Bond Street

One of the most upmarket London shopping roads, Bond Street is actually two streets, Old Bond Street and New Bond Street. They take their name from Sir Thomas Bond, who developed the land. This central London street became popular in the 18th century for its luxury shops such as Asprey, a jeweler which has a Royal Warrant. You’ll also find some interesting art galleries. Halcyon Gallery, Galerie Bartoux and Opera Gallery are all open to the public. Sotheby’s auction house is at 34-35 New Bond Street. Sotheby’s Cafe is open from Monday to Friday.

Horatio, Lord Nelson lived at 147 Bond Street in 1797. You can see a Blue Plaque commemorating him on the outside of the building, which is now an art dealership. Fenwick is a high-end department store at number 63 New Bond Street. Inside, there’s Bodyism Cafe, Carluccio’s restaurant and Bond Street Kitchen as well as several spas and personal shopping services. Check out the Allies statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, close to the Chanel store. This unusual sculpture depicts the two leaders on a bench having a chat and was designed by Lawrence Holofcener and unveiled by Princess Margaret in 1995.

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