Great Western Arcade, Birmingham
Great Western Arcade offers a different type of shopping, with a different mix of retailers. Set in a Victorian architecture with shopes ranging from small boutiques to the usual high street shops. You will find something in the Great Western Arcade to suit you.
The Great Western Arcade is an important part of the Birmingham’s Victorian heritage. Built in 1876 to a design influenced by the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace in 1851, the Arcade spans a tunnel created for the railway line between Snow Hill and Moor Street stations. Voted Birmingham’s favourite building in 1988, major restoration work in 1984 and further refurbishment in 1998.
What to buy: The arcade has a variety of shops from Dr & Herbs (Chinese Medicine), Kappa Juice Bar and Internet Cafe and Diana Cross Jewellery.
What to pay: Some shops can be expensive, however mostly they are general highstreet shops.
This pedestrian arcade was built in 1876 over an old railway tunnel. It contains a number of upmarket niche retailers and boutiques.
Dec 2003 One of the specialist shops in Great Western Arcade is Chouchoute, a chocolatere.