Archive for Tag: Mayfair History
An elegant lateral mansion flat in Claridge House on Davies Street, adjacent to Claridges Hotel, which benefits from luxurious Art Deco style features and furnishings, and was once the Mayfair home of Daimler heiress Lady Nora Docker, has just come onto the market through sole agent Wetherell. Situated between Berkeley Square and Claridges Hotel, Claridge […]
The Ritz hotel in Piccadilly was built on a site previously occupied by The Old White Horse Cellar, one of the most famous coaching inns in London. It was one of the first steel-frame buildings to be erected in Europe. The restaurant has so many chandeliers that its ceiling had to be specially reinforced. Launched […]
The home of the Dukes of Wellington, Apsley House at Hyde Park Corner is known as Number One London because it was the first house encountered after a ride through the fields of Knightsbridge. In fact its postal address is 149 Piccadilly. When the 7th Duke gave the house to the nation in 1947, the […]
Henry Fielding, author of the bawdy romp Tom Jones, had a job as a showman at the original May Fair in Shepherd Market. Later he became chief magistrate of London and founded the capital’s first police force, the Bow Street Runners.
Mayfair and its near neighbour St James’s have been synonymous with style, success and celebrity for centuries. Today, Mayfair is the world’s most expensive office location – easily outstripping New York and Tokyo for rents achieved. At the same time, the value of residential accommodation has soared. A Grosvenor Square flat sold 25 years ago […]