Grand Arcade

Wigan’s Grand Arcade shopping centre opened in March 2007 and was a welcome addition to the town’s retail landscape.

View inside the Grand Arcade in Wigan

In 2015 Clarks and New Look moved their Wigan stores here from the Galleries Shopping Centre. BHS entered administration in 2016. Other shops that are no longer at the Grand Arcade include Marks & Spencer, Bank, Republic, La Senza, Ann Summers, and JJB Sports.

Shoppers at the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre in Wigan

The Casino Café, the eating area on the Upper Mall (first floor), takes its name from the legendary Wigan Casino nightclub that used to stand on the site of the mall. Restaurants here are Coffee Delight and Le Petit Four. There’s a small exhibition documenting the Wigan Casino and Northern Soul music.

Le Petit Four - Casino Cafe, Grand Arcade, Wigan
Le Petit Four – Casino Cafe
Northern Soul mural - Casino Cafe, Grand Arcade, Wigan
Northern Soul mural – Casino Cafe

The Grand Arcade is open seven days a week. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5.30 pm and Sundays 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. For Christmas opening hours visit the official Grand Arcade website.

The shopping centre is situated in Wigan town centre, bounded by Standishgate, Crompton Street, Riverway, and Millgate. It is within easy walking distance of Wigan Bus Station, and Wigan Wallgate and Wigan North Western train stations.

The Grand Arcade boasts two multi-storey car parks. The Millgate Car Park offers 600 spaces while the Crompton Street Car Park can accommodate around 250 vehicles.

Bronze statue of George Formby at the Grand Arcade in Wigan.
Bronze statue of George Formby

Facilities include toilets, baby changing, a customer service desk, free wireless internet access, and cash machines.


Map showing location of Grand Arcade.

Map showing location of Grand Arcade


Grand Arcade

Address and postcode
The Grand Arcade
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Visit Grand Arcade Website

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  1. Footasylum now open at the Grand Arcade in Wigan.

  2. A big thank to the 2 gentlemen who helped me on Friday 19.11 2016.I was struggling with my shopping I asked 2 staff members if they could help me. Without any hesitation they carried my shopping to my car I was on level 7 Debenhams. I did not get their names but they were tall slim build and one of them wore glasses the event occurred about lunchtime outside the Pandora store.So here’s to their kindness and good humour.They are 2 true gentlemen.Thank you from a very grateful shopper.


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