Montpelier Square

Market Comment: Budget Implications on Prime Property

March saw the announcement of some revisions to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), for certain residential property transactions, plus a second refinement to the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED). Here Harrods Estates Sales Director Shaun Drummond shares his predictions for how these changes might shape the sector in the coming months. Firstly though, to recap, it was The...

Mayfair at Night

Crossrail Set to Ignite Interest in Mayfair

Crossrail is not due to open until 2018 but has already had a significant impact on property values in locations along the line which are set to benefit from new, faster connections into Central London. – But arguably less attention has been paid to the importance of Crossrail on locations within Central London. Mayfair will be served by the new...

Chelsea Office - May 2014

Chelsea Flower Show Highlights

The Gold Medallists at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show have been announced and our Chelsea Office have got into the floral spirit by decorating their own windows on the Fulham Road, pictured above. Congratulations to Luciano Giubbilei – designer of the Champagne Laurent Perrier Garden, whose design has been crowned winner of ‘Best in Show’.  The beautiful landscape celebrates a perfect...

The View, Short Let

Luxury Short Lets, 2014

The season for London Shorts Lets has arrived.  From June to August, the capital sees a rise in international visitors taking advantage of the opportunity for an extended vacation to sight see, shop and enjoy all of London’s finest dining and entertainment facilities. For those looking for luxury accommodation, there are a wide selection of premium hotels, however for some,...

Harrods Wine Tasting May 2014

London Activities: May 2014

May is rapidly approaching and residents in the capital have plenty to keep them entertained. The 1st May sees the launch of the Sony World Photography Awards. While the Winner is announced on 30th April, the exhibition will feature the Winning works, plus the shortlisted entries which were chosen for the best portrayals of photo-journalism, fine art and commercial photography....

1901 Faberge Egg Displaying in Harrods April 2014

Easter Events

In the run up to Easter, it’s a long held tradition for many to hide Easter eggs for children to hunt for, and these beautifully landscaped gardens could provide the perfect setting for a treasure hunt and inspiring the imagination… Hamilton Terrace – here the immaculate lawn provides the perfect blank canvas for decorating a garden party.  Adorn the trees...