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“In the heart of the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Strand Arcade

The Strand Arcade
Ranked #5 of 136 Shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“In the heart of the city”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Well worth a visit. The architecture, ceilings and tiling are so grand. It is a very upmarket place. Shops on the expensive side of course but well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fashion central”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Lovely old arcade beautifully restored. Great for fashion, but especially for jewels! Rox on the ground floor has innovative, interesting pieces, but do make sure you go to the top floor and leave lots of browsing time. Zappacosta does great coloured stones in lots of designs and will modify to your taste. There's also some great opal designs in some of the ground floor shops, a nice contrast to the rather dull tourist standards. Great for an big Italian lunch too, or a coffee hit.

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5,024 reviews
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“Beautiful graceful old world charm”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

A charming old style arcade - very stylish - full of history.
Always busy, a great place to relax with a cup of coffee or tea.
An interesting balance of cafes, jewellry, chocolate stors , shoe repairs - a little bit of everything in an old graceful historical arcade - probably
Sydney's best arcade.

Visited February 2013
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New South Wales, Australia
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223 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“A nice Feel”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Nice that its been preserved . I just like walking through here when Im in Sydney. There are some classy shops but much of it is quite expensive.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good shopping spot”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Strand arcade has a nice atmosphere for shopping. The shops are a little bit different from those elsewhere.

Visited January 2013
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