Today there are 46 boutiques and the Arcade, described as ‘the jewel in Mayfair’, welcomes 4 million visitors a year. In 2019 seven new boutiques opened alongside long-established boutiques like N. Peal, whose cashmere shop has been in the Arcade 83 years. Several boutiques are exclusive to the Arcade – like the Manolo Blahnik men’s shoe boutique, which is the only one in the world.
Burlington Arcade is known too for its celebrated fragrance houses like Roja Parfums, Penhaligons, Frederic Malle, and Atkinsons (that also accommodates a fine gentlemen’s barber) and for hand-made leather goods with cult boutiques Strathberry and Kwanpen. It’s also home to some of Britain’s most popular global brands like Vilebrequin, Ladurée and Lalique. It’s the eclectic, quirky mix of prestigious jewellery, watches, macaroons, wine, food, swimwear, leather and cashmere that gives Burlington Arcade such a quintessentially British feel – plus it’s dog friendly.
It stands alongside other prestigious shoe brands like Baudoin & Lange, Mou and Royal Warrant, holders Crockett & Jones. Burlington Arcade also has an established reputation as London’s premier destination for vintage watches and The Vintage Watch Company, which opened 25 years ago, has the largest collection of pre-owned Rolex watches in the world. Somlo Omega Vintage and Bell & Ross have their only London boutiques here, amongst the many other watch companies and exciting, independent jewellers like Susannah Lovis, Richard Ogden, Michael Rose, Hancocks, Azza Fahmy, and David Duggen Jewellers.