Address Burlington Arcade 51 Piccadilly, London W1J 0QJ, UK

Burlington Arcade is one of London’s most popular shopping arcades.

From the moment it opened, Burlington Arcade offered mainly luxury items, such as gold and silverware. A sort of shrine opened on 20 March 1819, its architectural style was inspired by covered passages such as the Palais Royal in Paris. The Burlington Arcade has, in turn, encouraged other cities to create high-end shopping centres, such as Brussels with the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert or The Passage in Saint Petersburg.

The Passage has some forty shops spread over 179 metres, as well as sculptures by Benjamin Clemens. Partly destroyed by fire in 1836, visited by looters, the arcade was targeted during the bombings of the Second World War. When it was rebuilt, it was not long before it once again made its mark on a select clientele, even though anyone could stroll through it without necessarily buying anything.

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