High streets and shopping centres have been enduring a challenging trading environment – the number of shoppers visiting UK high streets and shopping centres declined by 10% over the past seven years – but St Johns has bucked the national retail trend thanks to its prime city centre location, innovative marketing strategy and great shopping experience.New figures released today (January 17) show that Liverpool’s St Johns Shopping Centre was one of the UK’s stand-out high-street performers in 2019.

St Johns’ 50th birthday year saw the centre welcome 13 million shoppers and generate an additional £10m in sales – setting a new record for the city centre retail destination.

St John’s Shopping Centre

Is the largest covered shopping centre in the city of Liverpool, located in the heart of the city since 1969 and home to more than 100 retailers. So, if you’re looking for fashion, beauty, something for the house, or the latest gadget, we’ve probably got it right here!

The precinct is also home to St John’s Market which has a history dating back to 1822, although the current market was opened to the public by the Queen in April 1971.


St Johns Centre is proud to be part of the local community and committed to working in socially responsible activities designed to benefit groups and individuals. We also support the community in a number of other ways, including helping charitable causes by providing opportunities to raise awareness, working with universities, schools, media partners and local businesses on a range of community projects within Liverpool.

Refurbishment 2016

In June 2016, St John’s Market closed for a £2 million refurbishment. Following the completion of the refurbishment, the market is now spread over two floors around a central atrium with a number of enhancements, such as the installation of WiFi and new public toilets. The refurbishment has also seen an increase in the number of stalls in the market from 90 to approximately 120. The market reopened after the completion of the refurbishment on 25 November 2016.