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The Strand Arcade

412-414 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
02 9232 4199
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Ranked #7 of 83 Shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Shops, Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the floors of the Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping center established in 1891.
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited the "The Strand Arcade" off Pitt Street, Sydney. This beautiful mall is often overlooked by tourists, but it certainly worth walking through. Prices in the boutique stores are very expensive - but are nice to look at. There is a cafe in the middle of the mall.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Strand Arcade, with its boutique shops and cafes & restaurants, is one of Sydney's oldest. Worth a look even if you don't plan on doing any shopping.

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Brisbane, Australia
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192 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

To be totally honest, I would more so visit here to stroll through rather than shop as per say as the building is simply a beautiful and visually pleasing arcade. Boutique shopping is of course the attraction however if you have a spare 5 minutes and just passing by, certainly take a wander through here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This photogenic old arcade runs between George Street and the Pitt Street Mall. There are retailers, small service businesses and eating places on several levels. Good offerings: handbags, accessories, hats, chocolates and coffee.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Worth a quick look. Not as grand as QVB (queen Victoria building) and as many shops or cafés. Still worth a quick look. Nice haigh's chocolate shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This old historic building is very reminiscent of the English architecture. I loved everything but the shops can be quite pricey and it's a bonus that Haigh's chocolates are just around the corner.

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washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Smaller than the Queen Victoria building, but still stunning in art glass, ironwork and tiles. Also conveniently located in the central business district. Like the QVB, a must see. Just walk in and get captivated.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Strand Arcade is in the heart of the CBD and is easily accessible by bus, train and is walking distance from other major sites in Sydney CBD. Located along Pitt Street Mall it is place where you will find many high-end fashion and jewellery stores as well as cafes. It's also a very interesting building itself. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Gorgeous, glamours and historical building located right in the heart of the city :) offering some of the finest and the most expensive fashion designers stores :) worth to visit while you're in Sydney :) as to me, I would still preferred QVB over the Strand Arcade simply because QVB is more unique in terms of the building architectural :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A must-go-place in Sydney. It has very beautiful architecture as well as heaps of shops and cafes within the building. Definitely worth visiting, be it for shopping, dining or mere appreciation of its architecture.

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