A trio of luxury brands have signed new long-term leasing deals at the Royal Exchange, in a boost for the Square Mile’s high-end retail sector.

Property investor The Ardent Companies UK is the landlord of the retail element of the 458-year-old former trading centre which stands opposite the Bank of England.

It said British watchmaker Bremont and handbag maker Aspinal of London have both renewed the leases on their stores — 380 sq ft and 280 sq ft respectively — for 10 years until 2033.

A Bremont spokesman said the deal demonstrates “long term confidence in the Royal Exchange and in bricks and mortar in the UK”.

The Ardent Companies UK also said Jeweller Tiffany & Co has extended the lease on its 1,900 sq ft boutique until 2038.

Parts of the luxury sector have seen a slowdown recently, with customers more cautious about spending, but retail landlords continue to see solid demand for stores in popular central London shopping destinations.

Andrew Hilston, managing director of The Ardent Companies UK, said: “The long-term commitments made cement the Royal Exchange’s position as the City’s leading luxury retail destination.”