shopping centre is another example of how Manchester
has resurrected itself after the 1996 IRA bombing that
ripped through most of the city’s retail quarter.
Built in the old Corn Exchange that was very badly damaged
by the infamous bomb, Triangle is a contemporary shopping
mall on the inside but Victorian architectural delight
on the exterior.
In the early part of the last century the building was
used as a base for regional trading in agricultural produce.
By the 1980s and up to the time of the bombing, the place
was used as an indoor market hall where ‘New Age’
traders mixed with tarot readers, booksellers, and aromatherapy
These days it is more popular than ever with its newfound
fame as one of the best shopping centres in the region.
Here you’ll find a wide range of designer stores,
including Henri Lloyd, Ted Baker, Calvin
Klein and Space NK. If you’re looking
for the latest urban or outdoor wear check out O’Neill,
which sells everything from ski jackets to city sweaters.
There’s also a couple of shops offering internationally
inspired clothing, including French fashion label Rodier
and East, which specialises in Indian embroidered
Triangle has also got its fair share of home furnishing
stores, such as Muji, cosmetics specialists,
such as Molton Brown, and jewellery shops,
But Triangle is more than just a shopping centre, it is
also a fabulous entertainment venue packed with quality
bars and restaurants. For a quick snack or luxurious coffee
try Jigsaw Kitchen, a new fashion store
with a trendy café overlooking Exchange Square,
or Caffe Nero, an authentic Italian coffee
To get a taste of the high-life why not sample the fine
wines, champagne, patisseries and chocolates at Les
Delices de Champagne. Or for a slap up meal and enjoyable
evening out get to the Zinc Bar and Grill, Terence
Conran’s first UK restaurant outside London.
So whether you’re shopping or socialising, The Triangle
has all the right ingredients to make your day out in
Manchester a very pleasant experience.