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Retail therapy at the iconic Arndale Centre

In the heart of the City of Manchester is the Arndale centre, named after its founders ARNold Hagenbach and Sam ChippinDALE.

It cost �100 million to build the city's famous structure in the 1970s, and inside is a shopper's paradise as you'll find dozens of renowned high street stores and brands all under one roof.

Tasty treats wherever you land

The Arndale's food court has a great offering of famous fast food eateries and a few local independents thrown in for good measure. There are also plenty of cafes and places to eat dotted around the centre, some with seating where you can watch the busy shoppers in the hustle and bustle.

A new �11 million dining quarter is well underway, expecting to attract many more visitors into Manchester.

A red beacon of Manchester's history

The IRA bomb explosion in the 1990s led to the major remodelling and rebuilding of the Arndale Centre. The now-famous undamaged red post box still stands on Corporation Street, opposite the centre.

Planning a trip to Manchester's Arndale Centre? Travelodge Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is just steps away, or Travelodge Manchester Central Arena Hotel is less than a mile away.