We’re the biggest inner-city shopping centre in the country. And we couldn’t be prouder to call Manchester our home. There’s the nightlife, the sport, the long legacy of art and music… The energy of Market Street and Exchange Square. There’s so much going on. It sure does keep us on our toes.
But it also means that we’re just a couple of minutes from a great gig. A gorgeous hotel. A walk along the banks of the River Irwell. Manchester shopping couldn’t be simpler or more convenient. You might not even need to step outside our doors; we have countless stores and pit-stops to keep you satisfied. From electronics and clothes to restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, Manchester Arndale is a whole day out.
From the beginning, the Arndale was about more than just Manchester shopping. Our founders – the Arndale Property Trust – knew there was something missing not just from the city, but the UK in general. Plans were drawn for a huge, revolutionary retail space, and the Centre was built between 1971 and 1979. It opened in stages, with an official ceremony attended by HRH Princess Royal in 1979.