Located in Kasarani along Thika road, Garden City Mall, popularly known as GCM, is one of the largest and most well-equipped malls in Nairobi.
The mall was the first in the country to integrate residential areas, office suites and retail stores in one single building.
If you are looking for an elegant place to get away for the weekend, then this is your go-to place.
Every kind of store you’d wish to visit is available, parking facilities are ample and security is tight, so all you have to do is relax and unwind.
Below are the activities you can engage in while at The Garden City Mall;
1. Watch Movies at IMAX Cinema
For film fanatics, you will be in for a real treat with this one.
Watching movies is definitely one of the best ways to get a break from reality and what better way to do that other than in a movie theatre surrounded by fans?
Century Cinemax happens to be the biggest IMAX cinema in Kenya. The shows are displayed in either 2D or 3D to give you an exhilarating and in-depth experience.
Blockbuster movies are constantly streamed, and the theatre also streams child-friendly animations and cartoons, so feel free to tag your people along for some great family time.
Movie tickets are quite affordable, going from as low as KES 400 to about KES 800.
2. Explore The Food Court
Nothing can spice up your day like good food, and the mall understands this perfectly.
At the food court, different restaurants, cafés and bars are available you will be spoilt for choice.
Whether you are looking for a full-course meal or simply something to bite on, your needs will be sorted.
Fancy some chicken? KFC will take care of that. The popular Mambo Italia restaurant has a branch within as well, so feel free to indulge in different cuisines.
For pizza lovers, Big Square has you covered with their occasional crazy offers.
Different assortments of drinks are also offered; milkshakes, soft drinks, beverages, fruit juices, the list is endless.
3. Have Fun At The Play Park
Want to distract your children as you shop? The 3-acre Central Park with a kid’s area is more than enough for that.
Well-equipped with different amenities for children of different ages, your child will experience nothing but a thrill.
Swings, slides, bouncing castles and trampolines are some of the play equipment.
A water park with a heated pool and an artificial fountain is also available to add to the thrill of the experience.
Occasionally, events such as puppet shows and face painting are held where children engage in various team-building activities.
Feel free to sign in to the free children’s club to get updated on various upcoming events.
The charges for entry to the play park are KES 200 per child.
4. Shop Until You Drop
Familiar with the phrase ‘shop till you drop?’ there’s no better place to do that other than the Garden City Mall.
All kinds of retail stores you’d wish to try are available.
Different supermarkets such as Carrefour, Naivas and Tumaini are available, should you wish to buy dry foodstuffs, snacks or drinks.
If you are a fashion lover, stores such as LC Waikiki, Backyard shoes and Bata offer you different stylish clothes and shoes at affordable prices.
The mall hosts the garden city sidewalk sale where mega sales happen ranging from clothes, shoes, accessories, household stuff and furniture, all at incredible prices; this is the perfect chance to step up.
5. Attend Different Events
Occasionally, events are held within Garden City Mall such as music performances by artists, live bands and even family-themed events.
Food festivals are also held, and this is the ideal chance to sample different local and international dishes.
Held at the beautifully lawned gardens, grab a chance to be part of something thrilling as you unwind, make acquaintances with new people or simply dance and sing the night away.
6. Pay A Visit To The Beauty Parlours.
The daily routine of grinding and trying to make a living is enough to wear anyone out.
What better way to feel rejuvenated other than visiting one of the beauty parlours located inside the mall for services such as manicures, pedicures and hair services?
Leo’s salon offers all these exquisite services at affordable prices; braiding services, hair cuts or dreadlocks and dyeing services too.
A spa is found within the salon, offering massages, steam baths and body scrubs.
A nail bar offering all kinds of nail services to men and women is also available, so feel free to book their services.