14 Facts About Bond Street


Bond Street is the only street that links Oxford Street and Piccadilly.

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Old Bond Street is at the southern end between Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens.

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Part of New Bond Street is numbered B406 but the remainder and all of Old Bond Street is unclassified.

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New Bond Street is pedestrianised between Grafton Street and Clifford Street to prevent through traffic and to stop the road being used as a rat run.

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New Bond Street was laid out during the second phase of construction 14 years after Bond's syndicate began developing the area.

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Bond Street's insisted people should look for nearer shopping streets, and encouraged people to go to Bond Street.

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Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford lived in Bond Street and was unhappy about the presence of the Bond Street Loungers.

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Bond Street has maintained its reputation for luxury shopping into the 21st century, and has on occasion been regarded as the best retail location in Europe.

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In 2011, Bloomberg News reported that New Bond Street was the most expensive retail street in Europe after the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

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The entire length of Bond Street has been part of the Mayfair Conservation Area controlled by Westminster City Council since 1969.

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At one time, Bond Street was best known for top-end art dealers and antique shops that were clustered around the London office of Sotheby's auction house, which has been at Nos.

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Bond Street has been mentioned in several works of literature, including Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility and Virginia Woolf's 1925 novel Mrs Dalloway.

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The plot of the 1948 film Bond Street is based on items purchased from shops in the street.

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Bond Street is a square on the British Monopoly board and is the most expensive of the green-coloured set that includes Regent and Oxford Streets.

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