Cardiff: Gentrification Done Right

The capital city of Wales has become one of the most metropolitan cities in Europe since the gentrification of the Bay area, and up-coming redesign of the BAME area. Over the course of the last thirty years, Cardiff’s redevelopment focused on the dock areas with the purpose of creating environments that make inhabitants and visitors want to live, work, play… and shop.

Cardiff is now a far cry from the post-war trade trap, which saw the city plunge into more than fifty years of failing economies, limited mobility, and a lack of modern jobs. Now, Cardiff is a bustling home to some of the world’s leading brands, matched with a walkable city centre that lets locals and guests alike explore with ease. So, what should you expect from the new and improved Cardiff?

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The Easiest City to Navigate?

Part of the move to gentrify Cardiff was set on the development of Queen Arcade, The Capitol Shopping Center, and St David’s Dewi Sant shopping centres. All three major shopping locations are within a ten minute walk of Queen Street train station, which feeds in most major train lines from across the UK. If you’re going up to Cardiff for one of their many major music events or concerts, the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Castle, and the Millennium Stadium, all can be found within the same distance of the major shopping areas and train station.

International High Street in Style

Exploring the new brands available in Cardiff has never been easier. In the Dewi Sant center, more than 150 leading and niche brands are housed. Some of the lines in the center only call Cardiff home, making it the only place in the country to find stores like Boux Avenue, Kurt Geiger, and Vivienne Westwood. Thanks to the international vitality of Cardiff, special deals are often available online for most of the major shops found within the city centre, making your shopping cheaper and easier than ever before.

Unique Shopping Experience

Long gone are the days when the rivers of South Wales ran black with coal dust. Cardiff is now a hot-spot for shopping, and has put Wales on the European travel map. So, if you’re heading to Cardiff for a concert, the match, or are just looking for somewhere new to visit in the UK, this capital city is now one of the most happening locations you could choose. The lines stocked here rival cultural hubs like Milan, Madrid, and Lisbon, and are right on your doorstep. Save your money on flights, and spend it in the UK’s coolest new shopping location.

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