Shopping is a great way to get out and about and enjoy the company of your family and friends. If you are planning on visiting Stafford’s shopping centres you may be trying to decide which shopping destination to visit. Fortunately, Stafford boasts an excellent range of shopping centres with each shopping destination offering an exciting collection of shops for you to visit and enjoy.
In this article, we share our top three shopping centres in Stafford and show you the standout shops in each shopping centre. Think of our blog as the perfect guide to shopping in Stafford.
Riverside Shopping Centre, Stafford
The Riverside Waterfront shopping centre is Stafford’s newest shopping destination having opened in 2016. The £100m riverside development is a popular choice with shoppers as it boasts several high street names including Primark, H&M and JD Sports.
Why not visit the Riverside Waterfront to shop for the latest clothes, shoes and accessories? If you are after fashion, you are spoilt for choice with H&M, JD Sports, New Look, Outfit, River Island. Primark and M&S to choose from. There really is something for everyone’s personal style and fashion tastes.
On the health and beauty side, Vision Express and Bad Apple Hair are both at Riverside. Vision Express is the perfect place to get some new frames or contact lenses while Bad Apple Hair offers an urban chic vibe and hair colouring, styling & cutting services so you can refresh your hair style.
A shopping trip is not complete without a delicious bite to eat or a nice drink. Whether you decide to grab a coffee at Costa or a sandwich from Greggs you are sure to have a great lunch. If you are after a more substantial meal the likes of Burger Priest for a 100% Aberdeen angus burger and Zizzi for a taste of Italy await or you can enjoy a cheeky Nandos with your family and friends.
Guildhall Shopping Centre, Stafford
Guildhall Shopping Centre is a modern shopping centre at the heart of Stafford town centre, it is just a 5 minute walk away from us at Bridgewood House, making it a firm favourite for our guests when they need some quick retail therapy.
The centre offers a great range of health and beauty shops with The Body Shop on hand for your ethically sourced toiletries and beauty products while The Fragrance Shop have the latest scents on the high street with perfumes and aftershaves on offer. If you have beauty in mind why not visit To Nails for the perfect manicure and treat yourself to a relaxing beauty treatment at Glamour Forever. Fitness fanatics are not forgotten at Elements Fitness and Wellbeing where there is far more than just a gym on offer with virtual studios, a cycle cave, a sauna, solarium and much more available to help you to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing.
For fashion lovers, a host of familiar brands await with Claire’s, Clarks, Yours and Rigout taking centre stage for clothing. If you are looking for something sparkly to complement your latest fashion two jewellery shops are at your service with F Hinds and Warren James providing a great range of jewellery for you to browse.
Technology also features at Guildhall with O2 serving up the latest tech including smartphones and tablets. This gives you a great choice of gadgets for your next tech upgrade. We all know that the latest tech is vulnerable to damage if you drop it or have any form of accident. Fortunately, iFix are on hand to fix your Apple, Samsung or Lumia device if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of a tech disaster.
If you need some toys or a gift, the Guildhall also has it covered with Card Factory, The Entertainer, The Works and Peccadillos. You are sure to find something for whoever you are buying a gift for with toys, books, jewellery and cards available across all the shops.
Travel is also taken care of with Polka Dot Travel, Travel Bags and Eurochange all ready to help you find, pack and prepare for your next holiday wherever that may take you in the UK or abroad.
If all that shopping has left you feeling hungry and thirsty, there is the perfect place for you. Macro Café uses the freshest produce and locally sourced meat and dairy products to make the perfect food and drinks options for you to enjoy.
Queens Shopping, Stafford
If shopping outside of town is your thing, Queens Shopping is another popular destination for Stafford shoppers. Queens is a 30 minute walk away/12 minute drive away from Bridgewood House and it offers larger out of town retail. You can expect bigger shops with great ranges to choose from.
The Queens store line-up includes HomeSense, ASDA Living, B&M, Oak Furniture Land, Next Home and Mothercare for all your home needs. Great options for homeware, furniture and everyday household items await.
If you are looking for new clothes Matalan, Next and New Look offer a great range of different styles from everyday staples to designer items. You are sure to find clothes and shoes that suit your style between these great stores.
For arts and crafts where is better than Hobbycraft to stock up on your latest craft supplies? Why not be inspired by the materials and tools available and start your next at-home craft project early by embracing your creative side.
During your visit to Queens, don’t forget your furry friends. Pets At Home is stocked with all the pet food, supplies and toys that you could need for your pets. Whether you have a pooch that needs pampering or a cat to spoil you should find what you need here.
Make Bridgewood House Your Stafford Base When You Are Shopping
Bridgewood House is in close proximity to all three of Stafford’s shopping centres with the Guildhall Shopping Centre and Riverside Shopping Centre being just a five minute and a 6 minute walk away from our hotel while Queens Shopping is a 30 minute walk or 12 minute drive away. Why not make Bridgewood House your base as you explore Stafford and indulge in some much-needed retail therapy?
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We offer the perfect blend of home and hotel at our property with affordable modern en-suite rooms that boast unlimited free Wi-Fi, a wall mounted TV and comfy beds. Single, double and twin rooms are available to accommodate you and whoever you decide to bring along on your stay in Stafford.
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