Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

If Intu Merry Hill was closer to the centre of Birmingham, it would probably be my favourite English Shopping Mall. It has everything I love in a Mall - it is huge (at one point the largest in Europe), the stores are varied and it feels like it is three different Shopping Centres stitched together...

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Mailbox is Birmingham, England’s luxury Shopping Centre, with around thirty top brands such as Boss, Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani, Gieves and Hawkes, Heal’s and Tommy Hilfiger. Apart from the designer shopping and international brands, there are also salons, restaurants and spas in which you ca...

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The bullring Shopping Centre is one of the best in the UK and is literally a Mall of two halves - the Centre is split by an avenue of enticing restaurants which leads up to Birmingham’s main shopping street. One side of the Mall is anchored by a huge Debenhams, and the other by the stunning Birmin...

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Solihull was a big surprise. I often visit the wonderful Bullring and Westfield Merry Hill in Birmingham and, while the Malls are excellent, their locations can be ramshackle and busy nightmares. Solihull, on the other hand, is a smallish town just outside Birmingham and has a completely different...

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Within the Mall community, there is a broad spectrum of Shopping Centres - from the magnificent, squeaky clean Megamalls which contain the finest brands on Earth, to the classic, endearing mid-sized American suburban Mall, to the bustling flea-market style Centres of Southeast Asia. Then, at t...

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So, did we all survive the awesome Black Friday weekend? It seems like it was a huge success, give or take some minor glitches, with eager shoppers filling Malls to get all of the plentiful bargains. This year, things kicked off on the Thursday night; I remain in awe of the people out there who can...

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As you leave Shepherd’s Bush Station in London, you see no indication of the Mall but for a small sign saying ‘Westfield London’, with an arrow pointing you in the right direction. A minute’s walk later, you turn a corner and there It is. It is hard to comprehend the scale of this place from...

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Get out of the modern Reading Station, walk five minutes down the road and you are in the Oracle Shopping Centre. If you're not a train fan, there is plenty of parking behind the Mall, and then you get to go over a pretty be-flowered bridge to get to the main entrance. The Oracle was opened in 1999...

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The coastal English City of Southampton is the largest in Hampshire, and within it lies the 35th largest Mall in the United Kingdom. West Quay opened its doors in September, 2000 out of the ashes of the 2 Malls which preceded it: the Eaststreet Mall which ruled in the 70's, and the Bargate Centre wh...

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Basingstoke is a largish city in the South of England, popular due to it's short train journey to London, and at it's heart is a great shopping mall, lying just beside the main shopping street. The whole complex itself is comprised of a large outdoor (covered) area housing shops, restaurants and a f...

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