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Celebrating Earth Day


In celebration of Earth Day on Monday 22nd April, we have been reflecting on some of the things we do to be as green as we can.

Did you know…

  • Our 65-metre living green wall absorbs two tonnes of pollution and creates 750kg of oxygen per year
  • The green wall, one of the longest in the UK, has over 14,000 evergreen plants, encouraging bees and other pollinators to visit
  • We have two bee hives installed on our roof, home to 80,000 bees
  • We produce 50 kilos of honey every year from our rooftop bees
  • We have replaced 90% of our lighting with detection-controlled LED lighting
  • 100% of our waste is diverted from landfill
  • We reduce our general waste by 10% annually through recycling waste initiatives
  • We recycle 35 tonnes of food waste each year
  • Our Christmas decorations are made from 100% recycled and biodegradable plastic bottles

We are fully committed to continually review our practices, to ensure we are as green as we can be!

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St Johns Shopping Centre Smashes Records In Their 55th Year


As St Johns Shopping Centre turns 55, it is not only a milestone moment but a real cause for celebration with the car park proudly welcoming its 50,000th subscriber.

Despite numerous external challenges in recent years success for St Johns has very much continued to endure due to the Centre’s ability to evolve and reflect the needs of patrons.

Working with their parking partners APEX, St Johns has refined its customer offer, reducing tariffs by over 20% and creating a best-in-class auto pay product, that provides all day parking for just £5.50.

The results have been exceptional, with the St Johns offer becoming one the most successful ever launched on the Ecom platform globally.

The car park’s customer base currently grows by an average of 3,000 customers each month, who can take advantage of the 24/7 access and free to use plug and play EV charging.

Neil Ashcroft, Centre Director at St Johns Shopping Centre said: ‘We’re always one step ahead when considering the needs of our customers and local community.

With the cost-of-living crisis hitting hard, we knew we had to disrupt the market and make city centre parking more accessible than ever.

From the very start APEX understood our mission and most importantly aligned with our values. With our commitment to service, and their specialist knowledge, we have been able to carefully curate a product range that delivers on our pledges of value and convenience.’

The £5.50 all-day parking offer is available to those who register in advance and this price point has played a key role in the car park’s success.

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St Johns Liverpool: Proud to be supporting the LGBT+ community


Pride month is an important time for organisations and individuals to reflect on their commitments to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace: to look at how far we’ve come, remember how far we have yet to go until we achieve true equality, and consider the part each of us has to play in effecting meaningful change.

St Johns has been serving Liverpool for over 50 years and is proud to be at the heart of a bustling and progressive city. As a team, we have fostered a culture not just of acceptance or tolerance, but of celebration. We embrace the diversity and individuality of our team and our customers, and always strive to ensure everyone who steps through our doors feels at home.

However, we also know that Pride month presents a great opportunity for businesses to highlight the support available to those who may be struggling and to signpost the brilliant organisations who work tirelessly to combat stigma, prejudice and inequality.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of organisations across the region whose work, not just during Pride month but throughout the whole year, is a vital and necessary resource for many LGBT+ people in the city of Liverpool and beyond.

The Michael Causer Foundation is a charity that supports young LGBT+ people across the city

Sahir House supports, empowers and provides information for those living with HIV

LCR Pride Foundation is an organisation promoting Liverpool as an LGBT+ friendly city

Trans Health Merseyside provides health information and support to transgender and gender non-conforming people

GYRO is a collection of youth groups for LGBT+ people to socialise and receive support

Lancashire LGBT supports LGBT+ people in Lancashire to lead happier, healthier lives

In-Trust Merseyside works with, and advocates for the acceptance of, the trans community

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St Johns celebrates Liverpool’s Eurovision win


It’s official… Liverpool is the host city for the 67th Eurovision Song Contest!

After weeks of anticipation, during which time seven shortlisted cities were whittled down to just two, Liverpool has been victorious in its bid to host the world’s longest running televised music competition in 2023.

This will be the first time in 25 years that the UK has hosted Eurovision, and it’s a great honour and a privilege to have it here in our wonderful city – one with a truly global outlook and reach.

As a UNESCO City of Music and with twin city status with Odessa in Ukraine, our great city was always a real contender for taking over hosting duties from Ukraine.

Now, with planning commencing for the event next May, Liverpool is getting ready to host a magical global music event, while also putting Ukrainian people and culture at the very forefront of the contest.

The council has plans to work with Ukrainian street artists and designers to create a public education programme to coincide with the event, and it’s brilliant to know that the city is doing everything it can to represent Ukraine and its culture throughout the contest.

The whole team at St Johns is so proud of the city, and all the people involved in this successful bid. It’s time to show Europe and the rest of the world how this city can throw a party like no other.

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Statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


St Johns Shopping Centre is saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. 

As the longest reigning monarch in British history, the Queen has long occupied a special place in the hearts of millions of Britons and those living in Commonwealth nations around the world. 

