About the Area
Mount Street is a roadway in central London, and is part of the exclusive Mayfair district. This street is a popular upscale shopping destination, as well as a desirable residential district. Retailers on this street include boutique fashion shops, jewellery stores, art galleries, high-end furniture shops, and even a Porsche dealership. The Mayfair area was originally owned by the Grosvenor family, who purchased the land in 1677. Many of the buildings in the area, however, date from the 18th century, when the neighbourhood was first developed. While it was originally conceived as a residential quarter, many of the houses around Mount Street were later turned into highly desirable commercial units. Recently, many of these houses have been reconverted to residences. Now, these residences are some of the most expensive in London, if not the whole world. This has made the Mayfair District, including Mount Street, the most exclusive place to live, work, and shop in London.
Places Of Interest
Mount Street's storefronts are populated with shops of all varieties, from luxury jewellery stores that cater to a worldwide clientele, to shops selling everyday essentials and cater to the area's many local residents. Some shops of note are: Azzaro, Dunhill, Porsche, Aesop, Nicky Clarke, Williams & Son, and the Mount Street Galleries. In addition to its shopping notoriety, this street is also well-known for its estate agents. These agents specialize in the letting and acquisition of properties in the Mayfair district. Many of the shoppers and passers-by on Mount Street are locals, while others are travellers or businessmen staying at the Connaught, a five-star hotel situated at the heart of Mount Street. This hotel features spacious, Edwardian-era rooms, as well as several in-house restaurants and bars, a spa, a fitness centre, and numerous meeting and event rooms. The hotel's Helene Darroze restaurant, which serves a classic French menu, is one of the most popular and highly rated restaurants in the Mayfair district. Other highly rated restaurants on Mount Street include Scott's (seafood), Delfino (Italian cuisine), and Audley (British cuisine). Some restaurants and bars in the area are also private members' clubs, which cater to a highly exclusive clientele. But this area is not simply comprised of exclusive establishments. One of Mount Street's most popular attractions is the public Mount Street gardens. These gardens occupy a former burial ground for the parish church of St. George Hanover Square. In 1889, this green space was converted into public gardens filled with London Place trees, ornamental plants and shrubs, formal lawns, and public benches for all to enjoy.
Mount Street is easily accessible from three tube stations: Bond Street and Marble Arch to the north, and Green Park to the south. Green Park station serves the Jubilee, Piccadilly, and Victoria lines, while Bond Street serves the Central and Jubilee Lines. Marble Arch serves the Central line. By car, the street is easy to access as it connects to Park Lane in the east. Alternately, motorists can also access Mount Street via the three other major roadways that form the border of the Mayfair region: Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the west, and Piccadilly to the south. Street parking is widely available on Mount Street, and there is also a car park at the nearby London Millennium Hotel on Adams Row. Bus routes that pass near the area include: 7, 10, 73, 98, 137, 390, N7, N10, N73, N98, N137 and N207.