33 reviews of The Glades in English
I always prefer Glades to shop as you get almost all you needs under a single roof. There are all major brands in various categories like Debenhams, Hobbs, Levi’s and many others are present. It is a store worth a visit especially when you are shopping for clothes.
Parking can be tricky, but that’s the same with any shopping centre. It’s my local and it’s great have pretty much all the shops you need. It’s a great mix of the larger chain shops but also has a few independent shops which is great if you want something a little different.
There is now only one loo though, which is a bit annoying if you’re at the other end of the centre, but it’s only a 5 min walk away.
This shopping mall is quite odd. It’s got a pretty decent selection of shops and is generally quite a pleasant place to be, but they’ve given no thought to the placement of escalators, so you could be anywhere along the main stretch on either floor and you have to walk all the way to the other end to get to an escalator, or find your way to the escalator in Marks and Spencer if you’re half way along.
It complements the high street and market square quite nicely, and you can find almost everything you’re looking for here :)
Even though it's been eclipsed several times over by the likes of Bluewater, Westfield and no doubt many more to come, I'll always have a certain fondness for The Glades, and will probably always come back here from time to time.
I'll never forget when it first opened (back in the days when buses used to thunder up and down Bromley High Street) and I first discovered the delights of the Mall! There were some dreadfully tacky jewellery shops back then, but as 14-year-olds, we loved it.
Nostalgia aside, this is still a decent place to visit if you want shoes, clothes, sportswear or toiletries. There's a huge Boots, Debenhams, M&S and Zara. It's all quite easy to navigate and manageable, unlike some of today's mega malls shuffles off mumbling about young people. Hurrah for the Glades!
As mentioned in previous reviews, parking is rather tedious and time wasting during the afternoon, but the large amounts of shops of many different varieties makes up for this. Parking is pretty cheap though, if you're only going to stay for 2 hours or less. The shopping centre itself leads out to the streets which also has many shops on every side-pretty good in my opinion.
Me and my family normally come here once in a fortnight or so, yet I still prefer Croydon as a better place for shopping (only because it's nearer to where I live).
All you need under one roof, nice atmosphere too.
The Glades contains all the major high street shops you'd expect plus some others! I love their sweet stations in the middle. It all seems very clean and tidy.
I think Bromley glades is one of the best shopping centers around.It has something to offer for everyone.Model Shop,Shoe fanatics,Weather you want Clothes,Music,Cosmatics,Food,New phone you will find it here.High Street fashions and disgner shops theres always bargins and offers on in the shops.Easy to get to there are 2 train Stations local Bromley North and Bromley South and loads of buss's,Theres also a libeary,Parks and theater and cinema and plenty of choice of food if you get hungery.
Remember shopping before you moved to London? A distict lack of tourists getting in your way with their slow walking confusion, no need to clutch your bag in fear of dodgy pickpockets on Oxford Street, no walking two miles when you realise you forgot to go to New Look, no nearly getting knocked over by Russian princesses with Gucci bags? Ahh those were the days. If you fancy missing out on all of that once more I would highly recommend The Glades in Bromley. It’s small enough to walk from one end to the other in about 15 minutes but it has Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Zara, and big H&M. Outside on the high street there is the biggest Primark I have ever seen, Next, Topshop…everything you could need for a day out shopping with no tourists, no crowds, no sixteen branches of Boots none of which stock what you want to buy…you get my picture.
Bus from Lewisham takes about half an hour, shops are all pretty new and smart - surprising given the centre must be twenty years old. Negative points are there aren’t that many places to eat but we are talking about shopping here, other than that as an alternative to the frenetic rushing of town on a weekend, it’s perfect.
Until I discovered Bluewater, this was the best shopping centre in the South-East as far as I was concerned.
It still certainly holds its own. There are the standard retailers you’d expect to find in here, such as H&M and French Connection, and a selection of food and drink places. There is also a cool shop selling sweets and chocolate from America, such as the Big Red chewing gum and different editions of M&Ms.
The nicest place to eat by far is La Giardiana (I can’t spell it but you’ll find it!) which sells home-made lasagne, as well as sandwiches, baked potatoes, cakes, coffee and the usual things you’d expect; just everything is of a much higher standard. They also offer discounts, mainly for OAPs, so if you’re going with your parents or grandparents, this is worth noting.
It is clean, spacious, well lit, bright, airy and air conditioned as well as being safe. The toilets are also very clean and spacious, which makes a change from needing to do advanced yoga just to fit into a cubicle.
Outside there is usually someone selling cheap fruit and veg, which is especially nice in summer. It’s also got a Starbucks bang outside and if you continue down the road, you’ll find Topshop, Smiths, TK Maxx, Game and an Odeon, as well as Greggs, Fat Face, Primark and other retailers.
Every thing you could want in one place, the shops are all the ususal ones you would expect to find and there are small cafes to stop off in too. The toilets are always clean and the baby changing facilities are good.
Just outside the glades you will find the high street with even more shops on offer!
In danger of looking a bit tired now that it’s nearly 20 years old, it is starting to go a bit upmarket. Some of the shops are a bit pokey and small, but there is the chance to find what you’re looking for. It’s all undercover, which is one good thing. Nice for a weekend shop. but you couldn’t get all your Christmas shopping done here.
For me the Bromley Glades is a great place to shop. It has all the shops that you would want to go to, so there is good choice. I love Karen Millen and I love going to Zara, Dune French Connection and River Island. Bromley Glades has got a large Boots including a Boot Opticians, which is handy too. If all that shopping tires you out, there are some great places to get refreshment. I personally like going get a dougnut and coffee from Krispy Kreme, but if that doesn’t take your fancy then there is a McDonalds and other cafe outlets there too. Furthermore, I believe Bromley Glades is the best local shopping mall available for residents of South East London.
Quite a good shopping centre for women, got a massive primark outside of it. A wide range of shops inside and on the high street, theres also market stalls selling fruit and veg and hot dogs. Many fast food restaurants aswell as other restaurants such as Nandos. The majority of shops are big with well laid out stock and really friendly staff. The centre is very nicely presented and there is usually stalls inside the centre some even give out freebies! A nice place to go and get christmas presents.
Bromley is a good place to go shopping, not quite as good as when it had two department stores as well, but still good. The Glades shopping Centre runs alongside the High Street and complements it rather than leading shoppers away from it. Over two floors you’ll find most of the well known chains including a Debenhams and a very large Marks & Spencer. My favourite store is the pet shop near the entrance to the toilets. There aren’t any pet shops near where I live so it’s nice to go in there and coo over the guinea pigs and lovebirds.
You may think that because kent has Bluewater that local shopping malls would suffer and why bother when you can go bluewater. Well you would be wrong. Bromley’s the Glades is a truly innovative and forward thinking shopping experience, there’s a shop for every occasion and budget and it’s not stuffy or up it’s own backside. The staff are helpful, there’s plenty of parking (free for disabled) and there’s lots of loos and places to eat. Outside there’s some wonderful greenery and benches to chill out in the summer and then of course there’s the great outdoor shops and markets. * 365,385 Shoppers per week (*19 million per annum) * 129 stores
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