Shepherd Market is a charming small square and piazza with a variety of boutique shops, restaurants and impressive Victorian pubs. This unique little enclave is tucked away between Picadilly and Curzon Street, in the heart of London's Mayfair. A hidden gem known for its wonderful relaxed village-like atmosphere.
✯ Oct 2016 ✯
Neon Legacy - Shepherd Market 3rd-13th October
Mayfair's Shepherd Market will be lit up with neon signs for a free outdoor art exhibition. The signs are the work of Chris Bracey, the man behind the brilliant neon sign workshop ‘God's Own Junkyard’ in Walthamstow.
Bracey died aged 59 in 2014, but his family have kept his workshop open. The exhibition marks two years since his death, and is curated by his wife Linda and sons Marcus and Matthew. Bracey was responsible for creating many of the neon lights in and around Soho and the West End. He also collaborated with artists including Damien Hirst and Martin Creed, and worked on films including Blade Runner and Batman.
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Just a five minute walk from Green Park underground station, Shepherd Market is a convenient escape from the usual hustle and bustle of Central London. The mixture of lovely little boutique shops, relaxing cafés and traditional pubs is a refreshing change from nearby Piccadilly or Oxford Street.