Shepherd Market Christmas Lights
Shepherd Market Christmas lights switched on by Elizabeth Hurley this year. I visit all the pubs during this years festive party. Also many of the restaurants are serving festive Christmas food and drink.
Shepherd Market is definitely a real hidden gem in London. In the very heart of London’s Mayfair and very central London it remains hidden. Tucked away down a series of dead end looking streets between Curzon Street and Piccadilly. So despite its central location Shepherd Market retains a relaxed village like charm that most of London lost over a century ago.
Shepherd Market has a small square and is home to many boutique shops, bars, restaurants and some amazing Victorian pubs. Today Shepherd Market is as tranquil a spot as you will find in central London.
Elizabeth Hurley Looked amazing as she turned on this years lights. Dressed in a fabulous white dress and fur coat she looked very festive. Also popping open a champagne bottle using a sword look like great fun.
After the lights were switched on some amazing entertainers performed for the crowds. Fabulous musicians and singers performed on stage. While circus style acts grabbed the attention of pub goeres on the surrounding streets.
However it has a colourful past. Originally London’s May Fair took place right here so giving Mayfair a name. As the area became increasingly populated and by wealthy land and home owners they eventually put an end to the raucous fair.
The area in the early 1900’s fell on hard times and so became favoured by artists and prostitutes. And so until recent decades could be considered London’s higher end red light district. Times and property prices change and today the area is home to far more reputable businesses and visitors.
For more details about the stores and events within Shepherd Market visit the Shepherd Market Website
Today Shepherd market is an incredible place to visit. Shopping, dinner, drinks or just coffee. Finally check out my other posts here to see what to do at Shepherd Market – Shepherd Market London