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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  • One of the many arcades in Australia. Absolutely worth walking through if you happend to be nearby. Arcade isn’t that big.  more »
  • Visiting this arcade is like walking back in time to the turn of the previous century. he shops are quaint but workable, and the Haigh's Chocolate shop at one end is especially worth a visit.  more »
  • What an amazing treasure Sydney has! This is a little gem. Perfect in so many ways. Heritage architecture. Great vibe. Very good selection of shops and cafes. Look out for the ceiling hanging clocks. ...  more »
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  • The strand has a few small cafes where you can sit and admire the tiling, and beautiful boutique windows. I would advise to enter from George Street, and walk along the ground floor to Pitt street, then take the stairs to level one and admire the building from another perspective. Then treat yourself with a coffee from Gumption.
  • Beautiful and charming. It is close by a train station. It looks historic and regal. It is a charming shopping arcade with high quality goods that you can buy snap and bring home and give to people that matter to you. I love the Strand and I can't wait to be there again!
  • A beautiful timeless shopping arcade full of a great range of stores and boutiques. The Strand Arcade starts on Pitt Street mall and ends on George Street. Comprising three levels, it offers shopping options for all budgets and occasions. Its worth a visit to view the beautiful architecture and roof alone. Great fashion brands such as Aje and Camilla & Marc have stores here.
  • Wonderful place for a great shopping experience. Find Haigh's chocolates here! Looks splendid during Christmas period. Beautiful vintage shopping complex with everything you need!
  • Good place to go shopping for fashion. Definitely more on the pricey end but quality for most stores is up there. I recommend Double Monk if youre looking to get a pair of leather shoe thats made of excellent quality and durability.

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