Mount Street

The return of the legendary seafood institution Scott’s, a refurbishment of the
Connaught hotel and the opening of a modish boutique by American
fashion maestro Marc Jacobs: this trio of events signalled a new dawn for
Mayfair’s Mount Street.
Kirkwood interior
On first sight, the street appears to have been perfectly preserved under a glass bell jar, with its intricately detailed Queen Anne revival-style architecture, pristine red-brick shop fronts and distinctly old-world charm. Look closer, however, and you’ll notice how the shop fronts have been turned over to some of the biggest talents of the 21st century, from fashion houses Azzaro, Loewe, Lanvin, J&M Davidson and Oscar de la Renta, to jewellers Stephen Webster and Parmigiani. CĂ©line is making a comeback here, too, after closing its only London store in 2009, and after a subsequent reinvention by creative director Phoebe Philo.

Add to this already rich mix an antique shop, a cigar store, a Porsche showroom, a new basement bastion by Mariano Rubinacci and – for old time’s sake – a 170-year-old neighbourhood butcher’s shop, and you’ll begin to appreciate the extent of Mount Street’s diversity.

Other Mayfair Shopping Streets

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