Biggest and Best Shopping Locations for Black Friday 2021

If you’re looking to bag yourself a great deal or get some items on that Christmas list ticked off, then there’s no better time to shop than the annual Black Friday sales. This American tradition is the perfect time to get that new phone that you’ve been secretly wishing for, and what better way to spend it than in the best and biggest shopping locations? 

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best shopping locations across the UK so that you can ‘spend’ Black Friday weekend in style.


LONDON

With plenty of different shopping centres dotted around the city, London is one of the best choices to go wild with your card when you have somewhere to shop at every corner. Just make sure you can beat the crowds!

Westfield Stratford City

Visit Europe’s largest shopping centre right in the heart of London. With nearly 150 clothing stores alone, there is no doubt that Westfield has everything that you need to make the most of the Black Friday sales. They also have a cinema venue and an impressive food court, so why not make your visit an exciting family outing!

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London Stratford

London Hackney

Hay’s Galleria

Situated right on the edge of the River Thames, this gorgeous shopping centre is a sight you must see at night. With a mere minute walk to the London Bridge, Hay’s Galleria is right in the centre of London, making it easily accessible for shoppers looking to soak in the impressive sights London has to offer. With restaurants, shops, and flats, all the deals are right at your feet.

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London Central Tower Bridge

London Central Bank

Brent Cross

First opened in 1976, there’s a reason why Brent Cross shopping centre has stood the test of time, with loyal shoppers flocking back every year. Visitors to this long-standing hub of retail therapy are supplied with brilliant bargains throughout the year but reductions are ramped up on Black Friday, of course. Take a selfie with Santa while you are there and be sure to download the dedicated ‘Brent Cross PLUS’ app for yet more discounts.

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London Brent Cross

London Cricklewood


EDINBURGH

Every year Edinburgh becomes an increasingly popular staycation destination at this time of year. For this reason, combined with the sheer amount of retail stores and shopping outlets they have dotted around the capital, it should be on your go-to list for bargains this Black Friday weekend.

Gyle Shopping Centre

With plenty of bustling shops and retail stores, this Scottish shopping centre has a shop for every deal you can imagine. Located right off of the main road running through Edinburgh, this is the perfect shopping location in the city. Once you’ve bagged plenty of amazing deals, why not sit back and relax in the retail centre’s food hall.

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Edinburgh Park

Edinburgh Airport Ratho Station

Waverly Mall

Formerly known as Waverly Market, this quaint retail centre is at the heart of Edinburgh is accessible by foot also. Open from 10 am till 7 pm, you can spend all day in this market with plenty of food and beverage options. Shop among the biggest and best retail giants with plenty of deals to take advantage of this November.

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Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place

Edinburgh Central Rose Street


CARDIFF

Cardiff is one of the public favourites for shopping and retail. With everything you need within half an hour’s drive, the scenic views of Cardiff Bay, the bustling city centre as well as the Rural Cardiff Market, make the most of your Black Friday in South Wales.

St Davids Dewi Sant

This well-known shopping centre sits at the heart of Cardiff city centre. Including hundreds of shops, retail stores and convenience stores, St Davids is one of the best places to go to make the most of those exclusive deals and offers. Located just next to the Principality Stadium, St Davids Hall and the Motorpoint Arena, you can end the weekend off with light entertainment at one of these art centres.

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Cardiff Central

Cardiff Central Queen Street

Capitol Shopping Centre

Located once again in the heart of Cardiff centre, this small business orientated shopping centre is perfect if you want to find those hidden gem shops. Lined with dozens of small, family-owned shops, they all engage in the excitement of Black Friday, bagging you some incredible deals whilst supporting a local business. Perfect for that family member that you struggle to find Christmas presents for!

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Cardiff Central Queen Street

Cardiff Central


MANCHESTER

Make your money count this Black Friday at the bustling retail capital that is Manchester. As a capital city in England, there’s no doubt that it will fulfil even the biggest shopaholics.

Trafford Centre

Ranking as the third-largest shopping centre in the UK, this leisure location is one to visit this November. Located right on the edge of Manchester, it is easily accessible if you’re travelling down, located right next to the main road. There is also a range of day activities nearby, so turn your shopping trip into a day away with the family.

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Manchester Trafford Park

Manchester Sale

Arndale Centre

With over 200 stores in this centre, it’s the biggest in-city shopping centre in the county. With both a food market and food court, you can rest assured that once you’re tired after shopping, there is somewhere to recharge and chill out. Open from 8 am – 8 pm, it’s perfect if you’re already in the Manchester centre.

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Manchester Central

Manchester Piccadilly


BRISTOL

Combining both modern and historical buildings and areas, Bristol is rich with history. Being well known for its shopping and entertainment, Bristol is a must to go on your Black Friday shopping trip.

Cabot Circus

The iconographic Bristolian shopping centre featured in many films and TV shows alike. This retail centre contains hundreds of indoor and outdoor stores as well as many different retail giants. With every store you want and an impressive restaurant selection, this is one of the top locations to visit this Black Friday.

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Bristol Central Mitchell Lane

Bristol Central

Cribbs Causeway

Just off the M4, you’ll find all of your biggest and best brands at this indoor shopping centre. Retail giants, a food court and several supermarket/produce shops, this location has it all. As well as boasting an impressive list of Black Friday deals, they seasonally transform their grounds in theme for the holiday season, which makes an exciting day out with the family.

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Bristol Cribbs Causeway

Bristol Avonmouth


GATESHEAD

Well known for its lavish architecture, this North-East town is a stellar choice for retail shopping and deals. Sitting north of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead is home to the second-largest shopping centre in the UK!

Metrocentre

With a bumper collection of over 340 places to discover a discount, you could probably wrap your Christmas shopping up in one outing here. Those on a rigorous retail spree can expect deals on all kinds of items, from make-up to furniture and footwear.

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Gateshead

Newcastle Quayside


BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham is a shoppers paradise, with over 1,000 shops in a 20-minute walk of the city centre. 40% of all the UK’s jewellery comes from the hundreds of businesses in the Jewellery Quarter in the city centre.

Bullring

With over 200 stores offering wares of all kinds, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Birmingham’s iconic shopping destination. Whether it’s some fresh new clothes for your sibling or a cute cuddly toy for one of the kids, you’re guaranteed to find some great value gifts at the Bull Ring. Getting there is simple – it’s centrally located, just around the corner from Birmingham New Street station, and has ample parking on site.

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Birmingham Central Moor Street

Birmingham Central Bull Ring


THURROCK

Sitting in the borough of Essex, Thurrock is famous mainly for its shopping centre. Spend this Black Friday weekend with some retail therapy and relaxation right next to the river Thames.

Lakeside

Promising waterfront dining alongside the flowing fountains of the adjacent lake, Lakeside is certainly one picturesque location to pick up some great value goods. The thrifty folk among you can prowl three floors of high-end fashion outlets and pounce on the numerous savings on offer. If you’re taking along your little ones, be sure to pay a visit to Santa’s grotto and say ‘hello’ to the mammoth magical bear too.

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Thurrock Lakeside

Dartford


LEICESTER

Home to the East-Midlands football team, Leicester is a great place to visit if you want to snag the best deals. Boasting four retail centres, book yourself a stay nearby this Black Friday weekend and make the most of the bargains to be had.

Highcross

Originally opened to supplement the Haymarket Shopping Centre, this central shopping centre has plenty of shops, restaurants and entertainment, guaranteed to make a good weekend away. If you’re looking for a stellar shopping experience and a weekend away, then look no further!

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Leicester Central

Leicester City Centre