Strand Arcade Celebrates 125 Years

Shopping, Fashion
Balloons at the Strand Arcade
Photograph: Chloe Paul

It's a big birthday bash for the Strand

This month, the Strand Arcade celebrates 125 years since first opening its doors in 1891. To celebrate, they’re having a three-day party of sorts, with balloons, Champagne, pop-up retailers and discounts in stores. Pop-up retailers include Dinosaur Designs, who will be hosting live demonstrations on how to make their necklaces and earrings; Gewurzhas, offering their new turmeric latte creation; and a whiskey tasting station from Balvenie. Plus, there will be 30-minute masterclasses from craftsman like shoemaker Andrew McDonald, hat maker Robert Carrol (Strand Hatters), and guitar maker Tomkins Guitars. 

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