Fodor's Expert Review Victoria Square
Occupying an eight-block site in central Belfast, this shopping center has changed the Belfast skyline. The flagship 800,000-square-foot shopping complex, all glittering steel, is presided over by a vast geodesic glass dome eight stories high. The House of Fraser department store is the main anchor tenant and designer shops such as Cruise, Hugo Boss, River Island, and Kurt Geiger provide shoppers their fix of happiness. Coffeeshops, fast-food restaurants, and an eight-screen cinema are also on-site. The complex paints a delightful architectural contrast, incorporating noted Victorian landmarks such as the McErvel's Seed Warehouse and the Royal Belfast Ginger Ale Manufactory. Make your way up to the viewing gallery for great views of Belfast—admission is free and a guide can show you the sights. The Q-Park (www.q-park.co.uk) provides 1,000 parking spaces and is open 24/7.