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The Strand Arcade

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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If in downtown Sydney, this should be on your list of places to stop and shop. Housed in a... read more

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Oak Park, Illinois
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Part of my life that hasn't changed at all. This beautiful Victorian arcade from 1890 still affords... read more

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Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the floors of the Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping center established in 1891.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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412-414 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9265 6800
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If in downtown Sydney, this should be on your list of places to stop and shop. Housed in a marvelous historic arcade building, the collection of unusual shops and restaurants is great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jmike715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of my life that hasn't changed at all. This beautiful Victorian arcade from 1890 still affords to take you back in time as you enjoy your coffee and watch the people. Some of the stores have been there for over forty years, tempting with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adalynn2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through for a coffee with the free wifi is a very nice experience except you better be ready to search out a toilet on an upper floor, not conveniently located and I guess for good reason right.... it’s a 4 story historic arcade with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Miike2000
Reviewed 18 November 2018

With the Block in Melbourne , its my favourite arcade. Having said that, I've recently explored it beyond the obvious on the ground floor. As much as I love the choice of shops and eateries on the ground, one of my favourite design stores is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 13 November 2018

There is a royal feel about this place, which people simply must enter and walk through the arcades. Admire the many shops that sell exquisite stuff, that only the well-to-do can possibly afford. (e.g. Men's haircut for AS$45) OMG! But then, walking through is FREE,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Emmanuel N
Reviewed 7 November 2018

You often hear people say Melbourne has more culture or character compared to Sydney, but wait till you come to The Strand Arcade! There are speciality shops - antique / vintage jewellery, barber shop, special spice and herbs shop, cafes, household items.... I can't get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BonChuang
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Well worth visiting in Sydney CBD. Plenty of interesting shops and good places for coffee or a snack. Popular with tourists and local workers

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for one of the very few left building in the city of sydney This is the place 3 stories of shops beautiful windows Great shops off all kind Can be somewhat expensive

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mje0250
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I love going to The Strand Arcade, very accessible via Bus and Train, and it's also 15 minutes walk to Queen Victoria Building (south), and Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge... and also, it you like Victorian Era style, this is a perfect...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Deffy K
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Perfect setting for coffee, breakfast, brunch. Great coffee & food in the glorious Strand. Old world charm with modern cuisine.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank suemic66
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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