The Strand Arcade, Sydney

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Find fantastic shopping with a touch of history at The Strand Arcade. Completed in 1891, the Victorian arcade was the fifth of its kind in Sydney and now stands as the last one remaining in its original form. Named for the London city street that joins the old center of London with Westminster, the building's rich red facade with columns and golden embellishments juxtaposes with the sparkling glass of the surrounding Central Business District. After admiring the architectural beauty outside, head inside to shop for top Australian designer labels such as Alannah Hill, Alex Perry, and Jayson Brunsdon. A visit to The Strand Arcade represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sydney trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • It is classic space suddenly appeared beside I made in the heart of downtown in the Sydney CITY area and pedestrian pit more. This lane lined with modern shops and buildings is exactly the world of Harry Potter? Stores that sell snacks such as Santo match and cafe so great taking a small break.
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  • Great shops and food, more gorgeous architecture, great floors and woodwork. I think a person could do an entire tour just visiting arcades and fill the whole day. Worth a visit  more »
  • Beautiful building to stroll through, with many boutiques and cafe's. Multiple levels, central location off George street.  more »
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  • The Strand has something for everyone. Tourists and locals will find something they need or want if they browse the entire arcade. There's a great buzz in this wonderfully maintained Victorian retail arcade. You'll find everything from jewelry to coffee to clothing on the ground floor. If you need a shoeshine, this is one of only 2 places in Sydney I am aware of that offer a proper shoe service. The 1st level offers all kinds of Australian women's designer clothes. The 2nd level, anchored by a nice restaurant at each end, offers custom men's tailoring and the best men's shoes in Sydney, Double Monk. It's hard to leave the Strand without something in your hands.
  • Good chocolates at Haigh's on George St. God staff at JB downstairs. Shoe shine never as good as it should be as too dark for them to see what they are doing. Once polished my brown boots black and then the black pair, brand new, very patchy job. Good places to eat and worth exploring for a taste of old style arcade shopping.
  • Very pretty with a few nice cafes and special shops. More up market. Especially good on rainy days because it's got a roof over it.
  • Polished colourful little flooring tiles bring you around the most elegant and ancient shopping arcade in town. Selective nieche shops have their showcase here. Chilled and sophisticated ambience for expensive purchases.
  • Lots of history within this building. This is another must visit in Sydney CBD. They kept this building well from the tile floors, to interesting staircases, to the roofs and ceilings. Not joking, go and visit the restroom in here, just to appreciate this building. Upper levels appears to be quiet which is very relaxing for shoppers. Downstairs cafes are great catch up places with friends. Atmosphere is good in here around Christmas time.

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