Explore Royal
Arcade

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Dating back to 1858, Royal Arcade is the city’s oldest arcade. Starting life as a retired slum house, the Royal Arcade was brought to life by The Cardiff Arcade Company and became the first full scale shopping centre in the city. Beginning at the top end of St Mary Street, the arcade snakes through to popular shopping destination, The Hayes and is part of the Morgan Quarter. As much a hub of culture now as it was 150 years ago, the arcade has a variety of alternative coffee shops, cafés and delicatessens such as Uncommon Ground Coffee, Fresh and Wally’s, alongside several quirky independent clothes stores, jewellers and photography shops including Cardiff Antiques centre and Willows Jewellery and Gifts.

30 unique stores

  • Cameraland
    36 Royal Arcade
  • Cardiff Antiques Centre
    21 Royal Arcade
  • Cardiff Foot Clinic
    24 Royal Arcade
  • David Edwards Jewellers 
    23-25 Royal Arcade
  • Dot Clothing
    22 Royal Arcade
  • Dress 2 Party
    19 Royal Arcade
  • E-cigilicious
    2-4 Royal Arcade
  • Emporium / Ty-Hafan
    8 Royal Arcade
  • Fresh
    32 Royal Arcade
  • Ganesha Handicrafts
    9-11 Royal Arcade
  • Giovanni's
    38 The Hayes
  • Handsome Jacks
    41 St Mary’s Street
  • JoJo Maman Bébé
    27-29 Royal Arcade
  • Keep The Faith Social Club
    14-16 Royal Arcade
  • Lamazia
    20 Royal Arcade
  • Laura May Bridal
    34 Royal Arcade
  • Photo Squash
    Royal Arcade
  • Rino & Co
    5 Royal Arcade
  • Scribbler
    48 Royal Arcade
  • Sobeys
    31 Royal Arcade
  • Specs 4 Less
    6 Royal Arcade
  • The Grazing Shed
    37 St Mary’s Street
  • The Meating Place
    40 St Mary's Street
  • The Pen & Paper
    13-17 Royal Arcade
  • Uncommon Ground Coffee Roastery
    10-12 Royal Arcade
  • Von Dal & Co
    18 Royal Arcade
  • Wally’s Delicatessen
    38-46 Royal Arcade
  • We Love Italy
    1-3 Royal Arcade
  • White Stuff
    A2, South Building, The Hayes
  • Willows Jewellery and Gifts
    26 Royal Arcade

Give the gift of Cardiff's Arcades

A Gift Card FOR Cardiff is redeemable in over 50 business across the city including 28 in the arcades, making it the perfect option for exploring this unique part of Cardiff. Add £5 to £500 to your present and the lucky recipient can spend their card on everything from vintage fashion and hand crafted gin to jewellery and Welsh cakes.

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