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Shopping Centres in Manchester

Browse all of your favourite stores under one roof, at one of the many fantastic shopping centres in Manchester including the Manchester Arndale, intu Trafford Centre, The Lowry Outlet and more - we've listed them all here.

Whether you're hunting for gifts or planning to treat yourself, who could blame you for indulging in a spot of retail therapy at one of the following shopping centres in Manchester...

intu Trafford Centre

intu Trafford Centre

Location: Trafford

Parking: Free

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00am-11:00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am-8.00pm
  • Sunday: 12.00-6.00pm

About: The Trafford Centre is one of the UK's largest and most popular shopping destinations. Located just 5 miles outside of Manchester city centre, the venue boasts over 230 stores, more than 60 cafes and restaurants, fashion shows, pop concerts and regular celebrity appearances. 

Dining: A string of top-notch restaurants and cafes including Pret-A-Manger, Starbucks, Five Guys and Nandos. 

Amenities: Crèche & Play Area, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, ODEON cinema, Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Laser Quest and much more.

Address: Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA

Telephone: 0161 749 1717

Arndale Shopping Centre

Arndale Shopping Centre

Location: City Centre

Parking: From £2.50 +

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9.00am-8.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am-7.00pm
  • Sunday: 11.30am to 5.30pm

About: With over 240 shops and department stores, 29 fast food restaurants and 16 health and beauty boutiques, Arndale is the UK's largest inner-city shopping centre. Whether wishing to click and collect an item in store or check social media, shoppers can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

Dining: Highlights include; Caffé Nero, EAT, Harry Ramsden’s, KFC, McDonald’s and Subway

Amenities: Arndale is only a stone's throw away from The Printworks, which boasts a 19-screen Odeon cinema complex, bars, restaurants and clubs. 

Address: Manchester Arndale, Manchester, M4 3AQ

Telephone: 0161 833 9851



Location: Northern Quarter

Parking: From £4.00 +

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 10.30am-6.00pm 
  • Saturdays: 10.00am-6.00pm 
  • Sundays: 11.00am-5.00pm

About: A hub of all things independent; Afflecks is home to a wealth of one-off stalls, small shops and quirky boutiques. From fancy dress and skate shops to fashion and homeware retailers, shoppers can browse for anything from top hats to tattoos.

Dining: Trendy bar and restaurant Black Dog Ballroom can be found in the basement of the venue, while Cafe 3 is situated on the third floor. 

Amenities: Tattoo parlour, body piercing salon and Black Dog Ballroom.

Address: 52 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PW

Telephone: 0161 839 0718

Corn Exchange

Corn Exchange

Location: Exchange Square

Parking: From £3.00 +

Opening Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00am-6.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am-6.00pm
  • Sunday: 11.00am-5.00pm

About: Located in Exchange Square, opposite Selfridges, this fantastic shopping centre is packed full with luxurious fashion brands, food and drink retailers and health and beauty stores, that can't be found anywhere else. 

Dining: Experience cuisine from all around the world at the likes of Zizzi, Pizza Express, Zinc and Tampopo.

Amenities: Nearby attractions include the Odeon cinema, and an abundance of bars, restaurants and clubs at The Printworks. 

Address: Exchange Square, Manchester, M4 3TR

Telephone: 0161 834 8961

Lowry Outlet Mall

Lowry Outlet Mall

Location: Salford Quays

Parking: From *Free

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00am-6.00pm
  • Thursday: 10.00am-8.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am-7.00pm
  • Sunday: 11.00am-5.00pm

About: The Lowry is the perfect place to shop your favourite brands for less! As the only Factory Outlet Shopping Centre in Manchester, shoppers can receive up to 70% off rrp in over 80 stores. Big name brands include Marks & Spencer, Gap, Nike and The Body Shop.

Dining: Harvester, Nandos and Bella Italia appear alongside the likes of Costa, Cuppa and BB's.

Amenities: VUE Cinema.

Address: Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AH

Telephone: 0161 848 1848

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