At this time, our team reflects not just on Her Majesty’s remarkable achievements and steadfast commitment to public duty, but on her special connection to St Johns, having opened the centre to the public in 1971. 

Her Majesty also had a special connection to the city of Liverpool, having attended a service of thanksgiving at the opening of Liverpool Cathedral in 1978; the opening of Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2000; and the opening of the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in 2016. 

Her leadership, humour, kindness and impact in the city of Liverpool, across the rest of the UK and around the world will be remembered for generations to come. 

The St Johns community will, like many millions across the world, be observing a period of mourning and we would ask our shoppers and those within our community to join us in showing respect at this time. 

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St Johns Shopping Centre looking to the future following the reopening of Lime Street


Liverpool’s largest indoor retail destination, St Johns Shopping Centre, is looking forward to seeing improvements in footfall and car park occupancy following the recent completion of the Lime Street Connectivity Scheme.

For the duration of the 36-month scheme, the centre’s footfall and car park occupancy dramatically reduced due to the ongoing roadworks restricting access to St Johns car park.

As the gateway to the city’s cultural attractions, including theatres, museums and entertainment venues, the car park’s inaccessibility has had a negative knock-on effect on many businesses within St Johns’ vicinity.

Now, with the works completed and the new-look Lime Street open, St Johns is keen to see its footfall and occupancy rates recover to bring an increase in trade to its tenants, many of which are local independent retailers.

Neil Ashcroft, Centre Director at St Johns Shopping Centre, commented: “We’ve had to deal with a series of challenges for the duration of the Connectivity Scheme, as have many other businesses in the area, and we’re pleased to see the scheme now in action.

“As a community shopping centre, we’re an important base for our shoppers, many of whom access our stores, facilities and services on a daily basis.

“Our car park is also a vital asset, feeding footfall to many other businesses in the area, and its inaccessibility has dealt a blow to those businesses that rely on us.

“Now, we’re looking ahead to a hopeful future for the area. We are open, we are accessible, and we hope that the redesign of the road will facilitate a return to normality for our community.”

To find out more about St Johns Shopping Centre and its retail stores, please visit To explore St Johns’ parking tariffs and offers, please visit

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St Johns Shopping Centre Joins Forces With Everton’s Official Charity


Everton in the Community is delighted to welcome St Johns Shopping Centre as a Charity of the Year Partner.

St Johns Shopping Centre has become synonymous with Liverpool’s retail sector since it first opened in 1969, and its latest link up with Everton’s official charity will see both organisations work towards a mutual goal.

St Johns and EitC are partnering to support those most in need across the city, whilst also aligning their corporate values and working together to highlight the charity’s life-saving provision.

The partnership will bring a particular focus to attaining more participant engagement within the charity’s programmes, following the 18-month postponement of face-to-face delivery during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

Regularly attracting more than 13 million people a year, St Johns Shopping Centre will provide the charity with a significant platform to expand its reach and offer its life-changing delivery to more residents across Merseyside.

The partnership will aim to engage, educate and support thousands across the city and help to improve lives across the region.

St Johns Shopping Centre Director, Neil Ashcroft, said: “We are delighted to have Everton in the Community as our charity partner. 

“There is a clear synergy between St Johns and EitC as we both serve the same community. We look forward to giving our support in an impactful and meaningful way by pledging time and resources to help on important projects and assist in fundraising activities. 

“Working together will make a tangible impact to those that visit the centre and access EitC’s services.”

Dan Rogers, Corporate Partnership Executive at Everton in the Community, added: “We have a great opportunity to engage with the visitors of St Johns Shopping Centre who may not be aware of all the work our charity does and the support available within our community.

“We would like to thank St Johns for this opportunity to engage more of our local community in EitC programmes.

“Everton in the Community continues to break down barriers and stigmas surrounding poor physical and mental health, and strives to improve the lives of all people.”

To find out more about becoming an Everton in the Community charity partner, email

To donate towards Everton in the Community’s life-saving provision, text EITC37 to 70970 to make a one-off £5 donation.

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Charity Bungee Jump


Last month, the team at St Johns took part in a charity bungee jump from the Verzasca Dam in Switzerland, to raise money for the Samaritans of Liverpool and Merseyside.

The dam, which sits at a height of 220m above the Verzasca River, famously appeared in a stunt sequence in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, voted the best movie stunt of all time.

Braving the epic jump was Centre Director, Neil Ashcroft, alongside fellow St Johns team members Anthony Bailey, Ahmed Karim and John Costello. Their efforts raised over £6,000 for the charity through corporate donations. All of the funds raised went directly to The Samaritans of Liverpool and Merseyside.

Neil said “Our people are important to us. They make the centre the vibrant place that it is, and we’re always thinking of new and creative ways to raise money and make a difference to people’s lives. Our centre has been an imperative part of the community for over 50 years, and we’re delighted to be able to support the Samaritans through this initiative, playing our part in giving back to the community.”

