Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff

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Capitol Centre is an indoor shopping centre in the city of Cardiff, Wales. The building is built on the site of the former Capitol Theatre, and is situated at the eastern end of Queen Street near the Dumfries Place bus terminus and Cardiff Queen Street railway station.It advertises itself as the premier shopping destination in Cardiff, with a focus on the higher end of women's fashion, including tenants such as, Jaeger, Dune, Phase Eight, Hobbs, Eden Park, Internacionale, Moda in Pelle and Austin Reed. It is anchored by a large H&M store, with the front of the centre being dominated by Tesco since Virgin Megastores and Zavvi ceased operations in 2009.Other tenants of the centre include: Cafe Caribe and Soho Coffee Company both long established cafe restaurants. Pulse Cafe Bar & Nightclub is also part of the centre, albeit with a separate external entrance. Orange, 3, Halifax plc, BSkyB, Vidal Sassoon, Monsoon Accessorize, M·A·C, Boots & Sgice Electronic Cigarettes.
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  • August 21, 2017
    The place is a waste land of cheap shops and the typical unemployed kids etc hanging out there bumming cigarettes etc Avoid... it's as simple as that  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    a lot of the shops have closed in this centre. places like H&M have moved to the bigger st davids 2. it only seems to be open because of a Tesco express and a pound shop. the parking is cheap on a Sun...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    I'm totally not a "shopper", and certainly not someone who voluntary shoppingcenters. But during our vacation end up here, and us, amazing long, geamuseed good. Masses fine shops, with much variation. And important: a hustle and bustle. Nice change during a trip to Wales in order to see something different than the large open nature.
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  • What a great shopping experience, the place is huge, with every kind of retail shop. the staff are awesome, pointing out the stores or facilities you require. Plenty of toilet areas, take a radar key if you are disabled to gain access. Parking is easy to achieve either on street or in the massive car park above the complex.
  • It's seen better days , not many shops exist here with many closing down. Best head to st David's for better choice
  • The Capital has had its day - What used to be the highlight of any young boy's Saturday in the days of the food court, Virgin, and a few other high end shops has now been resigned to what is essentially Tescos, a gym, and what feel like a series of popup shops. It's sad to see this once great shopping centre come to this as Cardiff seems obsessed with opening up more retail units than they have tenants for.
  • Not many shops. Although its saving grace is the cinema attached to it. £4 pound a ticket to see a film.
  • I remember this when it was a theater. I saw the likes of ROXY MUSIC (3)times here. The ALEX HARVEY BAND just after the Bay City Rollers played and the fans wrecked the first 3 rows of the seating. Anyway I shop here now for my accessories mainly

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