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21 March 2010

Wander the Royal Arcade, Old Bond Street

Built in 1879, the Royal Arcade in Mayfair links 8 Old Bond Street with 12 Albemarle Street. Originally known as "The Arcade", it was renamed "The Royal Arcade" after Queen Victoria bought some items from a shirtmaker named H.W. Brettell, who had opened his Shirtmakers at Number 12 the Arcade in 1880.

The arcade's freehold is apparently owned by a trust in the name of Reginald M Phillips, who was a Brighton based property developer, philanthropist and award winning stamp collector who donated his collection to the nation.

For more information, and a list of shops, see http://www.mayfair.org.uk/shopping/royal-arcade

^Picture by garryknight^

1 comment:

  1. I have loved all the arcades that (probably) followed the Burlington. But your arcade has a few special elements: it was built later than the Burlington, it is smaller and it is decorated more lavishly.

    I shall create a link, many thanks