Rachel Howley, Development Manager at the Samaritans of Liverpool and Merseyside, added: “It’s great to see a local community shopping centre raising money and investing it where it’s most needed.

“These donations will directly impact local people who urgently require our help, and we are incredibly thankful to Neil and the St Johns team for their continued support.”

To watch the video of the St Johns Jump, visit:

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A Mother’s Day Treat


Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and if you’re celebrating your mum, nan or another important person in your life, why not treat them to a gift from one of the many stores St Johns has to offer?

Whether you’re planning on spending time with your loved one, or giving them a much-deserved break, our guide can help you to find the perfect gift this Mother’s Day!

Five-star food

If you want to show off your culinary skills and whip up a perfect dish you know your mum would be proud of, head to Aldi and prepare a delicious meal with fresh ingredients.

You can also keep your favourite person sweet with a bouquet of their favourite flowers. Plus, breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day is always a good idea – if you don’t fancy going all out in the kitchen.

And if cooking isn’t your thing, don’t fret. For a sweet treat and a refreshing drink, head over to Dunkin’ Donuts, Key Lime Coffee or Millie’s Cookies. With so many options on the menu, there’s sure to be something that catches your eye.

From me to you

If you’re looking to make a statement with your gift this year, F. Hinds has exactly what you’re looking for. With watches, jewellery and ornaments, at a range of prices to suit every budget, what’s not to love?

Or if you’re thinking of something a little different, Home Bargains has a range of bargain gifts that are sure to include something for everyone on this special occasion.

Go on… Treat Yourself

A pamper day at St Johns shopping centre is a perfect way to spend the day with the special lady in your life, especially with the range of beauty and cosmetics stores within the centre, such as: Supercuts, Hollywood Nails and Glamour Forever.

A heartfelt message

Cards can sometimes be an afterthought but sometimes words can mean more than gifts, so a quick visit to Card Factory or Clintons to pick up a card should definitely be on your to-do list.

Getting here

If you’re driving into the centre you may notice the road layout around our car park looks a little different. But don’t worry, the centre and car park are still open as normal.

Currently, there’s no access through Elliot Street. The only access by car is through Skelhorne Street, behind Lime Street Station.

St Johns has everything you need to celebrate the incredible women in your life – check out our full list of retailers here.

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Our Day Out at St Johns


The first half term of the year is here and whether you’re looking for a bite to eat, a half-term treat or an afternoon out, St Johns has you covered.

There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained at the centre, so what are you waiting for? Take a look at what’s on…

Family fun at VR Liverpool

It’s easy for the kids to get bored during half term, so if you’re looking for something to keep them occupied, check out Liverpool’s premier 9D virtual theme park, located inside St Johns shopping centre.

Why is it so good?

  • VR Liverpool is the first of its kind in the city.
  • It hosts the latest simulator motion platform VR rides.
  • You can take a ride on the fastest rollercoaster, go deep-sea diving or travel back in time.

Food-court family favourites

Fancy a quick bite to eat with the family after a busy day? Head to our food court! With so much on the menu, there’s something for everyone’s tastes.

What’s on the menu?

There’s plenty to choose from!

Enjoy a sweet treat

Room for pudding? Kids always do!

So, if your little one has room for more, we have plenty of sweet treats on offer. Why not head over to American Candy Empire for an overseas delight, or if you fancy some baked goods, head to the Cake Box, Dunkin’ Donuts or Millie’s Cookies!

Toy talk

If you’re looking to treat your little one to the latest toys, remember to take a trip to The Entertainer. And if you’re after something more affordable, head to One Below or Home Bargains – you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy!

Parking at St Johns

If you’re visiting St Johns for a day out or heading to the city to see Bedknobs and Broomsticks live at Liverpool Empire, or visiting the World Museum don’t forget, car parking is available at St John’s. Plus, we’re only a five-minute walk away from the theatre!

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Share the love with St Johns Liverpool


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and love is in the air here at St Johns, so why not treat your loved one to a romantic gift?

Whether you’re planning on having a quiet night in or a much-deserved date night, take a look at our gift guide to find the perfect romantic gesture this Valentine’s Day!

Something for that special someone…

Want to impress the loved one in your life, but not sure what to buy? St Johns has you covered! Show them you care with a sweet treat from Cake Box, a designer watch from Miltons or some brand-new jeans from Storm Menswear!

Or, if you’re looking to make a real statement, surprise your other half with an extra special gift this Valentine’s Day…

Sweep them off their feet with a bouquet of fresh red roses, chocolates and bubbly from Aldi; treat them to a bottle of their favourite fragrance from The Perfume Shop; or surprise them with a well-deserved pamper at Glamour Forever!

