Tourists staying in Cardiff hotels will be delighted to know that Cardiff is not only a pretty city in the middle of Wales but also a city packed with some of the best shopping destinations you could possibly wish for. Cardiff has a good mix of both traditional, informal shopping areas as well as modern, bright and shiny venues with the sort of conveniences expected in much bigger cities.
There are many shopping arcades in Cardiff; partly because the city experiences so much rain that the traditional high street way of shopping just does not work. Central Cardiff is one of the bigger venues and features an expansive selection of boutiques and department stores. Here shoppers will find everything from H&M to Top Shop as well as exclusive brands such as Benetton and UNIQLO. Central Cardiff is on Queen Street, not far from the Capitol Centre and St Davids Centre, both big shopping centres offering many stores.
There are also many markets in Cardiff, such as the Cardiff Indoor Market, Cardiff Market (the biggest) and Riverside Real Food Market. These and the other markets in Cardiff are a good way to see what the locals like to buy, with delicious foods and interesting artworks. There are numerous unique stores such as Troutmark Books with its large collection of used books, as well as The Pumping Station, a interesting antique store set over multiple floors.
In short, Cardiff is a great way for tourists to spend a relaxing day shopping to their hearts content, assured that almost everything they could possibly look for is in this shoppers mecca.