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Drake Circus Shopping Centre

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Address: 1 Charles Street | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 1EA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1752 224430
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Shopping is good here , primark is huge as is next , could do with better places to eat however there are plenty of places in the city center

Reviewed 3 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Shopping is good here , primark is huge as is next , could do with better places to eat however there are plenty of places in the city center

Thank sam4food
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am local to the area and love Drake Circus. It has been my go-to shopping centre since it was built. I'd say that the restaurants in it are a bit limited - however, go outside and you'll find many, many chain and high street restaurants. For me, it is big enough and has all the shops you would want... More 

Thank 1995mp
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

its not exetre, with a good mix of local and high street shops; Plymouth council put very little investment in local , its all chain and pretty standard issue . Zzzzzzz.........

Thank M T
Truro, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the usual high street shops and food places. Parking is expensive and access is awkward by car if you are a stranger. All in all pretty average, not the place to go for a bargain. Tried Burger King was OK, seems to be some confusion on TP about this one in the Drake Circus and another in George Street.... More 

Thank John G
Durham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing exciting really which is a shame as its the only shopping centre in the area. The other place is Exeter. An Apple Store, Starbucks and M&S is about as luxurious as it gets. Theres an Ed's Diner thats been closed for god knows how long, and a Yo Sushi which we all know to be massively overpriced for what... More 

Thank Paul R
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The shopping here is average. It's your usual run of the mill city shopping centre. It's got everything you need but nothing over and above. It's fully enclosed and easily accessible and there is plenty of parking. The top floor has a food court with a number of eateries to choose from also. If you're in Plymouth pay it a... More 

Thank DC1989
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Been here numerous times after moving to Plymouth for university. There is an enormous range of shops from Primark to M&S so there's everything you need. The shops are nicely spread out over three floors with the second floor being dedicated to technology and fashion which is perfect for students.

Thank Angus D
Harwich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Sorry about the title but I hate shopping centres. This one was much the same as can be found in virtually every largish town and city in the country. As these places go I expect it is ok, all the usual shops and coffee/ eating places. The toilets were way up on the top floor - there is an escalator,... More 

Thank David Y
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Seriously if youre renovating one set of toilets at least make sure the few stalls you have arnt absolute dumpster levels of trash.

Thank vhs r
DrakeCircus, Public Relations Manager at Drake Circus Shopping Centre, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback and we apologise for the bad experience you had in our toilets. Please could you let us know which toilets you visited and what date and time you visited. We will then investigate to see if we had any issues at that particular moment in time. Kind Regards, The Drake Circus Team More 

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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It's all the same shops you get anywhere , no personality , no interesting shops, only positive is there is a roof to protect from British weather.

Thank Lana H

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