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Grand Arcade, Cambridge

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  • August 21, 2017
    Well designed shopping arcade over three floors. Plenty of places to shop and eat without the usual preponderance of chains  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    First of all car parking is expensive 3 hours free for any disabled person with blue badge in any car park. Expensive shops and food outlets.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This modern shopping mall looks like a miniature version of a major us mall with a gallery on the first floor. Especially on a rainy day, it is a fine place to get to. You have a number of Nice shops. I personally still like the shops, restaurants and terraces in the streets more fun and more atmosphere.
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  • August 10, 2017
    If you are looking for shops you can find anywhere, or whether you are searching for a gift for that special someone from a shop that would offer the exact same items for a slight discount online, then the Grand Arcade is the place for you. If you enjoy wading through hundreds of like-minded people, tourists escaping the rain, or cliques of fourteen year old girls who think that this is the place to see and be seen, you've no better option. The only saving grace is the Cambridge Central Library, a decent library that offers not only books and assorted media, but also a gaggle of incompetent and rarely seen council staff amongst a miscellany of foreign students, homeless people, and itinerant workers watching polish music videos on YouTube. Oh, there's also a piano near the toilets that is frequented by 14 year old child prodigies that slam out Coldplay's The Scientist on loop for a couple of hours at a time.
  • July 25, 2017
    A modern enclosed shopping arcade with a range of mainstream and some more exclusive shops to cater for everyone's budget. Being in the centre of Cambridge city centre, makes it easy to access the other areas of the city centre; the market, Kings College, bus station etc. Tip: If you are driving into Cambridge and spending the day there, visit the Cambridge council website to check parking prices. If you don't mind a 10 minute walk, it is cheaper to park at one of the other city centre car parks than the one at the arcade. Alternatively use the park and ride which drops you off around the corner from the arcade and then it is a couple of minutes walk.
  • July 21, 2017
    Huge variety of shops in a beautifully designed building. It's always clean too. However, there are no toilets in the Grand Arcade (but there are some right next door in Lion Yard, they're not very nice though.)
  • June 14, 2017
    Very nice, easy to spend your money and max out your credit card, feeling safe and very clean environment including free to use toilets. I would advise to go around 10.00am and leave around 13.00 (weekend) as the town gets really busy with Japanese tourists. They are all lovely, but everywhere .)
  • August 12, 2017
    It's just like any other indoor shopping centre in the UK. Same stores, same shoppers, same experience. Don't expect anything here that you can't find elsewhere. Although the disabled parking facilities are well planned and clearly marked.

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