Get hitched with F.Hinds

If you’re thinking of putting a ring on it, our very own F.Hinds store could have ‘the one’ you’re looking for… With a range of options at a variety of price-points, it’s a one-stop shop for all your engagement needs!

And if tying the knot isn’t up your aisle, then don’t worry – you’ll find plenty of beautiful, everyday pieces in-store too.

A date night with a difference

Looking to try something new this Valentine’s Day? Head down to Boom: Battle Bar and try out some Bavarian axe throwing, crazy golf, colourful cocktails and so much more. You’re guaranteed a great night!

Or if you’d like to have a cosy night in, pick up dinner for two from Sainsbury’s and a sweet treat from Cake Box to enjoy a night in front of the TV.

Galentine’s goals

Don’t have a date this year? Assemble your girl squad and head down to McDonald’s or KFC to celebrate Galentine’s with your nearest and dearest… And after you’ve refuelled, why not try an ‘out-of-this-world’ experience at VR Liverpool, the city’s premier 9D virtual reality theme park!

For all your Valentine’s Day needs, head to St Johns Liverpool – and check out our full list of retailers here.

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Blue Light Monday at St Johns Liverpool


We’re proud to support our emergency service workers, NHS staff and social care workers, as well as our armed forces – the people who have kept our communities running over the last two years.

That’s why we’re turning Blue Monday, one of the saddest days of the year, on its head and giving these workers something to smile about. We’re offering discounts in selected stores throughout the centre for Blue Light card holders, to thank them for all their hard work!

So, where can you shop?

Find your signature scent

Head over to The Fragrance Shop or The Perfume Shop and pick up a bottle of your signature scent or treat yourself to something new with 15% off in-store.

And if you’re busy, don’t forget you can order online for collection at The Fragrance Shop here.

Cards, candles and so much more

Ready to sit down with a cuppa and a candle for a cozy night on the sofa? Why not treat yourself to a brand-new Yankee Candle? You’ll find everything you need at Clintons with 20% off!

Take a look at their website.

Finger lickin’ good

Drop your bags, pull up a seat, and grab a bite to eat at KFC!

Whether you’re in the mood for a bucket to share, a meal for one or a vegan treat, enjoy it more with 20% off.

Check out the menu here.

Fresh threads for 2022

Are you looking to refresh your wardrobe? Look no further than St Johns!

Enjoy 10% off at our Liverpool FC store, 10% off at Miscurve, 10% off at Miskyra Liverpool and Miskyra Kids & Teens, and 10% off at Rebellious.

If you’re a Blue Light card holder, this Blue Monday enjoy all these discounts and more when you shop at St Johns Liverpool. For a full list of all eligible retailers, click here.

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St Johns Shopping is a Disability Confident Leader


St Johns are proud to have achieved Disability Confidence Level 3 status once more.

As the first shopping centre in the UK to achieve the accreditation back in 2019 this renewal shows our absolute commitment to our whole community.

We are leading the way in this industry and building on our inclusive environment and in doing so inspiring movement of change.

As a Disability Confident Leader we:

  • have subjected our Disability Confident self-assessment to an external
    challenge and validation
  • are taking an active leadership role in encouraging and helping other
    employers on their journey to becoming Disability Confident.
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Santa Dash 2021


We are thrilled to once again team up with the annual Liverpool Santa Dash 2021.

This year the run is taking part on December 21. You can collect your Santa suit NOW from beside Matalan!

Eight charities will benefit from this year’s event – with BTR Liverpool pledging to donate all profits between:

Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Claire House Children’s Hospice

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Marie Curie

North West Air Ambulance


Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

WUTH Charity.

Participants can collect their Santa pack – which includes a run number, red or blue Santa suit. Collection is closed on December 4.

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Here for you, here for the environment


At St Johns Liverpool, we want to do right by our people and our planet.

Our community of shoppers are important to us and we’re always trying to go above and beyond to make their experience of the centre the best that it can be.

But we also want to show the environment the same level of care and consideration.

Over the last few years, we’ve been working hard to develop exciting initiatives that do good and deliver real results for both people and planet.

In 2020, we installed our living green wall on the exterior of the centre, which has increased green space in the city, improved air quality and provided a habitat for over 15 species of plant – and at 65 metres in length, it’s one of the longest walls of its kind in the country!

In 2021, we built on this great work with the installation of our rooftop beehives. These hives have become home to over 40,000 bees which now pollinate flowers, plants and trees within a three-mile radius of the centre. The success of these exciting projects even led to us being shortlisted for a national award for green business initiatives.

These are just some of the ways we’ve been ensuring we have a positive impact on the world around us, working in collaboration with organisations across the Liverpool City Region.

But we don’t want to stop there. We’ll be continuing to develop exciting, new ways of becoming a more sustainable centre, to benefit our customers and the wider communities we serve.

We’ve been around for over 50 years and now we’re looking ahead to the future, ensuring it’s a greener, cleaner and brighter future for our shoppers.

