Shepherd’s Market is a secret little enclave of alleyways and piazzas, which is tucked between Piccadilly and Curzon Street. Right in the very heart of Mayfair, these tiny cobbled streets are a complete contrast to the larger squares and roads that surround them.
This is ‘picture book’ London with its hanging signs and characterful doorways.
Originally developed by Edward Shepherd in 1735, very little has changed architecturally since then. The Shepherd’s Tavern was built in the 1730s and like the other pubs in the area, especially Ye Grapes Pub, has plenty of old world atmosphere. This area has gone from being affluent to more bohemian and back again over the past few centuries. It now boasts some of the finest restaurants in London - of particular note is the French restaurant Boudin Blanc - and plenty of high-end boutiques and shops including florists, jewellery shops, and luxury goods. Due to the fact that it is so small and compact, Shepherds Market just brims with atmosphere and charm, and on a summer’s evening there are few more atmospheric places to have a drink in central London.