The Corridor has been a prime destination for shoppers in the South West of England ever since the arcade was opened on 12 October 1825. Following in the steps of the fashionable shopping arcades of Paris and London's Burlington Arcade (built in 1819), The Corridor became one of Britain's first examples of an indoor, covered arcade.
Over 10,000 people, including local dignitaries, attended the opening of the arcade, which was designed and built by local architect Henry Edmund Goodridge. Steeped in history,The Corridor has had its fair share of famous traders. Back in 1849, J Breeze Esq, a Hire Cutter and Perfumer at No 4 The Corridor placed an advert in the Bath Directory informing the gentry, nobility and public in general of his many years of study and experience into the invention of hair dye, which effectually changed red or grey hair in a few minutes to a beautiful black or brown, and was warranted to stand in any climate.
Today in the arcade you'll find an eclectic mix of Bath's highest-quality independent retailers, alongside well loved household names. The Corridor is home to Superdry, Scribbler, sofa.com, Weirdfish, Society Caf, Vizion Hair, Ganesha Handicrafts, Sanbei Mobile Phone Accessories, Timpson, Mirage E-Cigs, Cornish Bakehouse, X-Cellent Nails, Flock Clothing, Moda and Running Bath.