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In the bag: retailers scoop mystery shopper awards


We’re thrilled that retailers based in St Johns have been awarded eight coveted awards at the Liverpool BID Mystery Shopper Awards!

The ceremony, which took place on Wednesday night, saw our retailers go up against over 400 businesses from across Merseyside, with the St Johns retailers winning more awards than any comparable shopping centre in the city.

Beaverbrooks the Jewellers walked away with the Best National Retailer award, while Frocks, Stush, F. Hinds, Dunkin’ , The Fragrance Shop, Boom: Battle Bar and Eurochange were all distinguished with 100% scores.

Neil Ashcroft, Centre Manager at St Johns Liverpool, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the Centre’s great success at this year’s Mystery Shopper Awards.

“Our retailers, both big and small, have continued to work hard, despite the obstacles the Covid-19 pandemic presented and the ongoing issues surrounding the Connectivity Scheme.

“The receipt of these awards is testament to the high-quality service St Johns and its tenants provide to shoppers, and we look forward to continuing to serve our community in the best way possible.”

Bill Addy, CEO at Liverpool BID Company, added: “It’s important we recognise what a huge achievement this is for our city centre businesses, and particularly for St Johns.

“The Centre has shown incredible strength and determination in the face of a challenging year. A warm welcome is always guaranteed at St Johns and these results prove it.

“Customer service is crucial for the wider city centre in shaping people’s experiences and enjoyment. Liverpool has demonstrated resilience this year and these results show businesses are committed to maintaining their high standards of customer service.”

Sarah McVicar, Senior Asset Manager at RivingtonHark, added: “The success of the Centre’s retailers in the Mystery Shopper Awards is great news for the St Johns community.

“These coveted awards demonstrate St Johns’ ongoing commitment to providing a high-quality service to shoppers, placing the Centre in a strong position for 2022 and beyond.”

St Johns’ car park and the adjoining Holiday Inn hotel were also recognised for their excellent levels of customer service, and the Liverpool BID company noted that St Johns is ahead of the rest of the city for the level of service it provides.

St Johns and the car park remain open for the convenience of our community. To explore our retailers, head to

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Here for you @ The Inclusive Hub


We teamed up with Inclusive Hub in Liverpool to help them with some maintenance work. Watch our video to see more about this fantastic facility.

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Hey, Liverpool!


St Johns Liverpool are proud to be launching a new campaign centred around our community of customers, those who have shopped with us for many years and whose loyalty we value.

We know that the past 18 months have been a challenging time for many people and we want to recognise that through our initiatives, giving back to the community and acknowledging the various ways that they enrich and enhance our centre.

Over the last year, we’ve been developing a series of environmental initiatives, like our living green wall and rooftop beehives, with the goal of making the immediate area a greener, cleaner place for staff and customers alike. We’re thrilled that these unique and novel initiatives have had a direct impact on the local environment, but also on the wellbeing of shoppers and local residents too.

Alongside these environmental projects, we want to make sure we are reaching out to support our wider community of shoppers in whichever way we can. So, over the coming months, we’ll be organising competitions with exciting prizes up for grabs, working with schools and community organisations, rewarding staff who’ve gone above and beyond, and creating in-centre experiences for families and friends.

We want these acts of kindness to have a positive impact on our community of people, and we look forward to inviting you to make new memories with St Johns Liverpool.

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St Johns installs rooftop beehives


As part of our growing efforts to become a more environmentally conscious organisation, and to promote positive mental wellbeing among our employees, we’ve installed two beehives on the rooftop of our site!

It might come as a surprise, but bees are incredibly important to our ecosystem, and they play a critical role in preserving ecological balance. Without bees pollinating plants, crops and flowers, we wouldn’t be able to produce much of the food that sustains us and our city wouldn’t be as green as it is.

The hope is that by keeping bees on our rooftop, we can do our part in contributing to the environmental generation of the local area. Between the two hives, there’ll be 40,000 bees – and this number will keep growing as the hives attract new bees!

But this isn’t the time we’ve developed an initiative to become a more environmentally friendly centre. Last June, we installed a “living green wall” on the exterior of the centre, an installation with over 14,000 evergreen plants to encourage bees to pollinate. At 65 metres, it’s one of the longest of its kind in the UK and it also contributes to making our city a greener place.

This new initiative won’t just have an environmental impact, though. Beekeeping has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, so we hope that we can have a positive effect on the mental wellbeing of our incredible team, as well as benefiting the local environment.

If you want to learn more about our rooftop hives and other exciting initiatives, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date!

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Getting here by car


Are you driving into Liverpool City Centre? Now the Connectivity Scheme is compete, accessing our car park is easier than ever.

Access is through Skelhorne Street and Elliot Street. Important information:

  • If you are using Google Maps or a sat nav, please use this postcode for the Skelhorne Street entrance: L3 5GH.
  • To find out the best parking rates and information, please click here.
  • If you have any questions, please email us here by clicking here.
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Shopping is back!


