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The Strand Arcade

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:30
Open today: 09:00 - 17:30
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Style and Elegance

To me, The Strand Arcade represents grace and elegance long since lost to the modern commercial... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David B
Rayong, Thailand
Beautiful place...

Nice place in the middle of the city. I went here to go to the Mens Shaving store--Men's Biz--and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
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Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the floors of the Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping center established in 1891.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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412-414 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9265 6800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To me, The Strand Arcade represents grace and elegance long since lost to the modern commercial marketplace. With its iron lace balconies, its stained glass windows and its cedar stairs, The Strand Arcade is home to a variety of shops and businesses, most of them...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank David B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place in the middle of the city. I went here to go to the Mens Shaving store--Men's Biz--and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Both the shaving store and the walk around to see the architecture were worth it. Make the trip and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pcoston
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Strand Arcade is a heritage listed Victorian style arcade in what is said to be the first Victorian building in Sydney. It was built between 1890 and 1892 and has had two fires although the store fronts have been fully restored. It is interesting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like its big sister up the road, (The Queen Victoria Building), this arcade personifies the Victorian era on an equal footing. This arcade, built in the 1890's is quality Victorian architecture. The outlets are fairly upmarket, but there are a number of eateries which allow...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WilliamB826
Reviewed 13 December 2018

If in downtown Sydney, this should be on your list of places to stop and shop. Housed in a marvelous historic arcade building, the collection of unusual shops and restaurants is great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jmike715
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Part of my life that hasn't changed at all. This beautiful Victorian arcade from 1890 still affords to take you back in time as you enjoy your coffee and watch the people. Some of the stores have been there for over forty years, tempting with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adalynn2016
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Passing through for a coffee with the free wifi is a very nice experience except you better be ready to search out a toilet on an upper floor, not conveniently located and I guess for good reason right.... it’s a 4 story historic arcade with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Miike2000
Reviewed 18 November 2018

With the Block in Melbourne , its my favourite arcade. Having said that, I've recently explored it beyond the obvious on the ground floor. As much as I love the choice of shops and eateries on the ground, one of my favourite design stores is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 13 November 2018

There is a royal feel about this place, which people simply must enter and walk through the arcades. Admire the many shops that sell exquisite stuff, that only the well-to-do can possibly afford. (e.g. Men's haircut for AS$45) OMG! But then, walking through is FREE,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emmanuel N
Reviewed 6 November 2018

You often hear people say Melbourne has more culture or character compared to Sydney, but wait till you come to The Strand Arcade! There are speciality shops - antique / vintage jewellery, barber shop, special spice and herbs shop, cafes, household items.... I can't get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BonChuang
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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