Explore Royal

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 Sobey's Vintage.

26 unique stores

  • Brooklinde Designer Goldsmiths
    26 Royal Arcade
  • Cardiff Antiques Centre
    21 Royal Arcade
  • Closet Case
    33a Royal Arcade
  • David Edwards Jewellers 
    23-25 Royal Arcade
  • Fresh
    32 Royal Arcade
  • Galactic Attic
    22 Royal Arcade
  • Ganesha Handicrafts
    9-11 Royal Arcade
  • Hanoi 1991
    28-30 Royal Arcade
  • JoJo Maman Bébé
    27-29 Royal Arcade
  • La Vida Travel
    19 Royal Arcade
  • Overseas Apparel
    34 Royal Arcade
  • The Pen & Paper
    13-17 Royal Arcade
  • Photo Squash
    Royal Arcade
  • Plant & Pot
    7 Royal Arcade
  • The Queer Emporium
    2 Royal Arcade
  • Rino & Co
    5 Royal Arcade
  • Scribbler
    48 Royal Arcade
  • Sobey's Vintage
    31 Royal Arcade
  • Tealith
    20 Royal Arcade
  • Uncommon Ground Coffee Roastery
    10-12 Royal Arcade
  • Van Dal & Co
    18 Royal Arcade
  • Wally’s Delicatessen
    38-46 Royal Arcade
  • We Love Italy
    1-3 Royal Arcade
  • Wellness @ Beanfreaks
    8 Royal Arcade
  • White Stuff
    A2, South Building, The Hayes
  • The Wicked Elk
    6 Royal Arcade

Give the gift of Cardiff's Arcades

A Gift Card FOR Cardiff can be spent in over 80 businesses across Cardiff including many based in the arcades and is available in values from £5 to £500. From shopping sprees to steak dinners the gift card covers all kinds of Cardiff experiences and lets locals and visitors alike explore new elements of this great city, the City of Arcades.

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