All our stores are OPEN.
Over 100 stores, and 1,000s of the biggest brands.
Beauty, fashion, food and more! Shop safely with St Johns.
Click here to view our full store list – happy shopping!

We continue to adhere to an intensive cleaning schedule. Throughout the day, every day, all touchpoints in the Centre (e.g. door handles, tables, surfaces) will be cleaned with a chemical spray which disinfects against COVID-19 on contact.

Our opening hours remain the same:
Monday – Wednesday 9-6
Thursday 9-7
Friday Saturday 9-6
Sunday 11-5

Our car park is OPEN. Click here for more information on hourly and contract rates.

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St Johns & COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions


Since 1969 St Johns has been here for you and here for Liverpool. Like other shopping centres across the UK we have been supporting communities, ensuring essential stores remain open and accessible to all throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We ask that when you do start visiting the Centre again, that you are patient, responsible and respectful to everyone in the Centre. And, please do give particular priority to the elderly and vulnerable in our community.

As a community shopping centre, St Johns cares about Liverpool and we want to continue enhancing the lives of local people in every way we can, and particularly during the current time, ensuring that you, your family and your friends can shop safe.

What are St Johns’ opening times?

Regular St Johns opening times will resume on Monday 15th June as follows:

Monday – Wednesday, 9am – 6pm.

Thursday, 9am – 7pm.

Friday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm.

Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

Please note that these operating hours refer to the shopping centre. The opening hours of individual stores may vary; please contact stores directly to confirm their opening hours.

What measures has St Johns taken to minimise COVID-19?

As a community shopping centre in the heart of Liverpool, we recognise that the health and safety of our customers, colleagues and retailers must be our highest priority.

As such, we will be ensuring that the Centre is re-opening in a controlled and compliant manner that adheres to government guidelines.

To ensure the Centre is ready to be re-opened to the public we have undertaken a series of measures:

The entire centre has been subject to a chemical deep clean of all malls, ceilings, floors, entrances and back of house. The chemical used in the clean disinfects against COVID-19 on contact.

We have implemented, and will continue with, an intensive cleaning schedule. Throughout the day, every day, all touchpoints in the Centre (e.g. door handles, tables, surfaces) will be cleaned with a chemical spray which disinfects against COVID-19 on contact.

Twenty new hand sanitiser stations have been installed throughout the Centre. These are free for you to use and will be cleaned and refilled regularly throughout the day, every day.

To make sure the Centre stays as clean as possible we have implemented photographic cleaning audits. We will be checking on a regular, scheduled basis that all touchpoints have been thoroughly and appropriately cleaned to keep you, your family, friends safe.

How are you supporting retailers to prevent COVID-19?

St Johns is home to a wide variety of different stores, but they ALL have a responsibility to ensure they are implementing appropriate social distancing and cleansing measures to protect the public, their staff and centre workers.

We are working collaboratively with all of our stores to make sure they are safe to open.

Before opening to the public, all stores within St Johns will have completed the following actions:

Completed a COVID-19 Risk Assessment which includes setting out regular in-store cleaning schedules.

Setting out appropriate social distancing measures within their stores such as the installation of floor markings and fixtures.

We will also be encouraging all stores to consider the installation of perspex screens at till areas, to provide staff with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and to request that customers use contactless payment options where possible.

All stores are also under strict instruction to close immediately and inform centre management if any member of staff begins to show symptoms of COVID019.

What social distancing measures will be in place in St Johns?

We want your visit to St Johns to be as safe and pleasant as possible. You will see social distancing signage throughout the Centre. This includes floor markings which will tell you where it is safe to walk, safe to stop, and safe to queue.

You may find that sometimes you have to wait outside the Centre before you can come in. This is because we can only let a certain number of people into the Centre at any one time. This is so that social distancing can be safely observed. We ask for your patience when this happens.

When you are walking around the Centre you may occasionally hear public announcements over the Centre tannoy system. These are friendly reminders to make sure that everyone is practising social distancing.

Will St Johns be monitoring the number of people in the Centre at any one time?

Yes. We will be actively monitoring the number of people in the Centre so that social distancing can be maintained. We have calculated the total number of people that can be in the Centre at any one time, allowing for 2 metres of personal space. Our footfall cameras will enable us to monitor this number and if necessary, we will close entrances until the number of people in the Centre has decreased.

This may mean that you occasionally have to wait outside the Centre. We ask for your patience when this happens. We don’t want to put the health of our customers, retailers or staff at risk. As soon as the number of people in the Centre decreases, you will be allowed to enter.

Will St Johns have a one-way system?

No. We haven’t put a one-way system in place as we want to make sure your shopping trip is as simple as possible. There are many social distancing reminders around the Centre as well as floor markings highlighting where you can queue for your favourite stores. We want you to shop safe and enjoy your visit to the Centre.

