“As my office is just off Berkeley Square in the heart of Mayfair, I can’t fail to notice how Mayfair has changed over the last 20 years.” says Simon Barnes, owner of H.Barnes & Co. “But even after 20 years walking Mayfair’s elegant streets, I find things that I did not know – and perhaps the following Mayfair facts are a surprise to you too.”
Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair: hidden away on the roof of the old electricity substation in Duke Street built in 1903-1905. This raised paved terrace is the weekly venue for The Mayfair Market, where energetic entrepreneurs and artisan foodies will take you on a food journey from Argentina for empandas, to Portugal for Bacalhau, Every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm. The Garden Café by Benugo is a great lunch time get away from the city bustle.
From rags to riches: on what is now 103 Mount Street was once the parish workhouse. It was erected in 1725 and extended during the 1780’s to provide board, lodgings and work for the poor. [Read more…]