Brook Street, W1K

Road in/near Mayfair, existing between the 1720s and now

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Brook Street, W1K

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Brook Street was named after the Tyburn Brook that formerly ran nearby,

Under South Molton Lane and Avery Row flowed the Tyburn Brook, which formed the eastern boundary of the Grosvenor Estate

Brook Street’s location was shared by the Grosvenor Estate in the west and Conduit Mead Estate to its east. The development of the street began in 1720 by both estates.

Sir Richard Grosvenor took leases of land in the Conduit Mead Estate and enter into special agreements with the builders so that developers would not block the line of Brook Street to Hanover Square.

Grosvenor also committed to build "a large brick arch and shore over the said brook". With the route of Brook Street secured, he sold on building agreements between 1724 and 1726 of all the land on both sides of his portion of Brook Street. By 1729 most of the houses were in occupation.

In 1735 Robert Seymour described the new street as "for the most part nobly built and inhabited by People of Quality".

In the eighteenth century the street was sometimes referred to as Lower Brook Street to distinguish it from Upper Brook Street. The eastern part between New Bond Street and Hanover Square was known as Little Brook Street.

The street originally consisted of London terraced housing mostly built to individual designs, some by well-known architects for aristocratic clients. Some of the original houses have been replaced by buildings from a variety of periods.

A feature of the street is the Claridge’s hotel, at the junction with Davies Street.

Both George Handel and Jimi Hendrix lived in the same house at 23-25 Brook Street.


