London's Bond Street located in the opulent Mayfair district has been renowned as an upscale trendy shopping area since the 18th century. Its northern segment is referred to as New Bond Street while the southern segment is called Old Bond Street.
Bond Street has acquired a reputation throughout the globe as a premier shopping venue for the wealthy encompassing designer fashion, exclusive brands, fine jewellery, luxury goods, antiques and art. Located in London's bustling West End area in the heart of Mayfair, Bond Street also features numerous well known restaurants and hotels catering to the well-heeled customer. Many international socialites, celebrities and members of the jet set are to be seen frequenting Bond Street.
Bond Street inherits a colourful history; it has always been a favoured destination of the most influential, wealthy and stylish sectors of society. In the past it also served as the residence of such noteworthy individuals as Lady Emma Hamilton, Admiral Horatio Nelson and an array of notable poets and authors.
Boutiques offering up to the minute fashion and accessories include such renowned names as Emporio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Diesel, DKNY, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Lauren among many others.
If it is expensive watches or fine jewellery that you seek, Bond Street features prestigious names like Bulgari, Chopard, Rolex, Watches of Switzerland, Montblanc, Tiffany and Boucheron as well as a host of others.
The lover of art and antiques will be delighted with the offerings at Bond Street with such distinguished purveyors as Sotheby's, The Fine Art Society, Belgravia Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, Halcyon Gallery and Spencer House in addition to other notable establishments.
Fine dining at Bond Street is an experience in itself, with a number of excellent restaurants serving top-notch cuisine. Additionally you will find several bars offering services of a high standard.
A unique feature available to anyone interested in exploring Bond Street is the exclusive shopping tours. These tours presented with a team of experienced guides provide an insider's glimpse into the luxury merchandise available in London. Visitors may choose tours focusing on fashion, antiques, art, fine jewellery and watches and accessories or a complete tour of Bond Street.
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