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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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Beautiful historic buiding, away from the crowds

Beautiful building to stroll through, with many boutiques and cafe's. Multiple levels, central... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Wendy B
Sydney, Australia
Historic building with great beauty

Built in the late 1800's, this building offers upmarket retail shops, cafes and dining options... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
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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%
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 July 2010

Just a block or so down from the more famous Queen Victoria Building, this little gem was much more to my liking. The QVB was filled with brand names such as Calvin Klein, Nine West and Coach, which I can find nearly anywhere I go....More

6  Thank nataliegoes
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Arcade is beautiful. There are many small clothing and jewelry boutiques inside. Most of them were expensive. We only saw one small cafe inside - would have been better if it had more cafes to sit down and to enjoy the architecture.

2  Thank T D
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful building to stroll through, with many boutiques and cafe's. Multiple levels, central location off George street.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Built in the late 1800's, this building offers upmarket retail shops, cafes and dining options. Stop for lunch and marvel at the beauty of grand old building. Simply stunning.

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My wife and I stopped here during our visit to Sydney in July 2017. The Strand Arcade is a neat place. There were many shops and small cafes. We had lunch here.

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I keep forgetting what an amazing place The Strand is for fashion. All my favourite designer plus amazing coffee shops. The perfect way to shop!

Thank sarahbF5862AZ
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Strand Arcade was constructed in 1891. We visited in May as it’s a place my wife loves visiting due to the historical significance and Victorian architecture. The location is right in the CBD and we use this arcade to get between Pitt Street Mall...More

1  Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The Strand Arcade is a small arcade between George and Pitt with several boutique vendors and shops. They have nice little coffee/tea rooms and of course a Haigh's chocolate, which is the best there is. Premium leather goods, clothes, shoes, jewellery, health and beauty products,...More

Thank JamesA546
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Nice looking coffee shop. Good coffee great location. Would recommend to a friend. Fast service. Long black

Thank DrM898
Reviewed 21 May 2017

One of Australia's better arcades, so much to see and do. Easy just to enjoy the history and grandeur of the building but there are so many shops and cafes to enjoy plus one of Sydney's best Italian restaurants (Pendolino's).

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The shops were cool but the architecture was great. This is a must see if you like architecture. There are a lot of shops and places to eat. Was crowed when I visited. It is a cool place in the CBD that you can add...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I love coming to this arcade, but most time I get dissapointed, at times you can't find a sit to seat down to have a coffee, this time we found a seat at the sweet infinity they have tea, coffee and cakes, and other things...More

Thank Siciliana555
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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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