A MAYFAIR WHITE CHRISTMAS?
The last time snow actually fell on Christmas Day in the UK was in 1976.
The previous time was 38 years earlier in 1938 – so in simple mathematical terms that makes this year 2014 the next snowfall for Christmas day! (The last time the UK had a white Christmas was 2004 although London missed out on the significant falls).
Regent Street first lit up its lights in 1954, after an article in the Daily Telegraph commented on how drab London looked. Oxford Street followed suit in 1959 – (but with a decade-long break from 1967 to 1978 due to recession) and since then trips to see the Christmas lights have been a valuable way of attracting shoppers.
MOUNT STREET LIGHTS
Mount Street was a late starter in 2008 but is now is part of the Mayfair calendar.
DIARY DATE: The Mount Street Lights this year is being held on Thursday 27th November.
Every year we have our Mount Street Ambassador / Ambassadress light up our street and as usual our “V.I.P. Guest” will be announced on the night.
As Chairman of the Mount Street Association I look forward to welcoming you to the street for the night when we will be serving Christmas cheer and of course chestnuts freshly roasted in front of our corner shop. There will be plenty of our retailers partaking in the spirit of Christmas with extended opening times 5:30 – 8:00.
THE RISE OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Wetherell Research has just published a report on the pipeline of new residential developments coming on stream in Mayfair over the next decade. We have looked forward and assessed the current planning pipeline of 447 units and then looked back over the last 20 years and analysed the 674 units completed since 1994. Download |here…
BEST CHRISTMAS PROPERTIES
Wetherell have a number of properties, both for sale and for rent which can be transacted before Christmas.
TRENDY DUKE STREET £1,250,000
Just off Grosvenor Square’s 6.2 acres of greenery. Diagonally opposite the new Brown Hart Gardens and Mayfair’s trendiest new hotel The Beaumont. Selfridges your local store. A light and bright 1st floor one bedroom pied a terre on long lease in small character building.
UNMODERNISED IN MOUNT STREET £1,650,000
No.1 luxury retail location for lifestyle brands. Between Scott’s and The Connaught. Investment Opportunity.
3rd floor with lift. South facing. 3 bedrooms for modernisation. Short lease.