Great Western Arcade: Our Top Picks

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Birmingham's Great Western Arcade (GWA) is a fine example of a Victorian shopping arcade and - as such - seriously photogenic. Head to GWA if you are looking for high-quality, independent shops in Birmingham. Think hand-made chocolateOurs, perfect delis, cutting-edge fashion, sushi, beauty treats and damn-fine coffee.

Here are seven great reasons you should head for Great Western Arcade.

1) Loki Wine
We adore Loki Wine. This acclaimed wine merchants also has a cool tasting lounge above the store.  

2) Treat
Just back from Greece? Recreate the dream at this family-run Greek deli. Beautifully presented food including seriously tempting pastries.

3) At One Day Spa
From express massages to spa packages for one or two, At One Spa is a great place to relax and unwind at the heart of Brum.

4) Chouchoute
Hand-made chocolates
made with love by Frenchman Pierre Soualah and his team.

5) Anderson and Hill
Anderson and Hill is the perfect traditional deli. Foodies walk this way. 

6) Jaeger Outlet
Be still our beating hearts! Birmingham's Jaeger Outlet offers cut-price goodies from an iconic British brand.

7) Designer Exchange
Do we need to say more than vintage Gucci

There is much more on offer at GWA than we've been able to cover above (and they have a swanky gin bar plus a macaroon & prosecco shop opening this autumn). We hope you enjoy the unique slice of Birmingham that is Great Western Arcade