George's Street Arcade
George's Street Arcade
3.5
Historic Walking AreasFlea & Street MarketsShopping Malls
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Originally built in 1881 as the first European shopping centre ,this has been here since then serving a true Dublin shopping experience , covered indoor market with all types of retail from Jewellers, Barbers, Food cafes ,Gift Stores ,Memorabilia, Vintage Clothing, Books, Accessories shops and much much more , A true gem in the heart of Dublin city.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • C. Gallagher
    Ajman, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great customer service and fab corsets
    Great selection of fun, affordable vintage clothing and accessories at Retroshop. Location is beautiful, too. The best part of our experience was lovely, friendly Isabelle. She was fantastic with my daughter and so funny! We'll definitely be regulars.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • schmidtmg
    Switzerland1,081 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    popular shopping arcade
    This is a smallish but interesting shopping arcade, apparently one of the oldest in Europe. True, there are quite a few cheap and relatively kitschy souvenir stands, but also some hidden gems, such as a second hand bookshop and above all the SpinDizzy record store with a superb selection of CDs, most second hand and often not easy to find (found the original recording of Abbey Road for less than 7 Eur) , and a vast selection of vinyls. I could spend A LOT of time in that record store alone...
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Sara G.
    436 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get your souvenirs here
    We walked through St. George’s Arcade and it’s a must-visit landmark in Dublin, Ireland. As the country's first shopping centre and Europe's oldest, constructed in 1881, it holds a special place in architecture and commercialization. It also centralized shopping needs. The Arcade's Victorian charm is immediately evident. as soon as you walk up to it. It has the red brick and terracotta turrets. Inside, the atmosphere is bustling with large shops to internal booths with the natural sunlight shining in from the high vaulted glass roof. The eclectic mix of stalls and shops offers everything from vintage clothing and jewelry to artisanal foods and quirky souvenirs. Grab your souvenirs and creative collectibles here.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 8, 2024
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JQcreations
Rethymnon, Greece493 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We went there hoping for something lovely and cozy since it was advertised as the first European shopping mall, but when you think about it since there were no shopping malls at that time to baptize a little alley in a lovely building a shopping mall is a little stretched out. Anyway even the shops inside weren't that interesting. Its a ten minute waste of time, the whole experience.
Written November 15, 2022
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William
Killiney, Ireland7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Took a trip to George’s street arcade to pick up a book at stokes bookshop. A nice little shop which has a great variety of different books. Service is personal & friendly and it’s always nice to support local business as opposed to the big chains. Be aware they close at 6pm. However my issue is not with stokes bookshop, it’s with George street arcade, with no real social distance being observed. A lot of shops staff wearing masks others not. It really is a small area but with Covid, somebody should be keeping an eye on the large crowds that pass through and having a traffic light system in place. I would of bought other things, but felt it was safer to get out ASAP. Please sort this out.
Written December 7, 2020
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Sara G.
436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We walked through St. George’s Arcade and it’s a must-visit landmark in Dublin, Ireland. As the country's first shopping centre and Europe's oldest, constructed in 1881, it holds a special place in architecture and commercialization. It also centralized shopping needs.

The Arcade's Victorian charm is immediately evident. as soon as you walk up to it. It has the red brick and terracotta turrets. Inside, the atmosphere is bustling with large shops to internal booths with the natural sunlight shining in from the high vaulted glass roof. The eclectic mix of stalls and shops offers everything from vintage clothing and jewelry to artisanal foods and quirky souvenirs.

Grab your souvenirs and creative collectibles here.
Written June 8, 2024
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Mary M
Dublin, Ireland35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Quirky and interesting, I love the setting but the shops and stalls are not to my taste, I'm too old!!! However I adore walking through anyway and have picked up a few pieces of cheap jewellery there. Worth a walkthrough if you are in the area.

Quick tip is to walk from Georges St then all the way through the arcade, walk through the Powerscourt centre then through to Grafton Street, or the other way round.

Written July 23, 2022
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C. Gallagher
Ajman, United Arab Emirates15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great selection of fun, affordable vintage clothing and accessories at Retroshop. Location is beautiful, too. The best part of our experience was lovely, friendly Isabelle. She was fantastic with my daughter and so funny! We'll definitely be regulars.
Written July 30, 2023
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kitlewis2015
Norfolk, UK8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Sadly like a lot of Dublin, the arcade is now mostly chi-chi eateries and tourist tat.
Would have liked to see more genuine Irish crafts and artisans rather than bought-in third-world garbage.
A lovely old building though and worth a quick look or a coffee stop.
Written May 27, 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,867 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Built in the late 1800's, this is an architecturally stunning, structure, the interior is set out like an indoor market, quite fun to visit.
Written September 15, 2022
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Martin S
Cranford, NJ1,695 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Built back in the late 1800’s, this market was the first shopping center in Dublin. It has evolved over time andit has a wide range of products sold here. It is smaller “stalls” and shops and a walkthrough of the entire market doesn’t take much time.

I am into history and thought it was worth a visit and walkthrough.
Written June 10, 2019
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Alexander W
Bishops Stortford, UK1,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We visited on a Sunday and found only about a third of the shops/stalls open. However it was still nice to wander around and admire the historic building and see what was available for sale.
Written April 17, 2022
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ZizNata
Radomlje, Slovenia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We enjoyed the nice artistic place in the middle of Dublin. Only shame it is, that not all traders were there to be open, so we could'n buy any books. But we had a interesting discussion with a man selling music T-shirst :)
Written July 7, 2019
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