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MAYFAIR – THE CENTRE OF LONDON FOR OVER 300 YEARS
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MAYFAIR – THE CENTRE OF LONDON FOR OVER 300 YEARS

In the eighteenth century, aristocrat Sir Richard Grosvenor commenced developing Mayfair, constructing Grosvenor Square in 1731. 
No.1 Grosvenor Square was home to John Adams, appointed US Ambassador in 1785, prior to his becoming the second President of the United States. Young JFK lived there when his father Joseph P. Kennedy was appointed US Ambassador to the UK in the 1930s. No.1 Grosvenor Square is the only building to have served both as the US Embassy and the Canadian High Commission.

THE OVAL ROOM
the oval room

THE OVAL ROOM

Rumoured to have been built by Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy in 1938 – when the building first became the US Embassy – to inspire his children to achieve the highest office, this exact replica of the Oval Office in the White House has been respectfully preserved. It is now being restored and will form part of the impressive entrance lobby from Grosvenor Square.