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London’s Public Art: Mosaik, W1
London’s Public Art: Mosaik, W1

London’s Public Art: Mosaik, W1

Just around the corner from Bond Street, a covered passage recently gained a burst of colour in the form of a large public art mural.

Nov
09
2023
London’s Alleys: Globe Yard, W1
London’s Alleys: Globe Yard, W1

London’s Alleys: Globe Yard, W1

This is a narrow slip of a passage that runs behind some of the posh shops on Mayfair's South Molton Street.

Oct
30
2023
A swarm of golden swallows lands on the side of Mayfair building
A swarm of golden swallows lands on the side of Mayfair building

A swarm of golden swallows lands on the side of Mayfair building

A decorative gold screen of birds in flight has appeared on the side of a grand Mayfair building in recent weeks.

Aug
17
2023
London’s Alleys: Dover Yard, W1
London’s Alleys: Dover Yard, W1

London’s Alleys: Dover Yard, W1

This is a passageway near Green Park with a yard in the middle and offers two very different appearances depending on which side you approach it from.

Jul
31
2023
Inside Mayfair’s Grosvenor Chapel
Inside Mayfair’s Grosvenor Chapel

Inside Mayfair’s Grosvenor Chapel

Just under 300 years ago, a new church opened on land granted to four undertakers on a peppercorn rent, and it's still there, standing proud in modern Mayfair.

Mar
30
2023
London’s Alleys: Archibald Mews, W1
London’s Alleys: Archibald Mews, W1

London’s Alleys: Archibald Mews, W1

This is a short mews in posh Mayfair with a posh pub and grand flats on the entrance and squalor behind.

Sep
19
2022
The unexpected interior of a Mayfair Church
The unexpected interior of a Mayfair Church

The unexpected interior of a Mayfair Church

If you're wandering down Mayfair's Curzon Street, you might spy a grand-looking church. You might want to pop inside for a look, and oh, that's not what I had expected.

Aug
25
2022
London’s Alleys: Clarges Mews, W1
London’s Alleys: Clarges Mews, W1

London’s Alleys: Clarges Mews, W1

This is a curiously mixed mews just to the north of Piccadilly that ranges from charmingly narrow and cobbled to wide open and yard-like spaces.

Aug
22
2022
London’s Pocket Parks: Hanover Square, W1
London’s Pocket Parks: Hanover Square, W1

London’s Pocket Parks: Hanover Square, W1

This is one of London's oldest formal squares, just to the south of Oxford Street, and usually, the sort of park only used by locals who know about it, but soon to get a lot busier

Dec
01
2021
London’s Alleys: Haunch of Venison Yard, W1
London’s Alleys: Haunch of Venison Yard, W1

London’s Alleys: Haunch of Venison Yard, W1

A side alley off posh Bond Street that is a back entrance to an auction house but is more notable for the distinctive name of the yard.

Nov
22
2021
London’s Alleys: Down Street Mews, W1
London’s Alleys: Down Street Mews, W1

London’s Alleys: Down Street Mews, W1

This is a secluded mews that can be found around the back of a disused tube station near Hyde Park.

Aug
30
2021
London’s Alleys: Lancashire Court, W1
London’s Alleys: Lancashire Court, W1

London’s Alleys: Lancashire Court, W1

This is a cluster of alleys just off Bond Street that all share the same name, but were once totally separate alleys entirely.

Jul
05
2021
Mayfair’s Sculpture Trail 2021 has opened
Mayfair’s Sculpture Trail 2021 has opened

Mayfair’s Sculpture Trail 2021 has opened

Mayfair's second annual Sculpture Trail has opened for people to wander around the area seeking out temporary, and permanent public artworks.

Jun
07
2021
The Tudor style building in central London
The Tudor style building in central London

The Tudor style building in central London

If you wander around Mayfair, you might come across an old Tudor building that's now flats, except it's not at all old.

Apr
21
2021
London’s Alleys: South Molton Passage, W1
London’s Alleys: South Molton Passage, W1

London’s Alleys: South Molton Passage, W1

This is a short little passageway between a couple of the posh shops that line a similarly named lane just off Bond Street.

Apr
05
2021
Unbuilt London: The Berkely Square road tunnel
Unbuilt London: The Berkely Square road tunnel

Unbuilt London: The Berkely Square road tunnel

Road traffic trying to go north/south in Mayfair has to cross the busy east/west Piccadilly road - so why not bury it in a road tunnel?

Oct
29
2020
Eat Out to Help Out extended in central London
Eat Out to Help Out extended in central London

Eat Out to Help Out extended in central London

A number of restaurants in Mayfair & Belgravia are extending the Eat Out To Help Out scheme through September, following a deal with the area's main landlord, Grosvenor.

Aug
26
2020
Grosvenor Square revamp to go ahead
Grosvenor Square revamp to go ahead

Grosvenor Square revamp to go ahead

The grand Grosvenor Square in central London is to get a 300th-anniversary makeover, and the lead design team has been announced.

Feb
25
2020
A small garden of calm moments from Oxford Street
A small garden of calm moments from Oxford Street

A small garden of calm moments from Oxford Street

On the 9th November 1889, a new public garden was opened just to the south of Oxford Street as part of the clearance of slums and their replacement with social housing for the working classes.

Nov
24
2013