A Beadle of Burlington Arcade poses in a shop entrance wearing …

A Beadle of Burlington Arcade poses in a shop entrance wearing the traditional uniform of top hat and waistcoat. The Beadles are there to enforce the rules of the arcade and have been doing so since its opening in 1819.

Rules include no whistling, no running and no carrying of large items. They claim to be the smallest private police force in existence with four beadles.

A general view of the 200 metre long covered luxury arcade they patrol. Due to its compact and indoor nature, no vehicles are required by the Beadles.
A plaque showing some of the rules enforced by the Beadles.
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