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The Royal Arcade is a glass-covered majestic shopping hall in the center of Mayfair, connecting the iconic Bond Street with Albemarle Street. The arcade is recognizable by its classic red façade and white sculptures and has a focus on silverware and art. Stroll through this covered gallery to window-shop for the upscale items on sale here.
Capture photos of this stylish Victorian arcade, with the title of “The Arcade” in the foreground. The name was changed to include “Royal” following visits from Queen Victoria. Enter through one of the stucco arches on either side of the gallery and gaze up at the elegant lanterns and sloping, glazed ceiling. The commercial area has spaces for about 16 shops.
Admire the stylish shop façades and inspect the upmarket items, including leather goods, chocolates and jewelry. Consider the works of art, perfume, flowers and other high-end products. The many shops that flank the path of the gallery occupy three floors. Notice how the upper two are in matching pink and red, while the lower shop façades are dark brown.
The colonnade was opened in 1879 and was the first shopping arcade in London. Appreciate how it has kept its original Victorian architecture and features. It replaced the Clarendon Hotel, which was demolished in 1870.
Visit during the Christmas season to see the arcade decorated inside and out for the holiday festivities. Venture out onto Bond Street for the eclectic range of stores, cafés and restaurants.
The shopping gallery is free to enter and opens daily from morning until late afternoon. Individual stores have their own opening times.
The Royal Arcade is in the heart of London’s affluent and commercial area of Mayfair. Ride the London Underground to the stations of Green Park or Piccadilly Circus and walk here. Visit other nearby attractions, such as the Royal Academy of Arts, the London Library and the Queen’s Theatre.
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Piccadilly Circus, and London Dungeon. Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Charing Cross Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Covent Garden Underground Station is 5 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life London Aquarium are also within 5 minutes. Waterloo Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and Lambeth North Underground Station is 6 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oxford Street and Queens Theatre. Piccadilly and Leicester Square are also within 10 minutes. Tottenham Court Road Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Leicester Square Underground Station is 6 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Apollo Victoria Theatre and Victoria Palace Theatre. Buckingham Palace and Green Park are also within 15 minutes. Victoria Underground Station and London Victoria Rail Station are within a 2-minute walk.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piccadilly and Park Lane. Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace are also within 10 minutes. Green Park Underground Station is only a 2-minute walk and Piccadilly Circus Underground Station is 8 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Buckingham Palace, Victoria Palace Theatre, and Apollo Victoria Theatre. St. James Park and Westminster Abbey are also within 10 minutes. St. James's Park Underground Station is only a 3-minute walk and Victoria Underground Station is 7 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oxford Street and The British Museum. Russell Square and Queens Theatre are also within 15 minutes. Tottenham Court Road Underground Station is only a 3-minute walk and Goodge Street Underground Station is 6 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tate Britain and Houses of Parliament. Westminster Abbey and Big Ben are also within 15 minutes. Pimlico Underground Station is 10 minutes by foot and Westminster Underground Station is 13 minutes.