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Mayfair’s village-like enclave of Shepherd Market is one of Prime Central London’s best kept secrets. Those who buy property in Shepherd Market not only gain a truly unique address in the very heart of Mayfair, but they also lay claim to a neighbourhood that is filled with charm, history and an unparalleled ambiance.
Shepherd Market sits in the midst of Mayfair, forming an almost-concealed juncture between the busy artery of Piccadilly and the elegant thoroughfare of Curzon Street. Extraordinarily picturesque, Shepherd Market consists of a quaint square whose streets and pathways s reveal surprises around every corner.
Wander through Shepherd Market and you’re likely to discover a new favourite restaurant or two, a Victorian pub to serve as your quirky local, a wine bar that pours varietals which keep you coming back time after time, boutiques that stock chic one-of-a-kind items or galleries displaying artworks that range from the thought-provoking to the avant-garde.
Indeed, despite it’s relatively compact dimensions, this area is literally filled with vibrant options, meaning that those who buy a flat in or near to Shepherd Market will never lack for things to see, taste and experience.
The land upon which present-day Shepherd Market is located was originally known as Brook Field, an open-air plot of land that had for centuries been the site of the annual “May fair. However, once the Mayfair area (which took its name from this yearly event) sprung up around the borders of Brook Field, the raucous festival was inevitably doomed. Deemed to be too loud and common for the aristocratic residents and homeowners of Mayfair, the fest was eventually forcefully moved in the early 1700s.
Shortly after the fair had exited to a more conducive setting, Edward Shepherd, a London-based architect, began the planning for a new square, Shepherd Market. The blueprints for this early version of Shepherd Market, which was developed over more than a decade, between 1735 and 1746, showcased a theatre, a duck pond, paved alleyways and a two-level market.
Over the years since it was first conceived and constructed, this neighbourhood has witnessed several alterations and evolutions. Arguably, Shepherd Market reached its zenith in the 1920s when it earned the distinction of being the most coveted, most prestigious area in Prime Central London. This came about largely because influential novelist, Michael Arlen, rented rooms in the square, across from the still-operating Ye Grapes pub. In addition to hosting glittering social events for his glamorous group of friends in his residence, Arlen also wrote a bestselling 1924 novel which prominently highlighted Shepherd Market as its backdrop. When this book, The Green Hat, was turned into a Broadway success and a film with megastar Greta Garbo, Shepherd Market’s position as the centre of London’s fashionable universe in the roaring 20s was firmly cemented.
Currently, almost 100 years later, Shepherd Market enjoys a slightly more reserved renown. Although home to one of Prime Central London’s most exclusive private clubs, the Shepherd Market of today is a more discreet treasure, a cherished secret spot that Londoners closely guard to help preserve its special atmosphere.
Those who buy property in Shepherd Market, as well as the after-work visitors and stray tourists who happen upon this magical neighbourhood, are entranced by the square’s collection of architectural styles, its selection of eating and drinking spots and its superb shopping and socialising opportunities. The fact that Shepherd Market provides all of this in relatively tranquil surroundings that are nevertheless only a short distance from the bustling activities, business hubs and landmarks of Prime Central London is perhaps its most desirable feature.
With a dedicated sales office situated at 11 Curzon Street, mere steps away from the entrance to Shepherd Market, Pastor Real Estate delivers a depth of expertise, experience and knowledge of the area that is virtually unparalleled. For that reason, we are uniquely positioned to aid those who are seeking an ideal property to buy in Mayfair’s Shepherd Market.
Pastor Real Estate’s comprehensive database of Shepherd Market sales listings and unrivalled network of contacts can help you find and buy the perfect Shepherd Market property. Our Pastor Real Estate sales team invites you to get in touch with us so that we can begin to work on your behalf to locate and secure the property for sale in Shepherd Market that most closely matches your specifications and optimally suits your requirements.