Bond Street

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Bond Street, Mayfair

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Bond Street is the main road that runs through the heart of Mayfair, jam-packed with designer shops and high-class jewellers.

Some of the famous names include Gucci, Versace and Donna Karan. Famous jewellers include Asprey, Cartier and Tiffany’s. You can even see a few auction houses – Sotheby’s and Bonhams.

Don’t be confused by the name-change halfway up the street – at the Piccadilly end it is known as Old Bond Street, but as it runs up to Oxford Circus it changes into New Bond Street.

Famous residents

Bond Street has had its fair share of famous residents over the years, including James Boswell (Samuel Johnson’s biographer), Emma Hamilton (mistress to Lord Nelson) and Sir Henry Irving. But the most famous resident of all was Beau Brummell – England’s original dandy.

He was one of those guys who was—how can we put this—in touch with his feminine side. He would wear the most extravagant clothes and hair-dos, and mixed with the likes of George IV (then simply the Prince Regent).

Unfortunately, a spat with the future King led to his downfall. When he met the Prince talking to his rival, the jealousy boiled up and burst out with Alvanley, who’s your fat friend?. He was slowly shunned from society circles and had to high-tail it to France. He lived out the rest of his life in Caen, dying penniless and destitute.

Horatio Nelson – 147 New Bond Street
“Lived here in 1797. Fell at Trafalgar 1805.”
  •  Guest – “This is probably the least busiest of the west end underground stations compared to say oxford circus and leicester square. Central and Jubilee line trains stop there.”

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If you enjoy this then try: Mayfair (you can walk it in 6 mins); Piccadilly (you can walk it in 6 mins) and Regent Street (you can walk it in 6 mins).

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