Royal Opera Arcade

 
 
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St James's, London SW1Y 4UY
 
 

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Royal Opera ArcadeThe last surviving section of John Nash's Royal Opera House (which burnt down in 1867), this stunning arcade was the first covered shopping street in Britain. In the nineteenth century the shops sold music scores, opera glasses and mens clothes during the day, and were used as high-class brothels by night, serving the gentlemen's clubs of Pall Mall and the revelers in the West End. It has become rather more respectable since then, with art galleries and luxury gift shops occupying the neat spaces either side of the colonnade.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Petal Power

Vive la Rose 5 Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y 4UY As the name suggests, this bright and airy shop in central London does a wonderful line in roses....

 
 
Flower Power

Vive La Rose 5 Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y 4UY As the name suggests, this bright and airy shop in central London does a wonderful line in roses....

 
 
Petal Power

Vive la Rose 5 Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y 4UY As the name suggests, this bright and airy shop in central London does a wonderful line in roses....

 
 
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With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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    Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  35% off
    Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
     
     
     
    Every Hotel Piccadilly
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £100  34% off
    Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
     
     
     
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £115  42% off
    Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Vintage Magazine Store
    London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
    39-43 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Packed with pictures of icons, stars and stylers, and not adverse to some greetings cards humour, this shop is a good option for cards for any ... More
     
     
     
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    Mont Blanc
    London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
    60 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London W1J | 7 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    As Mont Blanc's opulent pens are not officially available over the internet, you will have to visit one of their special boutiques in order to acquire ... More
     
     
     
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    Scribbler
    London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
    104 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F | 8 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    If you're getting cheesed off by the wearily trite drivel that appears on cards these days this ultra-modern, trendy card shop stocks a whole raft of ... More
     
     
     
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    Lillywhite's
    London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
    24 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Lillywhite’s probably owes its landmark sport shop status to its position in Piccadilly Circus more than anything, but this would be ignoring its remarkable heritage. Its founders, ... More
     
     
     
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    Godiva
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
     
     
     
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    Jermyn Street
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    The name Jermyn Street is synonymous with gentlemen's outfitters and, more specifically shirt makers. Turnbull & Asser, shirt makers by royal appointment to HRH Prince of ... More
     
     
     
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    Events near Royal Opera Arcade

    Near Royal Opera Arcade
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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
     
     
     
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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 23rd May 2015
    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 7 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    Haymarket Theatre Royal
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Haymarket, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
     
     
     
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    Comedy Store
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
     
     
     
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    Prince of Wales Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... More
     
     
     
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    Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | Same location as Royal Opera Arcade
    Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches are ... More
     
     
     
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    Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe. The ... More
     
     
     
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    Admiralty Arch
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    The Mall, SW1A | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription reads ... More
     
     
     
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    The Balcon
    London > Restaurants > Brasseries
    8 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
    When tasked with designing The Balcon, the restaurant at Sofitel London St James, Russell Sage took inspiration from the interior design within Coco Chanel's 1920s Parisian ... More
     
     
     
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    Divo
    London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
    12 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
    Naming your restaurant 'amazing' (Divo in Ukranian) is a bold statement. And Divo promises amazing things - first off, it promises to be the first quality ... More
     
     
     
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    The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St. James
    London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
    6 Waterloo Place, SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
    With inviting pink sofas and a roaring fireplace, The Rose Lounge at the Sofitel St James hotel is an inviting destination to enjoy afternoon tea. With ... More
     
     
     
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 14 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 15 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 15 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    So SPA Sofitel St James
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
    Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
     
     
     
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    AWAY Spa W London
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    10 Wardour Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
     
     
     
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    Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
    London > Leisure > Fitness
    30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
     
     
     
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    The Reform Club
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
     
     
     
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    Waxy O'Connor's
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
     
     
     
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    Waxy's Little Sister
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
     
     
     
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    Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
     
     
     
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    Vista
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
     
     
     
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    Fortnum & Mason: 1707 Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    The Fortnum's wine bar has had a makeover as part of the store's refurbishment in 2007, three hundred years after this grand old department store first ... More
     
     
     
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    Institute of Directors - IOD
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
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    Haymarket Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
    A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
     
     
     
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    Odeon, Leicester Square
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
     
     
     
     
     

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    Sunny Afternoon
    Sunny Afternoon
    Theatre | Until 24th October 2015 

    Harold Pinter Theatre 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    Using music and lyrics by The Kinks' lead singer and songwriter Ray Davies, and a script by award-winning ...More

     
    Pink Lady Food Photography of the Year 2015
    Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2015 

    Mall Galleries 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    Award-winning images of all aspects of food including pictures of families eating together, harvesting and shopping....More

    The 39 Steps
    The 39 Steps
    Theatre | Until 31st October 2015 

    Criterion Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    Hitchcock's 1935 movie is a masterpiece of sustained adventure, as the hero - framed for murder - becomes both pursuer ...More

     
    The Best In Stand-Up
    Comedy | On 7th May 2015 

    Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    Fast-paced, energetic stand-up from elastic-faced comic actor Addy Van Der Borgh. Also featuring Glenn Wool, Jeff Innocent, Ian Stone and ...More

    Kerry Ellis: Live & Unplugged
    Music | On 7th May 2015 

    Prince of Wales Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    The singer and musical theatre actress, who was recently on stage as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium, performs ...More

    The Book of Mormon
    The Book of Mormon
    Theatre | Until 22nd August 2015 

    Prince of Wales Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With ...More

     
    A Level Playing Field
    A Level Playing Field
    Theatre | Until 9th May 2015 

    Jermyn Street Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    An eleven-strong teenage cast portray their own generation in a tale of hope, identity and shattered dreams written by Jonathan ...More

     
    Spiceworld: The Exhibition
    Spiceworld: The Exhibition
    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

    Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum London 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    Take a trip back to the 90s at Spiceworld: The Exhibition, taking place at Ripley's Believe It or Not! London. ...More

     
    Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
    Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    Hans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in ...More

     
    Eddie Otchere
    Concerts | Until 7th May 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

    The resident DJ blends rare grooves with popular classics....More

     
     
     
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