New Bond Street, W1J

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New Bond Street is the northernmost section of what is simply known as ’Bond Street’ in general use.

Bond Street is a major shopping street in the West End, linking Piccadilly in the south to Oxford Street in the north. It is the only street that runs all the way between the two.The two parts of the street have always had separate names - New Bond Street and Old Bond Street. A plan by the council to merge the two into a singular ’Bond Street’ in the 1920s was rejected by locals.

The street was named after Sir Thomas Bond who led a syndicate of developers. They purchased a Piccadilly mansion called Clarendon House from the 2nd Duke of Albemarle in 1686, demolished the house and developed the area. At that time, the house backed onto open fields, known as Albemarle Ground.

New Bond Street was laid out about 1700 during a second phase of construction of the syndicate’s development of the area and most of the building occurred in the 1720s on what was the Conduit Mead Estate.

In the 18th century, Bond Street began to be popular with the upper classes. Shop owners began to let out their upper storeys for residents, attracting Jonathan Swift, William Pitt the Elder, Laurence Sterne and others. In 1784, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, encouraged people to go to Bond Street and consequently, the street became a retail area for the people of Mayfair. Lord Nelson stayed at lodgings in New Bond Street between 1797 and 1798, and then again from 1811 to 1813.

By 1800, an upper-class group known as the ’Bond Street Loungers’ had appeared, wearing expensive wigs and parading up and down Bond Street. Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford, living in the street, was unhappy about the presence of the Bond Street Loungers. In 1801 he had an altercation with several Loungers on his doorstep and then retreated upstairs, firing upon the crowd with his pistol.

During the 19th century, Bond Street increased its reputation as a street for luxury shopping with early establishments of auctioneers and jewellers. Bond Street has been mentioned in several works of literature - among them Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway.

The Royal Arcade, opened in 1879, links Old Bond Street with Albemarle Street and was originally proposed in 1864 as a longer link between Old Bond Street and Regent Street.

The street maintained its reputation for luxury shopping into the new millennium and has on occasion been regarded as the best retail location in Europe. It is a green square on the London version of the Monopoly game.


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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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Swears & Wells Ltd at 192 Regent Street, ’Ladies Modes’ (1925) Originally in Regent Street, the store moved to Oxford Street in the 1930s and became a national chain of furriers. This original Regent Street location became Hamleys. Swear and Wells is a department store in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels - a rival to Crumley’s and Horrids. It is renowned for its upmarket food hall which boasts an unparalleled selection of imported Überwaldean food and drink.
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The Marie Antoinette Suite at the Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly (1914)
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Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly
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Engraving of the Hanover Square Rooms in Hanover Square. For a century this was the principal concert venue in London.
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Street view of St George’s Hanover Square (1787). An aquatint, by T. Malton.
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Albany Courtyard leads to The Albany
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Hedonism Wines, Davies Street (2022)
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41 and 42 Dover Street, Mayfair (2022)
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