Is the car park open?

Yes. The car is open.

Are St Johns’ toilets open?

Yes. The toilets are now open.

What measures are you taking to protect elderly and vulnerable shoppers?

St Johns is open for all. But we want to make sure that elderly and vulnerable shoppers are able to enjoy a safe and enjoyable shopping experience. We have installed signage that asks shoppers to take care and respect elderly and vulnerable shoppers. We will also have regular public announcements over our tannoy system reminding shoppers to take care and respect elderly and vulnerable shoppers.

We’ve taken other measures to ensure that St Johns is as inclusive as possible. We have installed free hand sanitisers at wheelchair-user friendly height. We’ve also updated our digital assistant Able AI with all of the latest accessibility information to ensure that vulnerable shoppers can access the information they need to have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable shopping experience.

Further updates

To stay up to date with the latest news, information and announcements from St Johns, please follow our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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St Johns – a stand out performer once again


Great news! New figures released show that we were one of the UK’s stand-out performers in 2019, despite a dramatic fall in shopper numbers nationally for traditional shopping centres.

Across the UK, we have seen decreasing footfall dips due to consumers opting for the convenience of online shopping or retail parks. However, 2019 was our most successful year yet as we welcomed 13 million shoppers through our doors, generating an additional £10m in sales while we celebrated our 50th birthday.

While multiple UK high streets and shopping centres are struggling and facing uncertain futures, we have bucked national trends thanks to our prime city-centre location, innovative marketing strategy and great shopping experience.

Last year was our best ever year, and we aim to continue to strive and stand out from other shopping centres and retail destinations from our outstanding attention-to-detail. We’re confident that we can make 2020 an even more successful year as we continue to develop our retail environment which combines the best independent stores from across Liverpool and national retail brands.

We’d like to thank our senior management team for all their continued dedication, and our new (and returning) customers who make us a great success!

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Welcome, The Whitechapel Centre!


We would like to welcome The Whitechapel Centre as our new charity partner.

The Whitechapel Centre is one of the leading homelessness and housing charities in Liverpool. Their mission is to prevent and resolve homelessness, social exclusion and housing poverty by providing practical, realistic, tailored support so that each person can find a route out of homelessness, maintain a home and achieve their individual potential. Their services include Street Outreach, supported accommodation for both single people and families, harm reduction, learning and enablement activities, housing and welfare advice, peer mentoring, and a private rented bond scheme. All of their projects reflect the diverse routes into and through homelessness.

The partnership will last six months, running for the beginning of January, until the end of June. The Whitechapel Centre will have access to the centre, allowing them to hold events, raise awareness and fundraise throughout the period.

Neil Ashcroft, Centre Manager explains “We’re happy to announce The Whitechapel Centre as our chosen charity for the next six months. As a community shopping centre, it is important that we reach out to everyone that we can, we’re thrilled to fundraise and assist such a valuable charity.”

Please keep up-to-date with the latest events on our social media pages!

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Christmas Quiet Hour at The Entertainer


The Entertainer is introducing a Christmas quiet hour to create a safe environment for autistic people and to enable a calmer shopping experience in-store.

Every morning for the first hour, the store will be turning off the music, loud demos and (where possible) dimming the lights.

What a brilliant idea!👏

All updates

We’re National ready, are you?

Aintree is upon us, and for anyone racing off to have fun at Ladies...

There is more this Spring at St Johns

Now that the Easter bunny has been, and the holidays continue, we have lots...

Get ready for Easter with St Johns

With eggs, decs, food and fashion, there is a lot to think about at...

A happy half term with St Johns

February half term is just around the corner, and we have everything you need...

Share the love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we have you covered if you...

Food for thought – Veganuary

We know you love St Johns for McDonalds, KFC and Dunkin’, but did you...
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We’re National ready, are you?


Aintree is upon us, and for anyone racing off to have fun at Ladies Day and the Grand National, we have everything you need to enjoy your day!

Last Minute Outfits

We have a range of big brands and brilliant independents, that have everything you need to be races ready. From Ego and JD for shoes, to Miskyra

and Storm for dresses and accessories. We even have Citrus Cosmetics for hair extensions and make-up!

Emergency Essentials

It’s a long day at the races, and emergency essentials like blister plasters from Home Bargains are a must! And before you hop on the train at Liverpool Central, you can get cash out from one of our five free cash points in and around the centre.

Making your way

Getting to races is easy, especially with Merseyrail, who have trains running throughout the weekend, from the city centre to Aintree every 7 and a half minutes.

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There is more this Spring at St Johns


Now that the Easter bunny has been, and the holidays continue, we have lots of fun things for you to do, no matter what the weather.

Fancy a bite?

Our Food Court has something for everyone. From KFC to McDonalds and Chopstix to Subway, choose food from seven different restaurants and all sit together. And we have Millie’s Cookies and Dunkin’ for dessert!

