Grand Arcade

Grand Arcade Entrance

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Cambridge’s Centerpiece for Shopping

The Grand Arcade is undoubtedly the largest shopping centre Cambridge has to offer. With over sixty stores and restaurants, a John Lewis department store, a Magistrate’s Court and the Cambridge Central Library all under one roof, few centres outside of London can match this titanic shopping experience.

Grand Arcade

Photo: Neil McIntosh

Much like its local rival the Grafton, the Grand Arcade holds many high-end department stores focusing on men and women’s fashion, including All Saints, Hollister and Topshop/Topman; the Arcade periodically holds fashion runways to advertise upcoming season selections. But the Grand Arcade also has plenty of accessory stores like Pandora, Radley London and Swarovski.

Entertainment stores include Apple, Laura Ashley and the White Company, while the food includes Starbucks, The Little Cupcake Company and Chocolat Chocolat.

The Grand Arcade also hugs the Lion’s Yard, another shopping centre with even more stores to choose from!

John Lewis

But out of every shop the Grand Arcade provides, none can compare to the monstrously large John Lewis.  Famous for providing high-quality products, this department store offers everything from accessories to furniture to children’s toys; it even has its own espresso bar on the top floor!  With five floors filled with shopping ideas, the John Lewis store is practically a shopping centre by itself.


The Grand Arcade has its own car park with over nine hundred spaces available to shoppers. The parking fee rises with each hour, so make sure you plan your stay accordingly. See the Grand Arcade’s website for details on rates, deals and other options for Cambridge parking.

Towering over the city centre, the Grand Arcade is just a few steps away from some of Cambridge’s most iconic sites like the Fitzwilliam Museum and King’s College Chapel. With so many places to shop—and so many more shops nearby—the Grand Arcade is the perfect spot to get gifts for yourself and others.

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Map Location of The Grand Arcade

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