This is a lovely neighbourhood full of attractive shops.
Exit the tube at Bond Street station.
On Oxford Street go south on Davies Street. Your first stop is Grays Antique Market at #58 Davies Street. This is where you will discover more than 200 vendors selling the world’s largest collection of antiques, jewelry, and vintage fashion.
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Once done browsing or shopping at the market, turn right on Brook Street and cross through Grosvenor Square and you will find a selection of memorials, including one for American President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and another for those who died during the New York attack of September 11.
The 18th-century square is one of London’s largest at six acres. The square was somewhat redesigned in the 20th century. While the garden was originally circular with a statue of George I, it is now square with a memorial to Franklin Roosevelt on the northern side and a monument to the RAF American Squadrons.
Exit the square via the southeast corner onto the west side of S. Audley Street and continue south to South Street. There is a selection of shops and art galleries that you may wish to visit including the Massimo De Carlo Gallery, Stefano Ricci, and James Purdy & Sons. At #64 South Audley is a blue plaque in recognition of Constance Spry, a London florist who once worked in that building.
Cross South Audley at South Street, turn left and continue to turn right at Chesterfield Hill. Turn left at Charles Street, then right onto Queen Street, then right on Curzon Street to one of London’s best-kept secrets, Shepherd Market. The mix of alleyways presents an interesting mix of shops and eateries. Perhaps this would be a good spot to stop for lunch.
When you are done the shopping and lunching, head back to Queen Street, turning right on Charles Street, continuing to Berkeley Square, where Sir Winston Churchill grew up at #48.
Leaving the Square, turn right on Bruton Street. Although the house no longer exists, Queen Elizabeth was born at 17 Bruton Street at the home of her maternal grandparents. Currently, this is the area for high fashion designers. Shops along this block include Maison Margiela, Diane Von Furstenburg, Brioni UK and, Holland & Holland.
Cross New Bond Street and continue along Conduit Street, shops along this block include Moschino Boutique, Braccialini, Nicole Farhi, Vivienne Westwood, Vivienne Westwood MAN, Crombie, and Rigby & Peller.
Turn right on Savile Row, crossing to the east side of the street some of the businesses you will encounter include Issey Miyake London, Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery, Maurice Sedwell, , Norton & Sons, James Hyman Gallery, Ramon Tailoring Ltd., Duchamp London, Steven Hitchcock Tailors, SCABAL Savile Row, Steed Bespoke Tailors, Huntsman & Sons, Cad & The Dandy, Richard Anderson Ltd., Holland & Sherry, Dege & Skinner, Huality Bespoke Tailoring, Jasper Littman, Kilgour, and, Bernard Weatherill.
This posh street is lined with the finest fashion for men. This really is the mecca of fine tailoring.
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As you stroll by taking a peek into the basements and you will see the tailors hard at work. At Three Savile Road is Apple Record building where The Beatles once played a concert on the rooftop. It would be the last public performance of The Beatles.
Turn left on Vigo Street and then right on Regent Street where you reach the end of your walk at Piccadilly Circus Tube Station.
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