All weather activities

There is no need for an umbrella at Liverpool’s only virtual reality theme park! Liverpool VR, located on the upper mall, has over 200 different experiences for you to try, including riding rollercoasters and visiting other worlds! Booking is not required, just pop on down.

A taste of the Med

You may be in Liverpool, but you can still experience the Mediterranean by taking a trip to El Vino for a memorable dining experience. Serving dishes using generations-old recipes and authentic flavours, as well as delicious wines and contemporary cocktails, El Vino is the place to be this Easter holiday!

Park with us

If you are coming into town, you can park with us for just £5.50 for the whole day.

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Get ready for Easter with St Johns


With eggs, decs, food and fashion, there is a lot to think about at Easter, but here at St Johns we have all you need under one roof!

If you are in charge of buying Easter eggs for the family, pop into Aldi, open seven days a week. Their Easter egg range starts from just 79p! And while you are there pick up your bits for a delicious Easter Sunday roast, including their exclusive Hot Cross Bun Pudding for dessert, available in store from 25th March.

From bunting to decorative baskets, and balloons to Easter wreaths, Home Bargains has everything needed to decorate your home this Easter. And if you are feeling crafty, there are kits to make your own decorations starting from £1.49.

Now Spring has sprung, it’s time to shop new season fashion. Take a trip to Matalan and check out their gorgeous Easter-themed clothes for the kids. For the grown ups, visit our independents Storm, Miskyra, Frocks and CS2 to check out their new arrivals for this season. Need some new shoes? Head to JD and check out the latest trainers with brands including New Balance, Adidas, Nike, Converse and Vans. 

Don’t forget you can park with us all day whilst stocking up for Easter for only £5.50, once you register here.

There is something for everyone this Easter at St Johns.

Opening hours:

Good Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-6
Easter Sunday closed
Easter Monday 11-6

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A happy half term with St Johns


February half term is just around the corner, and we have everything you need at St Johns to entertain the kids in all weathers!

Fun Activities

Have an afternoon of family fun at Boom Battle Bar. Play on the nine-hole Crazier Golf course, have a go at shuffleboard, or attempt to be the next Luke Littler with a game of augmented reality darts!   

Take a trip to Liverpool’s only virtual reality theme park. Liverpool VR has rollercoasters and rides for all levels of thrill-seekers! Check in-store for information on play passes for the kids.

Food for Thought

Our Food Court has an array of options for all the family. From burgers at McDonalds and delicious sandwiches from Subway, to pizza and pasta from Pasta 51 or a Chinese meal from Chopstix, there really is something for everyone!

Fancy a sweet treat? Grab a donut from Dunkin’, a cookie from Millie’s Cookies, or try something a little different by visiting our candyfloss vending machine!


Want to spend the day in town? Park with us from £5.50 for the whole day and enjoy some time in the city this half term with St Johns.

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Share the love this Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we have you covered if you want to buy gifts for a loved one, your mates, or even if you want to simply treat yourself!

Whether you’re planning a romantic date for two or a night with your friends, we have Valentine’s Day ideas to suit everyone!

For her

Let the special lady in your life know that you care!

Surprise her with a bouquet of fresh red roses, posh chocolates and bubbly from Aldi, treat her to the latest fragrance from The Perfume Shop, or help her chose a new date night outfit from Storm.

For him

Not sure what to get your guy?  Let us help you!

How about new watch from Miltons, some aftershave from The Fragrance Shop or a pair of new trainers from JD!

Pop the question with F.Hinds

Thinking of asking the big question this year? What better time to ask than on Valentine’s Day. F.Hinds have a range of stunning rings with prices to suit everyone, making your other half destined to say yes!

A cosy night in for two

Baby its cold outside! Put on a new record from HMV and cook up a storm with a dinner for two from Sainsbury’s.  Then polish off the night with a sweet treat from Cake Box.

A great Galentine!

Valentine’s Day not for you? Get the girls together and head to Boom: Battle Bar for a fun night of Bavarian axe throwing! Top the evening off with some delicious cocktails, a game of shuffleboard and a round of crazy golf.

For all your Valentine’s Day needs, head to St Johns Liverpool – and check out our full list of retailers here.

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Food for thought – Veganuary


We know you love St Johns for McDonalds, KFC and Dunkin’, but did you know we offer lots of alternatives too for veggies, vegans and those with dietary requirements?

Pasta 51 is the home of fresh pasta and pizza with vegan, veggie and gluten free options. 

Do we need to remind you of Greggs famous vegan sausage rolls? 

Our independent cafe, Key Lime, dishes up protein packed breakfasts, fresh smoothies and coffees. 

Have a special occasion coming up? Pick up a cake from Cake Box, not only are they gorgeous, but they are egg free too!

Watch our video for the deliciousness that can be found in St Johns.