shopping centre

shopping mall

or shopping centre

Collection of independent retail stores, services, and parking areas constructed and maintained by a management firm as a unit. It is a 20th-century adaptation of the historical marketplace. In the U.S., postwar migration from cities to suburbs and increased automobile use created a perceived need for centralized shopping facilities. The urban shopping arcade developed out of the need for shelter from the weather; Buffalo, N.Y., and Cleveland, Ohio, have charming trussed and glass-roofed examples. The next generation of shopping malls, the large regional centre sited in a vast sea of parking lots, bears little resemblance to its small, arcaded ancestors. Two of the world's largest malls are the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, and the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. In recent years large shopping malls have attempted to revive an arcadelike atmosphere, often featuring atriums and balconies.

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Surrey Quays Shopping Centre is a shopping centre in Rotherhithe, South East London. It was built as part of the regeneration of the Surrey Commercial Docks area by the London Docklands Development Corporation.

The shopping centre is accessible by bus (various routes stop just outside), and by tube (Surrey Quays and Canada Water tube stations provide access to the East London and Jubilee Lines).

Shops in the centre include:

Currys (but not closed permanently in November 2006.

Opening hours

  • Monday - Wednesday: 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thursday: 09:30 - 20:00
  • Friday: 09:30 - 18:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00

Tesco opening hours

  • Monday: opens at 08:00, 24hr from then on
  • Tuesday - Friday: 24hr
  • Saturday: until 22:00
  • Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00

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