Saturday, 27 May 2017

Shepherd Market, London


Hello hello!

So glad to see you.

Posts this weekend are going to be from London and we'll be back to Australia on Monday, there's still a couple of  weeks to go about that!

Shepherd Market in the centre of Mayfair, is the site of the infamous fifteen day May Fair set up by King James II in the 1680s.   Over the years the area went in and out of favour until the mid 18th Century, when it was developed by Architect Edward Shepherd providing lots of  paved alleyways, a duckpond and a two-storey market with a theatre on top. By the 1920s it was very fashionable, a colourful place gaining notoriety until today where it is a hidden olde-worlde secret space full of restaurants, atmospheric Victorian-style pubs, boutique shops and galleries.


Quite difficult to photograph with all the alleyways and diners enjoying their lunches outside in the sun, it had a great vibe.



Barbers Jack the Clipper






Leaving the Market onto Picadilly, Green Park is opposite with Buckingham Palace at the end of the green and leafy park.



Across the road is St James Park with its lake, with pelicans, and pretty flower borders.






Who can resist a look at Big Ben on the way past.



Cheerio

2 comments:

  1. Brought back many lovely memories of time spent there with my daughters.

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  2. Shepher Market looks an interesting and lively area, I'd love to explore those lanes and alleyways:)

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