When you think of seaside places in the UK and the word arcades is mentioned you probably think of all the places you go to use up all the pennies you have saved during the year. I know that was my first thought when I heard that Cardiff was a city of arcades.
However the reality is that Cardiff has loads of little passage ways called arcades that are full of little shops and coffee stops. There is a little shop to look in and find just about anything you are looking to buy. For example:-
Or a relaxing cup of coffee
Get a tattoo
Have your hair done
Get your lunch at a deli (liquid or food)
Stop for a reviving cup of coffee and something sweet - a Millionaires Shortbread or perhaps a Welshcake
Need a button - there is a shop just selling buttons.
Along just about every street in the city centre is an arcade or two. Passing through each one and coming out on another busy and bustling street with the entrance to another arcade just ahead.
You can spend many glorious hours wandering through all the arcades and passageways, picking up many bargains along the way. It's a small city but there is loads to see - I hope to go back again soon to continue my discoveries!