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Bristol city centre shopping

With nearly 500 stores, two separate covered shopping centres, more than 50 cafes and restaurants, and easy access and parking, Bristol’s city centre offers the biggest and best choice of shopping in the South West.

The newly transformed pedestrian streets offer a great environment in which to shop, and relaxing open spaces in which to watch the world go by.

The selection of national stores includes Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Bhs as well as the UK’s second largest Primark. In addition, the wide range of independent retailers means the City Centre Shopping Area offers a diversity of stores difficult to beat.

Cabot Circus is a gigantic three-tiered shopping and leisure centre, which provides city centre visitors with over 120 shops including 15 major flagship stores and signature stores Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser.

Cabot Circus also provides space for all of the popular names you might expect on the high street, including Zara, All Saints, Fat Face, Cult Clothing, Topshop and many more.

Over 25 restaurants and cafes offer plenty of options for weary shoppers to rest their feet and enjoy a quick latte or a tasty lunch, including Giraffe, Yo Sushi!, Coal Grill & Bar and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. In Quakers Friars, the European-style, open-air piazza, renowned celebrity chef Raymond Blanc has his restaurant Brasserie Blanc, offering a great lunch and dinner menu using locally sourced, seasonal produce at prices that won't break the bank.

Movie lovers are spoilt for choice with the arrival of the UK's third Showcase Cinema de Lux, offering 13 screens (four of which show films in 3D), luxurious seating and an exclusive Directors Lounge.

This incredible development in the heart of Bristol is covered by a unique shell-shaped glass roof: the only one of its kind in Europe. It is linked by a specially designed raised footbridge to a new state-of-the-art car park, allowing visitors to cross Bond Street without having to navigate the traffic below.

Located in the heart of Bristol alongside Cabot Circus is The Galleries, an attractive, three-storey shopping centre, which is home to Boots, WH Smith, TK Maxx and a further 100 stores. The centre boasts a safe, modern car park with 1,000 spaces, all with special shopper tariffs.
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