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Once the hub of the world’s cotton trade, The Royal Exchange Manchester is now an eclectic collection of luxury retailers, premium high street brands and best in class independent boutique shops playing a key role in Manchester’s thriving shopping and lifestyle culture.
Here you’ll find established brands such as Watches of Switzerland, French Connection, Swarovski, Molton Brown and more, along with smaller independent boutique shops including Lanigan & Hulme menswear, Jenny Jones jewellers and Astons of Manchester. The Royal Exchange Manchester is also home to the first UK store for Swedish outdoor brand Fjallraven.
Situated in the heart of the city looking out on to St Ann’s Square, The Royal Exchange Manchester is in close proximity to Manchester Arndale as well as luxury stores such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser, with many of Manchester’s hotels, restaurants and cafes nearby.
The city centre location makes it easily accessible, with Victoria Station only a 10 minute walk away, and Piccadilly Station a 15 minute walk.
Whether it’s designer fashion, bespoke jewellery, beauty or gifts, The Royal Exchange Manchester has it all on one level.
In addition to shopping you’ll find Razor’s Edge hair salon in the Arcade, along with Alterations Boutique if you’re looking for a first-class alterations service. And If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city centre shopping there’s a choice of Annie’s tearoom (owned by Coronation Street’s Jenny McAlpine), Michael’s café or TGI Fridays for fun with friends and family.
This premium retail destination is a must for the itinerary for shopping trips and city breaks to Manchester; it is one of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks and is a big part of the city’s history. It was constructed in its current form between 1914 – 1921 and was officially opened by King George V and Queen Mary upon completion.
The building is also home to the much-loved Royal Exchange Theatre.