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SHOPPING HEAVEN: 5 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT SELFRIDGES

Indulge yourself with a super-sweet trip to Selfridges, just a short walk away from Grosvenor House Apartments. Our stylish neighbourhood department store was voted best department store in the world and really is shopping heaven. From high-fashion to street-cred to high-tec, Selfridges is simply bursting at the seams with consumable delights and quirky events of every kind. Here are five things we love about this London landmark: 1. It’s got a whole lotta history Harry Gordon Selfridge opened his dream store in London’s Oxford Street in 1909, having arrived in the UK from Chicago just three years prior. Mr…

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Interviews

MY MAYFAIR BY PETER WETHERELL

Peter Wetherell, Mayfair’s most celebrated estate agent, knows Mayfair like the back of his hand. He got married in Grosvenor Chapel, lived on Charles Street and has had his office on Mount Street for the past 40 years. You could say that nobody knows the district better than he does.  He takes time out of his busy schedule to talk to Inside Mayfair and give us insight into London’s prettiest ‘village’. Wetherell in Mayfair What’s your perfect day in Mayfair? My perfect day would be to walk tall looking above the ground floor facia at the buildings - some of the prettiest in London.…

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Food & Drink

THE CHEF’S PENTHOUSE: GROSVENOR HOUSE APARTMENTS

A one-week residency featuring Simon Hulstone and Robert Wiedmaier Top US chef Robert Wiedmaier and British Michelin-starred chef Simon Hulstone will be hosting an exclusive chef’s penthouse dining experience at Grosvenor House Apartments between 31st March and 5th April 2014. The chefs will be entertaining their guests as if “at home” in a penthouse at the most exclusive address in Mayfair. Weidmaier, known for his French haute-cuisine in his flagship restaurant Marcel’s in Washington DC, will be joined by Simon Hulstone from The Elephant in Torquay to host food lovers for a…

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Mayfair Tales

ALL THAT GLITTERS: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GROSVENOR ESTATE

He walked, as was his custom, through the shaded streets and pleasant squares of Mayfair,” writes Michael Arlen in A Young Man Comes to London, 1932. “This corner of town was our hero’s delight. He loved its quiet, its elegance, its evocation of the past. Of Mayfair he wrote those stories which no editor would publish. In those stories he dwelt on the spacious lives of the rich and on the careless gaieties of the privileged.” Mayfair has long been celebrated in literature, most famously in the 1890s in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband and Lady Windermere’s Fan. This compact area,…