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Porter’s Rest, Piccadilly

Above: Looking west in Piccadilly at the original 150-year old Porter’s Rest, photographed in 2009. Porter’s rests were once a common sight in London. They were to be found beside the main routes into the centre of the capital and … Continue reading

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Dorchester Hotel

Above: The Dorchester Hotel. The large plane tree in front of the hotel is on the right. If asked to name some of the famous hotels in London, the Dorchester Hotel would certainly be near the top of the list … Continue reading

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Claridge’s Hotel

Above: The main entrance to the hotel is from the south side of Brook Street. At some time before 1855, William Claridge opened a small hotel in Brook Street, which runs parallel to Oxford Street some distance to the south. … Continue reading

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Shepherd Market

Above: View of the market area from White Horse Street. The area known as Mayfair is, in general, made up of imposing streets with mainly large offices and some residential blocks. As you walk around you soon realise how long … Continue reading

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Shopping in Bond Street

Above: Image of a painting by the Japanese artist Yoshio Markino entitled ‘Shopping in Bond Street’, probably painted in the 1920s. How much shopping do you do in Bond Street? Well, it may not be much but that is not … Continue reading

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Mayfair – A Quick Look Around

Above: Looking east along Piccadilly. It is almost impossible to show a typical street in Mayfair because they are all so different. Defining the Area’s Boundary Although Mayfair lies on the west side of Regent Street – just across the … Continue reading

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French House pub, Dean Street

Above: French House standing on the east side of Dean Street. The Grade II listed pub was originally called the ‘York Minster’. It was opened by a German national named Christian Schmitt in 1891. Schmitt died in 1911 and his … Continue reading

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