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Central London boasts a wealth of Theatres, High Commissions, Embassies and Grand Banking institutions. Along with the opulent entertainment venues and corporate entities you can rest assured that all our services come with Public Liability Insurance, and our knowledgeable fitters can advise on the best routes to take when cleaning all types of curtains and blinds. Nataro has been fortunate enough to develop ongoing partnerships with some of the finest institutions in London, and are always looking to make new friends.
Notable for its garden squares, literary connections and numerous cultural, educational and health care institutions, Bloomsbury was developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area. The British Museum, which first opened to the public in 1759 in Montagu House, is at the heart of Bloomsbury.
Otherwise known as the “Theatre-land” of London, an assortment of big West End productions and smaller theatres fin you at every corner. Covent Garden is associated with the former fruit-and-vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site. The once renowned flower market soon became the Royal Opera House, which is also known as "Covent Garden".
Green Park covers 47 acres between Hyde Park and St. James's Park. In contrast with its neighbouring parks, Green Park has no lakes, no buildings, no playgrounds, and few monuments, having only the Canada Memorial by Pierre Granche, the Diana Fountain, and the RAF Bomber Command Memorial. Buckingham Palace is only one of many cultural sites to discover in this area.
In the early 21st century, Holborn has become the site of new offices and hotels. The old neoclassical Pearl Assurance building near the junction with Kingsway was converted into a hotel in 1999. There has been a limited attempt to rebrand Holborn "Midtown", on the grounds that it is notionally in the very middle of London. Office blocks and Grand Hotels such as The Savoy and The Rosewood also haunt these ends.
Mayfair became well known for the annual "May Fair" that took place from 1686 to 1764. Mayfair was built on with prestigious housing to suit the upper class; it has never lost its affluent status. The decline of the British aristocracy in the 20th century led to Mayfair becoming more commercial instead of residential, with many former homes converted into offices for corporate headquarters, embassies and other businesses.
Once an area no more than 1 mile from Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster immediately to the west of the River Thames. The settlement grew up around the palace and abbey, as a service area for them. Henry VIII's Reformation in the early 16th century abolished the Abbey and established a Cathedral - thus the parish ranked as a "City", although it was only a fraction of the size of the City of London.
Sir Wren’s cathedral has dominated the London skyline for over 300 years, surviving the Blitz and accommodating the funerals of Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and Baroness Thatcher. The areas that surround intertwine the contemporary rigidity of glass walled structures with the old of brick and mortar. Commercial offices dominate this space of the Square Mile.
St James Park
A somewhat residential area, also resident to a colony of pelicans has been a feature of the park since pelicans were donated by a Russian ambassador in 1664 to Charles II. The 18th century saw major changes, including the reclamation of part of the canal for Horse Guards Parade and the purchase of Buckingham House at the west end of the Mall. A most picturesque part of London to say the least.
The area contains one of the busiest transport interchanges in London and the United Kingdom, including the listed railway station and the underground station, as well as Terminus Place, which is a major hub for bus and taxi services. Victoria is a designated 'Opportunity Area' in the Mayor's London Plan. There are a number of emerging proposals for major redevelopment.