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“Lovely... architectural delight”
Review of The Strand Arcade

The Strand Arcade
Ranked #5 of 142 Shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the floors of the Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping center established in 1891.
Brisbane
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Lovely... architectural delight”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

While visiting other cities, I always try to strike a balance between old and new, fast-pace and relax, shopping and attractions,modern and vintage, etc. The Strand Arcade takes one back several decades and it's a delight to notice things that today's designers do not include in modern buildings. If you have time in Sydney, or have an interest in architecture or heritage, put this on your "to do list".

Visited July 2014
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Hobart, Australia
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180 reviews
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“Delightful”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

In the midst of the large shopping centres and department stores, this beautifully quaint arcades is full of shops and cafés that are worth a look. I particularly like the shoe maker and tailor on the upper floor where you can look through the window and see real craftsmen at work.

Visited July 2014
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“Nice old timer”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The Strand Arcade has shops, cafes and restaurants. The decoration is the old Victorian style with the glass roof.

If you are a tourist and you run out of time, then go to the Queen Victoria Building instead.

Visited June 2014
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Newcastle, Australia
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A touch of class”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

lovely building with a good choice and array of shopping. 2 good coffee shops also and HAIGHS Chocolates

Visited June 2014
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“Go for the Architecture”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I couldn't tell you what shops are in here but I loved it! The decoration, the fittings and finishes are amazing. I even took photos of the lifts (I've posted one). This arcade is delightful and deserves at least a walk though.

Visited April 2014
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