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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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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  27% 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 £50  38% 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 £143  21% 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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Shopping near Royal Opera Arcade

The best shops and markets near Royal Opera Arcade
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... 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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Events near Royal Opera Arcade

Near Royal Opera Arcade
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The Grinning Man
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th December 2017 to 17th February 2018
Royal Opera Arcade, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's The ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Royal Opera Arcade, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
Royal Opera Arcade, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
 
 
 
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Near Royal Opera Arcade
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Royal Opera Arcade
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... 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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Sights and Attractions near Royal Opera Arcade

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Opera Arcade
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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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St James's Market
London > Attractions >
St James's, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market is home to a sizeable ... 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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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, St James's, London 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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Near Royal Opera Arcade
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 9 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 13 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... 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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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, Soho, London 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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Pubs near Royal Opera Arcade

The best pubs near London Royal Opera Arcade.
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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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Royal Opera Arcade clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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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The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was also ... More
 
 
 
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The Electric Carousel
London > Nightlife >
215-217 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
The team behind Madame Jojo's (RIP) return (hurrah!) with The Electric Carousel on the site where the legendary Pigalle Supper Club used to be, at 215-217 ... 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, Soho, London 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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The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Her Majesty's Theatre SW1Y 4QL SW1Y 4UY - 0 minute walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics ...More

 
The Rat Pack - Live From Las Vegas
Music | Until 3rd February 2018 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

The spirits of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin are brought vividly to life in their Las Vegas ...More

The Birthday Party
The Birthday Party
Theatre | Until 14th April 2018 

Harold Pinter Theatre 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

A trio of Olivier Award winners, Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Mangan, star in Harold Pinter's darkly comic thriller ...More

 
FBA Futures 2018
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2018 

Mall Galleries 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

The Book Of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
Theatre | Until 31st March 2018 

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

 
The Cutting Edge
Comedy | On 16th January 2018 

Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

A night of topical humour from Zoe Lyons, Geoff Norcott, Ola, Sean Meo, Alistair Barrie and Steve Gribbin....More

Condo 2018
Condo 2018
Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

A collaborative exhibition by 46 galleries across 17 London spaces, Condo 2018 is a month-long city-wide art festival featuring some ...More

 
London International Mime Festival 2018
London International Mime Festival 2018
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Dialogue is minimal at the London International Mime Festival. Taking place at some of the city's best arts venues, from ...More

 
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st April 2018 

Criterion Theatre 4 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - ...More

 
Life, Death and Memory
Life, Death and Memory
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a ...More

 

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Mahalia
Concerts | From 14th March 

Omeara

Tipped as 'hot for 2018' by BBC 1Extra, Mahalia is an up and coming young UK singer-songwriter whose soulful single Sober is winning over critics and music fans alike. The emerging Leicester songstress sold out ...More

Valentines Late Night Piano Recital
Valentines Late Night Piano Recital
Concerts | On 14th February 

St James's Church Piccadilly

Pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, a favourite with Classic FM ...More

 
Opera Weekender
Opera Weekender
Exhibitions | From 19th January 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The V&A presents its second Opera Weekender in January, offering two days of free performances, ...More

 
DIY Art Market
DIY Art Market
Exhibitions | On 11th February 

Epic Dalston

Just three days before Valentine's Day, DIY Art Market will be showcasing over 70 emerging ...More

 
Winter Happiness Festival
Winter Happiness Festival
Exhibitions | From 20th January 

Museum of Happiness

Get rid of your January blues this weekend with the help of the Winter Happiness ...More

 
A-ha
Concerts | On 14th February 

The O2 Arena

The perfect Valentine's Day date for lovers of '90s pop: a ticket for two to see A-ha performing an acoustic set at The O2. The Norwegian threesome is fronted by hunky singer Morten Harket. The ...More

The Vamps
The Vamps
Concerts | On 28th April 

The O2 Arena

The south coast and Birmingham-based four-piece performs teen pop and rock. Popular boy band The ...More

 
Silver Screen Science Fiction: Ex Machina
Film Events | On 20th January 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

The Royal Observatory presents a special screening of Ex Machina for Silver Screen Science Fiction. Screened in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, the screening of the science fiction thriller ...More

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Concerts | From 4th February 

The O2 Arena

The electro-pop singer and performer, renowned for her catchy tunes and outlandish shows, heads to ...More

 
The Gunmakers
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An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
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Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
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Theatre | From 20th February 

Park Theatre

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Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

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