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Great Western Arcade

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Fascinating Independent Shops

A fascinating Victorian arcade with a great selection of individual independent shops - a wine... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
wendyanddavid536
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Solihull, United Kingdom
2 expensive for the average shopper

A pen shop , a whiskey shop, barber shops.All very very expensive high end shops with no customers... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
taffytaf_2
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

Loved walking through here. Many independent high end shops to browse containing many high end products. The shops are set in a beautiful Victorian arcade, really setting the scene for the exclusivity.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Enter the arcade you you feel like you've stepped back in time. The architectural structure is amazing. A great variety of high priced shopping. Lovely shops. You must go even if your just window shopping.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank valerief720
Reviewed February 17, 2019

A fascinating Victorian arcade with a great selection of individual independent shops - a wine merchant, a whisky shop, a cigar shop, a chocolate shop, a cheese shop, an artisanal baker. You could have left me in there for weeks!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed January 19, 2019

A pen shop , a whiskey shop, barber shops.All very very expensive high end shops with no customers in them. I don't know how these shops make a living. Nice to walk through if you have not been there before.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank taffytaf_2
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We didn’t realise BIRMINGHAM had so many arcades until we did the city centre walking tour off the website. Probably the biggest and best, interesting shops and nicely decorated forChristmas.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed September 22, 2018

It's very attractive and antique and I think the things they sell are quite antique things whereby you have to have a refined taste and Birmingham hasn't exactly got the wealthiest population. I saw a really nice store in there where they sell leather items...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank flo A
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed to travel across Birmingham on a Sunday, avoiding all the usual malls and shopping centres to see some different and unique shops. I did see the above, but the problem was they were nearly all shut. Why state they are open o a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank wooy
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Arcades are a Victorian invention. But on that criterion, they probably wouldn't have survived in modern-day Birmingham! This is the best arcade in town, combining posh shopping with a convenient thoroughfare.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a historic arcade with some fabulous shops and cafes in. It’s quite different to the Bullring but very nice to visit

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank albeback1
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Nice arcade in central Birmingham that reminds me of the arcades in Leeds. Nice selection of stores with a very good wine store.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ian_dempster
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