Recognised as one of the world’s most iconic, luxury shopping arcades, Burlington Arcade celebrates its 200th anniversary with 200 years of Burlington moments, presenting exclusive limited-edition collections, installations and shopping attractions throughout 2019.
Launching this momentous occasion in March, Burlington Arcade will mark 20 decades since the arcade was first built in 1819 by Lord George Cavendish for his wife Lady Cavendish with immersive installations, gift wrapping, personalisation, bespoke services and experiences which bring to life the stories of the past two centuries. Celebrating 200 years of emotive and timeless moments from the archives, designers, retailers, customers and well-known voices, Burlington Arcade launches a limited-edition collection of products that nod to the years of special moments and memories.
With exclusive limited-edition pieces from luxury brands and retailers such as Atkinsons 1799, Church's, Code 8 Beauty, Frédéric Malle, Kilian, Kwanpen, Michael Rose, Manolo Blahnik, Lalique, N.Peal, Roja Parfums, Strathberry, Susannah Lovis, Vilebrequin and The Vintage Watch Company, shoppers will be able to buy a timeless piece of history.
Limited Edition 200th Anniversary Products:
• Atkinsons 1799 - The Joss Flower EDP 100ml - £200
• Code 8 Beauty - #200BurlingtonMoments Lipstick - £45
• CIRO - Anna Necklace £795
• Hancocks – A one-off remarkable statement piece of jewellery has been created to mark the 200th anniversary £POA
• Kilian - Royal Leather Mayfair 500ml Refillable Spray £250
• Ladurée - Personalised macaroons with Burlington Arcade logo, presented in a gold box £2.95 each
• Lalique – Glass Fish in Red, all brushed with 24ct gold - £250 for box set
• Roja Parfums – Elixir Edition Speciale by Roja Parfums - £595
• Strathberry – The Midi Tote – Tri Colour Navy/ Ruby/ Vanilla – inspired by the Beadles Uniform - £475
• Susannah Lovis - Garrard Art Deco platinum and diamond convertible tiara. (1925-1939). Transforms into a necklace, bracelet, pair of earrings and brooch. £79,000
Burlington Arcade invites shoppers to be part of the celebrations by sharing special moments and memories on Instagram and Facebook, telling their own emotive moments from the arcade. From finding a vintage watch for their birth year, choosing an engagement ring, walking through the arcade with a loved one at Christmas, buying the shoes that James Bond wore, to asking the Beadles for directions, Burlington Arcade will unite a world of special moments that last a lifetime.
The 200 Years of Burlington Moments will be shared in a global gallery telling hundreds of stories through images and words using the hashtag #200BurlingtonMoments at @Burlingtonarcade on Instagram and Facebook. With four million visitors each year, every visit to the Burlington Arcade is a unique experience, steeped in history. One of the first shopping arcades, opening in 1819, the arcade was originally commissioned to be built, ‘for the sale of jewellery and fancy articles of fashionable demand, for the gratification of the public’.
Today, this historic arcade is bursting with heritage from its traditional shop fronts and store signs, some of which are features from the original build.
Open daily from 09:00 - 19:30 Monday - Saturday and 11:00 - 18:00 on Sundays, Burlington Arcade is one of the few dog-friendly luxury shopping districts. The Beadles will even provide water bowls for light refreshments.
About Burlington Arcade:
For 200 years, Burlington Arcade has proudly stood as one of London’s most iconic, luxury shopping destinations. The arcade offers a diverse portfolio of over 40 luxury beauty and fragrance, fashion, accessories and lifestyle boutiques. With four million visitors each year, the arcade is home to iconic brands, such as: Chanel, Crockett & Jones, Frederic Malle, Ladurée, La Perla, Kilian, Manolo Blahnik, ROJA Parfums and The Vintage Watch Company.
The arcade has its own private police force, the Beadles, who were originally appointed when the arcade first opened its doors. The boutiques offer a truly luxury shopping experience on every visit with memories that last a lifetime.
Royal Warrants: Penhaligon’s - are proud holders of two long-standing Royal Warrants from HRH The Prince of Wales (granted in 1988) and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh (granted in 1956). Hancocks - Over its vast history the shop has held four Royal Warrants, and also bears the honour of being the sole manufacturers of the Victoria Cross. Victoria Cross is made from the metal of a bronze canon which was captured from Russians in war. Only a limited amount of crosses can be made from the remaining canon. The remaining canon is kept at the Royal Armouries in Donnington but Hancocks has always had license to produce the Victoria Cross from this.
Burlington Arcade is located at 51 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0QJ. For more information on the individual boutiques, events and launches, please visit www.burlingtonarcade.com. Follow the latest news from Burlington Arcade via Instagram and Facebook at @Burlingtonarcade
Full list of stores located within the arcade: Watches Almar Watches
Bell & Ross
The Vintage Watch Company
Somlo Antiques Fashion Barrie
House of Cashmere
Vilebrequin Fine Jewellry Azza Fahmy
Susannah Lovis Shoe and Leather Goods Church’s
Crockett and Jones
Mulberry Gifting and Specialist Lalique
True Grace Fragrance and Beauty Atkinsons 1799
Code 8 Beauty
Roja Parfums Food and Beverage Hedonism Wines
* Images exclusively taken for The London Man Blog