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Great Western Arcade

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This is a historic arcade with some fabulous shops and cafes in. It’s quite different to the... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
albeback1
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Eccles, United Kingdom
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Pleasant

Nice arcade in central Birmingham that reminds me of the arcades in Leeds. Nice selection of... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
IAN D
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 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
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Reviewed 18 September 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 29 April 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 22 April 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
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Reviewed 22 April 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
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Good selection of often quirky independents but still a number of empty units mean this lovely little arcade still falls short of making the most of itself.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 28 January 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BellemereG
Reviewed 20 December 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely arcade with really nice shops from coffee shops, jewellers and others, only downside here are some of the shops are on the pricey side but a nice walk even if only to window shop.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rubyroored
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Christine B
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