Royal Victoria Place

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Royal Victoria Place
Entrance to The Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells - - 1365764.jpg
Entrance to Royal Victoria Place from Calverley Road
Location Tunbridge Wells
Opening date 21 October 1992
Developer MEPC Developments
Owner Hermes Real Estate
No. of stores and services 101 [1]
No. of anchor tenants 7
Total retail floor area 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2) gross floor area including over 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) covered retail[2]
No. of floors 8 (parking), 3 (retail)
Parking 1,200 spaces[2]

Royal Victoria Place (RVP) is a mostly covered shopping centre located in the town of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The centre features a 3 floor Fenwick's department store, a 2 floor Marks and Spencer, a 2 floor Bhs, a 2 floor Boots and around 110 other stores,[3] as well as a community centre (the Camden Centre) managed by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

The centre was opened by Diana, Princess of Wales on 21 October 1992 after 36 months of construction.[4][5]

The site is bounded by Goods Station Road, Camden Road, Calverley Road and Grosvenor Road. Some of the shops in RVP have two entrances - one to the internal mall and one onto Camden Road (such as Next) or Calverley Road (such as Marks & Spencer and Topshop). The bus stops on Mount Pleasant Road are close to RVP.

A small part of the centre lies above the railway line between Tunbridge Wells and High Brooms stations.


The centre was previously managed by Westfield Group, which sold its 50 per cent interest in the centre back to the original owner Hermes Real Estate in 2012.[6]


  1. ^ Westfield
  2. ^ a b "Royal Victoria Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells". Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ BBC South East. "Shopping Guide - Victoria Place". Archived from the original on 8 June 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Royal Tunbridge Wells And Pantiles". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  5. ^ Westfield Group. "Memories of Princess Diana". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 
  6. ^ " news". JLD Media. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

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Coordinates: 51°8′4″N 0°15′56″E / 51.13444°N 0.26556°E / 51.13444; 0.26556