Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

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    Queen Victoria Building.: Shop back in history

    by kielorla Written May 13, 2004

    Shopping in Queen Victoria Building is like walking back into HIstory. You will enjoyed shopping and also the old architecture, wow .........................

    What to buy: You will find more high end stuff in this building.

    Shops in Queen Victoria

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    Queen Victoria Building.: QVB - Most beautiful shopping centre in the world?

    by Jerelis Written Feb 10, 2004

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    The building is a major attraction for both visitors and residents and is open every day! Shops with Old-Worlde shopfronts are located on three levels and here you will find some of the most interesting shopping in Sydney, shops such as New Guinea Arts, which has a remarkable array of native artefacts from New Guinea.

    The people in Sydney like to call it "the most beautiful shopping centre in the world". Maybe we have to agree...

    What to buy: Trading Hours:
    Monday 9am - 6pm
    Tuesday 9am - 6pm
    Wednesday 9am - 6pm
    Thursday 9am - 9pm
    Friday 9am - 6pm
    Saturday 9am - 6pm
    Sunday and public holidays I I am - 5pm
    Certain stores including cafes and restaurants remain open for longer hours.
    Stores located on LI and L2 open at I0am.

    What to pay: Above average!

    Statue of Queen Victoria just outside the building
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    Queen Victoria Building.: QVB - A marvellous hanging clock.

    by Jerelis Written Feb 10, 2004

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    There is a marvellous hanging clock that displays a series of mechanically moving tableaux of British Kings and Queens every hour on the hour. This "exibition" is heralded by loud trumpeters and ends with the beheading of Charles I.

    Permanent and temporary exhibitions have a home at different points on each level and include replicas of the British Crown Jewels and a highly ornamental, full-scale oriental coach. The building accomodates a series of royal paintings.

    What to buy: Trading Hours:
    Monday 9am - 6pm
    Tuesday 9am - 6pm
    Wednesday 9am - 6pm
    Thursday 9am - 9pm
    Friday 9am - 6pm
    Saturday 9am - 6pm
    Sunday and public holidays I I am - 5pm
    Certain stores including cafes and restaurants remain open for longer hours.
    Stores located on LI and L2 open at I0am.

    What to pay: Above average!

    The marvellous hanging clock inside the QVB.
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    Queen Victoria Building.: QVB - When it comes to shopping, Sydney has it all

    by Jerelis Updated Feb 10, 2004

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    When it comes to shopping, Sydney has it all, like you can expect in such a metropolis. In the Central Business District (CBD) you'll find department stores like David Jones and arcades like Strand Arcade.

    The Queen Victoria Building is an outstanding example of Byzantine architecture, which occupies an entire city block, was built in 1898 to replace the original Sydney Markets. Later it accommodated a concert hall and the City Library. In 1984 it was completely refurbished as a shopping centre, with more than 200 shops, a few bars and eateries. With its series of domes and domelets with exquisite stained glass windows and extensive wood panelling throughout it is a curiosity and therefore worth a visit.

    What to buy: Trading Hours:
    Monday 9am - 6pm
    Tuesday 9am - 6pm
    Wednesday 9am - 6pm
    Thursday 9am - 9pm
    Friday 9am - 6pm
    Saturday 9am - 6pm
    Sunday and public holidays I I am - 5pm
    Certain stores including cafes and restaurants remain open for longer hours.
    Stores located on LI and L2 open at I0am.

    What to pay: Above average!

    An old picture of the Queen Victoria Building.
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    Queen Victoria Building.: The one, the only...

    by dracko Written Dec 11, 2003

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    QVB, or Queen Victoria Building is perhaps Sidney's most well known shopping center. Located in the very center of town, right next to Town Hall, on the corner of George & Druitt Sts, it is a huge old victorian building, that is a memorable landmark in and of itself, regardless of the endless floors of shopping space inside and below it. Combined with the Queen Victoria Gallery, a shopping annex across George St. and accessible via an underground passageway that contains numerous shops of its own as well as access to the subway station, the giant complex will probably satisfy even the most avid shopper among you.

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  • Queen Victoria Building.: Great Shopping in the "QVB"

    by annespar Updated Sep 5, 2003

    All the shops in the QVB are fantastic but take a lot of money if you intend on doing any more than window shopping. Still you could just get a coffee and watch everyone else spend their money.

    The actual QVB building is a beautiful one and it is well worth touring through it for the architecture.

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    Queen Victoria Building: Great building but expensive shopping.

    by littleman Updated Dec 8, 2014

    This building hosts many very expensive,upmarket,designer shops if that is what your looking for.For me, I just buy a coffee in one of the nice cafes to enjoy this retail hub of Sydney.

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    Queen Victoria Building: You cannot miss the QVB!

    by islandtaryn Updated Jul 20, 2005

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    One cannot visit Sydney and miss the QVB. It was a fabulous experience during the holidays as there is a Christmas tree that extends from the ground level all the way to the third floor.

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    Arcade: Plenty of Shopping

    by Kate-Me Updated Apr 21, 2003

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    Sydney's a great place to shop - and here is one of its nicest arcades, complete with clock, which has its own little mediaeval sound and light show going off on the hour. Fascinating.

    Musical clock
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    Queen Victoria Building

    by aussirose Written Sep 7, 2002

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    A nice shopping experience is to catch a train to Town Hall then go through the elegant Queen Victoria Building to Grace Bros and Centrepoint where the tower is.

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