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Searching for hotels near the Trafford Centre? Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport is just a 17 minute drive away.
Manchester’s famous Trafford Centre caters for all shopping requirements under one roof, from the savvy shopper who is looking for the best buy to the hunter on the prowl for that special designer bag. With hundreds of shops open until 10pm weekday evenings all in one place, The Trafford Centre is convenient and easy to navigate.
Opulent and ornate The Trafford Centre is certainly not understated. Throughout the second largest mall in the UK there are interesting a quirky sights. Look out for The Dolphin Fountain which shoots water from the ground floor to the upper level, over 60 feet, every few minutes. Or the hard to find Arther Brooke statue showing Mr Brooke posing with a tea pot, in homage to the first the first Brooke Bond tea shop which opened here in Manchester. The New Orleans jazz band statue is easier to find and is one of the most popular photo-ops in the mall.
The Trafford Centre boasts an array of flagship high street and designer stores across two floors, the linear layout makes it easy to navigate. Four big department store, Selfridges, Debenhams, Marks and Spencers and John Lewis flank the many shops in-between. A more recent addition, Barton Square, clusters home decoration and furniture shops together in one place.
The Trafford Centre is a popular family day out. In addition to the many shops, activities such as bowling, cinema, laser quest, Sealife Centre and LEGOLAND can all the discovered in the one mall. Paradise Golf Island is a perfect rainy day activity. Likewise the Odeon cinema on the third floor offers 20 screens including an IMAX screen.
There is a vast food court within The Trafford Centre known as The Orient. It is designed to look like a giant ship, a nod to the previous shipping history of the area. Around the ship themed food court, additional extensions such as the lavish Great Hall have added a selection of higher end restaurants and bars to compliment the many fast food outlets.
Getting to The Trafford Centre by car is relatively easy. From the Clayton Hotel drivers should join the M56 and follow signs to the M60, take the M60 and follow until exit 10. From exit 10 it is clearly signposted to The Trafford Centre, the Boulevard leads straight to the mall. There are thousands of parking spaces around the entirety of The Trafford Centre, however the car parks do become busy at the weekend. By public transport, although you can take a Metrolink tram to Trafford Bar and utilise the free shuttle service to the Trafford centre from there. We recommend taking the fast train from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly, then after a short walk to Piccadilly Gardens taking the express bus directly to the Trafford Centre.