White City Retail Park is a mid-sized shopping park in Trafford, around two miles southwest of Manchester city centre.
Stores here at the time of writing (September 2016) include electrical retailers Currys PC World, a Halfords car accessory and bike store, sofa specialists Sofology, Dreams (beds), SCS, Oak Furnitureland, Home Bargains, Furniture Village, and an M&S Foodhall. Costa also have an outlet here. More stores are scheduled to open in the near future.
Opening times for most stores are Monday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Confirm with individual store websites before travelling.
The White City Retail Park is situated on Chester Road, close to Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium. Visitors travelling by car and using satellite navigation systems should use the postcode M16 0RP. Free customer parking is available. The nearest Metrolink station is Trafford Bar.
The retail park is situated on the site of the Manchester Botanic Gardens, built in the first half of the 19th century. The gardens closed in 1907 and throughout the 20th century the site was used for a variety of purposes including an amusement park, speedway, and stock car racing. The original gateway to the Botanic Gardens still stands today.
Castlemore Retail Park is just across the road and offers more stores and a couple of places to eat and drink.