Town Centre

The town centre is the term used to refer to the commercial or geographical centre or core area of a town.

Town centres are traditionally associated with shopping or retail. They are also the centre of communications with major public transport hubs such as train or bus stations. Public buildings including town halls, museums and libraries are often found in town centres.

Town centres are symbolic to settlements as a whole and often contain the best examples of architecture, main landmark buildings, statues and public spaces associated with a place.

Famous quotes containing the words town and/or centre:

    As for the sacred Scriptures, or Bibles of mankind, who in this town can tell me even their titles? Most men do not know that any nation but the Hebrews have had a scripture.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    St. Augustine described the nature of God as a circle whose centre was everywhere, and its circumference nowhere.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)