One of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, the Gloucester Quays – sometimes known as the Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet Centre – is a thriving entertainment hub. It includes a multi-screen cinema, bars and restaurants, as well as an outlet shopping centre, all just a short walk from the docks.
Start the day with a trip to the Waterside Museum and discover more about the revolutionary impact that the canal system had on Britain. Alternatively, you can head into the shopping centre to pick up a bargain or three. The centre is home to over 60 stores, including high-end fashion labels such as All Saints, Levi’s and Jaeger, as well as M&S, Clarks, Nice, Fatface and more. And, as it’s an outlet store, many fantastic fashion items are heavily discounted, saving you as much as 70% on the full retail price.
The site is also a perfect place for a meal out. Here you’ll find dozens of restaurants and cafés, with many offering views across the water. From chain restaurants such as Carluccio’s and Nando’s to the Brewhouse Bar and Kitchen, and Portivo Lounge, you’ll find everything from coffee and cake to breakfast, lunch and dinner and even several stylish bars.
Alternatively, end the day with the latest Hollywood blockbuster at the brand new state-of-the-art Cineworld complex. Boasting 10 screens and all the usual food and drink options, it makes for a wonderful stop on your day out exploring Gloucester.
And if that wasn’t enough entertainment for you, the Gloucester Quays site also put on regular special events. These include all-day arts, craft and farmers markets and boutique shopping events. The centre is open 10am-8pm Monday to Friday and until 7pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.
With regular clearance sales and discounts, Gloucester Quays is rightly one of the main shopping destinations in the region. And with the added attraction of waterside bars, cafés and restaurants, regular events and a 10-screen cinema, all in the centre of the city, plus the brand new Gloucester Quays Premier Inn hotel, it’s becoming one of the biggest cultural and entertainment hubs in the south-west.