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Shopping Centre Guide to Cardiff

Cardiff Shopping Centre guide aims to show you the best place to do your shopping if you like choice and the convenience of having everything in one place.

Fortunately for the shoppers, Cardiff shopping centres have continued to grow over the past few years, mainly due to the expansion of the St. David’s Shopping Centre. Involving a huge redevelopment of the southern end of the centre, St. David’s 2, as it was known, cost £675M and included a further 90 new shops alongside restaurants, cafes, residential apartments and a new central library. In 2010, St David’s was crowned the international shopping centre, an annual award judged by Global Retail Leisure International.

However, there are two other Cardiff shopping centres in close proximity to St. David’s which whilst not as large, provide an alternative shopping experience. Queens Arcade Shopping Centre & the Capitol Shopping Centre, which are both located in Queens Street, tend to offer a more of a localised way of shopping on a smaller scale with a number of independent shops and cafes complimenting the more well-known retailers and food outlets.

Here is a quick guide to the three main shopping centres in Cardiff with a brief summary of some of the shops available, details on car parking, opening times, contact telephone numbers and their location.

 

St. David’s Shopping Centre

Just a short walk from the city’s bus and train stations is St. David’s Shopping Centre, Cardiff’s largest and premier shopping centre. Shops include John Lewis, Debenhams, Hamley’s, Primark and Clarks. There are also a number of independent shops along with several restaurants, cafes, sandwich shops and ice cream parlours.Shopping Centre guide St Davids Level 1

 

Parking

2,000 spaces over 6 levels – open 24 hours with cctv

Use postcode CF10 2EQ in your SatNav

Second car park with a further 550 spaces located beneath John Lewis

 

Opening Times

Monday – Friday:   9.30am – 8.00pm

Saturday:              9.30am – 7.00pm

Sunday:                11.00am – 5.00pm

Bank Holidays:      9.30am – 6.00pm

 

St David’s Dewi Sant

The Hayes

Cardiff

CF10 1AH

Tel: 029 2036 7600

St Davids Shopping Centre Website

 

Queens Arcade Shopping Centre

Located in the heart of Cardiff, Queens Arcade is home to not just big names stores, such as Argos, Footlocker, & Ryman, but independents as well like Shuropody and Christopher George. There are also places to eat and cafes spread over the two levels.

 

Parking

No parking is available at Queens Arcade, but you can use of the city centre car parks or the large car park at St. David’s Shopping Centre as it is close by.

 

Opening Times

Mon – Friday:                 9.00am – 6.00pm (late opening Thursday until 7.00pm)

Sunday:                11.00am – 5.00pm

N. B. Some outlets may close at different times.

 

Queens Arcade Shopping Centre

Queen Street

Cardiff

South Glamorgan

CF10 2BY

Tel: 029 2022 3581

 

 

The Capitol Shopping Centre

Also to be found on Queen’s Street is The Capitol Shopping Centre, which incorporates amongst its many attractions a gym, its own parking and an excellent shopping experience including the newly opened Poundworld, Tesco Manager and Pret a Manger.Cardiff Shopping Guide-Capitol Shopping centre

 

Parking

390 spaces with charges approx £2 per hour depending on how long you stay. Car park is open 6.00am until midnight all week, except on Saturdays when it closes at 1.30am.

 

Opening Times

Mon – Friday:                 8.00am – 8.00pm

Sunday:                11.00am – 5.00pm

N. B. Some outlets may be closed at different times when the centre is open.

 

The Capitol Shopping Centre

Queen Street

Cardiff

South Glamorgan

CF10 2HQ

Tel: 029 2022 3683

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