About the Area
Curzon Street can be found in London's Mayfair district, which itself sits inside of the City of Westminster. The street runs past Shepherd's Market from Park Lane, a major road, all the way to Berkeley Square, which is a town square in London's West End. Found entirely inside of the W1J postcode district, the street is only some 400 yards northwest of the Green Park tube station. It's believed that the street itself was named for George Howe, the 3rd Viscount Howe. Only after his death was the title of Earl Howe used by someone with the surname of Curzon.
About the Area
Curzon Street has been the home of different, significant members of the peerage. For example, back in 1748, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield had a house constructed on Curzon Street, which was called Chesterfield House. Taken down in 1937, the entire block on which the house stood was redeveloped into apartments. First built back in 1730, Curzon Chapel, formerly called Mayfair Chapel, was torn down in 1894. Today, a lot of the street has been ushered into modern times. For instance, 1 Curzon Street is now a sophisticated office building that overlooks Berkeley Square. At 21 Curzon Street, you can see one of the biggest houses in all of Mayfair: It was a wedding gift from Lakshmi Mittal, CEO of the world’s largest steel manufacturer, to his daughter.
Places of Interest
There are many places of interest on this street or near it. At 9 Curzon Street, you can see the apartment that Harry Nilsson, an American songwriter, lived in while he was at the peak of his song-writing career. A great hotel for businesspeople would be the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, which is just a minute away from the street at 35 Charles Street. It's a luxury classic hotel that exemplifies the height of English style. Other good hotels nearby include the Flemings Hotel Mayfair. Great eats abound on the street, starting with Tempo at 54 Curzon Street, a hub of modern Italian cuisine. Madisons Restaurant at 5 Curzon Street is also a solid choice.
As with all areas of London, the public transit here is excellent. The area offers a good number of transport links nearby to get you where you want to go with ease. In just 3 minutes, you can reach the Green Park Tube Station, and in 9 minutes, you can walk to the Hyde Park Corner Tube Station. If you want to use the railway system, you can walk from Curzon Street to the Victoria Railway Station, some 17 minutes away.
Curzon Street is in the heart of Mayfair, which is itself a quite exclusive section of the city of London. It has a rich history behind it, and today, it's a bustling hub for any professional businessperson. There are many prestigious hotels on the street and nearby, and you'll never run out of amazing restaurants at which to spend your money. Transportation is also excellent, if you don't mind walking a few minutes to reach certain stations.