Address: High Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LH
Landline: 01476 5...
Situated in the heart of Grantham, The George Centre is a stunning 'boutique' shopping and business centre that successfully mixes both smaller independent retail outlets with high street names. Retaining the Georgian façade of the former George Hotel, the Centre offers visitors highly distinctive and individual shopping in a traditional setting.
The George Centre stands on the site of the old George Hotel - once an impressive local hostelry built in 1780 - and still retains many of its fine features including the Oriel windows, carved staircase and cornices.
In 1990 the site was converted into an indoor shopping centre, using the architectural splendour of the former hotel, which is now a listed building. The Centre is now managed by Jones Lang LaSalle Ltd.
Although the George Hotel was built during the reign of George III - following a fire which wiped out many properties in that area - there had been a hostelry on the site for at least three centuries before that.