The Eden Centre is not as big as I had expected - if you look at the sheer size of the buildings, you expect more shops.
Having said that, there is a good selection of shopping, with all the main brands represented.
The food area is really better than most, with Wagamamas, a tapas bar, and more, there is a good selection. It's a bonus that there is a cinema and bowling alley in the centre.
I love this new shopping centre - when in the past I may have gone down to London to buy a new outfit I am happy to get my boyfriend to drive me over to High Wycombe and park him in the cinema whilst I go lookng for that perfect dress! OK, so maybe he quite likes it here as well, there is a good range of men's clothing stores as well.
The M&S and Debenams are really large and have most of the ranges you'll find in the London flagship stores. There is also your usual Topshop/H&M/Gap/New Look range. What I like most is that I can go buy some bits and bobs and then go to Yo Sushi and have a nice meal to build up my energy again for more shopping in this lovely, clean, modern shopping centre.
This new shopping area is very busy and is under cover! Store like M&S, Miss Selfridge, Shoe express, DR China, Wagamama, JD Sports, Vision Express, Build a bear worshop, Mothercare and many more. Lots of parking. Two hours parking rate is £1.80.
A welcome addition to improve High Wycombe. Much better than the Octagon shopping was, a more localized shopping experience in a modern area with great new shops opening all the time.
Despite the improvements, the carpark is still in need of a redesign and Uxbridge is pretty close and a much better option
The Eden shopping centre is a new development with a lot of high quality and high class shops from New Look to Swarovski Crystal. Amongst the shops there is an entertainment complex comprising of a bowling alley and cinema along with a number of eating establishments including a Yo Sushi. A great place to visit and look around.
The Eden shopping centre has made High Wycombe much more interesting to shop in as before shopping there was not great at all! There are some great shops and it's good to finally have that there now. The only downside is as it is now Christmas - there isn't enough parking in the complex which is ridiculous. The developers didn't plan that very well. And the fact that halp of the centre isn't covered - not great on rainy and freezing days as the wind blows around. If they were going to spend as much money as that on a complex it could have least be enclosed and warm!!
After all the hype and the long wait for new shops in High Wycombe, I have to say I am somewhat dissappointed. It really isn't in keeping with the rest of the town. There are plenty of clothes shops for the youngsters, and M&S have a brand new store, but other than that I really don't think we have gained much.
It's a shame they spent all that money and couldn't afford any doors. Great when the weather is hot, but when it blows the shopping centre becomes like a wind tunnel and is the last place I like to visit. Put some doors on, tart up tesco's, now we're talking
Our new shopping centre is not all that! The fancy, high-priced shops have now realised that their expensive prices were driving shoppers into the ready and waiting arms of shopping centres in Reading, Watford, Slough and Uxbridge!It is good to see the sales signs in the shop windows but on the whole, Wycombe was adequately equipped with The Octagon and The Chilterns before the huge Eden Project. All the once rural town now has, because of the Eden, is empty units all over the Octagon, The Chilterns Shopping Centre, 2 main shops on the High Street and a fading market! The developments were simply too big for a small, rural town. As for the Eden Centre - it is too big, too cold and not very handy for all items the average shopper seeks.
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