Drake Circus Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL1 1EA



560,000 sq ft

Drake Circus Shopping Centre and The Barcode combine into one of the largest and most successful retail and leisure destinations in the UK.

Extending over 560,000 sq ft, it features outperforming high-street fashion, beauty, wellbeing, food and beverage, leisure and entertainment.

It’s record footfall grew in 2023 and continues to expand with an average £64 retail spend and £17 catering spend at its 80+ retail stores, 17 bars, cafes and restaurants.

We’ve welcomed leading brands including Oliver Bonas, Mango, Rituals (who are currently trading beyond expectations), Seasalt and Levi’s in the past 12 months.

Big-name retailers include Apple, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Waterstones and NEXT.

68% retail conversion spend.

Attracting visitors day and night, Drake Circus and The Barcode’s buzzing F&B offer includes Brewdog, Franco Manca, Kaspa’s Desserts, Slim Chickens, YO! Sushi and Zizzi.

Both Nando’s and The Cosy Club are trading exceptionally well and the overall average catering conversion spend is 27%.

Cineworld remains a huge draw for local families with concessions, big-screen theatre and dance events and accessible and autism-friendly screenings.

The newly opened Spinners offers cocktails, shared plates, virtual clay shooting, bowling lanes and darts.

Other popular leisure offers include Paradise Island Adventure Golf and Boom Battle Bar.

We present year-round free events such as the Christmas lights switch-on, children’s festive meet-and-greet characters, Student shopping night, colourful murals from Mrs Mural and the Underwater Installation in summer.

We support local organisations via the Drake Circus Community & Charity Scheme with charity pop-ups from the Gables Dogs & Cats Home Partnerships and Dementia Action Week.

  • Drake Circus and The Barcode enjoy the biggest catchment and spend in the region.

  • Located in Plymouth (the largest city in Devon and Cornwall), it has more affluent customers than anywhere else in the south-west and 37% visitors aged 25-44.

  • Visitors spend on average 123 minutes dwell time and visit 24 times a year.

  • If you’re travelling by train, we’re just under 10 minutes’ walk from Plymouth train station and, if you prefer to drive, then we have more than 2,000 spaces within the car parks. There are designated children-and-parent and disabled spaces plus electric charging points

  • Public realm works are being undertaken outside along New George Street and Old Town Street, which will transform the entrance and access.


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This was last updated on 09/04/2024