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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
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.
There some lovely long term businesses here. The Victorian Café, the pen shop. And some solid newcomers like Loki the wine shop. But also too many pop ups. This place should be to Birmingham what the Burlington Arcade is to the West End of London....More
If you are wandering around the city centre in Birmingham and have an interest in the architecture of the city, then the Great Western Arcade is well worth visiting. It is listed Victorian arcade which combines historic elegance with modern shopping. You will find numerous...More
Normally read reviews before I go anywhere to eat, as this was a spur of the moment thing we didn't, the place is shabby, carpets stained, the toilets yuk horrible, the food was mediocre we just had a cheese toasty with a very limp salad...More
We had a voucher for the tea rooms within the Great Western arcade. It was very quiet. The decor was on the shabby side with a stained carpet and the painted walls needed a refresh. The sandwiches were on the chunky side but OK. The...More