Royal Arcade


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Royal Arcade

There are many shopping arcades in Cardiff, but the Royal Arcade is the oldest. Inside you will find several stores and independent shops selling all kinds of items, ranging from gifts and souvenirs to homeware and jewellery.


The majority of high street stores are located along pedestrianised Queen Street. The city also has two main shopping centres located off Queen Street – The St David’s Centre and the Capitol Shopping Centre. The city has several arcades, but the ones worth visiting are Morgan, Castle, High Street, Royal and Wyndham, they are all located along St Mary Street and High Street. Most are two storeys high and look like perfectly preserved Victorian streets filled with coffee shops, boutiques and jewellery shops. Cardiff Central Market is located between St Mary Street and The Hayes. Take a walk round the upper balcony and look down upon the hustle and bustle of the market and admire its central clock tower. If you are more of a department store type, then Howells Department Store, a member of the House of Fraser chain of stores, can be found on St Mary Street.