Arndale Centre, Manchester

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    Arndale Centre: Everything under one roof

    by mickeyboy07 Written Dec 12, 2011

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    A very large shopping centre in the middle of Manchester,built in two phases in 1972 and 1979.The centre was then redeveloped after an IRA bomb attack in 1996 that damaged a several parts of the building.It has a floorspace of just under 1,500,000 sq ft and is connected to Selfridges and Marks and Spencer's via a link bridge,making it Europe's largest city centre shopping mall.It attracts around 38 million visitors a year.As well as having nearly every high street store you can think of inside its 240 stores it also houses a giant food court on the upper floor with seating for 800 people.

    The centre is open from 9am till 8pm mon-fri,till 7pm sat and till 5pm sun.

    What to buy: Clothes,cosmetics,electricals,food etc.

    What to pay: Depends on what you buy

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    The Arndale Shopping Centre: Jazz while shopping

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 2, 2011

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    Manchester's Arndale mall is located in the town's center. The mall's built begun in 1972, and was - by its completion in 1979 - the largest covered town shopping mall in the EU with over 200 shops, stores, restaurants and fast food places. We did less of shopping there but a slow stroll along the stores, and eventually enjoyed some jazz played live by a local band right on the mall's ground floor. That was exciting. Then there's a store for repairing wrist-watches in less than 1-2 hrs if the issues are not too complicated. This is what I did I left my watch there and got it repaired in less than one hour for a few bucks only. And of course I also did the Body Shop.

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    Arndale Centre: City Centre shopping

    by tvor Written May 29, 2011

    While the Trafford Center is the showpiece shopping mecca of Manchester, the Arndale is much more accessible. If this were to be found in Canada or America, it would be called the Arndale Mall because we call them shopping malls, but quite often in the U.K. they're referred to as shopping "centres". The Arndale was built in the 1970s but suffered some damage at the hends of the IRA bomb that went off in central Manchester in the mid 1990s. After that, there was a lot of reconstruction in the city centre and the Arndale was renovated and spruced up considerably. It's had even more modernization in the 21st century and is now a gleaming, modern shopping centre with over 240 shops and services.

    The mall is really nice with a wide variety of shops and food kiosks. There are touch screen maps in many intersections though we did find them a bit confusing for direction. There's a large parking garage attached, accessible off the Withy Grove/Shudehill side. One side of the outside is pedestrian only and there are bus and tram connections very nearby. The Arndale is near the large new Marks and Spencers (connected by a walkway), Selfridges, Debenham's, the Printworks complex as well as the old quarter with the Cathedral and the oldest pubs in the city. It's close to the main road of Deansgate and St. Anne's Square with the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Barton Arcade shopping as well.

    The city centre of Manchester is busy but has a lot of great shopping options all within walking distance of the Arndale.

    What to buy: Anything!

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    Arndale Centre: Arndale Centre

    by alfredop Written May 10, 2006

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    Located in the heart of the city, Manchester's Arndale Centre in many ways dominates the central shopping area of the City. Begun in 1972, by its completion in 1979 it was the largest covered town shopping centre in Europe, covering some 30 acres in the old city centre, with 750,000 shoppers visiting it each week. With over 200 shops, major department stores, restaurants an fast food outlets it has become a busy and active shopping arcade.

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    Arndale Centre

    by Ben-UK Updated Dec 3, 2005

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    Arndale Centre, Manchester

    Th Arndale Centre in Manchester was built in the 1970's and was covered in yellow tiles that were universally disliked by Mancunians -- however, it was the city's first major shopping mall and provided lots of new shops for the city centre -- when completed in 1979 it was the largest covered shopping centre in Europe.

    The dreaded yellow tiles have given way to more of a glass structure in recent years and the whole thing looks much better now. The centre comprises 2 floors of extensive shopping plus a multi-story car park.

    My photo shows the entrance on Corporation Street.

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    Arndale Shopping Center: City Centre Cheap Deals

    by orlikins Updated Sep 17, 2005

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    Arndale precinct

    Its basically a big mamma of a shopping center with lots of very cheap discount stores for cosmetics, home appliances. But you've also got the usual big-name British retailers there too.

