Royal Opera Arcade

 
 
ADDRESS
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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LondonTown.com - Royal Opera Arcade Location Map

 
 
 
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....

 
 
What's on in London 2014

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.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Royal Opera Arcade

Near Royal Opera Arcade
Sofitel London St James Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £161  41% off
6 Waterloo Place, SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
Located in a Grade II listed building, in the former home of Cox's and King's bank, the Sofitel St James is an exceptional five star hotel ... More
 
 
 
Haymarket Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £220  24% off
1 Suffolk Place, 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
 
 
 
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  36% 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Royal Opera Arcade

The best shops and markets near Royal Opera Arcade
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Royal Opera Arcade

Near Royal Opera Arcade
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 5 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Royal Opera Arcade

Near Royal Opera Arcade
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Royal Opera Arcade

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Opera Arcade
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Royal Opera Arcade

What are the best dining options near Royal Opera Arcade London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St. James
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
6 Waterloo Place, SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
Afternoon Tea... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Royal Opera Arcade

Near Royal Opera Arcade
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 17 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Royal Opera Arcade

Royal Opera Arcade gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Royal Opera Arcade

The best pubs near London Royal Opera Arcade.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Royal Opera Arcade

Royal Opera Arcade clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Royal Opera Arcade

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Opera Arcade.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Great Britain
Great Britain
Theatre | Until 10th January 2015 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Richard Bean's topical drama largely based on the phone hacking scandal transfers from the National Theatre to the West End ...More

 
The Importance Of Being Earnest
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

Harold Pinter Theatre 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

An all-star cast including Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis, Sian Phillips and Cherie Lunghi, present, under their collective guise of The ...More

Journal: Paul Elliman: Invisible In The Field (say You Heard And Saw Nothing, 2014)
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2014 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

A display of the components needed to outfit an unmarked police car. All purchased from eBay, these ready-to-use items, including ...More

The White Horse
The White Horse
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

British Council 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Walk down The Mall to Spring Gardens and you'll see a life-size White Horse, a marble and resin sculpture ...More

 
Tanqueray No. TEN Citrus Garden
Tanqueray No. TEN Citrus Garden
Foodie Events | Until 4th October 2014 

Vista 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

This summer, Tanqueray No. TEN are transforming the back bar at Vista into an inviting Citrus Garden to celebrate their ...More

 
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
Theatre | Until 28th March 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

 
I Love Tiger Fridays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2014 

Tiger Tiger 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

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I Love Tiger Fridays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2014 

Tiger Tiger 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

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The Best In Stand-Up
Comedy | Until 20th September 2014 

Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Sharp wit and improvisations from stand-up and father of triplets, Ben Norris. Also featuring Rob Deering, Otiz Cannelloni, Stu Goldsmith ...More

Piccadilly Comedy Club
Comedy | On 19th September 2014 

The Comedy Pub 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Nish Kumar a star of 8 Out of 10 Cats, Larry Dean Scottish Comedian Of The Year winner and Katie ...More

 
 
 
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