Lights! Camera! Action!Cardiff is the UK’s largest Media Centre outside of London. It’s home to three major TV studios, ITV Wales, S4C, BBC and many other independent production companies. The BBC Cymru Wales drama studios in Roath Lock is a creative hub where flagship BBC dramas, Casualty, Pobol y Cwm and Doctor Who are produced.
The first ever British news film was filmed in Cardiff in 1896 when the Prince & Princess of Wales opened an extension to the Central Library
The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay houses the largest collection of Doctor Who memorabilia and visitors can star in their very own adventure through time and space! There are also numerous walking tours inspired by Welsh entertainment, including the Gavin and Stacey Tour and tours of the BBC Cymru Studios itself.
Cardiff Street Style
Cardiff has an amazing street style and fashion subcultures. Indulge in a bit of people watching on the popular shopping locales St. Mary’s Street and Queen Street in the city centre. You’ll notice that lots of Cardiff’s residents shop exclusively in the city’s vintage and second-hand boutiques. Take a stroll through The Morgan Quarter which combines The Morgan Arcade and The Royal Arcade. And have a rummage around Cardiff Fashion Quarter on Womanby Street, where you can pick from a selection of vintage shops all under one roof.