Sunday, 18 December 2016

#London Christmas Shopping No.30: The Royal Arcade @RoyalArcadeLdn

Daily Constitutional editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

It's back! The annual London Christmas Shopping Guide from The Daily Constitutional!

This year I'll be including museum gift shops and markets for gift ideas. 

As well as gifts I'll be pointing you toward local London shops for the best in Christmas food and drink. Where relevant, I'll list the London Walks tour that finishes near the shop in question.

As usual, you can drop me a line with your own tips by emailing the usual address, by leaving a comment below or via Twitter.

The Royal Arcade

LW's Ruth adds…

If walkers want a touch of effortless elegance and charm, my recommendation would be a trip to The Royal Arcade in Mayfair.  Even those with limited budgets can go window shopping there.

It is small but beautifully and perfectly formed and features on the Oscar Wilde walk I take, so remember to adorn your shopping bags with a green carnation or two if you come along.

Best wishes


Ruth is a professionally qualified City of London guide.  She has worked as an actress for the National Theatre and in the West End and her dulcet tones are often heard reading for the BBC on radio and audio.

How to find the Royal Arcade…

Christmas 2016 With London Walks…

On Christmas Day there are TWO London Walks: 

Walk up an appetite with The Christmas Morning 1660 Walk – meet at 11:00a.m by the big tree in Trafalgar Square

Walk off the pudding with The Christmas Day Charles Dickens Walk – meet by the big tree in Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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