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The Trafford Centre, Stretford

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With hundreds of different stores, The Trafford Centre is the second largest shopping center in the United Kingdom. It also houses the UK's busiest cinema and Europe's largest food court. The mall features an unorthodox style of architecture--it's definitely not a generic shopping mall! The 1930s-themed, 1,600-seat eating area, incorporates designs from China, New Orleans, Egypt, and Italy. There are four main areas located across two floors: Peel Avenue, Regent Crescent, The Dome, and The Orient. The design allows equal access for visitors from both sides of the mall. By using our Stretford trip planner, you can arrange your visit to The Trafford Centre and other attractions in Stretford.
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  • We were visiting Manchester so we thought we would go to Trafford. It was quite easy to get to on the tram. When we got in there were many shops that we saw that we wanted to go in. We decided to get....  more
    We were visiting Manchester so we thought we would go to Trafford. It was quite easy to get to on the tram. When we got in there were many shops that we saw that we wanted to go in. We decided to get....  more »
  • If you fancy an 8 hour pointless walk round buying nothing but a coffee then this is the place for you.on average 3 from every 1000 actually buying something other than a coffee.get to the arndale... 
    If you fancy an 8 hour pointless walk round buying nothing but a coffee then this is the place for you.on average 3 from every 1000 actually buying something other than a coffee.get to the arndale...  more »
  • Visited over Christmas and it was very busy as expected. Plenty of parking spaces. Very grand inside with beautiful walls, pillars and ceilings. Fantastic range of shops and restaurants to... 
    Visited over Christmas and it was very busy as expected. Plenty of parking spaces. Very grand inside with beautiful walls, pillars and ceilings. Fantastic range of shops and restaurants to...  more »
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  • I'm not an expert on shopping centres, but this complex is one of the best I've ever seen. Very nice how they've themed all different areas in there, and how many different stores they have. The food court area is massive as well with so much choice. You could have a great day out here, with activities such as the arcade section, let alone just turn up to do a bit of shopping. Lots of free parking available too.
  • This is one impressive place to visit if you have a few hours to spare. It's vast, be prepared to walk what seems like miles and miles. Wear trainers. The building feels like a Las Vegas hotel, all the statues, stair cases and the food court make this place more than just a shopping centre. It has everything you need under one vast roof. All the top brands, best places to eat, all the restaurants you know from your own city. Get there early. Would have loved to have spent more than the 3hrs we were actually there. Great place ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  • Absolutely stunning centre! The design and details put into the architecture of the building is really beautiful and beyond captivating. From the New Orleans entryway to the great Chinese entryway and the amazing dining area designed like a massive ship there is a restaurant for everyoneโ€™s preference. There is an abundance of stores to shop from and plenty of fun activities for children and families to enjoy. I would recommend planning to spend a few hours here in order to see everything.
  • Stunning shopping centre with a fantastic collection of stores with beautiful themes and eyesights. The food court alone was amazing. The dome section with marble and Greek styled decorations was utterly astonishing. Such a lovely place I would love to return to one day! Also, free parking is always a 5* in my books.
  • It's massive, huge, lively and a big wow! And it was bustling with happy faces.. Has huge car parks all around and still we waited for a few minutes to let someone drive off , so we could park. We did get lost inside ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ while trying to find our way back to car... I didn't note customers help desks on any floor when we wanted to ask our way out.. Maybe we just missed. Just next to motorway, so ease of access.

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