The Mall Blackburn

On our last visit to Blackburn town centre the streets were fairly empty. We wondered if Blackburn Rovers had reached the final of the FA Cup and the whole town had decamped for Wembley. This farfetched thought was put to rest when we entered The Mall. The place was absolutely rammed.

Attracting over 13 million shoppers every year, The Mall is Blackburn’s premier retail destination. It opened in 1979 but has seen significant expansion and improvement projects over the years.

Primark and Next shops at The Mall shopping centre in Blackburn
Primark and Next

July 2010 saw the completion of a £66 million extension and the addition of more than 100,000 square feet of retail space. Over 20 new shops, including a 50,000 square foot Primark store, moved into the new area.

The following year Blackburn Market relocated to the ground floor of The Mall. The modern market features over 120 stalls selling everything that would be found in a traditional market. The new Blackburn Market also boasts a large food court with a number of cafes, delis, and takeaways.

Escalator to Blackburn Market and Food Court, The Mall
Escalator to Blackburn Market and Food Court

List of Shops

Shops and places to eat and drink at The Mall Blackburn are:

  • Beauty Spot Warehouse – Hair extensions and beauty products.
  • Betfred – Bookmakers.
  • Blue Inc – Fashion.
  • Bodycare – Health and beauty products.
  • Boots – Healthcare products and services.
  • Brillen
  • British Heart Foundation – Charity store.
  • BubbleCiTea
  • Card Factory – Greeting cards, wrapping, gifts, and party products.
  • Cells Communication
  • Chris Shan Jewellers – Independent jewellery store.
  • Claire’s – Fashion accessories for women and girls.
  • Clarks – Footwear.
  • Clintons – Cards, gifts, wrapping etc.
  • Costa Coffee Lord Street Mall
  • Deichmann – Footwear for men, women, and children.
  • EE – Telecommunications.
  • Equivalenza – Perfumes.
  • Eurochange – Foreign currency exchange, money transfers etc.
  • Eyebrow Beauty
  • Footasylum – Trainers, clothing and fashion accessories.
  • Game – Video games, consoles, and accessories.
  • Gems – Fashion.
  • Greggs King William Street
  • Greggs Lord Street
  • H&H News – Newsagents.
  • H&M – Fashion.
  • H&T Pawnbrokers
  • Hasty Tasty Pizza – Pizzeria.
  • Hays Travel
  • Herbal Inn – Chinese health treatments.
  • Holland & Barrett – Vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements etc.
  • Home and Fragrance
  • H.Samuel – Jewellers.
  • Jack & Jones – Menswear.
  • JD – Sports fashion and trainers.
  • Just Cuts Temporary Closed
  • KFC – Fried chicken.
  • Krispy Kreme – Doughnuts.
  • Max Spielmann – Photo printing and gifts.
  • Mobilebitz
  • Muffin Break – Muffins and beverages.
  • Newground together
  • New Look – Fashion.
  • Next – Fashion.
  • O2 – Mobile phones.
  • Pandora – Jewellery.
  • Peter Jackson – Jewellery.
  • Phones Hut
  • Posh Nails
  • Post Office
  • Poundbakery – Pies, pasties, sandwiches etc.
  • Poundland – Discount store.
  • Primark – Discount fashion store.
  • PureGym – No-contract gym.
  • Rhode Island Coffee – Coffeehouse.
  • River Island – Fashion.
  • Rummage Rescuers
  • Ryman – Stationery.
  • Santander – Bank.
  • schuh
  • Secret Santa
  • Shoe Zone – Footwear.
  • Signature Vapour
  • Sky – TV and broadband.
  • Smiggle – Colourful stationery from Australia.
  • Specsavers – Opticians.
  • Sports Direct – Sportswear, footwear, and sports equipment.
  • Subway – Subs made to order.
  • Superdrug – Healthcare, beauty, and cosmetic products.
  • Tessuti – Designer clothing.
  • The Barbers Shop
  • The Body Shop – Ethical make-up, skin and body-care products.
  • The Entertainer – Toys and games.
  • The Fragrance Shop – Perfumes and beauty products.
  • The Perfume Shop – Fragrances.
  • The Sensory Station
  • The Soft Play Station
  • The Works – Books, stationery, toys and games, craft supplies etc.
  • Three – Mobile phones and telecommunications.
  • Time-Piece Watch Repairs – Watch and jewellery repairs.
  • Trespass – Outdoor clothing, camping equipment etc.
  • TUI – Travel agent.
  • Unique Beauty 4u – Threading and beauty treatments.
  • Utilita
  • Vision Express – Opticians.
  • Vodafone – Mobile phones.
  • Warren James – Jewellery.
  • Wilko – Homeware and household goods.
  • World of Waffle -Waffle on the go
  • Xistence
  • Yummy Cup Corn

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The Mall is open every day of the week.

Facilities at The Mall include public toilets (plus disabled), baby changing area, and free WiFi.

The Mall is situated in the heart of Blackburn town centre. It offers a three-level car park and parking charges are fairly reasonable. The car park entrance is on Astley Street near the Sun pub. The centre’s management recommend using the postcode BB2 2DQ to find it.

Blackburn Train Station and Blackburn Cathedral lie just south of The Mall.


Map showing location of The Mall Blackburn.

Map showing location of The Mall Blackburn


The Mall Blackburn

Address and postcode
Church Street
United Kingdom

Visit The Mall Blackburn Website

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. El Taco Loco Mexican restaurant now open at The Mall Blackburn.

  2. Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shop now open at The Mall in Blackburn.

  3. Woolworths is no longer there! 🙂

    • TJ Hudges , Burton were closed aswell .


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