About the Area
Located in Mayfair just a few blocks southwest of the Royal Academy of Arts, Berkeley Street is home to some of the most prestigious offices in the entire country. The street offers an inspiring mix of modern office buildings and charming historical sites. Named after a noble family that has had their second home in London for over three hundred years, Berkeley Street runs from Bruton Line down to Piccadilly in the southeast. Berkeley Street joins Berkeley Square (a high-profile business block featuring 200-year-old trees and the United Kingdom's oldest luxury car dealership) in the northwest. The street runs past two major historical sites, the Lansdowne House and the Devonshire House. Restaurants, retail shops, law offices, and media outlets populate the surrounding blocks, and several banks and financial institutions are nearby. Berkeley Street bounds part of Berkeley Square, along with Bruton Street, Davies Street, and Curzon Street. Curzon Street is home to the Lansdowne Club, a two hundred and fifty year old townhouse that serves as a social club for London's elite.
Places Of Interest
Berkeley Street is not just a bustling commercial zone. It is also a rich historical area with several major sites. History enthusiasts will want to see the Devonshire House at the corner of Berkeley Street and Piccadilly, an office building that occupies the historical site where the Dukes of Devonshire once lived. Many of the original features of the first Devonshire House have been salvaged and incorporated into the design of Berkeley Square. The entrance to the nearby Green Park sports the original iron gates that once belonged to Devonshire House, and the former Devonshire House wine cellar now serves as the Green Park Underground station ticket office. Berkeley Street is also home to a number of famous shops and world-renowned restaurants, including Nobu and the Holiday Inn. At 13 Berkeley Street, visitors will find the Fleming Collection, which is a private collection of over 750 Scottish paintings dating from the present day all the way back to the 1700s. The Fleming Collection is also home to Alan Ramsay's iconic “Portrait of an Officer” and Thomas Faed's inspiring “Last of the Clan.” This collection is a must-see for art lovers.
Berkeley Street is one of the most transport-accessible areas in all of London. The area is easily accessible by car from the A4 and A4201, as well as the A3214 via The Mall. Berkeley Street is also served by rail, bus, and the Underground. The Green Park Underground station on Piccadilly is minutes away, as is the Piccadilly Circus Tube station. The Bond Street Tube station is two blocks away. Two bus routes serve the area. For locomotive enthusiasts, Victoria and Charing Cross railway stations are each within a 20-minute walk. Two car parks serve the area: Arlington House Pure Parking on Arlington Street, and Carrington Street NCP. Electric vehicle charging stations are available in Berkeley Square. Several Barclays Cycle Hire stations are in the area, the nearest being on Bruton Street, Grafton Street, and Farm Street.