Princes Arcade

Welcome to the Princes Arcade

Princes Arcade is a relaxing retail haven away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area where you can take a deep breath and slow down the pace, giving you time to really have a look around at all that is on offer.

For the discerning customer, Princes Arcade has always offered traditional quality, luxury and style, classic and contemporary with a unique blend of small independent specialist shops and exclusive boutiques.

The immediate area, known as St James’s, is well known for quality retailers, restaurants, hotels and clubs including Dunhill, Paxton & Whitfield, Quaglinos, Christies, John Lobb, Fortnum & Mason, Hatchards, Waterstones (the largest bookshop in Europe), the infamous Burlington Arcade, as well as the Royal Academy.

Princes Arcade is only a short walk from both Green Park and Piccadilly Circus underground stations and is easily reached by bus. Bond Street and Savile Row are both located a short distance to the north, with St James Square to the south.


Princes Arcade forms part of Princes House which was originally built to house the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and was opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1883. The Arcade itself was opened in 1933.


Arcade Opening Hours 

Monday:          8.00 - 19.00

Tuesday:          8.00 - 19.00

Wednesday:    8.00 - 19.00

Thursday:        8.00 - 19.00

Friday:             8.00 - 19.00

Saturday:         8.00 - 19.00 (exc. Christmas and New Year)

Sunday:           10.00 - 17.00 from January 2012