Day out at the Trafford Centre

Trip Start Dec 24, 2013
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Trip End Apr 24, 2014


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The Trafford Center

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Today we went with my brother David and his girlfriend Hannah to the Trafford Centre (note we spell "center" different in England). The Trafford Centre, Manchester, is the biggest shopping centre in Western Europe and cost approximately 750 million pounds to build so it is pretty nice inside full of materials sourced from local areas used to make focal points so it's a real tourist attraction. We visited all the English stores but our favourites were Selfridges which is like Bloomingdales and Thorntons the chocolatiers, huge sales and discounts on but we spent most of our time in the travel agents. It was a fun day... Eli liked the watch shops the best, surprise surprise!! He was also happy to see phone shops and be able to walk past/browse as a customer!! 

Afterwards the four of us went for dinner. The food court is themed on a 1930's cruise ship, it is named The Orient. It incorporates designs from around the world including China, New Orleans, Egypt, Italy, America and Morocco. We ate at a restaurant called Nandos. Nandos is a restaurant with a portuguese theme founded in South Africa. It is hugely popular in the UK with it's flame grilled peri peri chicken. We all really enjoyed it and Eli is a big fan of the mango lime chicken. We finished off with cookies from Millies Cookies, they were sooooo good. Eli tried toffee.  

We had a great day. It's quite wet and windy here at the moment so it was nice to be inside. Tomorrow we are spending the day in my hometown so stay tuned!! 

 
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Lisa on

Love the blog Eli & Vicky!!
Vicky, have you ever read Confessions of a Shopaholic? Becky Bloomwood is British and this blog post reminded me of the book lol

eliandvicky
eliandvicky on

I haven't read it!! I should check it out though sounds like something I would read. Hope all's well and you had a great Christmas xoxo

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