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Spencer Plaza in Chennai

Spencer Plaza is the oldest and one of the biggest malls in Chennai. It is located on Mount Road, commonly called as Anna Salai Road. The mall is an important land mark of the city. The mall was constructed on the site of, the original Spencer’s department store. The original department store was constructed during the British times and the new mall was re-built in the year 1985.

Spencer plaza was designed by W.N.Pogson after the original Spencer department store was destroyed in a fire.

Infrastructure of Spencer Plaza:

The mall is spread across 8 floors and it houses both shops, commercial and office spaces. It is spread across a vast area of, 1.068 million square feet. Many of the shopping units of the mall are air conditioned and it is a welcome change against the sweltering Chennai weather.

Architecture of the Spencer Plaza in Chennai

The car park is spread predominantly from the basement to the third floor. There is an additional double basement park in the third phase of the mall. The mall has over 700 shops and receives a crowd of 20,000 people every single day. This number is of considerable increase on weekends and on public holidays. The number of visitors this mall receives on weekends is over 40,000 and the number rises to 60,000 on public holidays.

Even though this mall is old compared to all the trendy malls propping up in the city, it is up to date on safety measures. It has excellent smoke alarm and detector system and has a huge storage capacity of water, in case of unprecedented accidents.

Shops in Spencer Plaza:

The Spencer Plaza is stuffed with stores and shops selling chic jewellery, national and international brands of clothing, accessories and attires such as Landmark, Westside, Nike, Pantaloons, Adidas, Bata and many more. Haute Couture are very famous in showrooms like Allen Solly, Peter England, Arrow, Sculler, Derby, Karma, Lee, Van Huesen, Flying Machine, Guess, Wrangler and many more.

Shops in Spencer Plaza in Chennai

Some of the famous jewellery brands like Vummidiars and Prince Jewellry are also a part of the Mall. Beauty and Lifestyle Showrooms like the 'Health and Glow' and 'Gayathri Beauty Shop' can be easily spotted in the Mall. This mall is also famous for the electronics brands, computer shops, browsing centers like the BPL, Compu Mart Computer Shop, Mehta Communications etc.

The mall also has a Sri Lankan Trade Center which sells herbal products, tableware, porcelain, tea and toys.

Some other famous shops located in Spencer Mall are:

Luggage shops at Spencer Plaza:

  • Kids R Luggage
  • Sartoria Travel Goods
  • Coromandel Travel Goods
  • Samsonite Travel Goods
  • VIP World Travel Goods

Optical Shops at Spencer Plaza:

  • Optic Trades Opticals
  • Rayban
  • Brite Optical
  • London Opticals

Gift Shops at Spencer Plaza:

  • Golden Land
  • Fancy Corner
  • Royal Collection
  • Select Fancy Items
  • Archie’s
  • Tibetan Art Gallery
  • Craft Gallery

Entertainment Shops at Spencer Plaza:

  • Music World
  • Laser City
  • Pro FX Global
  • CD Byte

If you are in Spencer Mall, you don't have to worry about the banking facilities and rush out of the mall to extract money. The mall has ATM's of Citibank, HSBC as well as American Express for your convenience. The mall has a full fledged security system and is completely aided with all the medical facilities as well.

Restaurants in Spencer Plaza:

Food is another sector where Spencer Mall rules the list of Famous Malls in Chennai. Food Stores and segments like the Food World, Ceylon Tea, Fast Food Joints etc. are a part of this huge mall.

Spencer Plaza Mall Chennai

A list of the prominent Restaurants in Chennai are as follows:

  • Pizza Hut
  • Sarvana Bhavan
  • Subway
  • Wangs Kitchen
  • K.F.C
  • The Noodle House
  • Planet Yumm
  • Prime Roaster
  • Food World Restaurant
  • Food World Coffee shop
  • Tony Fruit Shop
  • Sea Food
  • Cherry Bar Chocolates
  • Kwality Ice-Creams and Cakes
  • Baskin Robin
  • Flavours Shop
  • Amtritha Ice-creams
  • Vijay Snack Bar and Tea Shop

Hotels near Spencer Plaza:

Spencer is located at a a very close by location from various Hotels. A list of a few is given below:

  • The Grand Marena
    Plot no:7&8, Visalakshi Nagar

  • Hilton Chennai
    124/1 J.N. Salai

  • Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai
    531 Gst Road, St.thomas Mount

  • Trident, Chennai
    1-24 G S T Road

  • Le Royal Meridien Chennai
    No.1 GST Road

  • Hotel Mount Heera
    287, M.K.N. Road

Location of Spencer Plaza:


Mount Road, Aayiram Vilakku,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600006
Contact No:  09884081947
Timings: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Spencer plaza is a mall, which has to be visited by every tourist who sets foot on the city. It is a mall that has so much history attached to it and this is unusual in the present times modern malls. If you are looking at carrying memoirs back to your hometown this is a perfect place to buy the entire tidbits. The mall is a haven for college students and people who want to do some window shopping.

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