“ Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1AA. Tel: +44(0)121 344 3947. „
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One Stop Shopping Centre is a great location for high street names. Would recommend it to anyone due to large free parking area, bus routes and local private hire taxi firms such as Sky Radio Cars. Also should your car break down the local recovery firm Beeches Recovery 0121 344 4644 would be able to help.
For buses that stop in the One Stop refer to the Travel West Midlands website.For Private Hire taxis, Sky Radio Cars are usually parked outside the Argos and Asda stores. They can be contacted on 0121 554 5555 or www.skyradiocars.co.uk.
Fantastic place to shop at the One Stop Shopping Centre, everything is there for you from clothes shops, shoe shops, food shops, i especailly got a lot of help from the guy's who work at P.C and printing Supplies, they sell everything from printers to ink, its like a small Curries but with affordable prices, they fix computers and lap tops to. So come and experiance the One Stop for yourselves. Thanks. A happy shopper.
B Wise and McDonalds are da best shops i got there every day my whole wardrobe is B Wise and i wna wrk at B Wise wen i grow upfrm Danny AKA jonny vegas
My favourite place to shop at the moment is the One Stop shopping centre in Perry Barr, Birmingham. Located on the major Walsall Road its easily accessible by car or bus, and has a train station directly opposite the main entrance to the shopping area.
The car park is spacious with room for plenty of cars, including a large proportion of disabled parking bays. Manoeuvring around the car park is also easy thanks to the wide parking spaces and a successful one-way system means theres very little congestion. Parking is also free, which is a bonus as more and more shopping centres are starting to introduce pay & display machines in their car parks.
Any shop you could possibly want is here. Apart from Woolworths, which I find kind of odd as Woolies generally has the monopoly on the best store space inside shopping centres in Birmingham, at least.
For general shopping, theres a huge Asda which is located directly off the car park. Despite being inside a shopping centre this isnt one of your smaller express supermarkets, its a fully fledged high street Asda including the entire George clothing range. Prices are on a par with other Asda stores, which again is unusual for a shopping centre located supermarket.
The clothes shopping at the One Stop is fantastic. My particular favourite is a Next Outlet Centre. This store is absolutely crammed full of Next stock, which for one reason or another has been reduced in price. And I mean hugely reduced. For example, last week I bought suedette trousers, 2 summer tops, a pair of sandals and a handbag costing me £19.50 when I got home I checked the labels and my shopping had a combined value of £78 with the trousers being the best bargain at £6 reduced from 40 quid! The childrens clothes selection is also brilliant, they stock all the trendy kids Next clothes as well as a good amount of underwear, socks etc. This selection is even better price wise than the adults clothes and most items are under £3. Next Outlet also appeals to the jumble sale lover in me, as clothes tend to be haphazard around the shop and you really have to dig through the racks to find the gems the thrill of finding a pair of pair of expensive boots in your size for a fiver is a real adrenaline buzz!
Another clothes shop worth a mention is the massive Sports World, which is without doubt the biggest store at the One Stop. Its on two levels and, like Next, is stuffed so tightly with stock that its virtually impossible for two people to pass in an aisle! Sports World stocks all the major sporting brands, although seems to have a particular penchant for Lonsdale clothing. Prices are fantastic; trainers in all sizes are generally reduced to between £8 and £15 regardless of name or style, tracksuit bottoms are priced around the £7 mark and t-shirts cost £2 - £3. My partner regularly stocks up his wardrobe in here, and the selection of childrens clothes is also brilliantly priced with a good range of Nike, Adidas etc. lines.
Other clothes shops at the One Stop include Peacocks, Ethel Austin, JJB and Bonne Marche. For some reason all of these shops seem to have perpetual sales, although Im not complaining as Ive had some pretty good bargains from practically every clothes shop at the One Stop!
All of these stores are located directly facing the car park, but when you step inside the indoor section of the shopping centre youll really start to get a feel for how big the One Stop really is. The shops are an interesting and well thought out selection; theres a large Boots store and also a cut price cosmetics place, theres a shop which sells greetings cards and a Claires Accessories, a T Mobile shop and a Poundland. Whatever shop you can think of, theres an example of it at the One Stop. As with the clothes shops, prices are extremely reasonable and on a par (if not cheaper) than their high street counterparts.
Dotted along the wide aisles in the shopping centre are various stall traders, selling anything from sweets to craft supplies depending on what day you visit. The sweet stall is particularly good, selling such forgotten goodies as pineapple rock and cola cubes.
After all that shopping, I bet youre thinking about grabbing a seat and some lunch. The choice is pretty good at the One Stop; a large McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Subway and a typical market caff. All restaurants are clean with plenty of seating and full disabled access. The Burger King at the One Stop seems to have more promotions and special offers than high street BKs, meaning its often the cheapest place to eat at the One Stop when I have the kids with me.
