The Pen & Paper

Royal Arcade


The Pen and Paper is a staple for artists and stationery lovers across the region and beyond, stocking everything from pens, pencils, paints and art supplies through to gift stationery.

With nearly 40,000 lines in stock, the shop offers a far wider selection of items than you’d normally find on the high street. Alongside the art supplies and stationery, the store you will find the largest range of cards made in Wales, including those in the Welsh language, in Cardiff and a selection of jigsaw puzzles.

In 2018, City of Arcades ran a competition to determine the ‘Top 10’ businesses in Cardiff’s arcades which saw 10,000 members of the public vote for their favourite business.

“We’re really pleased to be in the City of Arcades Top 10,” says Wendy Bottrill who owns the store with husband Philip, “Visitors to the city love to explore and are always looking for something unique and different, but don’t always know what stores are here. I hope this campaign shows what great, independent shopping is available in our arcades.”