25 Park Lane

Large house/stately home in/near Mayfair, existing between 1896 and now

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25 Park Lane was the London residence of Sir Philip Sassoon.

Sassoon’s Park Lane home was previously owned by his parents Edward Sassoon and Aline Caroline de Rothschild. It was by all accounts a great town house and a great venue for entertaining.

Built in 1895-6 by T. H.Smith and C. E. Sayer for Barney Barnato a South African the house was 13,000 square feet. Peter Stansky author describes the house as having had a four-story-high marble staircase, a conservatory, a winter garden and a ballroom.

Previously decorated by his mother Lady Sassoon after the First World War he undertook extensive changes filling the house with French Furniture, tapestries and his most important paintings. The ballroom was painted by Jose Maria Sert who also painted a room at Port Lympne Mansion.

In 1920 Peter Stanksky notes that Sassoon commissioned him to do the room, despite the distress the Port Lympne Mansion rooms had bought on. The work was entitled Caravans of the East which covered the walls with Greek temples of camels, palm trees, elephants and exotic figures on their way through a desert. The work extended to the ceiling, on which he painted clouds and an opening for the sky. The panels, except for the ceiling, were saved and were eventually purchased by Barcelona City Council and are now in the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona.

It was renumbered 45 in 1934.

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Mayfair

Mayfair (originally called The May Fair) is an area of central London, by the east edge of Hyde Park. Mayfair boasts some of the capital's most exclusive property of all types.

Mayfair is named after the annual fortnight-long May Fair that took place on the site that is Shepherd Market today. In 1764, the May Fair was banned at Shepherd Market because the well-to-do residents of the area disliked the fair's disorderliness, and it moved to Fair Field in Bow in the East End of London.

The district is now mainly commercial, with many former homes converted into offices for major corporations headquarters, embassies and also hedge funds and real estate businesses. There remains a substantial quantity of residential property as well as some exclusive shopping and London's largest concentration of luxury hotels and many restaurants. Rents are among the highest in London and the world.

The freehold of a large section of Mayfair also belongs to the Crown Estate.

The renown and prestige of Mayfair could have grown in the popular mind because it is the most expensive property on the British Monopoly set. Victor Watson, the head of Waddingtons at the time, and his secretary Marjory Phillips, chose the London place names for the British version — Ms Phillips apparently went for a walk around London to choose suitable sites.


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Down Street :   Down Street, also known as Down Street (Mayfair), is a disused station on the London Underground, located in Mayfair.
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Royal Artillery Memorial:   The Royal Artillery Memorial is a stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner, dedicated to the First World War casualties of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.


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Shepherd Market:   Shepherd Market was described by Arthur Bingham Walkley in 1925 as one of the oddest incongruities in London.


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Adams Row, W1K · Aldford Street, W1K · Archibald Mews, W1K · Audley Square, W1K · Balfour Mews, W1K · Balfour Place, W1K · Berkeley Square, W1J · Bourdon Place, W1K · Bourdon Street, W1K · Brick Street, W1J · Brooks Mews, W1K · Bruton Place, W1J · Bruton Street, W1J · Burlington Gardens, W1S · Carlos Place, W1K · Carrington Street, W1J · Charles Street, W1J · Chesterfield Gardens, W1J · Chesterfield Street, W1J · Clarges Mews, W1J · Culross Street, W1K · Curzon Square, W1K · Curzon Street, W1J · Deanery Street, W1K · Derby Street, W1J · Dorchester Ride, W1K · Down Street, W1J · Duke of Wellington Place, SW1X · Farm Street, W1J · Fitzmaurice Place, W1J · Garrick House, W1J · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X · Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X · Grosvenor Hill, W1K · Grosvenor Square, W1K · Grosvenor Street, W1K · Half Moon Street, W1J · Hamilton Mews, W1J · Hamilton Place, W1J · Hays Mews, W1J · Hertford Street, W1J · Hill Street, W1J · Hyde Park Corner, W1J · Jones Street, W1K · Lanesborough Place, SW1X · Lovers’ Walk, W1K · Market Mews, W1J · Mount Row, W1K · Mount Street Mews, W1K · Mount Street, W1 · Mount Street, W1K · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Old Park Lane, W1J · Park Lane, W1J · Park Lane, W1K · Park Street, W1K · Park Towers, W1J · Pembroke Close, SW1X · Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J · Queen Street, W1J · Red Lion Yard, W1K · Reeves Mews, W1K · Rex Place, W1K · Sackville Street, W1S · Shepherd Market, W1J · Shepherd Street, W1J · South Audley Street, W1K · South Street, W1K · Stanhope Gate, W1K · Stanhope Row, W1J · Tilney Street, W1K · Trebeck Street, W1J · Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K · Vigo Street, W1S · Waverton Street, W1J · White Horse Street, W1J · Wilton Place, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X ·


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