Welcome to the beautiful city of Cambridge, home to some of the
world's finest architecture, museums and art galleries and many of
Britain's best shops.
We look forward to welcoming you to Grand Arcade, where you will
find a wide range of high-street favourites as well as premium
retailers and the world's favourite department store, John
Here at the centre you can buy the latest fashions and
a fine selection of jewellery, food, gifts, childrenswear,
footwear and wonderful accessories for the home.
We hope you enjoy your time in our wonderful city. Yet to
decide where to stay or what to do whilst you're here? For
recommedations and inspiration, then please visit the 'Visit
Cambridge' website by clicking
Tax Free Shopping
Shop tax free today at Grand Arcade!
Do you live outside the EU? If so, you may be able to get a tax
refund on goods you purchase and take home with you.
When shopping in the UK you will pay VAT (Value Added Tax, a tax
similar to sales tax) on many of the goods that you purchase. Non
European Union (EU) residents may be entitled to reclaim this VAT
of 20% (16.67% of the total purchase price) back when they take the
goods home with them.
Follow these simple steps whilst indulging in your retail
therapy to claim back the tax paid:
- When making a purchase at any store displaying the 'Tax Free
Shopping' sign, ask for a Tax Refund voucher, and complete the form
- When leaving the EU, present your purchases, receipts and
passport to Customs officials, who will validate Tax Refund
- Show your validated forms and passport at a Tax Refund Office
in the airport to receive an immediate refund or mail your form to
the tax refund services provider. Stamped forms may also be
presented at participating currency exchange locations e.g.
You must live outside of the EU to be entitled to a VAT refund and
leave the EU by the third month following the month of purchase
e.g. items purchased in January must be exported by the 30th April
that year. In order to be eligible for a VAT refund in Europe you
must reside outside the European Union. Terms and conditions may
vary between retailers and tax refund service providers and some
retailers may set their own conditions, for example that you spend
a minimum amount in one store on the same day. Please check
individual retailers' terms & conditions in advance.
Refunds are subject to status and cash refund and tax refund
provider terms and conditions. Other refund methods and locations
are available. The information contained on this web page is, to
the best of our knowledge, true and accurate at the time of
publication, and is solely for informational purposes. Grand Arcade
accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising as a
result of use of or reliance on this information, whether
authorised or not.
Tax Free Shopping is provided in conjunction with a number of
partners, for more information click on a link below:
Click here for more information from HM Revenue &