450 Years

A ROYAL WELCOME BACK

As indoor hospitality resumes and the vibrancy of the City of London re-emerges, here's a reminder of the experiences that await you at The Royal Exchange

17 May, 2021

 

INDOOR DINING

The Royal Exchange is delighted to welcome customers back to enjoy indoor dining at The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant, where you can enjoy the spectacular and historic ambience of our central courtyard. Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, cocktails and snacks throughout the day, reserve a table or seat at the bar to enjoy Fortnum’s delicious food and drink, enhanced by unique and spacious surroundings. Click here to view the menus and make a reservation.


SAY I DO

It is also with great excitement that we share the news that Fortnum & Mason now has a licence to host wedding ceremonies within The Royal Exchange. You can now tie the knot within one of London’s most iconic buildings, and then enjoy a wedding reception like no other hosted by the city’s most iconic food and drink purveyor, all within our majestic Central Courtyard. For further information, please contact the Fortnum & Mason wedding team on weddings@fortnumandmason.co.uk


SECRET SALON

Confectionary and patisserie specialist Ladurée is now able to offer private consultations in its first-floor salon, above its Royal Exchange boutique on Cornhill. Guests wishing to discuss any bespoke orders can enjoy tea and cake while chatting through the options for private event catering and personalised orders and gifts. Please contact The Royal Exchange Ladurée boutique to enquire about this service.


READY TO GREET YOU

The Royal Exchange is delighted to introduce our new concierge, Carlo Garraffa, who will be ready and waiting to greet and assist visitors to The Royal Exchange. Whether you’d like advice on which boutique is most likely to stock the item you are looking for, or to learn more about our 450-year history, Carlo will be glad to answer any and all questions you may have during your visit. If you have a question you’d like to ask ahead of your visit, please don’t hesitate to email rsvp@theroyalexchange.co.uk with your enquiry.


EXCLUSIVE EDITIONS

The Royal Exchange is celebrating its 450th anniversary this year, and in celebration of this significant milestone, a curated selection of exclusive edition products will be available to purchase in-store. From Ladurée macarons and Montblanc leather bound notebooks featuring The Royal Exchange founder Thomas Gresham’s golden grasshopper emblem, to Aspinal of London’s specially created Elizabeth Box Bag in Tea Rose and Chestnut, keep an eye on The Royal Exchange Journal and Instagram for news of these special and collectible items as they are released.

To learn more about the history of The Royal Exchange – its founder, architecture, secrets and the brand who call it home today – visit our heritage page and 450 Years site.


IN WITH THE NEW

Preparing to open at The Royal Exchange next month, and taking bookings soon, is OenoHouse – a wine bar and boutique specialising in fine and rare wines from around the world. OneoHouse looks forward to welcoming anyone with an interest in, or desire to learn more about, fine wines for drinking and as an investment. With alfresco seating, regular guest pop-up appearances and monthly tasting events, look no further to discover your new summertime after-work haunt; oenogroup.com


BOUTIQUE SHOPPING

Despite the challenges of the past year, The Royal Exchange is delighted to be opening with the same number of boutiques in operation as prior to the pandemic, offering a vibrant and varied shopping experience. Discover jewellery, watches, homeware, leather goods, eyewear, fashion accessories, footwear and food and drink from a curated collection of independent and international brands; accompanied by attentive and knowledgeable service in an environment where your safety is a top priority. Visit our boutiques page for a full list of our boutiques, their contact details and opening hours.


COMING SOON

This September menswear athleisure brand Ron Dorff will open the doors to its first City boutique at The Royal Exchange. Expect to find bold and stylish bodywear including sweaters, vests, T-shirts, shorts, underwear, swimwear and accessories; as well as an exclusive edition ‘City Boy’ slogan T-shirt that will only be available from The Royal Exchange store; rondorff.com


The Royal Exchange celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. We look forward to welcoming you for a considered shopping and dining experience in spectacular and historic surroundings. Please visit our boutiques page for regular updates on our retailers’ opening information and hours, as well as details about personal appointments and click and collect services.