June 1995

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The most overlooked street in London

In an area that is governed by planning restrictions prohibiting high rise buildings, “the most overlooked” means the most low profile – high street in London, Mount Street, Mayfair W1.

In the 1960’s Max Caulfield wrote in Queen magazine, that Mount Street was “perhaps the most overlooked street in London”. He went on to add that “the proportions, though rooted in the eighteenth century, are scarcely less medieval than the City’s. From top to bottom, it is 513 yards long: just a baker’s dozen form kerb to kerb. Yet within such a skimped confines, there is an almost sheer indulgence in Sinbadic splendours”.

In 1995 W. W. Ellis, archivist for the Grosvenor Estate remarked “Since the beginning of this century it has become a mixture of exclusive shops, business premises and residential flats and houses, built in neo-French Renaisance or Queen Anne style with much terracotta and red brick that gives to the whole street a feeling of quality and warmth almost alien to a modern thoroughfare, imaginatively reminiscent of an earlier, more civilized era”.

As Mayfair’s specialist estate agent with offices in the heart of Mount Street by the entrance to Mount Street Gardens, Peter Wetherell has over twenty years experience in selling homes in London’s No. 1 area.

“We have a waiting list for prime flats and houses in Mayfair Village, the area that surrounds the Grosvenor Chapel, built in 1730 in South Audley Street. The area has always been a firm favourite amongst Mayfair Afficionados”.

First Rung on Ladder

The cheapest ticket for a Mount Street property is £195,000 which will buy you a one bedroom flat on a 39 year lease.
Wetherell are selling a similar length lease for a four room flat, ripe for modernisation, with bathroom, shower room and kitchen for £250,000. This is between Scotts and the Connaught.

Mount Street’s most “Parisian” apartment at the Berkeley Square end of the street is Lupus House, a new refurbishment of four units, the last three bedroom flat being available at £890,000 on the second floor for an 80 year lease.

There is a wide selection of flats available, please ask us for our list of properties in Mount Street and surrounding areas.


As the leading estate agent specialising in the sale and acquisition of residential property in the Mayfair area, we are constantly advising clients on the future marketing of their properties.


We have just brought to the market a newly restored Mayfair mansion with a wonderfully impressive staircase travelling up the entire house. The property is furnished throughout and is certainly one of the best available properties on the market.

Price £4.9 million.


A FREEHOLD building on the corner of Curzon Street with offices on the three lower floors and three self contained apartments on the three upper floors. The whole building was redeveloped some three years ago and has a high specification to include lifts and air conditioning.

Price £5.5 million.


Rare freehold period house, circa 1770 situated by St James’s Palace. 3 bedrooms and four reception rooms. A piece of history.

Price £1.35 million.


We will soon be launching London’s most exclusive duplex penthouse development, overlooking Mayfair’s Park Lane and Hyde Park. Each apartment has outstanding views and are air conditioned throughout.


We can offer the fullest selection of residential property available.


Mayfair’s leading independent estate agents

specialising in residential property

Tel: 0171-493 6935     Fax: 0171-629 9303

We sell Well

No.11102, Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1Y 5HFJUNE 1995