In 1996 a long-lost masque by Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones was rediscovered. It is called 'The Entertainment at Britain's Burse'. As Brian Vickers explains in the 'Times Literary Supplement' (17 Feb. 2012; p. 7): 'This was commissioned by Robert Cecil to celebrate the opening in 1609 of the New Exchange, Cecil's grand new shopping mall in the Strand, designed to draw customers to the West End, away from Gresham's Royal Exchange in the city'. Vickers goes on to say: 'Imagine Tom Stoppard and David Hockney collaborating on a show for the Westfield shopping centre'.
The New Exchange was located near the current Royal Society of Arts. It was built on part of the site of Durham House, the London residence of the Archbishop of Durham. The original building was destroyed in 1737. To see an image of the New Exchange as it was in 1852, after rebuilding, see: