Manchester’s Trafford Centre is the largest shopping centre in North West England. Over 200 stores, restaurants, and attractions attract more than 30 million customers each year.
Major stores include Debenhams, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Boots, and Selfridges.
The centre boasts almost two million square feet of floor space. It is divided into several areas. The main shopping areas are Regent Crescent, Peel Avenue, The Dome, and Barton Square.
The Orient and The Great Hall lie at the centre of the mall and are home to restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues.
Regent Crescent is the western wing of the centre and has two levels. Stores here include Debenhams, Next, Topshop, and Topman.
The Dome lies at the heart of the Trafford Centre and three levels. The main store here is Selfridges.
Peel Avenue runs east from The Dome. Major stores here include John Lewis, Boots, Marks & Spencer, and H&M. Peel Avenue has two levels.
The Barton Square extension opened in 2008 and features a number of stores selling home furnishings and household goods. Shops include Next Home, Kutchenhaus, Dwell, Betta Living, Laura Ashley Home, HomeSense, and Natuzzi. It is linked to the centre by a glazed walkway.
List of Shops
Shops at the intu Trafford Centre are listed below. The list was last updated on Saturday 23rd of April 2016.
- 3 Store
- Ann Summers
- Apple Store
- A|X Armani Exchange
- Betta Living
- Boux Avenue
- Build A Bear Workshop
- Calvin Klein Jeans
- Carphone Warehouse
- Castle Galleries – Art gallery offering original works and limited edition prints.
- Cath Kidston
- Clinton Cards
- Currys PC World
- Disney Store
- Dorothy Perkins
- Elvis Jesus - Designer clothes.
- Ernest Jones
- Fat Face
- F Hinds
- Foot Locker
- Fraser Hart
- H. Samuel
- Holland & Barrett
- Hotel Chocolat - Luxury chocolates and gifts.
- Hugo Boss/Boss
- Indulge Fragrances
- Jack & Jones
- Jack Wills
- JD King of Trainers
- JD Sports
- John Lewis
- Karen Millen
- KIKO MILANO - Italian cosmetics.
- Kurt Geiger
- Laura Ashley Home
- Leslie Davis
- Levi's Store
- M&S Home
- Mamas & Papas
- Marks & Spencer
- Miss Selfridge
- Molton Brown
- Mr Pretzels
- Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe
- New Look
- Next Home
- Omega Boutique
- Optical Express
- Phase Eight
- Post Office
- Primark – Affordable fashion (located within Selfridges).
- Reeds – Clothes alterations, repairs, and cleaning.
- Regis – Hair salon.
- River Island
- Russell & Bromley
- Selfridges & Co
- Sunglass Hut
- Ted Baker
- The Body Shop
- The Designer Studio
- The Face Doctor
- The Music Store
- The North Face
- The Pen Shop
- The Perfume Shop
- The Watch Hospital
- Thomas Cook
- Thomas Sabo
- Ti Sento
- Victoria's Secret
- Virgin Holidays
- Vision Express
Restaurants and Food & Drink Outlets
The majority of the bars and restaurants at the Trafford Centre are located in The Orient or The Great Hall. Most are part of national chains though there are a handful of independent, regional eateries.
The Orient lies south of The Dome. The overall design mimics a 1930s ocean liner and also features themed areas such as New Orleans and Chinatown.
The ground floor of The Orient is predominantly occupied by fast food outlets. Harry Ramsden’s, KFC, Burger King, McDonald’s, and Subway are all here. With seating for around 1,600 diners it is the biggest food court in Europe.
The first floor offers sit-down restaurants and bars like Coast to Coast, Café Rouge, Est Est Est, Giraffe, and Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
The Orient opens out into the Great Hall, an opulent piazza with palm trees, marble flooring, and a sweeping staircase. The chandelier here is one of the largest in the world. Restaurants in the Great Hall include Five Guys, Carluccio’s, and Las Iguanas.
Wilderspool Wood is an area of woodland just outside the entrance to the Great Hall. Frankie & Benny’s and The Coach House pub are here.
Restaurants, cafes, and fast food outlets at the intu Trafford Centre are listed below. The list was last updated on Saturday 23rd of April 2016.
- 360 Champagne & Cocktails – Champagne, cocktails and afternoon tea (Orient First Floor).
- All Bar One – Stylish bar.
- Ambar – Bar near the Odeon cinema (The Dome Second Floor).
- Barburrito – Mexican (Orient First Floor).
- Barburrito Kitchen – Mexican (Orient Ground Floor).
- Bill's – Casual dining (Orient First Floor).
- Boost Juice Bar – Juices and smoothies (Peel Avenue First Floor).
- Brewers Fayre - The Coach House – Family-friendly pub (Wilderspool Wood).
- Burger King – Burgers and fries (Orient Ground Floor).
- Caffè Nero – Coffee house (Peel Avenue Ground Floor).
- Café Rouge – French restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Carluccio's – Classic Italian food (Great Hall).
- ChaoBaby – Thai restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Coast to Coast – American restaurant and bar (Orient First Floor).
- Costa Coffee – Coffee house (The Dome Second Floor and inside Next on Regent Crescent).
- Eat – Sandwiches, rolls, pies, salads, and desserts (Peel Avenue First Floor).
- Est Est Est – Italian restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Five Guys – Gourmet burgers (Great Hall).
- Frankie & Benny's – Italian restaurant (Wilderspool Wood).
- Giraffe – Family-friendly restaurant offering dishes from around the world (Orient First Floor).
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Burger restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Harry Ramsden's – Fish and chips (Orient Ground Floor).
- KFC – Fried chicken (Orient Ground Floor).
- Las Iguanas – South American restaurant (Great Hall).
