Offering a show-stopping combination of picturesque countryside, bustling towns and close proximity to London, there's plenty of wisdom behind Bedfordshire's popularity as a holiday destination. This historic county has something to offer tourists with all budgets and tastes. One of the most popular attractions to this part of England is the Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, which actually comprises of a pair of shopping spaces. Located in the heart of this vibrant town, there are plenty of hotels in the area.
A Well Established Shopping Hub
The Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre straddles two sites. The Grade II listed 'thecentre:mk' opened in 1979, to much acclaim. The centres other half, 'intu Milton Keynes' opened on the turn of the millennium. Together, both sites provide a colossal shopping area, with a floor space exceeding 1.7 million square feet.
The shopping centre offers a diverse collection of stores and brands, catering to all tastes and needs. From affordable utilities and home-ware to the latest on-trend fashion, there's room for just about everything in what is the UK's 14th largest shopping centre.
With close to 300 separate shops to browse, many visitors to Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre come for a whole day. With this in mind, the shopping centre provides an impressive array of conveniences and facilities.
Childcare facilities at the shopping centre are particularly good, ranging from baby-changing space to nursery rooms and rides. There's also a diverse selection of restaurants and some outstanding disabled facilities.
Accommodation near the Shopping Centre
The phrase 'shop ‘til you drop' is a common one, but with the scale of the Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, it has real traction! So at the end of an epic day's shopping, you'll be glad to have the selection of hotels in Bedfordshire at your disposal.
The Jurys Inn Milton Keynes offers a superb central location and some low rates, as does the Holiday Inn, just down the road. Savvy Serviced Apartments give visitors the chance to take things into their own hands and work on their own schedule. For those who chose to self-cater, there are plenty of great places to eat and drink in the centre of Milton Keynes.