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“Beautiful--A Must See!!!”
Review of Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade
Ranked #251 of 1,648 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Wellesley, MA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful--A Must See!!!”
Reviewed 23 March 2013

The entire arcade is beautiful, but I'm puzzled that other reviewers make it sound as if there are mostly jewelers here. There are several, but my favorite shops are Pickett (for beautiful leather goods, especially handbags and jewelery boxes), House of Cashmere (for both men and women), Sermoneta (for fabulous gloves), and, of course, Laduree for macaroons. The shops are unique, and we were able to meet several of the owners. It was a great shopping experience in a lovely setting.

Visited March 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Feel the history”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

When you stand in the center of the arcade, you can feel the history.
There are many of established stores quietly.
I felt cozy walking the arcade like Passages in Paris,
I shopped at Penhaligon's to buy body lotions, and a shopgirl was very kind and fraiendly.

Visited April 2012
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Strasbourg, France
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“An architectutral gem.”
Reviewed 15 January 2013 via mobile

A number of quality shops in delightful location worth a detour to see it. The architecture alone makes it worth the trip and the caped security are friendly and helpful.

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New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Architectural gem”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

The Burlington Arcade is one of those treasured London Arcades that connect two streets with lovely shops. Although not as swanky as in the past, enjoy the architecture. The barrel vaulted roof, etc.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Burlington and Piccadilly Arcades - real treasures”
Reviewed 5 December 2012

These are architectural, historical and civilized homages to shopping. Whiling away time looking at the beautiful embroidered waist coats, dressing gowns and custom tailor shops - I could spend hours lost in thoughts of gentler times. But the reality is that these specialty stores offer wonderful goods and fabulous, personal service. A favorite: The Armoury of St. James for the best edited selection of 'historical figures' (aka toy soldiers ;) in the tiniest, toniest shop, complete with the knowledgeable and friendly owner who bounds down the staircase to gently assist. Ahhh...I wish all shopping excursions were so...

Visited May 2012
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Thank Sherry L
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