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The Strand Arcade

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Address: 412-414 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9232 4199
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the...
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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Love walking through the charms of yesteryear

This is simply a lovely place to visit as much for the architecture as for the atmosphere. Have been here several times to visit the hat shop and the cages are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is simply a lovely place to visit as much for the architecture as for the atmosphere. Have been here several times to visit the hat shop and the cages are great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Strand Arcade is located in the heart of the Sydney CBD between Pitt Street Mall and George Street. The Strand was built in 1891 and opened the following year in 1892. It was the fifth and last of the arcades built in Sydney in the Victorian Era. Some historical facts are that it housed the famous Chequers Night Club... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Right in the heart of downtown Sydney, the Strand Arcade is an atmospheric relic from the Victorian era. These days it is an upmarket shopping precinct, occupied by high-end shops (many of the bespoke variety) and cafes. Don't expect too many bargains here (except maybe in JB Hi-Fi, which occupies the basement). I recommend climbing the stairs (or taking the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Arcade is beautiful. There are many small clothing and jewelry boutiques inside. Most of them were expensive. We only saw one small cafe inside - would have been better if it had more cafes to sit down and to enjoy the architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This old time Victorian styled Mall is worth the visit. Lots of boutique stores and a great place to stroll and shop or sit at a cafe and watch the people walking by. This is among several other streets of shopping, so if it's not your "cup of tea" then you can simply walk down the next street or mall.... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Strand Arcade is a local shopping "mall" in downtown, Sydney, Australia. This gorgeous Victorian Building has survived the modernization and is now filled with trendy boutiques. You can find a large variety of interesting items here from shoes and clothing to chocolates and nuts. There is a stop on the Red Line of the hop-on hop-off bus making it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

An arcade that looks early Victorian and has kept that beautiful feel in its lighting, tiling and general decor. Visit for this alone and get the bonus of some great shops selling different and quirky products, from hand made shirts to high end patisserie.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Strand is a Victorian-style shopping arcade between Pitt and George Street.Three stores in all. It has many designer label boutiques like Alannah Hill, Alex Perry, some of the names I never heard of. Also there a cafes, you can also have your shoes cleaned and polished on the ground floor.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Love this beautiful old arcade, right in the city, lots of lovely shops. The nut shop has the best chocolates! There are some good coffee shops inside. It is a beautiful building and well worth a visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

There does not seem to be a younger style and high end clothier in downtown Sydney. The shops are all geared toward what the rest of the world "thinks" the US is into, and therefor doesn't have a great selection of what is new and hip in the west. It does have a lot of WAYYY overpriced last year's merchandise,... More 

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Address: Address: 412-414 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9232 4199
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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