History of the South Molton Triangle
A brief history of the South Molton Triangle
The area was first developed in the 1720s as part of Grosvenor’s creation of Mayfair and the expansion of London westwards. It formed the edge of the Mayfair estate, as it does today. This boundary was defined by the Tyburn River, which flows from Hampstead, runs beneath Marylebone Lane and South Molton Lane before heading south to join the Thames near Millbank Tower. It was culverted when the original development began.
The area has always been characterised by a mix of uses and has never conformed to the typical residential street and use patterns of Mayfair. It has constantly evolved as a distinctive area that connects and services Oxford Street, New Bond Street and Mayfair.
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