Guide to Royal Arcade in London

The Arcade was constructed in 1879 and connects Old Bond Street with Albemarle Street in the heart of London’s most exclusive shopping district, Mayfair. It is the city’s oldest purpose-built shopping arcade.

Development of an arcade in the area was originally proposed in 1864 as a longer link between Old Bond Street and Regent Street, but was rejected due to the scale of proposed demolition and restriction of access to existing properties. A subsequent redesigned proposal was submitted to its current layout, with The Arcade as it appears today opening in 1879 and replacing the Clarendon Hotel, which had been demolished in 1870.

With its saddled glass roof, richly decorated stucco arches, curved glass window bays and elegant Ionic columns, it was the epitome of Victorian design. The arcade has changed little in the intervening 136 years and retains all its original features. As such, it is a rare opportunity to experience a genuine Victorian arcade is it was intended.

The arcade is hugely popular with shoppers throughout the year, but especially so at Christmas when its impressive architecture makes for a stunning setting for its Christmas decorations. With a new scheme installed for 2015, the arcade really is a magical place to visit, as shown in the gallery below:


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Beards (Mayfair)
Beards (Mayfair)

28 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4SW

Founded in 1804, Beards is one of the oldest Jewellery Houses in England. Originally established under the family...Read more

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Calleija
Calleija

28 The Royal Arcade, London, W1S 4JE

Calleija are international award-winning jewellers, renowned for incredible design detail, iconic craftsmanship,...Read more

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Camper (Old Bond Street)
Camper (Old Bond Street)

28 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4SQ

We are a contemporary footwear brand from the island of Mallorca, Spain. Founded in 1975, we are a family business...Read more

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Cartujano
Cartujano

28 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4SQ

137 years after Antonio Fluxà founded an outstanding shoe workshop in Inca (Majorca), the fourth generation of the...Read more

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Charbonnel et Walker (Old Bond Street)
Charbonnel et Walker (Old Bond Street)

28 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4QF

Charbonnel et Walker has been established as Britain's master chocolatier since 1875. In that year The Prince of...Read more

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E.B. Meyrowitz
E.B. Meyrowitz

London, W1S 4SF

E.B. Meyrowitz in London, relocating from its original location in Bond Street, settled a short walk away at 6, The...Read more

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Erskine, Hall & Coe
Erskine, Hall & Coe

28 The Royal Arcade, London, W1S 4JE

Erskine, Hall & Coe was founded in 2011. We specialise in contemporary and 20th century ceramics, but also...Read more

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George Cleverley
George Cleverley

13 The Royal Arcade, Mayfair, London, W1S 4SL

George Cleverley was one of London's finest bespoke shoemakers established for almost half a century in Mayfair. He...Read more

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Ormonde Jayne
Ormonde Jayne

London, W1S 4SL

Ormonde Jayne is a British perfume house creating luxury perfume, scented candles and bathing oils of uncompromising...Read more

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Paul Smith (Royal Arcade)
Paul Smith (Royal Arcade)

28 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4QF

Paul Smith is Britain’s foremost designer. He is renowned for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and...Read more

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Simon Griffin Antiques Limited
Simon Griffin Antiques Limited

28 The Royal Arcade, London, W1S 4JE

Founded in 1985, Simon Griffin Antiques buy and sell modern and antique silverware. They also offer a repair and...Read more

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The Watch Club
The Watch Club

London, W1S 4SD

We buy and sell new, pre-owned, and vintage watches, specialising in Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and...Read more

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Areas & Streets Near Royal Arcade

Popular Nearby Streets & Areas: Albemarle Street (0.03km) Berkeley Street (0.11km) Cork Street (0.07km) Dover Street (0.07km) Piccadilly (0.19km) Savile Row (0.15km) Heddon Street (0.14km) Bruton Street (0.17km) Burlington Arcade (0.09km) Sackville Street (0.12km)

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DKNY (Old Bond Street)
DKNY (Old Bond Street)

27 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4QE

0.01km

Women's clothes, accessories, shoes.Donna Karan is one of the most iconic names in American fashion. In 1984, Karan...Read more

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Moncler (Old Bond Street)
Moncler (Old Bond Street)

26 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4QD

0.01km

Established in 1952, Moncler's quintessential quilted Jacket has remained the choice of the world's most demanding...Read more

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PRADA (Old Bond Street)
PRADA (Old Bond Street)

16-18 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4PS

0.01km

Sophisticated and trendsetting, Prada’s inspiring concept of uncompromised quality and constant innovation has...Read more

