Royal Academy of Arts
Britain’s oldest society devoted to fine arts was founded in 1768, moving to Burlington House exactly a century later. The collection...
The famous Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy , which has showcased contemporary art for sale by unknown as well as established...
Running perpendicular to Burlington Arcade between Old Bond and Albermarle streets is the more recent (1880) Royal Arcade.
You may not quite need a diamond as big as the Ritz to drink at this art-deco marvel, but it always helps. All camphor wood, illuminated...
This erstwhile Bentley car showroom has been transformed into an opulent Viennese-style brasserie, with golden chandeliers and stunning...
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Burlington Arcade information
Flanking Burlington House, home to the Royal Academy of Arts, is this delightful arcade, built in 1819. Today it is a shopping precinct for the wealthy, and is most famous for the Burlington Berties, uniformed guards who patrol the area keeping an eye out for such offences as running, chewing gum, whistling, opening umbrellas or anything else that could lower the tone (that the arcade once served as a brothel is kept quiet).
Running perpendicular to it between Old Bond and Albermarle streets is the more recent (1880) Royal Arcade .