It’s not only the well-maintained Victorian-era building that’s impressive – inside this city-centre arcade, a host of regularly changing stalls and shops offer plenty to keep the credit card busy. For all sorts of quirky gifts, the standout store must be Abode. Elsewhere, there’s a tarot reader for all your prediction needs, and if you need a break, the no-frills café Simon’s Place is a proper institution.
Dublin is a thriller of a city, a story-filled capital with famous pubs and a trend-setting restaurant scene to go with them. Shopping? Yeah, you’ll find plenty of ways to splash the cash in the Irish capital. Creativity is king here, and trade has been a key part of Dublin’s development from the very beginning. The 21st century hasn’t changed that.
The best shopping in Dublin doubles up as a sightseeing adventure through the city neighbourhoods, all indie boutiques and high-end big names. Dublin is a magnificent city, after all. Time to hit the shops.