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Properties for Rent Near Mayfair’s Shepherd Market
Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, between the bustling thoroughfare of Piccadilly and sophisticated Curzon Street, sits an enclave that is one of Prime Central London’s best-kept secrets. Shepherd Market is an enchanting square whose quaint streets and alleyways overflow with a selection of eateries, trendy galleries, Victorian pubs and upscale boutiques.
Today’s Shepherd Market was once an open-air plot of land, known as Brook Field, which had been the site of an annual, and rather raucous, “May fair” for hundreds of years. Yet, after the increasing gentrification of the Mayfair area had begun in the 18th century, this loud and crowded festival was forced to move elsewhere.
This opened the way for a local architect and developer, Edward Shepherd, to plan and build a new square. The result was Shepherd Market. Developed between 1735 and 1746, the original version of this neighbourhood featured a two-storey market, a theatre, paved alleys and a duck pond. Throughout the ensuing years Shepherd Market has undergone many changes, both cosmetic and more substantial.
The square’s heyday possibly came during the 1920s, when Shepherd Market was considered to be the chicest, most sparkling address in Prime Central London. At that time, influential novelist and trendsetter, Michael Arlen, rented rooms there (across from the still-open Ye Grapes pub), where he entertained his glamorous and influential friends. Arlen also made Shepherd Market the setting for his bestselling 1924 novel, The Green Hat, which went on to be a Broadway hit and a film starring Greta Garbo. So, it is probably no surprise that, during the flapper age, Shepherd Market represented the fashionable hub of cosmopolitan London.
Renting a Property Near to Charming Shepherd Market
Nowadays, Shepherd Market is more of a hidden gem, a tucked away locale that in the know Londoners treasure for its quaint village like charms, its sophisticated pursuits and its depth and breadth of gastronomical offerings. Those visitors lucky enough to chance upon this magical spot, whether by wandering in from Piccadilly or straying across from Bond or Oxford Streets, usually fall under its sway. Beguiled by its picturesque buildings, as well as its eating, drinking and shopping possibilities, Shepherd Market’s visitors and residents alike can’t help but marvel at the existence of such an elegantly tranquil oasis concealed in the very midst of vibrant, bustling Central London.
Perhaps it is this sense of being a serene retreat, just moments away from all that Mayfair and Prime Central London has to offer, that makes properties to let in and around Shepherd Market so very desirable.
For those in search of the ideal home to let near Shepherd Market, Pastor Real Estate is uniquely qualified to help you successfully secure your perfect property. With a dedicated letting office located at number 48 Curzon Street, steps from Shepherd Market, Pastor Real Estate can provide a wealth of expertise and experience regarding the area’s real estate.
In addition, due to our extensive database of listings and unequalled network of contacts, Pastor Real Estate can ensure that you are able to locate and close on a place to rent near to Shepherd Market that most exactly suits you specifications and matches your requirements. We invite you to contact us, so that we can aid you in finding your ultimate Prime Central London property for rent.