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Best shopping destinations in the UK
Fed up of your local shopping centre?
We’ve created a list of the top five shopping destinations in the UK, these shopping centres are not only renowned for their huge variety of shops but also their large selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. There is no doubt that you can have a full day out with the family at any of these shopping destinations!
Trafford Centre – Manchester
The Trafford Centre is by far the best shopping destination in the North West, with hundreds of stores there’s nearly every shop off the high street. It also houses the Orient which is Europe's largest food court, with so many cuisines to choose from it’s the perfect place for a spot of lunch!
Bullring – Birmingham
Bullring is the glamorous heart of Birmingham with over 160 imaginative and desirable shops to explore. Known for the iconic metallic, bubble effect Selfridges building which was inspired by a Paco Rabanne sequinned dress, the Bullring offers a shopping experience for the whole family.
Westfield Stratford City – London
Westfield Stratford City is the largest shopping mall in Europe and has a vibrant mix of shops and restaurants. The endless selection of women’s fashion options make it the perfect place for a little bit of retail therapy!
Metrocentre – Gateshead
The iconic intu Metrocentre is Europe's largest covered shopping and leisure centre, attracting visitors from across the north east and as far afield as Edinburgh! It was the UK’s first mega mall and is a must-visit destination!
Bluewater is Europe's most innovative retail and leisure destination with over a whopping 330 stores and another 40 cafes, bars and restaurants! This huge shopping centre is a great destination for a family day out.