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Double award shortlisting for St Johns

19/07/24

St Johns Centre has been shortlisted for two national awards in its industry’s top event of the year. 

The Sceptre Awards recognise best practice in managing retail destinations around Britain.

St Johns’ Director Neil Ashcroft has been shortlisted for Manager of the Year for a medium venue; and St Johns Car Park is a finalist in Car Park of the Year. 

Neil’s nomination was based on managing an unprecedented episode in St Johns’ 55-year history – and successfully delivering exceptional results.

The challenges began with the demise of Wilko followed by the sudden closure of the Council-controlled St Johns Market, leaving over half of the upper mall unoccupied.

The market closure led to public confusion and the misconception that the whole St Johns Centre had closed – resulting in footfall plummeting by 25%. 

An extensive, targeted marketing campaign led to a 33% upward swing in visitors, a trend that continued and contributed to an additional 700,000 visitors, compared with the previous year.

In the last year, the St Johns Car Park has smashed income targets and has been recognised for the vital role it plays in supporting the commercial success of the shopping centre and the wider city region. 

It is now the number one e-com car park worldwide – using an automatic number plate recognition system for subscribers. Adopting the system surpassed all expectations with 55,000 users, and still building at a rate of over 2,000 new subscribers per month, helped by a fixed 24-hour £6 rate for those who register. 

The car park success has led to significantly more people flowing into the shopping centre from a wider demographic of commuters and theatre goers.

Neil Ashcroft said: “It is a fantastic tribute to all the St Johns team that we have been shortlisted for two of our industry’s most prestigious awards. I would like to pay tribute to my hard working, dedicated colleagues for their achievements over the past year – St Johns has lots to celebrate in our 55th anniversary year.”

The Sceptre Awards take place on 9 October at the Royal Lancaster in London.

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School’s Out

11/07/24

Summer holidays are around the corner, and here at St Johns we have the perfect day out for you and your families to enjoy! From cheap all-day parking, to experiencing fun-filled activities, washed down with familiar favourites at our food court, we can’t wait to enjoy summer with you. 

Parking at St Johns 

Park securely and cheaply at St Johns for just £6 all day. Located opposite Liverpool Lime Street Station, we are right in the heart of the city. Use postcode: L1 1NQ for your satnav. Click HERE for more information. 

Activities at St Johns 

A huge hit with the kids, VR Liverpool offers a first of its kind 9D virtual reality theme park experience located in the upper mall. If you fancy real world experiences, Boom Battle Bar offers axe-throwing, crazier golf, electric darts, and super tasty street food. 

Food Court 

Once you’ve spent all your energy enjoying the activities St Johns has to offer, refuel at our famous food court! Find all your familiar favourites like McDonald’s, KFC, Subway, and Pasta 51.  

Bee survival experience 

National Museums Liverpool are currently exhibiting Bees: A Story Of Survival, where you can experience soundscapes connected to live beehives and interactive displays where you can journey into the fascinating world of bees. Just a short walk past St George’s Hall from our car park! 

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What’s On July 

01/07/24

St Johns is so excited for July and everything it has to offer! From the Olympics to Pride there is so much to celebrate, and we can’t wait to get stuck in.

International Ice Cream Day 

There is a lot of big events, but the smaller things matter too, and that’s why we want to highlight the 21st of the month, also known as International Ice Cream Day! There are so many flavours to choose from, and we want to give you a heads up on where to go! McDonald’s holds the classic Mcflurry and you could enjoy a classic Smarties or go for the more adventurous Skittles flavour! If you want to enjoy some ice cream at home, there’s so many flavours to try from Aldi from classic cones to Vegan options, there’s something for everyone. 

Liverpool Pride

Liverpool is celebrating Pride this year on the 27th July. The march begins at St George’s Hall at 12pm and you can find out more here: https://prideinliverpool.co.uk

For anyone driving in to join the march, our car park is positioned just across the road from St Georges Hall, making it easy for you to join in the celebrations. 

For anyone looking to get ready and celebrate, our wonderful retailers have everything you will need to feel great. You can get a full outfit from the likes of Storm and Miskyra. HMV also has Pride goodies, like your favourite LGBTQ+ stories on film

Summer of Music

There is so much to hear in Liverpool this month, from Cream Classical to In the Park, and we have what you need to get ready, from head to toe. 

Citrus Cosmetics is home to Liverpool’s best cosmetics, from hair extensions to best-selling shampoos and curl conditioners, for the perfect festival look, it’s definitely worth visiting. 

For your festival shoes look no further than BU, who have all the latest trainers and fashionable sandals, so you are ready for the music no matter what the weather. 

The Olympic Games 

The Olympics are back, and let’s be honest there’s nothing better than sitting around with friends watching the world’s best athletes battle it out. If you’re inspired by the games to push your fitness to a new level, JD have an incredible range of sport clothing, accessories and shoes! This is your sign to start your new passion!

