Friday, November 27, 2015

Cardiff's Arcades

To my mind, a city needs two things if it wants a lively town centre:

1. Pedestrianized streets so that people can wander, stop to chat with their neighbours, or listen to a choir singing Christmas carols.

2. Local, independent stores with character.

Cardiff combines both these elements, along with quirky architectural design, in their arcades.

In addition to at least 3 major pedestrianized streets, Cardiff has over 6 Victorian and Edwardian arcades where you’ll find tea shops, Italian restaurants, delis, art galleries, and so much more.

There’s a covered market as well as modern shopping centres with the whole range of chain stores.

It’s a delight to wander in Cardiff’s town centre, and I’m not surprised to learn that it’s been named one of the top 10 shopping destinations in Britain.

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