If you’re looking for a shopping destination that has it all, look no further than Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
This massive mall offers something for everyone, from high-end fashion brands to popular chain stores. Plus, there are plenty of restaurants and entertainment options to keep you busy when you need a break from shopping.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to the Trafford Centre today.
Manchester’s Trafford Centre is the largest shopping centre and leisure complex in North West England. Over 200 shops, restaurants, and attractions attract more than 30 million customers each year.
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, and The Dome.
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.
The Dome lies at the heart of the Trafford Centre and three levels. The main store here is Selfridges. This store is known for its designer fashion, as well as its luxurious beauty and fragrance products.
Peel Avenue runs east of The Dome and has two levels. The major store here is John Lewis. This department store offers a wide range of products, from clothing and footwear to homeware and electricals.
The Barton Square extension opened in 2008. Since 2021 it is no longer part of the Trafford Centre and has been renamed Trafford Palazzo.
Stores here include a huge Primark. Attractions are Sealife Manchester and the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.
Trafford Palazzo is linked to the Trafford Centre by a glazed walkway.
List of Shops
Shops at the Trafford Centre are listed below.
- 3 Three Store
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Accessorize – Women’s fashion accessories (bags and purses, jewellery, scarves, gloves, socks, tights etc.).
- AllSaints – Fashion.
- Andrew Collinge
- Ann Summers – Lingerie etc.
- Apple Store
- Avril's Fortunes
- Beaverbrooks – Jewellers.
- Boots – Healthcare products and services.
- Boux Avenue - Lingerie, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories.
- Build-A-Bear Workshop – Create a personalised animal.
- Calvin Klein
- Card Factory – Greeting cards, wrapping, gifts, and party products.
- Carphone Warehouse – Mobile phones.
- Claire’s – Fashion accessories for women and girls.
- Clarks – Footwear.
- Clintons – Cards, gifts, wrapping etc.
- Couture Club
- Currys PC World – Electricals, TVs, appliances, PCs, laptops, mobile phones etc.
- Dune London
- EE – Mobile phones, tablets etc.
- EE – Mobile phones, tablets etc.
- Endura Roses
- Ernest Jones – Jewellery and watches.
- F.Hinds Jewellers
- Fat Face – Fashion.
- Footasylum – Trainers, streetwear and sportswear.
- Foot Locker – Trainers and sportswear.
- Fraser Hart
- Game – Video games, consoles, and accessories.
- Goldsmiths – Jewellery and watches.
- H&M – Fashion.
- H.Samuel – Jewellery.
- Halifax – Bank.
- Havaianas – Brazilian flip-flops.
- Holland & Barrett – Vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements etc.
- Hollister – Fashion inspired by California.
- Hotel Chocolat - Luxury chocolates and gifts.
- Indulge Fragrances
- Jack & Jones – Menswear.
- JD King of Trainers
- JD – Sports fashion and trainers.
- John Lewis – Department store.
- Kenji – Homeware, kitchenware, stationery, fashion accessories etc.
- Khaadi – Pakistani fashion.
- Kids Cavern
- Kiko Milano – Italian cosmetics.
- Kuoni – Luxury holidays and tours.
- Kurt Geiger – Footwear.
- Lakeland – Kitchenware.
- Levi’s – Fashion.
- Links of London
- Lipsy – Women’s clothing.
- Lovisa – Fashion jewellery.
- Luke 1977 – Menswear.
- Lush – Natural hair and beauty products.
- Mamas & Papas – Children’s clothing, pushchairs, car seats, toys, high chairs, feeding products, gifts etc.
- M&S – Department store.
- MenKind – Gifts for men.
- Michael Kors – Fashion, footwear, and accessories.
- Milano Couture
- Mobile Outfitters
- Molton Brown – Toiletries, bath and shower gels, soaps, lotions, candles, gift sets etc.
- Monsoon – Women’s clothing and accessories.
- Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe
- New Look – Fashion.
- Next – Fashion.
- Next Home
- NM Money
- O2 – Mobile phones.
- Office – Footwear.
- Omega Boutique
- Optical Express – Opticians.
- Pandora – Jewellery.
- Paperchase – Stationery, cards, art materials, gifts etc.
- Post Office
- Primark – Affordable fashion (located within Selfridges).
- Pure Boutique
- Quiz – Women’s fashion.
- Randox Health
- Reeds – Clothes alterations, repairs, and cleaning.
- Reiss – Fashion.
- River Island – Fashion.
- Russell & Bromley
- Samsung – Cameras, smartphones, wearables, home appliances, TVs etc.
- Selfridges & Co
- Skechers – Footwear.
- Smiggle – Colourful stationery from Australia.
- Sunglass Hut
- Superdrug – Healthcare, beauty, and cosmetic products.
- Superdry – Fashion.
- Swarovski – Crystal jewellery, accessories and decorative items.
- TAG Heuer Boutique
- Ted Baker – Fashion.
- Tessuti – Designer clothing.
- The Body Shop – Ethical make-up, skin and body-care products.
