Inside view of Burlington Arcade, 19th century European shopping gallery, behind Bond Street, opened in 1819
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Blue plaques

As you traverse Mayfair's streets, keep your eyes peeled for the little blue plaques that identify the notable people that made this area their home. 

Lord Horatio Nelson (1758-1805): Immortalised by the commemoratory Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Lord Nelson was one of Britain’s greatest ever naval commanders, leading the nation on to win several key battles during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.  

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910): An icon of Victorian culture, her innovative nursing work significantly lowered death rates through the improvement of hygiene standards. You can find Florence Nightingale’s plaque at 10 South Street.

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975): One of Britain’s most beloved comic novelists, with his works read and revered all over the world. Wodehouse’s Jeeves character is now often considered the archetypal manservant.

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970): One of the most innovative and iconic rock guitarists of all time, Hendrix spent much of the late 60s in the UK, and it was at The Samarkand Hotel, Notting Hill, that Hendrix died a tragically early death.