Chosen charities at Drake Circus

Open Today

09:30 - 19:00

Every year, Drake Circus supports four chosen charities with any fundraising and events they would like to hold in the centre. This year we are supporting Macmillan, Plymouth MIND, Children's Hospice South West and Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home.


If you or someone you know is affected by cancer, the Mustard Tree Macmillan Information and Support Centre offers high quality information and support in a comfortable environment. This is done through a variety of services including consultations with support staff, counselling, education sessions and workshops and situation-specific support, e.g. health and fitness, hair loss. Whatever cancer throws your way, Macmillan are right there with you, for help and support to help you live life as fully as you can. Contact Macmillan on 0808 808 00 00 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm.

Plymouth MIND

Plymouth MIND is a mental health charity which operates from two adjoining buildings to promote positive mental wellbeing, as well as improving the quality of lives for those with mental health problems. MIND also offers training for individuals looking to learn more about mental health, as well as businesses looking to train their staff. As a charity, the work of the dedicated staff, volunteers and students covers Plymouth, South Hams, West Devon, North Cornwall and Caradon.

Children’s Hospice South West

Children’s Hospice South West’s (CHSW) aim is to make the most of short and precious lives. The charity has been providing care for children with life limiting and life-threatening conditions for over 25 years. CHSW provides care and professional family support services at their three hospices in the south west including Little Harbour in St Austell. CHSW offers families short breaks, palliative care, respite, a sibling service, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service for as long as is needed.

Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home

The dedicated Gables staff and volunteers provide care for approximately 1,000 cats and dogs every year, with 82 kennels and 81 cat pens in total. Gables has 11 acres, with outdoor paddocks and paddling pools for the dogs to run around and cool off, as well as indoor pens and outdoor runs for every cat. There is a strict non-euthanasia policy, so they never give up on finding an animal their forever home!

Throughout the year, we will be working with our four charities on lots of events and fundraising so make sure you come down and say hello!


General opening times


Store opening times at Drake Circus Plymouth may vary. Food will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details. Please note the centre will be closed on Easter Day and Christmas Day. 

The Barcode


Monday – Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm

Sunday: 11:30am – 10:30pm


Five Guys

Sunday – Wednesday: 11am – 11pm

Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 12am



Monday  - Thursday:11am - 11pm

Friday - Saturday:  11am - 12am 

Sunday: 11am-10pm 

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Drake Circus
1 Charles Street
01752 223030
  • Car

    Drake Circus car park is situated off Charles Street.  It's clearly signposted via the city centre car park messaging system.  The postcode for Drake Circus is PL1 1EA.

  • Train

    Drake Circus is a 10 minute walk from the station and there are regular bus services to and from Plymouth train station.  Taxi stands can be found at Old Town Street. 

  • Bus

    Plymouth City Centre is served by Citybus and Stagecoach.  All operate in most areas of Devon and Cornwall.  There are many bus stops situated on Charles Street, all giving direct access to Drake Circus. Plymouth Coach Station is a 0.3 miles’ walk away from the centre.  Plymouth also operates a park and ride scheme with car parks at Coypool, Milehouse, and George junction.  For more help, contact


ATMs are located on the Lower Mall and at the Food Court

Our car park is open from 6.30am - 1am.

There are 1,270 parking spaces including bays for disabled drivers and parents with children situated on Levels 1, 2 and 3. Please note that disabled spaces are for blue badge holders only and you must display your badge. There is a 2m height restriction for the car park.

Up to 2 hours: £2.80
2-3 hours: £4.00
3-4 hours: £5.00
4-5 hours: £6.00
5-6 hours: £7.00
6-24 hours: £12.00

Customers can park for just £4 if arriving at 4pm and leaving before 1am.

You can also park overnight from 5.00pm until 10.00am the following day for £5. 

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police for achieving the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

The nearest car parks for accessible vehicles over 2m are St Andrew St/Whimple Street, Guildhall and North Hill.

You can buy Drake Circus Gift Cards from the Customer Service desk which is located on the Food Court / Car Park Level 1 in the centre, or if you would prefer to purchase online, then please click here.

Gift card amounts available to purchase range from £5 up to £500, and you will be able to use the gift cards in all shops at Drake Circus with the exception of EE, Spud-u-like, Fuel Juice, Regus and Krispy Kreme.

Information Pods featuring live bus timetables and electronic centre guides are located throughout the centre

Children's rides are located on all levels apart from Car Park Level 2

We have installed the award winning, secure device charging system Chargebox at Drake Circus.

Chargebox provides a secure and private way to charge your devices. It's simple, reliable, convenient and it's FREE!

You can find the Chargebox units on the food court level near to the toilets.  

Photo booths are located on the Lower Mall, Old Town Street and on Car Park Level 2

Recycling facilities are located throughout the centre

Public toilets are available on the Lower Mall and at the Food Court. 

We also have a special care room which has specialist equipment for disabled people.



We are registered with Changing Places, offering an accessible care room for customers who need it. This includes an adjustable height bench, peninsular toilet, hoist and adjustable wash facilities. Our care room can be found within the food court facilities on the first floor.

Drake Circus offers step-free access and easy-to-use lift facilities to all levels

In order to hire a scooter or wheelchair from the team at Drake Circus, customers must be members of Shopmobility already.

To register, visit: Access Plymouth, Mayflower East Car Park, Mayflower Street, Plymouth, PL1 1QJ. More info is available on the website:

When registering, there is a 12 month registration fee of £12. For more information, call 01752 600633. 

When visiting Drake Circus, powered scooters and manual wheelchairs are available to hire at the centre on Level 2 of the car park. There is a £4 usage charge and only registered members can hire powered scooters. 


A number of stores within Drake Circus offer a Click & Collect service - please see individual store pages under the 'Shops' tab for more information.

Lost & Found is located at our Customer Service Desk at the Food Court

Free Wi-Fi available throughout Drake Circus

Download centre map