Burlington Arcade

sights / Architecture

Burlington Arcade information

Location
London , England
Address
51 Piccadilly
W1
Getting there
Tube: Green Park
More information
www.burlington-arcade.co.uk
Opening hours
10am-9pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6.30pm Sat, 11am-5pm Sun
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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.

The fact that the arcade once served as a brothel finds no mention. Running perpendicular to it between Old Bond and Albermarle Sts is the more recent (1880) Royal Arcade .