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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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Lovely little mall

It's a surprise to see such a quaint place at the business centre of Sydney. Despite of the crowd... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Hong Kong, China
Worth walking through

One of the many arcades in Australia. Absolutely worth walking through if you happend to be nearby... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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What Makes It Special
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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  • Very good45%
  • 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 12 January 2018

It's a surprise to see such a quaint place at the business centre of Sydney. Despite of the crowd outside, the arcade is quiet and elegant. The lift is also very interesting.

Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

One of the many arcades in Australia. Absolutely worth walking through if you happend to be nearby. Arcade isn’t that big.

Thank PetriKoo
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Visiting this arcade is like walking back in time to the turn of the previous century. he shops are quaint but workable, and the Haigh's Chocolate shop at one end is especially worth a visit.

Thank michael_mjm-mlm
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

What an amazing treasure Sydney has! This is a little gem. Perfect in so many ways. Heritage architecture. Great vibe. Very good selection of shops and cafes. Look out for the ceiling hanging clocks. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Sir Anthony D
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

A definitely must to visit if you are looking for a different shopping experience! Food and coffee is reasonably priced! My boy simply loved the old-fashioned elevator!

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 12 December 2017

LOVED THIS LITTLE ARCADE! It was truly like you had stepped back into the very early 1900's - absolutely beautiful architecture, quaint little shops, everything was so unique! As these are mostly specialty shops, the prices can be quite up there but even just to...More

Thank Kirstalina
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The shops were unique and charming. The coffee shop we chose for a light snack was expensive and the sandwich was just ok for the cost of it. But it was a beautiful environment to be served.

Thank Kathy V
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This arcade if situated in London, will match the best and oldest in terms of decor and quaintness. The old lifts still work and overall it is absolutely pretty and a must see when in Sydney.

Thank Carapipi
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Strand Arcade runs between the Pitt Street Mall and George Street and it is an iconic Sydney landmark. Beautifully presented when we visited this delightful shopping arcade, it was totally decorated with Christmas decorations, creating a real festive feeling. We have visited here at...More

Thank robton
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Great shops and food, more gorgeous architecture, great floors and woodwork. I think a person could do an entire tour just visiting arcades and fill the whole day. Worth a visit

Thank crazyoldcrone
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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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