's toys, t-shirt printing, jewellery, sweets to name but a few.

              The store is very child friendly and the customer service desk provides little push along cars that you can take to push your children around the centre in.

              There is a large food court on the top floor of the store which includes fast food places such as McDonalds, KFC, pizza hut, which is ideal to have something to eat after you have worn yourself out shopping.

              The only complaint I would have about the centre is that is gets very, very busy and you can sometimes find yourself driving around for ages to find a parking spot, even though there are lots of car parks. Whenever I am going I always try to get there as soon as it opens and get in and out as soon as possible, I find that after an hour of it opening the store becomes manic, especially on a Saturday. Needles to say that around Christmas time i avoid this place like the plague!!

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                28.07.2001 17:02
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                A few years ago, the White Rose shopping centre was built on the outskirts of Leeds containing a large Sainsbury's Savacentre and lots of other stores. The first thing you think of when you go there is "Whoa. This place is shiny. And expensive looking." and indeed it is. Obviously a lot of thought has gone into the design of this building, which contains a huge dome in the food court area and lots of little domes elsewhere. You'll also be surprised at how well maintained the building is, the floors are clean, and the bins are emptied often. But the important thing - what about the stores? Well, you'll be happy to hear that there's a decent range of stores available too. WH Smith, Dixons, Woolworths, Electronics Boutique, The Link, everything from clothes to toys can be found here. The food court is on an upper level under a very pretty dome with such restaurants as KFC and McDonalds. It also has smoking and non-smoking areas instead of banning smoking outright, which is a good thing. The only problem I can spot with this shopping centre is that it is slightly small compared to the competition, such as Wakefield's Ridings Centre and Sheffield's Meadowhall. But if you're in the area, drop in, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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