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  20 November 2021  

Burlington Arcade Launches Festive 007 Spectacle

Burlington Arcade Launch Festive 007 Spectacle

London Landmark Celebrates The Forthcoming 60th Anniversary of James Bond
Burlington Arcade in London's Mayfair launched its festive display this week, inspired by the forthcoming 60th anniversary of James Bond in 2022.

60 Years of Bond

Complementing this year’s gold and silver festive scheme, the 2021 Christmas spectacle from the renowned London landmark elevates the James Bond installation that launched this Autumn with a 007 inspired Omega clock counting down to the New Year which also marks the 60th Anniversary of James Bond.

James Bond co-producer Michael G. Wilson and five-time 007 composer David Arnold, with seven-time James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

James Bond film producer Michael G. Wilson and actor and playwright Rory Kinnear joined this week’s celebrations to officially turn on the 2021 Burlington Arcade Christmas lights. Also attending the launch were five-time 007 composer David Arnold, and seven-time James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

Burlington Arcade James Bond 60th Anniversary

Ahead of the premiere of No Time To Die, the Burlington Arcade in London's Mayfair had also hosted a special 007 themed installation to tie-in with the release of the much anticipated 25th James Bond film. Featuring a James Bond inspired entrance at Burlington Gardens, inside special 007 arches ran the full length of the arcade, with a James Bond Gun Barrel photo opportunity in the centre. The connection between the Burlington Arcade and James Bond has its foundation through three Arcade residents and long-time Bond partners: Crockett & Jones, Globe-Trotter and N.Peal.

Aston Martin DB5, and V8 Vantage parked outside the entrance of Burlington Arcade September 2021

Two further Bond partners Omega, the luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, turned over their retail floor space into ‘Omega Bond House’, and Bollinger had an exclusive 007 Champagne bar. The installation was launched with the obligatory celebrity reception on Monday September 20, 2021. Guests included five-time James Bond composer David Arnold and official photographer Greg Williams. An Aston Martin DB5, and V8 Vantage were parked outside the entrance.

Omega Bond House Burlington Arcade September 2021

Although Omega have had a presence in the Arcade via their vintage store since 2006, the new space was totally dedicated to 007. The new ‘Omega Bond House’ boasted a ground floor retail pop-up, an Omega private members bar, and an exclusive exhibition by photographer Greg Williams. Also on display were key props and watches from the James Bond films, including portraits of Bernard Lee [last seen in The World Is Not Enough (1999)], Robert Brown, and Judi Dench as ‘M’ (painted by Desmond Mac Mahon) all featured in No Time To Die (2021).

Portrait of Robert Brown as ‘M seen in No Time To Die (2021)/Greg Williams exhibition Omega Bond House Burlington Arcade

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