Spencer Plaza, Chennai (Madras)

Shop comfortably or just hang out at Spencer Plaza, a large, modern landmark shopping center with office space and the oldest mall in India. A popular hangout place in Chennai, the mall features a variety of retail shops with major international and local brands and there are various seasonal stands with handicrafts. Reconstructed in 1985 on the site of Spencer’s department store, the plaza also features a multiplex cinema and numerous food outlets. Located on Anna Salai, this large office park and mall is close to business district and hotels. Add Spencer Plaza to your Chennai (Madras) travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chennai (Madras) day trip planning website .
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  • October 1, 2017
    For me - one of the best place to do authentic shopping in Chennai. A lot of craft shops. with reasonable prices, and all shopkeepers are ready to bargain about the prices. Actually, in some shops you...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    Though, with changing scenarios the mall would have improved upon but shoppers may not like this small shops like Palika bazaar But many people thong here because it is value for minu and some cheap i...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    Used to be the most popular shopper mall in Chennai but now totally outdated.. while many malls came up across chennai, this one stood still and didn't keep upto modern times.. many shops inside are v...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    It was once my favourite destination to hangout with friends. I use to feel relished whenever I get to visit here. For some reason it lost its glory.. most of the shops here are closed.. I went on a Friday evening, still it wasn't crowded.. Probably if more number of events, promotion are held, it may regain its popularity.. I wish I get to see or hear Spencer Plaza having a facelift
  • July 7, 2017
    One stop place for 100 Rs t-shirt in a shopping mall. That’s exciting..!! Also one of the best place to find hand made crafts works with a reasonable price.. If we are good bargainer I’m sure we can find some designer phone covers for better price.
  • June 20, 2017
    A really classic mall from the British period. Has a legacy of its own and one of the very first malls in the Asia and still stands strong. Most of the shops are moving out, but definitely a hang out spot and also for those guys who like rad items to look cool! This is one stop shop for all your fashion needs at an affordable cost ;)
  • April 27, 2017
    Next to VTI very good handicrafts in bronze and wood are seen in couple of shops. The shoe repair shop is a plus. Though the work is neat commitment to time was an issue in my experience. A once famous mall that used to be filled with customers has lost its glory after advent of other malls. Missing the "landmark" book shop. The the third phase ground floor with good marble flooring could be a good scatting rig ( both for rollers as well as ice (with some investment)).
  • May 21, 2017
    Spencer was a great place to hang out in the early 1990 to 2000. It was the only Mall in Chennai. It had all the right shops. Then came city centre followed by EA and phoenix mall. Spencer died slowly. Now all that remains is few leather shops and cheap clothing stores. All the major shops moved out probably owing to frequent power issues and exorbitant rentals. Escalators are shutdown half the time. Down the lane it might be pulled down to make way for a bigger Cineplex, since Spencer is the only one without a multiplex.

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