Best shopping centres to go to in the UK

Best shopping centres to go to in the UK

England has plenty of extravagant shopping centres, full of high street and high-end stores. These centres are perfect for those in the mood for a shopping spree or an evening at a restaurant. The best shopping centres have restaurants, bars, entertainment facilities, parks and shops all in one location.

Here are the best shopping centres in the UK.

Intu Trafford Centre

Manchester’s Trafford Centre is the third-largest shopping centre in the UK and has over 280 shops including the Couture Club flagship store. It hosts huge department stores, like John Lewis and Selfridges and Europe’s largest food court, The Orient. The Trafford Centre is near Legoland and Sea Life. After a morning shopping, you can take the family to these hit attractions!

Check out UK’s busiest cinema if you’re feeling brave or take a leisurely mooch around the hundreds of shops.

Intu Trafford Centre external
Intu Trafford Centre

Liverpool One

This shopping centre is located in the heart of Liverpool and has an open-air roof. Say goodbye to sweaty shoppers and hello to an easy-breezy shopping experience. Liverpool One contains six different districts, each with different tastes. For example, Peter’s Lane has more luxurious stores while Paradise Street focuses on technology and food.

Westfield London

Take a train to London and visit Shepherds Bush for the ultimate London shopping experience. This five-floor shopping centre features a glass roof, elegant lighting and hundreds of shops. There is even a separate section, named The Village, for the most luxurious of stores.

There is also an entire floor for food – so you can stop and grab a snack halfway through your shopping spree!

Westquay in Southampton

Westquay offers over 125 shops, including a showcase cinema and Hollywood bowl. This is the largest Marland’s shopping centre, and it’s located near the docks. Visit superstores like M&S, John Lewis and Next for ladieswear, menswear, childrenswear and even homeware.

Westquay has undergone some major construction in the last few years. It now uses geothermal energy to power its heating, and the food terrace was redeveloped with some new restaurants.

The Handmade Burger Company
The Handmade Burger Company in Meadowhall and Westquay


Head to Sheffield for the indoor shopping mall, Meadow Hall. There are fifty places to eat and drink and over 12,000 free parking spaces. What’s not to like?

There is also a cinema with eleven screens so you can catch the latest movie release after a day of shopping.

Shopping centres are a brilliant day out for you and the kids. Make the most out of the wide array of shops available and enjoy some international cuisines in the food court. You can always opt for the entertainment facilities if shopping isn’t your thing, or the kids get bored. There is something for everyone in the UK’s shopping centres.

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