Cardiff is known locally and internationally as the City of Arcades due to its seven historic arcades that house a vibrant community of shops, bars, coffee shops and restaurants.
First taking place in 2019, City of Arcades Day is a celebration of Cardiff's historic arcades and the city's rich culture and heritage. In 2022, City of Arcades Day returned with in-store events, exclusive discounts and special performances.
Explore Cardiff’s rich history through a city-wide historical photography trail. View pictures of Cardiff from days gone by and see how the city has changed. Photography is displayed in windows in Capitol Shopping Centre, Queens Arcade, Dominions Arcade, High Street Arcade, Castle Arcade, Royal Arcade and Wyndham Arcade.