Main source: Brook Street: Introduction | British History Online
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NEARBY STREETS
Adams Row, W1K On the Grosvenor estate, Adams Row extends from South Audley Street to Carlos Place.
Albemarle Street, W1S Albemarle Street takes its name from the second Duke of Albermarle, son of General Monk.
Aldburgh Mews, W1U Aldburgh Mews is a road in the W1U postcode area
Archibald Mews, W1J Archibald Mews was formerly John Court, after local landowner John, Lord Berkeley.
Argyll Street, W1F Argyll Street was named after John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, owner of the land in the 18th century.
Avery Row, W1K Avery Row was probably named after Henry Avery, an 18th century bricklayer who built this street over the Tyburn Brook.
Bakers Mews, W1U Bakers Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Balderton Flats, W1K Balderton Flats is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balderton Street, W1K Balderton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Balfour Place, W1K Balfour Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Barlow Place, W1S This is a street in the W1J postcode area
Barrett Street, W1U Barrett Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
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Berkeley Square House, W1J Residential block
Berkeley Square, W1J Berkeley Square was originally laid out in the mid 18th century by architect William Kent.
Binney Street, W1K Binney Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Bird Street, W1U Bird Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Blenheim Street, W1S Blenheim Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Bourdon Place, W1J Bourdon Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Bourdon Street, W1J Bourdon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Boyle Street, W1S Boyle Street was built on a piece of land called the Ten Acres to discharge some Boyle family debts.
Brook Street, W1S Brook Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Brooks Mews, W1K Brooks Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Brown Hart Gardens, W1K Brown Hart Gardens is a road in the W1K postcode area
Bruton Lane, W1S Bruton Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Bruton Lane, W1S Bruton Lane is a road in the W1S postcode area
Bruton Place, W1J Bruton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Bruton Street, W1S Bruton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Burlington Gardens, W1J Burlington Gardens, with houses dating from 1725, was laid out on land that was once part of the Burlington Estate.
Burlington Gardens, W1J Burlington Gardens is a road in the W1J postcode area
Carlos Place, W1 Carlos Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Cavendish Square, W1G Cavendish Square was laid out in 1717–18 at the beginning of the transformation of Harley family lands in Marylebone.
Cavendish Square, W1G Cavendish Square is a location in London.
Cavendish Street, W1G Cavendish Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Clifford Street, W1S Clifford Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Coach And Horses Yard, W1S Coach And Horses Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Coach Horses Yard, W1S Coach Horses Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Conduit Avenue, W1S Conduit Avenue is a road in the SE10 postcode area
Conduit Street, W1S Conduit Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Conduit Street, W1S Conduit Street is a road in the W1B postcode area
Cork Street, W1S Cork Street, on the Burlington Estate, was named after Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork.
Culross Street, W1K Culross Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Cumberland Gate, W1C Cumberland Gate is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Davies Mews, W1K Davies Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Davies Street, W1K Davies Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Davies Street, W1K Davies Street is a road in the W1J postcode area
Davis Street, W1K Davis Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Dering Street, W1S Dering Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Duke Street, W1K Duke Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Duke Street, W1U Duke Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Dukes Mews, W1U Dukes Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Edwards Mews, W1U Edwards Mews is a road in the W1U postcode area
Farm Street, W1J Farm Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Farringdon Street, W1J Farringdon Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Fitzhardinge House, W1H Residential block
Fitzhardinge Street, W1U Fitzhardinge Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Gee’s Court, W1U This is a street in the W1U postcode area
Gees Court, W1C Gees Court is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Gilbert Street, W1K Gilbert Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Graftan Street, W1S Graftan Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Grafton Street, W1S Grafton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Granville Place, W1C Granville Place is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Great Castle Street, W1B Great Castle Street was begun in 1722.
Great Castle Street, W1W Great Castle Street was one of the main streets of the Harley Estate.
Great Marlborough Street, W1B Great Marlborough Street runs east of Regent Street past Carnaby Street towards Noel Street.
Green Street, W1K Green Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Grosvenor Hill, W1K Grosvenor Hill is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Grosvenor Square, W1K Grosvenor Square is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Grosvenor Square, W1K Grosvenor Square was developed by Sir Richard Grosvenor from 1721 onwards.
Grosvenor Street, W1K Grosvenor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Hanover Square, W1S Hanover Square was created as the ’Whig’ square with Cavendish Square being the ’Tory’ square.
Hanover Street, W1S Hanover Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Harcourt House, W1G Residential block
Harewood Place, W1C Harewood Place is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Haunch Of Venison Yard, W1K Haunch Of Venison Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Hay Hill, W1S Hay Hill is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Henrietta Place, W1G Henrietta Place is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Hill Street, W1J Hill Street is one of the streets of London in the W1J postal area.
Hills Place, W1F Hills Place is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Hinde Mews, W1U Hinde Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Holles Street, W1C Holles Street runs north from Oxford Street, on the east side of the John Lewis store.
International House, W1S Residential block
James Street, W1U James Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Jason Court, W1U Jason Court was part of the ancient village of Marylebone.
John Prince’s Street, W1G This is a street in the W1G postcode area
John Princes Street, W1G John Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Jones Street, W1K Jones Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Lancashire Court, W1K Lancashire Court is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Lees Place, W1K Lees Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Little Marlborough Street, W1B Little Marlborough Street is one of the streets of London in the W1F postal area.
Lumley Street, W1K Lumley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Lumley Street, W1K Lumley Street is a road in the W1C postcode area