- La Tasca – Spanish tapas (Orient First Floor).
- McDonald's – Burgers and fast food (Orient Ground Floor).
- Millie’s Cookies – Freshly baked cookies, muffins, and more (Orient Ground Floor).
- Nando's – Portuguese restaurant (Orient Ground Floor).
- Patisserie Valerie – Cakes and pastries (inside Next Home on Barton Square).
- Pesto – Italian restaurant (Great Hall).
- Pizza Express – Pizzas and pasta (Orient First Floor).
- Pizza Hut – Pizzas and pasta (Orient Ground Floor).
- RICE - Oriental (Orient First Floor).
- Rice Shack – Asian (Orient Ground Floor).
- Shere Khan Express – Indian (Orient Ground Floor).
- Spudulike – Baked potatoes (Orient Ground Floor).
- Starbucks – Coffee house (Peel Avenue First Floor and Regent Crescent Ground Floor).
- Subway – Freshly-made subs (Orient Ground Floor).
- Tampopo – Asian restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- TGI Fridays – American restaurant and bar (Great Hall).
- Wagamama – Pan-Asian restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Wetherspoon - The Mardi Gras – Pub (Orient First Floor).
- Wokooshii – Japanese/Korean restaurant owned by founder of Manchester’s famous Yang Sing Chinese restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Yang Sing Cathay – Chinese restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Zizzi – Italian (Orient First Floor).
Cinema and Things to Do
Leisure options at the intu Trafford Centre are listed below. The list was last updated on Saturday 23rd of April 2016.
- Aerial Extreme
- Laser Quest & The Rock
- LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
- Namco Funscape
- Odeon Cinema
- Paradise Island Adventure Golf
- Sea Life
- Trafford City
The Odeon on the second floor of The Dome is one of the busiest cinemas in the country. It offers 20 screens, including a giant IMAX theatre.
Aerial Extreme is a high ropes adventure course with zip wires, rope bridges, balance beams, and more. It is at Wilderspool Wood, near the entrance to the Great Hall.
Laser Quest is a family-friendly laser tag game. Players compete in teams in a multi-level arena. The Rock is a motorised climbing challenge. Both are located on the second floor of The Dome, near the Odeon.
The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is a fantastic attraction for young children. Miniland features Lego models of North West Attractions such as Blackpool Tower and Old Trafford. Kids can also see how Lego is manufactured, build and race Lego cars, watch 4D movies, and much more.
Sea Life is an indoor aquarium. The tanks and displays here house over 5,000 fish and sea creatures.
The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and Sea Life are both at Barton Square.
Namco Funscape is an entertainment centre on the ground floor of The Orient. It features tenpin bowling lanes, dodgem cars, arcade games, and pool tables.
Paradise Island Adventure Golf offers two 18-hole mini-golf courses, each set on a tropical island paradise. It is found on the second floor of The Dome, next to the Odeon.
EventCity opened in 2011 and is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the UK. The former tobacco factory and distribution warehouse hosts exhibitions and trade shows throughout the year. It’s situated on Phoenix Way, just east of the Trafford Centre.
Trafford City is the name of the wider area around the Trafford Centre. Attractions and businesses here include Airkix (indoor skydiving), the Chill Factore (indoor ski slope), Trafford Golf Centre (driving range – formerly PlayGolf), Fords of Winsford, Asda, B&Q, and David Lloyd.
Facilities at the Trafford Centre include free wireless internet access, cash machines, pushchair and buggy hire, a crèche, children’s play area, public toilets, baby changing facilities, breast-feeding rooms, and a prayer room.
The centre is also part of the Shopmobility scheme.
The Trafford Centre is open seven days a week.
Opening and closing times for today, Friday 29th April 2016, are:
- Shops - 10 am to 10 pm
- Restaurants - 10 am to midnight
Shops stay open to late in the evening. Up to forty percent of visitors enter after 6 pm. The cinema, restaurants, and bars continue to operate after the shops have closed.
For cinema times see our Odeon Trafford Centre page.
Location and Directions
The Trafford Centre is located in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, four miles west of Manchester city centre.
To reach the Trafford Centre by car simply leave the M60 motorway at Junction 9 or 10 and follow the signs.
Shoppers using satellite navigation systems should note that the postcode to use for the Trafford Centre is M17 8AA.
The Trafford Centre offers more than 11,000 free car parking spaces, evenly distributed around the building. A traffic management system shows drivers the location of available parking spaces.
The centre was one of the first to introduce an automatic number plate recognition system. The police and security team are alerted when stolen vehicles or those associated with crime enter the site.
The Trafford Centre has its own bus station offering services to and from destinations throughout Greater Manchester and North West England.
Buses from Manchester city centre depart from Shudehill Bus Station (next to Shudehill Metrolink Station and near Victoria Train Station) and Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station (adjacent to Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink Station and close to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station).
Bus services include:
- X50 – High frequency, express service from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station to the Trafford Centre. Stops on the route include Deansgate Train Station, Old Trafford (Manchester United), and the Imperial War Museum North (Salford Quays).
- 100 – Shudehill Bus Station to Warrington Interchange. Stops on the route include Manchester Victoria, Salford Crescent/University of Salford, Salford Shopping Centre, Salford Royal Hospital, Eccles Interchange (Eccles Bus Station and Eccles Metrolink Station), and the Trafford Centre.
Train and Metrolink
There is no direct train or Metrolink service to the Trafford Centre.
Passengers arriving at Manchester Victoria can take the 100 bus.
Metrolink passengers can alight at various stops and take a connecting bus service. For example Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink Station (X50 bus), Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink Station (X50 bus), Shudehill Metrolink Station (100 bus).
intu Trafford Centre
Address and postcode
Junction 9/10, M60