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The Ghosts of Mayfair

19 Dunraven Street Lilly Langtry. Lily is not alone in this haunting – victims of hangings, Cavalier soldiers and a couple of headless men are also reported to have also been seen here. Handel House, Brook Street Unknown Woman. Manifesting in Handel’s former home, this woman’s presence was also marked by the smell of perfume. The building next door may also be haunted by the same ghost – Jimi Hendrix …Read More

Half Moon Street and the importance of being Ernest

Wetherell are selling the historic Grade II listed house at  Half Moon Street in London’s Mayfair which helped to provide the original inspiration for Algernon Moncrieff’s bachelor pad in Oscar Wilde’s (1854-1900) famous play ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ (1895); one of the most popular comedy plays of all time. The 5,017 sq.ft white stucco fronted property was originally constructed in the early 18th Century and was initially built as …Read More

Mayfair & The Wider West End

Last week The New West End Company (NWEC) and The West End Partnership release two new reports showcasing the importance Mayfair and the West End play in the economy of London and the UK as a whole. The West End Powerhouse – New West End Company The Case for the West End – West End Partnership

Summer Properties

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; To me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language” So said  the noted American-born English essayist, critic, and author of the realism movement  HENRY JAMES Born: 1843, in New York City, New York and died: 1916, Chelsea, London. Well – Mayfair this afternoon is 30 degrees and the market is hot so what better than our July Mayfair Market …Read More

Summer in the Square 2016

Summer in the Square returns for its fifth year. Transforming London’s second largest garden square, Grosvenor Square, into an urban retreat and a relaxing haven for the local community, offering a programme of free games, music, theatre, art and other entertainment in the heart of Mayfair. Offering a three week programme, providing something for all age groups, including a stage for music and theatre, the ‘Nook’ a quiet area, refreshments …Read More

The Little White House

Arguably the “most protected private home in Britain” is now for sale; the Little White House at 4 Blackburne’s Mews in Mayfair is located in a private gated mews complex that is adjacent to the American Embassy and within its protective perimeter. Currently, the Little White House sits inside the American Embassy’s security cordon that includes identity card access, patrolling US marines, 24 hour British police presence, checkpoints, anti-tank blocks …Read More

Scandinavian Family Home – Green Street

Behind the retained Queen Anne façade of a historic Mayfair mansion in Green Street the current owners have remodelled and modernised the interiors creating a 5,638 sqft contemporary Scandinavian inspired seven bedroom family home with direct access to the Green Street Gardens. Scandinavian inspired features include Appalachian bleached Oak floorboards, architraves and joinery; full height doors, glass atrium and open plan dressing and bathrooms to the bedroom suites. The result …Read More

Wetherell Exclusive : New 5* Hotel at 30 Grosvenor Square

Prominent British architect, Sir David Chipperfield has been commissioned by Qatari Diar to breathe new life into this significant mid-20th century listed building and reinstate this building as the heart of Grosvenor Square and Mayfair. Re-imagined in the spirit of its pioneering architect Eero Saarinen, the design retains the unique external façade, while putting forward a mixed use development to include a hotel, retail and event space. The proposal includes …Read More

Who Owns London – BBC News

Peter Wetherell discussing the ownership of Central London property with Olga Smirnova of BBC News “I have been invited on a rather unusual tour of London. It starts very close to the Houses of Parliament but neither Westminster nor Buckingham Palace are on the itinerary. Instead we are being asked to look out for a different kind of landmark, an apartment that takes up two floors in a grand building …Read More

Climbing Up to a 40% Discount?

If your hear of something that is too good to be true – then nine times out of ten or ninety nine times out of a hundred IT IS ! However the clue to this offer is in the word “climbing”. Wetherell have just reduced the price on a 3rd floor walk-up in Mount Street with side views over Berkeley Square. This 2 bedroom apartment of 1,702 sq.ft. is approximately …Read More