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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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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  33% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £298  33% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... 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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Near Royal Opera Arcade
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Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th January to 2nd May 2020
Royal Opera Arcade, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
Toby Jones plays the disaffected Uncle Vanya while Richard Armitage is the local doctor Astrov as Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson - who directed a landmark production ...More
 
 
 
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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Royal Opera Arcade, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
Thriller Live
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
Royal Opera Arcade, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 5 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show ...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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Theatre Royal Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Theatres
18 Suffolk Street, 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 ... 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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Royal Opera Arcade gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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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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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Royal Opera Arcade
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... 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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Opera Arcade.
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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 4th April 2020 

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

 
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2020 

Theatre Royal Haymarket 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The ...More

 
Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2020 

Harold Pinter Theatre 2 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Toby Jones plays the disaffected Uncle Vanya while Richard Armitage is the local doctor Astrov as Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson ...More

 
Cameron Rowland: 3 & 4 Will. IV C. 73
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2020 

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

The American artist, whose recent works have addressed histories of systematic racism, confronts the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act....More

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Untitled 2019 (The Form Of The Flower Is Unknown To The Seed)
Exhibitions | Until 6th June 2020 

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

A sake bar with communal seating and tables containing artworks and special lighting challenges the traditional exhibition format in favour ...More

The Book Of Mormon
The Book Of Mormon
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

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 Edge
Comedy | On 28th January 2020 

Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Improvised humour from Scott Capurro, Alistair Barrie, Tania Edwards, Ben Norris, Roger Monkhouse and Paul Thorne....More

Beckett Triple Bill
Beckett Triple Bill
Theatre | Until 8th February 2020 

Jermyn Street Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

Jermyn Street Theatre launches its 2020 season with a Samuel Beckett Triple Bill, staging three of the playwright's best short ...More

 
London International Mime Festival 2020
London International Mime Festival 2020
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2020 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

It's all about action at the London International Mime Festival, championing cutting edge circus, physical theatre and live art. Back ...More

 
Body Worlds
Body Worlds
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2020 

London Pavilion 3 minutes walk from Royal Opera Arcade

A fascinating exhibition which fuses science, art and health education, Body Worlds offers a unique insight into the human body. ...More

 

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The Hayward Gallery

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The O2 Arena

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