Queens Arcade Shopping Centre is right in the heart of Cardiff City Centre. There are entrances on Queen Street, the principal shopping street in Cardiff, and Working Street and there is a link directly with the adjacent St David's Shopping Centre.
Arriving by car
Whether driving from West Wales, the valleys or from the east (Bristol, Reading, Swindon etc) the simplest route from the M4 motorway is as follows:- Leave the M4 at Junction 32 signposted Cardiff North. Join the A470 and follow the signs to Cardiff and city centre.
After approximately 1 mile the Cross Inn will be directly in front of you. Follow the one way system keeping to the centre/offside lanes and cross-over the flyover for the city centre (signposted). You are now on North Road.
After the flyover North Road is no longer dual carriageway and a system of lane control operates to allow traffic in and out of the city quickly at peak times. Bear right at the traffic lights shortly after the start of lane control and continue onto the city centre passing the civic buildings on your left.
At the next traffic light junction you will see the Hilton Hotel directly in front of you. On your right is the castle wall. Follow the road around to the right keeping in the left hand lane and turn left at the traffic lights opposite the castle entrance, into High Street.
Go straight along High Street which then becomes St Mary Street and at the next traffic light controlled junction (O’Neills public house on the right) continue ahead ensuring you are in the left hand lane. At the traffic light junction (Walkabout on the right) take the second turning left into Custom House Street which then becomes Bute Terrace.
Go straight on past the next set of traffic lights (National Ice Rink on left) and turn left at Jurys Hotel into Mary Ann Street. There is a car park immediately on your left after the hotel.
Closer parking can be found by continuing along Mary Ann Street and turning left into Bridge Street at Iceland. Oxford Arcade car park is approximately 100 yards along Bridge Street on your right hand side and is the nearest shoppers’ car park to Queens Arcade.
Assuming you have parked in Oxford Arcade car park, enter Oxford Arcade and turn left heading towards Halfords. At the end of the arcade turn right and continue straight ahead past the statue of John Batchelor for approximately 150 yards. Queens Arcade is on your right just past “Giles Sports” and the “Halifax”.
Cardiff Central Rail Station (approximately 10 minutes walk from the Centre) is served by First Great Western covering South Wales, South West England and destinations to London Paddington including Newport, Bristol, Swindon and Reading. Wales and West trains connect Cardiff with destinations in South Wales, South and West England and stations to Manchester and Liverpool, Nottingham and Birmingham. Cardiff’s second rail station, Queen Street Station, is close to the eastern end of Queen Street and serves the Valley communities of South Wales. Queen Street Station is approximately 8 minutes walk from the Centre.
For information on train services, facilities and fares please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
By Bus and Coach
The Bus and Coach Station is located immediately adjacent to Cardiff Central Rail Station. It is the terminus for an excellent local bus service and frequent and fast coach links to all parts of the UK with special low fares to destinations such as Bristol and Swansea.
For information on bus/coach services contact Cardiff Bus Enquiries on:
029 2039 6521 or National Express Enquiries on 0870 5808080.
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