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Mandeville Place, W1U Mandeville Place is a road in the E15 postcode area
Margaret Street, W1B Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Margaret Street, W1G Margaret Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Market Place, W1W Market Place is one of the streets of London in the W1W postal area.
Marylebone Lane, W1C Marylebone Lane is a road in the W1C postcode area
Masons Arms Mews, W1S Masons Arms Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Mason’s Arms Mews, W1S Mason’s Arms Mews is a road in the W1S postcode area
Mayfair Mews, W1K A street within the W1S postcode
Mews Yard, W1K Mews Yard is a road in the WC2H postcode area
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Mount Row, W1K Mount Row was formed from two stable yards.
Mount Street Mews, W1 Mount Street Mews is a road in the W1K postcode area
Mount Street, W1K Mount Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Mount Street, W1K Mount Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
New Bond Street, W1J New Bond Street is the northernmost section of what is simply known as ’Bond Street’ in general use.
New Burlington Mews, W1B New Burlington Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
New Burlington Place, W1S New Burlington Place is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
New Burlington Street, W1B New Burlington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
New Burlington Street, W1B New Burlington Street is a road in the W1B postcode area
North Audley Street, W1K North Audley Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
North Row, W1K North Row is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Old Bond Street, W1J Old Bond Street was named for Sir Thomas Bond, a property developer from Peckham who laid out a number of streets in this part of the West End.
Old Burlington Street, W1J Old Burlington Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Old Cavendish Street, W1 Old Cavendish Street is a road in the W1 postcode area
Orchard Court, W1H Orchard Court is a road in the W1H postcode area
Orchard Street, W1H Orchard Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Orchard Street, W1U Orchard Street is a road in the W1K postcode area
Oxford Circus Avenue, W1F Oxford Circus Avenue exists on a lot of London maps but doesn’t exist.
Oxford Circus, W1B Oxford Circus was originally called Regent Circus.
Oxford Street, W1C This is a street in the W1A postcode area
Oxford Street, W1K Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximately 300 shops.
Palladium House, W1B Palladium House is a grade II listed (in 1981) Art Deco office building located on the corner of Great Marlborough Street and Argyll Street.
Park Lane, W1K Park Lane is a road in the W1J postcode area
Park Street, W1K Park Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Picton Place, W1U Picton Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Pollen Street, W1S Pollen Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Portman Mews South, W1H Portman Mews South is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Portman Square, W1H Portman Square is a square, part of the Portman Estate, located at the western end of Wigmore Street, which connects it to Cavendish Square to its east.
Princes Street, W1B Princes Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Providence Court, W1K This is a street in the W1K postcode area
Red Place, W1K Red Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Reeves Mews, W1K Reeves Mews is a road in the W1K postcode area
Regent Place, W1B Regent Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Regent Street, W1B Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Regent Street, W1B Regent Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1Y postal area.
Regent Street, W1B This is a street in the W1J postcode area
Royal Arcade, W1S Royal Arcade is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Saint George Street, W1S Saint George Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Sandgate Trading Estate, W1K A street within the W1K postcode
Savile Row, W1S Savile Row is known worldwide for gentlemen’s tailoring.
Sedley Place, W1K Sedley Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Sedley Place, W1S Sedley Place is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Seymour Mews, W1H Seymour Mews is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Shepards Place, W1K Shepards Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Shepherds Place, W1K Shepherds Place is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
South Molton Lane, W1K South Molton Lane is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
South Molton Street, W1K South Molton Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
St Christophers House, W1U Residential block
St Christophers Place, W1U St Christophers Place is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
St George Street, W1S St George Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
St Georges Square, W1S St Georges Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St. Anselm’s Place, W1K St. Anselm’s Place is a road in the W1K postcode area
Stratford Place, W1C Stratford Place is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Swallow Place, W1B Swallow Place is one of the streets of London in the W1B postal area.
Tenterden Street, W1S Tenterden Street is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
The Royal Arcade, W1S The Royal Arcade is one of the streets of London in the W1S postal area.
Three Kings Yard, W1K Three Kings Yard is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Three Kings’ Yard, W1K This is a street in the W1K postcode area
Upper Brook Street, W1K Upper Brook Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K Upper Grosvenor Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
Vere Street, W1G Vere Street is one of the streets of London in the W1G postal area.
Weighhouse Street, W1K Weighhouse Street is one of the streets of London in the W1K postal area.
West One Shopping Centre, W1C West One Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.
Wigmore Street, W1H Wigmore Street is one of the streets of London in the W1H postal area.
Wigmore Street, W1U Wigmore Street is one of the streets of London in the W1U postal area.
Woodstock Street, W1S Woodstock Street is one of the streets of London in the W1C postal area.


Mayfair

Mayfair (originally called The May Fair) is an area of central London, by the east edge of Hyde Park. Mayfair boasts some of the capital’s most exclusive property of all types.

Mayfair is named after the annual fortnight-long May Fair that took place on the site that is Shepherd Market today. In 1764, the May Fair was banned at Shepherd Market because the well-to-do residents of the area disliked the fair’s disorderliness, and it moved to Fair Field in Bow in the East End of London.

The district is now mainly commercial, with many former homes converted into offices for major corporations headquarters, embassies and also hedge funds and real estate businesses. There remains a substantial quantity of residential property as well as some exclusive shopping and London’s largest concentration of luxury hotels and many restaurants. Rents are among the highest in London and the world.

The freehold of a large section of Mayfair also belongs to the Crown Estate.

The renown and prestige of Mayfair could have grown in the popular mind because it is the most expensive property on the British Monopoly set. Victor Watson, the head of Waddingtons at the time, and his secretary Marjory Phillips, chose the London place names for the British version — Ms Phillips apparently went for a walk around London to choose suitable sites.


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