London Court, Perth

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A walk in Elizabethan-times shopping arcade, London Court, will make you feel like you stepped into a Harry Potter alleyway. The authentic Tudor mood at this at this open-roofed arcade comes from its ornate facade and wrought-iron gates. Built it 1937, its large blue-faced clock at Hay Street entrance still chimes every quarter-hour. Above the clock, four knights know as "Tournament of Armored Knights," circle in the window. The interior is full of statues looking down on shoppers below. The stylish retail stores will compete for your attention with gargoyles, crests, and weathercocks displayed on the walls. As your footsteps echo on the floor laid with terracotta tiles, you will understand why London Court was listed in the State Heritage Register. Make London Court a part of your Perth vacation plans using our Perth trip planner .
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  • Built in 1937 as a combination of commercial and residential buildings by the wealthy mining entrepreneur Claude de Bernales, London Court was designed following the architectural canons of the Elizabethan Age (XVI century). London Court In fact, offers tourists and locals a medieval atmosphere in contrast to the adjacent skyscrapers in glass and steel creating almost a temporal paradox. Two clocks characterize the alley, scanning the time every quarter of an hour. The first one is at the entrance of the Hay Street Mall, it is an exact replica of the "Great Clock" of the city of Rouen in France and under it there are four knights in tournament armor that rotate with each tolling. The second is located at the entrance of St. Georges Terrace, is a reproduction of the "Big Ben" and is dominated by a miniature of St. George intent on fighting the dragon. In fact, although the project intends to create a structure that recalls the British taste, there are also clear French and Spanish influences that probably make it more appropriate to what is now the Australian melting pot.
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  • This Arcade has several shops however, you would visit it mainly for the novelty factor, although it does open into the City's main shopping mall. I enjoyed having a look as I was nearby. Short walk f...  more »
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  • Cool street to walk through if you are new to the city. Almost all shops are tourist traps though. Love the print shop by one of the entrances!
  • This is definitely something different. It's a nice experience for shopping with a lot of foot traffic. There is a large variety of shops including several souvenir shops, the largest board game shop in Australia and a lot more. Not any real places to eat though. If you browse you can take over an hour to get through it but if you want to see the London appeal, it only takes maybe 10 minutes.

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