A new book has been released charting the history of London's Mayfair.
The attractive tome gallops through the area's 350 year history, starting from its time as soggy farm land and following its story up to the modern day.
Produced by Mayfair estate agents Wetherell, founded by the Mayfair Guru Peter Wetherell, "The Story of Mayfair: From 1664 Onwards" identifies seven periods in which Mayfair has experienced a "step change".
Each chapter gives a useful overview of the changes in each of those periods from 1664 up to the present day, and beyond, too, with a collection of predictions on how Mayfair will look by 2030.
There are excellent photographs throughout, and pictorials of Mayfair's lost mansions and also former mansions returned to returned their former residential use are particularly successful additions to the book. Martin Millard's cartoons to illustrate each chapter are very good, too.
The book can be purchased in paperback or downloaded for free as an ebook. More information on how to obtain The Story of Mayfair, co-authored by Peter Wetherell, Erik Brown and Oliver Bradbury, is available here.