Underground Victorian street could open for business

The shops discovered under the Royal Arcade in Keighley in 2002 Credit: Nick Catford, Subterranea Britannica

Shoppers may soon be able to bag a basement bargain - and walk through a secret Victorian shopping street after it was announced the street could reopen for business.

The subterranean cavern of former shops and stables were uncovered under the Royal Arcade, a two-storey complex of stores and flats in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Last used in the 1890s, it was found after builders smashed their way through while converting the arcade in 2002.

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Underground arcade discovered

A subterranean shopping arcade which lay undiscovered for 120 years is set to reopen in West Yorkshire.