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.
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.
List of Shops
Shops and places to eat and drink at The Mall Blackburn are:
- B&M Bargains – Variety retailer.
- Beauty Spot Warehouse – Hair extensions and beauty products.
- Betfred – Bookmakers.
- Bodycare – Health and beauty products.
- Boots – Healthcare products and services.
- Boots Opticians – Opticians.
- British Heart Foundation – Charity store.
- Cake Box
- Card Factory – Greeting cards, wrapping, gifts, and party products.
- Chris Shan Jewellers – Independent jewellery store.
- Claire’s – Fashion accessories for women and girls.
- Clarks – Footwear.
- Clintons – Cards, gifts, wrapping etc.
- Costa Coffee Ainsworth Street
- Costa Coffee Lord Street Mall
- Debenhams – Department store.
- Deichmann – Footwear for men, women, and children.
- EE – Telecommunications.
- Ernest Jones – Jewellery and watches.
- Eyebrow Beauty
- Footasylum – Trainers, clothing and fashion accessories.
- Game – Video games, consoles, and accessories.
- Gems – Fashion.
- Greggs Ainsworth Street
- Greggs King William Street
- Greggs Market Way
- 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
- KFC – Fried chicken.
- Krispy Kreme – Doughnuts.
- Max Spielmann – Photo printing and gifts.
- MenKind – Gifts for men.
- Millie’s Cookies – Cookies, cupcakes, muffins, ice cream, and beverages.
- Minoti – Children’s clothing.
- Muffin Break – Muffins and beverages.
- New Look – Fashion.
- Next – Fashion.
- NM Money
- 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.
- Ryman – Stationery.
- Santander – Bank.
- Shoe Zone – Footwear.
- Signature Vapour
- Sky – TV and broadband.
- Smiggle – Colourful stationery from Australia.
- Specsavers – Opticians.
- Sports Direct – Sportswear, footwear, and sports equipment.
- Stems – Florist.
- 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 Works – Books, stationery, toys and games, craft supplies etc.
- Three – Mobile phones and telecommunications.
- Time-Piece Watch Repairs – Watch and jewellery repairs.
- Topman – Menswear.
- Topshop – Womenswear.
- Trespass – Outdoor clothing, camping equipment etc.
- TUI – Travel agent.
- Unique Beauty 4u – Threading and beauty treatments.
- Vision Express – Opticians.
- Vodafone – Mobile phones.
- Warren James – Jewellery.
- Wilko – Homeware and household goods.
- Yours – Plus-size clothing for women.
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The Mall is open every day of the week. Opening times are Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5.30 pm, and Sunday 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Sunday hours apply on bank holidays. Blackburn Market is open Monday to Saturday. Opening hours are 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
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.
Map showing location of The Mall Blackburn.
The Mall Blackburn
Address and postcode