Royal Arcade, London

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Entrance at Albemarle Street
Entrance at Old Bond Street

The Royal Arcade in London is located on 12 Albemarle Street and 28 Old Bond Street.


The arcade was constructed in 1879 and connects Old Bond Street with Albemarle Street. It has a saddled glass roof.

It was originally simply called "The Arcade", but since the shirtmaker H. W. Brettell was patronised by Queen Victoria, it was renamed as the "Royal Arcade". Number 12 now houses the luxury perfume house Ormonde Jayne. The arcade also houses Charbonnel et Walker, a long-time royal warrant holder and one of the original arcade tenants.

The royal florist Edward Goodyear used to be located there but was bombed out during World War II and had to relocate.

Parts of Agatha Christie's Poirot episode The Theft of the Royal Ruby were filmed there. The Arcade also appears in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and The Parent Trap.

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Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 0°08′29″W / 51.5090°N 0.1415°W / 51.5090; -0.1415