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Students, Welcome to The Arndale!

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Manchester is undoubtedly one of the best cities in the world, especially for students.

It has it all, it’s cosmopolitan, yet super close to the countryside and the rolling hills of the Peaks. It’s also the birthplace of some of the greatest British musicians in recent history, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Take That and many more.

If you’re a football fan then you’ve got two premier league clubs on your doorstep. There’s always lots going on, from Parklife, to Manchester International festival, Manchester Marathon to Manchester Pride Festival – and although that’s all on the backburner for now, we hope you’ll get to experience all this over the next three years or so.

We’ve no doubt that you’ll pay us a visit at some point, It’s a rite of passage.

So before you get here, here’s a round up of what you can enjoy here at the Arndale, just a heads up, it’s not just all about the shops…


We have everything all under one roof for you, so it’s a perfect place to head to, to tick off that personal admin list…


Eating is certainly not cheating when it comes to a day shopping at the Arndale, it’s an absolute must.
There’s so much to choose from, whether you’re looking for a nice sit down meal or just grabbing something on the go. Here are our suggestions to start you off..

Archies- If you’re going to indulge, then make sure this place is on your list. With ridiculously indulgent waffles, handmade stacked burgers and super tasty milkshakes, you’re sure to curb every craving in the book. Diet starts tomorrow and all that.

The Arndale Market- We can pretty much guarantee that every student who’s ever studied in Manchester has spent an afternoon wandering around the Arndale market, it’s a food lover’s dream. With a range of cuisines from all over the world. For the vegans amongst you (and even if you’re not) – go to Vegan Junkies, we don’t need to say any more.

Five Guys- If you’re after a classic Burger and fries, then this is the best place in town. Fresh, customisable burgers & hand cut fries – it really is a step above the rest.


There’s more to the Arndale than just shops, check these out…

Electric Playbox
An immersive, digital experience and the, first of its kind in Manchester.⚡
Escape into another world for 60 minutes, with projection mapping, touch screens, motion tracking and surround sound. This is one to play with the housemates, we just can’t guarantee that it won’t start any arguments! Book your Adventure now.

Better Brows
What is says on the tin really, with locations across the UK, these guys are the best in the business when it comes to grooming! They’re your go-to for, brows, waxing, eyelash extensions, waxing and more.

Laser Clinics UK
Finally, high quality cosmetic treatments at affordable prices! Laser Clinics have locations across the UK and specialise in laser hair removal, skin treatments and cosmetic injectables. So if you fancy a quick facial after a successful day shopping, then you know where to head.

Roxy Ball Room
We’re so chuffed that Roxy Ball Room is now open at the Arndale! Expect pool tables, arcade games, Crazy pool, Ping pong and Beer pong and of course bowling. So basically just a giant adult playground. (Not forgetting the food, craft beer and cocktails). Book Now!

So if you’re in the market for some loo roll, a birthday present for your sister, some batteries for your remote, a facial, plantain, socks or a king crab burger then you know where to come.