New Bond Street London W1

Views 3 Likes Comments Comment
Like if this guide is helpful

Technically "Bond Street" does not exist: The southern section is known as Old Bond Street , and the northern section, which is more than half the total length, is known as New Bond Street .  Bond Street is a major shopping street in London W1 renowned for jewelry, antiques, shoes, clothing, auction houses; the most famous being Bonhams, Phillips and Sotheby's . 
.

Bond Street takes its name from Sir Thomas Bond, a developer who purchased a Piccadilly mansion called Clarendon House from Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle in 1683 and proceeded to demolish the house and develop the land which were open fields. "Old" Bond Street built from Mayfair, Piccadilly in the south towards Oxford Street in the north., "New" Bond Street,  built in a second phase as London continued to grow. By 1746  the whole length of Bond Street and all its side streets were fully built.
 
It is one of the principal streets in the West End shopping district and is more upmarket in price than nearby Regent Street and Oxford Street. It is in the Mayfair district of Westminster London, and has been a fashionable shopping street since the 18th century. Mayfair has been owned by the Grosvenor family since 1677 and takes its name from the 15-day May Fair, once held here every year.

New Bond street houses the most exclusive retailers, where price is not a consideration and quality and design are all important.


Have something to share, create your own guide... Write a guide
Explore more guides