visit st nics shopping centre


Visitors from further afield will find that St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre and Lancaster City Centre are easily reached from Junction 34 of the M6 Motorway by simply following the City Centre signs. The Shopping Centre has easy access on the right hand side from the one-way system straight into the 300 space undercover car park.


St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre has a 300 spaces short stay car park and has recently been awarded the “Park Mark” Safer Parking Award. The Car Park also has a number of disabled parking spaces available. The Car Park is open Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm and Sunday 8.00am to 5.00pm. Both levels of the Car Park are accessible by a public lift. Lancaster City Council has introduced an option for cashless parking in St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre car park.

Please visit our news pages or visit for further details.

Cost of parking as follows:

Up to 1 hour   £1.50
Up to 2 hours £2.50
Up to 3 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £3.80
Up to 10 hours £9.00

Bank holidays are free of charge.


Lancaster has a busy bus station which acts as the hub for all bus services from the surrounding areas and routes through from Carlisle and Preston as well as regular services to Lancaster’s universities. The Bus Station is two minutes’ walk from St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre.

Lancaster sits on the main West-Coast rail line with frequent train services from all points North and South. Local train services run to and from Morecambe, Carnforth and Preston. The railway station is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the City Centre.


Taxis are available from 32090 Taxis at St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre.

Telephone 01524 32090.


Monday to Saturday
9.00am to 5.30pm

10.30am to 4.30pm

Please check with individual retailers for their hours of business.


Refreshments can be found at Alex, Costa Coffee and Vincenzo’s Coffee Shop in St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre.


ATMs can be found outside Furness Building Society and outside Yorkshire Building Society at St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre.


Public toilets are located down the stairs between Argos and Select. Baby Change facilities and Disabled toilets are to found next to Argos.



If you have a problem or need to report an incident please find a member of the security or cleaning team or call at the Centre Management Office, which is located between Boots and Superdrug.


For Units to let please contact:

John Brady at Bradys
0161 839 1213


St Nicholas Arcades Shopping Centre
01524 846569

Whether you’re looking to launch a new product, promote your services, reinforce your market position or identify new customers, the mall space at St Nicholas Arcade presents an excellent opportunity.

For promo spaces to let please contact our commercialisation partners, Forum RCP:

07399 802 465

07507 755 626


We have a Lost and Found. If you’ve lost anything in the Arcades or Car Park we could help. In the first instance please contact us via email – stating the lost item – your name – contact details. Were ever possible we’ll try to reunite you with any lost items.