- The Music Store
- The North Face – Outdoor gear and clothing.
- The Pen Shop
- The Perfume Shop – Fragrances.
- Therapie Clinic
- The Watch Hospital – Watch repairs and sales.
- The White Company – Home accessories, kitchenware, fragrances and candles, clothing etc.
- Thomas Sabo – Jewellery.
- Timberland – Clothing, footwear, and accessories.
- Time Piece Watch Repairs
- Tommy Hilfiger
- TUI – Travel agent.
- Vans – American footwear.
- Victoria’s Secret – Lingerie.
- Virgin Holidays
- Vision Express – Opticians.
- Vodafone – Mobile phones.
- Waterstones – Books.
- WHSmith – Books, newspapers, magazines, stationery etc.
- Yankee Candle – Scented candles.
- ZARA – Fashion.
Details were last checked on Tuesday 22nd of March 2022.
Restaurants and Food Court
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. 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, Est Est Est, 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 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 Trafford Centre are listed below.
- All Bar One – Stylish bar.
- Barburrito – Mexican (Orient First Floor).
- Barburrito Kitchen – Mexican (Orient Ground Floor).
- Bill's – Casual dining (Orient First Floor).
- Boost Juice Bar
- 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).
- Change Please
- Chopstix Noodle Bar
- Coast to Coast – American restaurant and bar (Orient First Floor).
- Costa Coffee – Coffee house (The Dome Second Floor and inside Next on Regent Crescent).
- Costa Coffee – Coffee house (The Dome Second Floor and inside Next on Regent Crescent).
- Dappledown popcorn
- East Street – Asian fast food (Orient Ground Floor).
- Est Est Est – Italian restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Five Guys – Gourmet burgers (Great Hall).
- Frankie & Benny's – Italian restaurant (Wilderspool Wood).
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Burger restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Haute Dolci
- John Lewis - The Place to Eat
- KFC – Fried chicken (Orient Ground Floor).
- Krispy Kreme
- Las Iguanas – South American restaurant (Great Hall).
- McDonald's – Burgers and fast food (Orient Ground Floor).
- Mr Pretzels
- My Cookie Dough
- Nando's – Portuguese restaurant (Orient Ground Floor).
- Oh! You Pretty Things
- Pesto – Italian restaurant (Great Hall).
- Pizza Express – Pizzas and pasta (Orient First Floor).
- Pizza Hut – Pizzas and pasta (Orient Ground Floor).
- Pret at Selfridges
- San Carlo Champagne Bar at Selfridges
- Shere Khan Express – Indian (Orient Ground Floor).
- Slim Chickens
- SpudULike by James Martin
- 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).
- The Real Greek
- The Shake Lab
- Tru Street
- Wagamama – Pan-Asian restaurant (Orient First Floor).
- Wetherspoon - Mardi Gras
- YO! Sushi within Selfridges
- Zizzi – Italian (Orient First Floor).
Cinema and Things to Do
Leisure options at the Trafford Centre are listed below.
- BELONG by GAME
- Laser Quest & The Rock
- Namco Funscape
- ODEON Cinema
- Paradise Island Adventure Golf
- The Chocolate Factory
- Trafford Treetop Adventures
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.
Laser Quest is a family-friendly laser tag game. Players compete in teams in a multi-level arena. It is located on the second floor of The Dome, near the Odeon.
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.
Attractions at Trafford Palazzo are LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and Sea Life.
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.
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 iFly (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.
Shops stay open until 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.
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 is serviced by several bus routes, which offer an affordable and convenient way to get to the mall.
Traveling to and from the Trafford Centre is made easy by the centre’s bus station. It provides services to destinations throughout Greater Manchester and North West England.
Buses from Manchester city centre depart from Shudehill Bus Station (next to Shudehill Metrolink Tram Stop and near Victoria Train Station) and Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station (adjacent to Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink Tram Stop 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 the Imperial War Museum North (Salford Quays).
- 100 – Shudehill Bus Station to Warrington Interchange. Stops on the route include Salford Shopping Centre, Eccles Interchange (Eccles Bus Station and Eccles Metrolink Tram Stop), and the Trafford Centre.
Taking the bus to the Trafford Centre is a great way to avoid traffic and parking hassles. Plus, you can sit back and relax on the journey.
For many people, the easiest way to get to the Trafford Centre is by taking the Metrolink tram service.
The Trafford Centre Metrolink Tram Stop opened in 2020. It is served by the Trafford Centre – Cornbrook Service.
The Metrolink offers regular services to the Trafford Centre from locations throughout Greater Manchester, making it a convenient and affordable option for visitors.
In addition, the Metrolink also offers a park-and-ride service, which allows shoppers to park their cars at a designated location and then take the tram directly to the Trafford Centre. Stations with park-and-ride car parks include Rochdale Railway Station, Brooklands, East Didsbury, Sale Water Park, Bury, and Ashton Moss.
With its convenient services and affordable fares, the Metrolink is the perfect way to get to the Trafford Centre.
There are no direct train services to the Trafford Centre.