Piccadilly Arcade

Piccadilly Arcade from the north side of Piccadilly
A 360 degree view from inside the arcade

Piccadilly Arcade runs between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street in central London. It was opened in 1909, having been designed by Thrale Jell, and is a Grade II listed building.[1]

The arcade is composed of twenty-eight shops on the ground floor. The first floor was originally offices, but converted to the Felix Hotel in 1915. The buildings were bombed in 1941 during World War II and not fully restored until 1957.[2]

Among the shops in the arcade are the Royal Warrant holder Benson & Clegg, who moved here in 1976 from their previous location in Jermyn Street.[3][4]

A bronze statue of Beau Brummell sits at the Jermyn Street end of the arcade, designed by Irena Sidiecka.[5]

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  1. ^ Historic England. "Piccadilly Arcade (1265804)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  2. ^ 'Piccadilly, South Side', in Survey of London: Volumes 29 and 30, St James Westminster, Part 1, ed. F H W Sheppard (London, 1960), pp. 251-270. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols29-30/pt1/pp251-270 [accessed 3 May 2019].
  3. ^ "The History Of Benson & Clegg". bensonandclegg. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. ^ "An Interview With Benson & Clegg's Mark Gordon". bespokeunit. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  5. ^ Weinreb et al. 2008, p. 441.

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Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°08′21″W / 51.5080°N 0.1392°W / 51.5080; -0.1392