    What to buy: Man U t-shirts probably ;)

    Saw quite a few "Cock of the North" t-shirts up there too!

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    Arndale Centre: THE Shopping District

    by gabriellefox Written Feb 11, 2005

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    Arndale Centre

    Located in the heart of the city, Manchester's Arndale Centre in many ways dominates the central shopping area of the City. Begun in 1972, by its completion in 1979 it was the largest covered town shopping centre in Europe, covering some 30 acres in the old city centre, with 750,000 shoppers visiting it each week. With over 200 shops, major department stores, restaurants an fast food outlets it has become a busy and active shopping arcade.

    What to buy: The centre houses an 1800 space multi-storey car park, shopping malls on two levels, office space in tower, residential flats, and the Arndale Centre Bus Station at Cannon Street,

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  • Arndale Centre: hustly & bustly shopping.....

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Dec 24, 2003

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    a wlk into the shopping mall

    In the heart of the Manchester is this great shopping centre.From the street shopping to indoor shopping everything is there. you can buy anything from here from toys to clothings. There is also a "FOOD CHAIN" upper mall of the shopping centre with fast food resturants like Macdonalds & Kfc.

    What to buy: There are many shops selling clothes(designer wear). the best place to do cloth shopping is Ath liesure inside the hall. Well my favourite shop is "Gadget shop" selling gadgets of all kinds. I am sure you love it too....

    What to pay: you can spenp up to 100 pounds on shopping here whioch will be enough but plz choose different items carefully as they are pricer different in every shop..

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  • Arndale Centre: hustly & bustly shopping.....

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Dec 24, 2003

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    In the heart of the Manchester is this great shopping centre.From the street shopping to indoor shopping everything is there. you can buy anything from here from toys to clothings. There is also a "FOOD CHAIN" upper mall of the shopping centre with fast food resturants like Macdonalds & Kfc.

    What to buy: There are many shops selling clothes(designer wear). the best place to do cloth shopping is Ath liesure inside the hall. Well my favourite shop is "Gadget shop" selling gadgets of all kinds. I am sure you love it too....

    What to pay: you can spenp up to 100 pounds on shopping here whioch will be enough but plz choose different items carefully as they are pricer different in every shop..

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    The Arndale Centre: Shopping the center of town.

    by MDH Updated Apr 3, 2003

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    This huge shopping mall located in the center of town, the Arndale Centre was once the largest indoor mall in Europe when it was completed in the late 1970s. Today, the Arndale serves Central Manchester, and is filled with music stores, clothing botiques, food courts, and anything else you can fit inside a mall.

    The mall is served by buses and the city's Metrolink, and is easy to get to.

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    Arndale Centre: Traditional Mall

    by steventilly Written Nov 20, 2002

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    Arndale Centre

    The Anrndale Centre is a city centre mall in the old, traditiuonal sense. Built in the 70's (I think) it's largely invisible from the outside, hidden behind the other streets of shops. Inside though, it's a labyrinth of shops of all types - mainly your "high street store" type. It has a good food court too that spans Market Street.

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    Arndale Centre: Isn't really the best.

    by M.E.R.V Written Oct 12, 2002

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    Located in the heart of the city, the Arndale Centre in a way dominates the shopping area of the citycentre. With its completion in 1979, it is one of the largest covered shopping centre in Europe. After the 1996 IRA bombing at the Arndale Centre Bus Station, the shopping centre has now got a face-lift and looks better than ever now!

    What to buy: The Arndale Centre may well have all the shops you need, but to be honest, they are the same shops you will find in any city centre throughout the UK. Yes, they are all under one roof. The focal point has to be the great aroma from Millies Cookies floating around, so make sure you don't leave the place without getting some!

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    Body Shop at Arndale Shopping Centre: Showercream and more

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 2, 2011

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    Great yet expensive stuff for body and beauty. This particular Body Shop has indeed extrem (customer) friendly, advising personnal. Visitors will really enjoy to shop there.

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    Arndale Centre: Check out the Arndale centre

    by bscott1 Written Dec 11, 2004

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    The Arndale Centre attracts hordes of shoppers in this vast indoor market filled with a combination of kitsch and class. Enjoy the sleek, modern, 1960s architecture!

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