The upper floor of the One Stop houses an Argos, Game and a couple of banks and building societies. Again, the offers in Game seem much better here than Ive seen in their other shops - which is quite the trend in this shopping centre!
One other shop which, in my opinion, is definitely worth a mention is the tiny newsagents which is tucked neatly into a corner of the One Stop. This is the place to buy your magazine, fags and can of pop. Honestly, this is a great little shop and the guy who runs it has made every possible use of space including stacking boxes of crisps next to the till on the narrow counter!
Theres much, much more here at the One Stop, so if youre ever able to come shopping to Birmingham forget the overpriced and overhyped Bull Ring and head to Perry Barr. Youll find a bargain, get all your shopping in one place and be able to park your car for free! What more do you want!?
Getting to the One Stop is easy. Get into Birmingham City Centre then follow the signs to Sutton Coldfield and Erdington, this route will take you through the line of three underpasses in Birmingham. When you leave the third underpass bear to the left along A453 Birchfield Road, follow this road and within a couple of miles youll see the signs pointing towards to car park at the back of the One Stop.
Public transport is equally simple to navigate, as most WM buses heading through North Birmingham will detour into the One Stop to offload and pick up passengers. I know the 107 from Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield definitely stops there so Id recommend this one, which you can catch outside Lloyd House police building in the City Centre. The train from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield will drop you at Perry Barr train station, which is a quick walk through a well lit subway through to the One Stop.
Next week I move to the other side of town, where my nearest shopping area (apart from corner shops and take aways) will be the One Stop shopping centre in Perry Barr. This is in North Birmingham, about 3 miles away from the city centre and easily accessible on buses including the 11 and 51. There?s a huge row of bus stops in front of the shopping centre, which have lots of rubbish and are not the nicest place to hang around. Most of the shopping centre is in an inside mall on one level, but there are also some larger stores outside, surrounding the car park. Access is easy, with lots of free parking spaces, no stairs and a sloped travelator upon going through the main entrance. The malls are wide, although there are a number of stalls in the middle making it a bit crowded at busy times. The stalls offer hair weaving, manicures and jewellery, and there is also a discount book stall. The toilets are satisfactory but last time I visited, the female toilets were closed so I had to use the Burger King toilets. There are also payphones by the entrance as well as a few cashpoints dotted around. The shops are all high street chains, with a huge Asda (which sells clothes and electrical items), Blockbuster video, New Look, Claire?s and a Boots to name a few. There is also a discount chemists called Savers. There is a market section with a number of outlets selling fabrics, make up, jewellery and stationary. The inside of the centre is clean and airy with a no smoking policy. Outside there is a TK Maxx, various electrical superstores, a carpet warehouse, a large fashion store encompassing Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins and Burtons, a JJB Sports, a McDonalds and KFC. There are a number of food outlets, including a Subway sandwich shop (nice but expensive), a Greggs Bakers and various fast food "restaurants". Clearly One Stop does not cater for food connoisseurs. Typical shoppers at One Stop are local famil
ies and annoying gangs of wannabe gangsters (in the school holidays). Police vans are often located outside. Overall I would say One Stop is an okay place to go shopping. It?s nothing special, and the shops have no individuality, but if you need to get something you should be able to find it there. I would not make a special trip to go there, all the same shops are on every high street, but as I will be living nearby I expect I will be going quite a lot. I realise this is quite a short opinion but there isn?t really a lot to say about One Stop. Oh, and avoid the place in the run up to Christmas. My old secondary school sends the choir along to (COUGH) "entertain" the shoppers with their delightful singing.
Perry Barr One Stop is a reasonably new out of town shopping complex in the North West area of Birmingham. It is served by at least twenty different bus routes, a nearby train station (Birmingham to Walsall line) and boasts a large free car park. The complex is split into two, with an indoor shopping area and a row of outdoor shops edging the car park. The indoor centre includes shops such as Asda, Boots, Adams, Thorntons, Harry Shaw Travel, Argos, Blockbuster Video and several discount clothes stores. There’s also an indoor market. The outdoor area of shops includes Dorothy Perkins, Iceland, JJB Sports, a couple of discount stores and a number of electrical retailers. There are five eating places in the complex: Asda café, indoor market café, Burger King, McDonalds and Subway Sandwich Bar. There is also an on-site bank, building society and several cash machines located around the complex. The site is kept clean, the inside area is a no-smoking zone and it is regularly patrolled by security guards. A fantastic firework display (no entrance fee) is held there each November which is hugely popular. Santa’s Grotto is found outside Asda throughout the month of December. There is no charge although it is requested that a small donation is made to charity. In conclusion, this is a handy out of town shopping complex, ideal if you don’t want to make the journey into Birmingham itself.