Shopping Arcades in London – Burlington Arcade, Princes Arcade and Piccadilly Arcade.

On 01/11/2011, in Blog, Features, by Michael Oon

On a recent visit to the West End of London, I happened to notice 3 shopping arcades in the Piccadilly area. Each arcade as its own characteristics but there was only one arcade that was stood out more than the others. It was busy both in the passage way and in the shops. That was […]

Burlington Arcade - interiors

Interiors or Burlington Arcade

On a recent visit to the West End of London, I happened to notice 3 shopping arcades in the Piccadilly area.

Burlington Arcade - Exterior view from Cork Street

Burlington Arcade - Exterior view from Cork Street


Each arcade as its own characteristics but there was only one arcade that was stood out more than the others. It was busy both in the passage way and in the shops. That was Burlington Arcade, the longest and the oldest.

So, why is this Arcade busy whereas the others are not?
Burlington Arcade is getting more energy than the other 2 arcades. Cork Street faces Burlington Arcade; it supplies it with energy. Hence the activity in the Arcade.
A view from Cork Street the entrance to Burlington Arcade. The energy flows from Cork Street to the Burlington Arcade.

The other 2 arcades, Princes and Piccadilly Arcades do not have such a supply of energy and hence, it was not busy with shoppers.

Exterior views of Piccadilly Arcade and Princes Arcade

Exterior views of Piccadilly Arcade and Princes Arcade

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