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St Johns staff donate to the Whitechapel Centre

26/06/24

The Whitechapel Centre

As part of our Just for Joy initiative, we are proud to be supporting The Whitechapel Centre this month. The Whitechapel Centre is a brilliant Liverpool-based charity, leading on issues surrounding homelessness and housing. They work tirelessly with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation.  

The St Johns commitment

At St Johns, we always stride to help the lives of our local community, both now and in the future. 

We pledge to act sustainably, priorities local needs and focus on bringing about positive, lasting change within our whole community.

This month, we looked to the Whitechapel Centre to see where we could help. Our team got together and bought toiletries, food and essentials from our retailers. After this, the goodwill continued with staff gathering clothes to donate. 

 The community comes together

If you would like to join our staff and donate to The Whitechapel Centre or find out more about what they do, you can click here to take a look at their website.

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Half Term at St Johns 

22/05/24

Half term is back and for anyone looking for some inspiration, we’ve got you covered! 

Family Fun 

From shuffleboard to virtual rollercoasters, there’s family fun for kids of all ages at St Johns. Boom Battle Bar has a range of games from Crazier Golf to American Pool and Electric Darts for the older kids. 

Head over to the Upper Mall and you will find VR Liverpool, a theme park experience for the whole family! With candy floss, claw machines and virtual rollercoasters that will keep your little ones entertained throughout half term. 

Feeding fussy eaters 

Can’t agree on what to eat? That’s ok because our food court caters to all! From fresh, homemade pasta at Pasta 51, to delicious noodles from Chopstix, and of course, the old reliable McDonalds and KFC for familiar favourites.

If you want to dine in, we also have Key Lime Coffee for filling breakfasts and American pancakes or take a taste trip to the Mediterranean with El Vino.

Kids Club

The city centre has plenty of things to keep the kids entertained over the break, from Big Art at the Walker Art Gallery to the aquarium at the World Museum. And if you’re driving in, you can park in the heart of town, with us, for just £5.50 for the whole day. 

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Dine in at St Johns

20/05/24

With International Tea Day and National Wine Day coming up we thought it was time to shout about some of our delicious dine in options!

International Tea Day 

Sometimes you just need a cup of tea and a comfy seat, that’s where Key Lime Coffee comes in. On International Tea Day why not enjoy a homemade cake and a cup of tea, or if you want something a bit more substantial, you can try their American pancakes or a deliciously creamy milkshake! You can find Key Lime on the Upper Mall Level, facing Lime Street Station.

National Wine Day

This week also marks National Wine Day, and there’s no better way to enjoy wine than with a delicious meal – we suggest dining at El Vino! The perfect dine in experience that isn’t going to break the bank, El Vino has delicious and fresh Mediterranean cuisine and a selection of wines to pair with your meal. 

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Fashion at St Johns 

09/05/24

From vintage treasures for summer, to adorable outfits for your little ones, we have an outfit for everyone, without breaking the bank. 

Affordable Fashion

It doesn’t matter if you’re going on a night out or on the school run, we have affordable fashion for every occasion. Like Retro on the Upper Mall, who have hundreds of items, all priced at £3. Keep looking and you will find Miley’s Accessories, the perfect place to find the finishing touches for your outfit. Also on the Upper Mall is Storm, who are always reliable with trends, and Fifty1, the place to go to fulfil your outfit dreams. And that’s just to name a few!

Vintage Finds

If you are looking for vintage pieces to complete your wardrobe without breaking the bank, Roy Castle has hundreds of hidden gems, where you can find affordable second-hand clothes from brands like Adidas, Hugo Boss and much more! 

New Shoes

Trainers, sandals, school shoes and heels, if you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes there’s plenty of choice. Just visit Shoo Shoo, Shu Studio or Ego, and we are sure you’ll find what you’re looking for!

And for the Kids

Shopping for the kids is easy with the likes of Bunnies, who have over 50 years in childrenswear, and Frocks, who stock all the fashion essentials for your little ones! In Bunnies and Frocks you’ll find everything from Spanish shoes, to personalised gifts, making it easy to get your little ones ready. 

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Celebrating Earth Day

19/04/24

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

04/03/24

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

10/06/23

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

10/10/22

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

08/09/22

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

17/08/22

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 www.stjohns-shopping.co.uk/stores To explore St Johns’ parking tariffs and offers, please visit www.stjohns-shopping.co.uk/parking

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

26/07/22

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 drogers@Evertonfc.com.

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

25/05/22

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: www.vimeo.com/703680838/02527f798b

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A Mother’s Day Treat

14/03/22

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

15/02/22

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

28/01/22

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

12/01/22

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

11/01/22

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

23/11/21

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

Nugent

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

10/11/21

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

08/11/21

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 https://stjohns-shopping.co.uk/stores/

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Here for you @ The Inclusive Hub

28/10/21

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!

07/07/21

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

18/05/21

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

11/05/21

Are you driving into Liverpool City Centre? 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!

08/04/21

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

05/06/20

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

20/01/20

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!

03/01/20

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

10/12/19

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

 …Are you ready for it?

06/06/24
Liverpool’s Love Story with Taylor Swift is underway! And if your Wildest Dreams are...

What’s on June 

30/05/24
Father’s Day This month marks Father’s Day, and we know our city is full...

Budget Buys and Exclusive Finds

16/05/24
Technology treasures The rising cost of technology doesn’t need to stop you getting a...

Health and Beauty Gems 

02/05/24
Fresh cuts and new nails  Spring is here and the hot weather is rolling...

What’s On This May

30/04/24
As we welcome a new month and spring rolls in, there is everything from...

We’re National ready, are you?

11/04/24
Aintree is upon us, and for anyone racing off to have fun at Ladies...
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 …Are you ready for it?

06/06/24

Liverpool’s Love Story with Taylor Swift is underway! And if your Wildest Dreams are coming true and you’re heading to Anfield for the Era’s Tour, we’ve got you covered! Not only that, but we also know All Too Well that not everyone will get to the tour, so we’ve got something for every Swiftie. 

Standing in a nice dress

We want to make sure every Swiftie feels great heading to the Era’s Tour, so we’ve got some tips for getting ready! If you’re looking for a new outfit to look your best, Storm on our Upper Mall has a range of styles so you can get your fashion fix. You can finish off your outfit with help from the likes of Citrus Cosmetics and Beverly Hills Nails for all your hair accessories and nails. 

Invisible String

For Swifities who can’t make it to Anfield, we know there’s still an Invisible String tying you to the tour, so we’re here to help! HMV stocks all the Taylor albums, and with a quick trip to Aldi, you can get all the snacks you need to enjoy a Taylor night with your mates!

Getaway Car

There is no public parking at the stadium, so if you’re heading out, you can park with us, and get the bus, train or taxi all with in a 2-minute walk of the car park. To find out more, head to the parking section of our website.

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What’s on June 

30/05/24

Father’s Day

This month marks Father’s Day, and we know our city is full of wonderful Dads, Grandads, Uncles and father figures. So, to help make them feel special, we’ve got plenty of gifting options. HMV is the home of music, and the perfect place to pick up his favourite album, or maybe head to the JD for a new pair of shoes, or the new England kit!

And if you want to spend some quality time together, there’s Axe Throwing or Shuffleboard at Boom Battle Bar. For a more relaxed day, Key Lime Coffee is the perfect place to sit down and enjoy some American pancakes or a delicious wrap. 

Summer BBQs are back

Summer is finally here, and we have everything you need to enjoy the Solstice! Home and Bargains have all the BBQ essentials you need to get cooking, and between Aldi and Iceland you can have a feast for the whole family! 

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Budget Buys and Exclusive Finds

16/05/24

Technology treasures

The rising cost of technology doesn’t need to stop you getting a new phone when you need it. At St Johns we have plenty of options for anyone looking for technology treasures, like Phone Bar and Phone Lab, where you can shop the latest phones and accessories, as well as repair services!

Spring fresh homeware

It’s the little things that make a house a home, and at F&G you can get all your must haves at brilliant discounts. And if you’re looking to give your house a fresh look with some new pictures or collectables, Roy Castle is on the upper mall, and has a great selection of vintage homeware.

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Health and Beauty Gems 

02/05/24

Fresh cuts and new nails 

Spring is here and the hot weather is rolling in, so it’s time for a haircut! 

H. Barbers are our brilliant gents’ barbers, ready to give you a fresh cut for spring, located on the Upper Mall and open daily until 5pm. 

Just past H. Barbers, you will find Beverly Hills Nails, the perfect place for a new set of nails, especially if you’re looking for sculpted acrylic nails!

Haircare 

If you’re looking for beauty must-haves and haircare for any texture, look no further. 

Our centre is home to a variety of shops that stock luscious haircare items. From specialised hair oils and extensions at Citrus Cosmetics, to budget friendly shampoos and conditioners from F&G and Home Bargains, we have something for everyone. 

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What’s On This May

30/04/24

As we welcome a new month and spring rolls in, there is everything from new spring wardrobes to May Day fun, and warmer weather (fingers crossed) to a half term to enjoy!

Spring Wardrobes

It’s officially time to put winter coats away and start reaching for your spring jackets. From Matalan and Yours, to BU and Ego, we have big fashion brands and brilliant independents to help you style your spring wardrobe.

Bank Holidays

There are two Bank Holidays in May, meaning BBQs and epic games! For everyone planning to enjoy a BBQ pop to Iceland, Home Bargains and Aldi for everything you need for delicious burgers and sizzling snacks.

Don’t worry if weather isn’t that great, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Boom: Battle Bar, like shuffleboard, crazier golf, and even axe throwing!

Family Time

There’s nothing better than family time, and VR Liverpool is the perfect place to make some memories. With virtual rollercoasters, claw machines and candy floss, it’s a great place for some half term fun!

And when everyone needs some lunch, our Food Court has plenty of options.

Days Out

If your heading into town by car, you can park with us, in the heart of the city, for as little as £5.50 for the whole day.  

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We’re National ready, are you?

11/04/24

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.