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Want to see the world? Head to Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade

Posted at 3:30 pm, June 17, 2013 in Shopping & Style
Burlington Arcade, Mayfair

Keen sightseers will be pleased to know that seeing some of the world’s most famous attractions can be achieved a little closer to home. Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade has unveiled its new 180 metre carpet design for its iconic runway, encompassing 92 of the world’s most celebrated buildings.

The carpet was a collaboration between bespoke furniture and interior design company LINLEY and 200-year-old Royal Warrant-holding carpet manufacturers Britons Carpets. It was described by our fair Mayor Boris Johnson as a ‘Magical carpet’, which obviously is about the highest accolade a carpet can hope for. The design includes the Eiffel Tower, Reichstag and the Sydney Opera House. For those who wish to pay a little closer attention, look to the London skyline for the appearance of  Mary Poppins, or to New York’s Empire State Building as a rather rotund and disgruntled primate scales its walls. We’re not sure how ‘magic’ it really is – it could just be an overhyped rug – but we’ll leave you to be the judge of that.

For more info, see burlington-arcade.co.uk.

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