Great shopping experience and convenient location
Garden City mall is one of the two famous malls among residents living anywhere between Thika and Nairobi since its convenient location saves people unnecessary trips into Nairobi town. The mall is quite huge and its attractive, colourful storey building visible from afar. The mall has two entrance points; one out front facing the highway and the other on the right wall end of the mall used by anyone coming in with a vehicle. At the gate entrance is a checkpoint where the guard at the gate requests one to remove ones bag or anything one could be carrying and place it on a counter and walkthrough a beeping machine to ensure one is eligible for entry. This happens twice since the same process is repeated again at the mall’s main entrance to ensure maximum safety. The building is well structured with huge store space for each store, at the centre of the mall on the the groundfloor is a blueprint 3D model of the Garden City Mall building and grounds surrounded by a glass casing. My best stores in the mall are Java who have their restaurant on the groundfloor, I often grab some coffee and a slice of their delicious salted caramel cake on Friday afternoons as I try beat deadlines and get my work done . Another all time fave of mine here is IMAX movies who have their movie stall up on the first floor. They give the best student deals on Thursdays where you can watch a 3D movie for only $5 inclusive of salted popcorn! The mall also houses other numerous businesses like Bata Kenya, the Game supermarket, Woolworths, Vivo women, Big Square, Chicken Inn, Creamy inn , KFC, Mac and Planet Yoghurt . The mall has very good facilities like washrooms and lifts designed specially for anyone physically disabled or on a wheelchair. The mall grounds have a beautiful lawn where one can just chill and enjoy sun in the beautiful breeze. However I was back there at the beginning of this year and its former lash green look has turned brown and eroded which is quite a bummer so one ends up sitting on the benches nearby. There is a great play area for kids therefore a great place for a fun day out with your kids since they even have a bouncing castle and water fountain play area. The mall also has ample safe parking space with no interferance which is a plus. There is something for everyone here so catch the next bus here on your way into the city and maybe the stop will save you a trip or two!