Burlington Arcade

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Burlington Arcade map
Address:
Burlington Arcade, 51 Piccadilly, MayfairW1J 0QJ
Tel:
Work 0207 493 1764
Web:
burlington-arcade.co.uk

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
9 AM to 7.30 PM (Mon-Sat); 11 AM to 6 PM (Sun)
Visiting hours are subject to change
Time required:
A typical visit to Burlington Arcade lasts 15 mins (approx)

Getting to Burlington Arcade

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Buses:
14, 19, 22, 38
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Trains:
Green Park JUB PCL VIC, Oxford Circus BKL CNT VIC, Piccadilly Circus BKL PCL
The nearest train station to Burlington Arcade is Piccadilly Circus
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Burlington Arcade is a posh shopping mall off Piccadilly. It is one of the most famous arcades in London – run by ‘Beadles’ in top-hat and tails.

When it was built back in the 1820s, old members of the 10th Hussars were hired to keep the public under control as it used to back onto Burlington House (now the Royal Academy of Arts), so peace and quiet was preferred. These days the Hussars have gone, and have been replaced with the less scary ‘Beadles’.

Burlington Berties

The Beadles, or Burlington Berties, are kitted out in top hats and tails – long Edwardian frock coats that reach below their knees. They may look friendly, but beware of their draconian rules: they’ll have you for singing, whistling and chewing gum. (And for christ’s sake, please don’t run through with an open umbrella!)

 
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  • Craig – “It's a bit risky walking down burlington arcade when you look like a loser with no money like me, because the burlington berties might chuck you out. They are supposed to stalk the mall kicking out the louts, but if truth be told they are just a couple of old guys in top hat and tails. They are supposed to enforce a load of dopey rules like "no whistling!", "no singing!" and "no holding an open umbrella!" but they are totally… more”

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