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The Trafford Centre

Located just a short bus, car or tram journey from Manchester The Trafford Centre is a unique shopping arena that provides an unforgettable retail experience. Shopping, Shows, Concerts, Dining and a wide range of entertainment are all included in the vast and impressive complex.

The Trafford Centre was delivered by The Peel Group and is now part of Capital Shopping Centres, in which Peel holds a major shareholding. Capital Shopping Centres is the UK's leading specialist developer, manager and owner of regional shopping centres.

 A tourist destination in its own right it attracts well over 30 million visitors a year. It really is true to say that a trip to the Trafford Centre is a fun filled, family friendly day out where “retail therapy” takes on a whole new meaning.

This massive shopping mall includes more than 230 shops. One can shop for some of the finest designer brands of the world like DKNY, Gucci, FCUK, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier, Lacoste and many more.

The Trafford Centre’s attractions include:

  • 230 stores including Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer.
  • The Orient -the centre’s leisure and dining area - is the largest of its kind in Europe with 60 restaurants, cafes and bars to cater for more than 6,000 diners.
  • A 20 screen cinema -one of the largest and busiest in the UK.
  • Leisure facilities including a state-of-the-art Laser Quest and an entertainment venue called Namco containing an 18-lane bowling alley.
  • The Great Hall, a new dining experience within The Trafford Centre. Restaurants such as Las Iguanas and Carluccio's are set under glass with a sweeping staircase and chandelier overhead.
  • Barton Square - a 200,000 sq ft homeware destination - which opened in 2008. Barton Square is linked to The Trafford Centre via a glazed walkway. Retailers include M&S Home, Next Home, Habitat, Laura Ashley Home and Moben Sharps Dolphin.
  • A 40,000 sq ft Lego Discovery Centre opened at Barton Square in 2010.