Queens Arcade, Cardiff

Queens Arcade, Cardiff

Queens Arcade is a large shopping center located on Queen Street. The primary entrance to Queens Arcade is on Queen Street south of The Friary. A secondary entrance is on Working Street.

Opened in 1994, the arcade is one of the newest in the city. It was developed on the site of the two-story Allders department store. It is connected to St. David's Centre.

The arcade has a wide variety of stores within the complex. International chains at Queens Arcade include the hair salon Supercuts, Tim Horton's restaurant and Americandy, which features candy often found in the United States and Britain.

Local shops vary from fine jewelry to handmade Welsh gifts. It is a good place to find clothing, home furnishings, toys and even comic books. Several beauty salons are located within Queens Arcade if you find yourself needing to be pampered. It's also a good place to stop for a smoothie, a bubble tea or a meal.

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Queens Arcade on Map

Sight Name: Queens Arcade
Sight Location: Cardiff, Wales (See walking tours in Cardiff)
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Cardiff, Wales

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Create Your Own Walk in Cardiff

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Cardiff Introduction Walking Tour

Cardiff Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Shopping Arcades Tour

Shopping Arcades Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles