A huge, domed building with three vast floors of shops that stock clothes, shoes, mountaineering equipment, records, books and household goods, Whiteleys is a sheltered alternative to your local high street. There is a fairly large Marks and Spencer branch here, as well as high street stores such as Aftershock, Gap and the Body Shop. The second floor has a good choice of food venues. You can catch the latest movie at Odeon. Whiteleys is regularly used to film daytime TV programs. A limited amount of parking is available on the roof.

Location:  Queensway

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m., Su 8:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.