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Tiffany (Old Bond Street)
Tiffany (Old Bond Street)

25 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4QB

0.02km

Since 1837, Tiffany & Co. has been the world's premier jeweler and America's house of design. Read more

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MaxMara (Old Bond Street)
MaxMara (Old Bond Street)

19-21 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4PU

0.02km

Max Mara is the epitome of Italian quality and craftsmanship. Recognised throughout the world as the precursor of...Read more

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Goat Tavern
Goat Tavern

3 Stafford Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4RP

0.02km

Clarendon House was a town mansion which stood on Piccadilly from the 1660s to the 1680s. It was built for the...Read more

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Saint Laurent (Old Bond Street)
Saint Laurent (Old Bond Street)

32-33 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4QH

0.02km

Founded in 1961, Saint Laurent is one of the greatest fashion names of the late 20th century. Throughout the years,...Read more

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Tiffany & Co. (Old Bond Street)
Tiffany & Co. (Old Bond Street)

25 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4QB

0.02km

Founded in New York in 1837, Tiffany & Co. is the world’s premier jeweler and America’s house of design. An...Read more

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Christopher Kane Pop-up
Christopher Kane Pop-up

15 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4PR

0.03km

Christopher Kane, the label, was launched in 2006. It began almost immediately upon Kane’s graduation from Central...Read more

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Mackintosh & Globe-Trotter
Mackintosh & Globe-Trotter

35 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JD

0.03km

Mackintosh developed the process of spreading rubber onto cotton to create the world's first formal waterproof...Read more

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Ciro
Ciro

30 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0PX

0.03km

CIRO was established in 1917 and continues its reputation for high quality imitation jewellery and pearls. Having...Read more

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Cashmirino
Cashmirino

31 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0PY

0.03km

I cannot remember a time when I was not fascinated by babies’ clothes. As a child, I loved to collect dolls. There...Read more

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Paul Smith Furniture Shop
Paul Smith Furniture Shop

9 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BL

0.03km

The shop houses a rich and varied selection of original and unique antiques, objects art and curiosities sourced from...Read more

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The King's Head
The King's Head

10 Stafford Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4RX

0.03km

You will find The King's Head in Mayfair London within a short stroll of Piccadilly, Old Bond Street and Green Park...Read more

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Richard Ogden
Richard Ogden

28 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London, W1J 0NX

0.03km

Are you looking for an engagement ring, eternity ring or dress ring with a timeless elegance? We would be delighted...Read more

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Vintage Rolex
Vintage Rolex

24 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0EA

0.03km

The Vintage Watch Company was established in 1995 dedicated to showcasing Vintage Rolex wristwatches from c1910-...Read more

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Sterling Diamond
Sterling Diamond

25 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0PT

0.03km

Sterling Diamond is ideally located in the heart of Mayfair, within the Burlingtone Arcade. We specialise in...Read more

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Manolo Blahnik
Manolo Blahnik

32-33 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0PZ

0.03km

With a career spanning 40 years, Manolo Blahnik has become one of the world’s most influential footwear...Read more

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Bottega Veneta (Old Bond Street)
Bottega Veneta (Old Bond Street)

14 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4PP

0.03km

Bottega Veneta is an Italian luxury goods and high fashion brand house best known for its leather goods which are...Read more

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Classic Cufflinks (at Michael Roses)
Classic Cufflinks (at Michael Roses)

44-45 Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0QY

0.03km

Elegant collection of contemporary, vintage and genuine antique cufflinks and studsets. Featuring sporting and...Read more

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Gucci (Old Bond Street)
Gucci (Old Bond Street)

34 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4QL

0.03km

Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new...Read more

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K Mikimoto & Co Ltd
K Mikimoto & Co Ltd

179 New Bond Street, London, W1S 4RJ

0.03km

Since 1893, Kokichi Mikimoto succeeded in creating the world’s first cultured pearl, Mikimoto has been dedicated to...Read more

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Langan's
Langan's

17 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4

0.03km

The word “brasserie” doesn’t really do us any justice. We are more like an institution ….. a very iconic British...Read more

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Armour Winston Limited
Armour Winston Limited

43 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London, W1J 0QQ

0.03km

Armour Winston is the longest established jewellers in London's world famous Burlington Arcade. They have specialised...Read more

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Berk Cashmere
Berk Cashmere

46 - 49 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London, W1J 0ET

0.03km

David Berk started his business more than 50 years ago. Today there are literally thousands of cashmere items in...Read more

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