Friday, November 27, 2015
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.