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The Strand Arcade, Sydney

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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. Make The Strand Arcade part of your personalized Sydney itinerary using our Sydney family vacation planner.
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  • One of my favourite places to visit when I arrive in Sydney- love the history and architecture of the arcade, reeks of quality and love the stores and cafes here. One of Sydney's better Italian restau...  read more »
  • I first visited The Strand Arcade in 1986; this was my second visit after 3 decades. The interior and facade have been diligently preserved and maintained. It is always a pleasant walk through the arc...  read more »
  • If you like the old this is a fine example of restoring the old to create a beautiful shopping experience. We happened to be there over a weekend where they had specialist speakers talk for half an ho...  read more »
  • Victorian arcade opening in 1892. Survived fire and demolition. Thankfully as it is a beautiful place. Climb the stairs and look down on the shameless beauty of the architecture. Posh shops of that's your thing but I like to enjoy a coffee in the arcade and watch people go about their business. I remember coming here as a child and be in awe of the building and its wonder.
  • OMG. OMG. OMG. Shopping and coffee heaven !
  • A treasure and well preserved piece of architecture of the days gone by. Mostly local designers and boutiques but come here for the architecture, chocolate and coffee if nothing else!
  • Really cool boutique stores. Higher prices and small selection but the place is classy. Great decor and all of the shops are cool as hell.
  • Victorian era architecture is pleasant to visit and experience once in your life. The structure of the building has the old feel to it, which is definitely a great thing. And yes, you can get your shoe shined. Old fashioned way. The stores aren't actually that great, everything is pretty much over priced and limited except the JBHIFI. If you're into the boutiques, this is defs the place for you.
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