Bond Street in the West End of London links Piccadilly in the south to Oxford Street in the north. It has been popular for retail since the 18th century as the home of many fashion outlets that sell prestigious or expensive items. The southern section is Old Bond Street and the longer northern section New Bond Street—a distinction not generally made in everyday usage.Plan your visit to Bond Street and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our London journey builder site.
The street was built on fields surrounding Clarendon House on Piccadilly, which were developed by Sir Thomas Bond. It was built up in the 1720s, and by the end of the 18th century was a popular place for the upper-class residents of Mayfair to socialise. Prestigious or expensive shops were established along the street, but it declined as a centre of social activity in the 19th century, although it held its reputation as a fashionable place for retail, and is home to the auction houses Sotheby's and Bonhams (formerly Phillips) and the department store Fenwick and jeweller Tiffany's. It is one of the most expensive and sought after strips of real estate in Europe.
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We went on a shopping trip along Oxford Street on a March afternoon. It was a lovely spring day, sunny and fresh, but London's shopping heartland was almost empty of the usual throng of locals and... more »
This is the street for all your high end shopping brands. Nice clean area and always uncrowded around here, especially the shops. more »
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