Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Burlington Arcade

In 1818 Lord George Cavendish, later Earl of Burlington, commissioned his architect Samuel Ware to design a shopping gallery for the sale of jewelry and luxury items. Since the first day that Burlington Arcade opened its gates in 1819, it was a smash hit.

Now, two centuries later, Burlington Arcade has lost none of its grandeur and is still the most elegant shopping gallery. It offers a welcome, peaceful, change from the noisy London shopping district.

The entrances to the Burlington Arcade are guarded by the Beadle, dressed in a sort of porter’s suit with a top hat. For example, you are not allowed to sing, hum and run in the gallery. If you do this, the Beadles will eventually put you out.

 

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm

How to get there

Piccadilly Circus, Green Park
Old Bond Street (Royal Academy) Stop: 6,14, 19 en 38.
Green Park Station, Grafton Street, Sackville Street
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Other things to do you'd might like​

Hay's Galleria

Hay’s Galleria

Built in the mid-19th century, ships from around the world visited Hay’s Wharf to unload their cargo. The Hay’s Wharf complex has been completely restored

The Ivy Market Grill

The Ivy Market Grill

The Ivy Market Grill is a cozy restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden, next to the Jubilee Market and Covent Garden Piazza. If you

The Green Park

The Green Park

Although The Green Park is very close to St James’s Park, it has a completely different character. It is quieter with mature trees and lawns

London Aquarium

SEA LIFE London

SEA LIFE London is one of Europe’s largest aquariums. With hundreds of species of fish and marine animals on display in more than 2 million

The Charterhouse

The London Charterhouse is a historic building complex in Smithfield, London, dating from the 14th century. It stretches north to Charterhouse Square and is in

Angel Central Shopping Centre

Angel Central Shopping Centre

Angel Central is the prime shopping destination in Islington and is only 2 minutes walk from Angel tube station. Whether you want to shop ’til

Tower of London

Tower of London

The Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. The Tower of London was built after the victory over the Normans in

Screen on the Green

Screen on the Green

The Screen On The Green is a single screen luxury cinema facing Islington Green in the London Borough of Islington, London. The current building was