Arthur Beale

194 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
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Review Rating from 7 reviews

194 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8JP

020 7836 9034

Covent Garden

Nearest Station
Covent Garden (0.20 miles)

Sailing Shops


Opening Summary

Mon - Weds: 09:00 - 18:00
Thurs - Fri: 09:00 - 20:00
Sat: 10:00 - 20:00
Sun: 11:00 - 17:00

Arthur Beale are ship chandlers selling rope, fittings and other supplies and equipment for ships and boats.

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It turn out there are lots of things that one can buy from a yacht chandler as a gift. There are balls of rope, official yachting-wear and a whole range of other peculiarly stylish aquatic pieces. They might not be used aboard a yacht but that doesn’t matter. Arthur Beale is a great place for an unusual gift if ever we saw one and a store that comes with more than an ounce of history.

User Reviews

Reviewed by Mr. Simon Clark from Lumsden Design in Farring
I’m designing a Grand Design home and wanted something incredibly strong but light and flexible for balustrading.
They must have thought I was mad but they humoured me and next thing we are in the basement trying endless combinations of yacht fittings.
Thé follow up help has been fantastic and we have a great solution.
I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Michael Tolaydo from London
A fabulous shop also for gifts.
Lovely small brass key rings in the shapes of anchors, ropes, and other sailing paraphanalia.
Always buy these as gifts and also use them myself.

Aug 6, 2017
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Reviewed by T.A.O
On first thoughts Arthur Beale is a fairly strange shop to find given its location. Despite my having little interest in yachting/boating I went in anyway. Incredible. I just liked looking but after a while I ended up buying a St. James shirt and hat to match.

Without doubt a true London treasure. Some identity still left in Covent Garden.

Oct 16, 2013
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Reviewed by Matt from Kent
Every time I go to this great shop I have a little list and the guys Steve & James can't be nice enough always a pleasure my favourite chandlers keep up the good work
Worth a look even if its only advice they know everything poss

Sep 18, 2013
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Reviewed by AryAtz
Bought this wonderful yellow ropes in here and found some amazing ones that get fluorescent under the ultraviolet light... perfect for my fashion creation purpose.

Sep 19, 2012
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Reviewed by Anonymous
I have visited Arthur Beale's on many occasions over the past 30 years and I've always found what I wanted. It's a brilliant place for yachting folk to browse or to pop in to buy that little gadget that only Beale's seem to stock. Keep up the good work guys!

Dec 20, 2009
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Reviewed by Anonymous
When in London we stay at the Covant Garden Hotel which is just down from Authur Beale's. Anyway, this is the place where you can find a marine fitting for almost any application. In addition they carry a line of those French navy shirts, watch caps, flags and all those nautical items that we sailors just spend time to admire.

Nov 2, 2009
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