- 51 Piccadilly W1
Lonely Planet review for Burlington Arcade
Flanking Burlington House (home of the Royal Academy of Arts) on its western side is the curious Burlington Arcade, built in 1819 and evocative of a bygone era. Today it is a shopping precinct for the very wealthy and is most famous for the Burlington Berties, uniformed guards who patrol the area keeping an eye out for punishable offences such as running, chewing gum or whatever else might lower the arcade’s tone. The fact that the arcade once served as a brothel isn’t mentioned.