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Great Western Arcade

Great Western Arcade, Birmingham, England
+44 121 236 5417
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A serious rival to Leeds

Arcades are a Victorian invention. But on that criterion, they probably wouldn't have survived in... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
339334
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Dudley, United Kingdom
Great place

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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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Great Western Arcade, Birmingham, England
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"victorian arcade"
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"window shop"
in 3 reviews
"central birmingham"
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"sweet shop"
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"city centre"
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"architecture"
in 5 reviews
"bullring"
in 6 reviews
"independents"
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"gifts"
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Thank Brian M
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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

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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

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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.

Thank Rubyroored
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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

Thank Christine B
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We had a voucher for the tea rooms within the Great Western arcade. It was very quiet. The decor was on the shabby side with a stained carpet and the painted walls needed a refresh. The sandwiches were on the chunky side but OK. The...More

Thank BooknutTamworth
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

this great place is beautiful to look at. the walk way itself is very nice indeed. but the shops are expensive. but there is plenty to see. its a good place to go for to by gifts for people of all ages. the highlight of...More

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