Also known as Leicester Highcross, this shopping centre has been newly revamped and reopened in 2008 after the addition of a new extension. It was originally called the Shires, running its business from 1991 to mainly supplement the Haymarket Shopping Centre across the road. Today it stands as a modern building facilitated with 120 shops to cater for all your needs on a shopping day out.
The 2008 extension almost doubled the original size of the centre, where additions were in the form of more shops, restaurants, a cinema and car parking facilities. It bears within it global fashion brands like Zara, Lacoste and H&M as well as electronic giants such as Apple. It is an excellent modern hub in the heart of Leicester which has attracted shoppers from all around Leicestershire.
Some controversies have been reported on the naming of the new and improved centre, where there were differences in opinion on what to go with. Other extensions of the same issue ran on what to use as the website domain name, which all have been settled since and the name “Leicester Highcross” adopted.
Getting to the Leicester Highcross is very easy, just follow the signs to Leicester city centre and turn onto Vaughn Way for access to the car park. Otherwise if you are commuting from the train station, walk towards the city centre until you reach the Clock Tower where you will see Leicester Highcross on your left. There are two parking facilities offering up to 3000 spaces, these are not free.
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Did you know Highcross Shopping Centre is in fact the largest of its kind in the whole of the East Midlands?