Dartmouth House

 
 
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37 Charles Street, Mayfair, Berkeley Square, London W1J 5ED 
 
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Dartmouth HouseDartmouth House is the international headquarters of the ESU (English-Speaking Union), which is represented in more than 50 countries worldwide. Over 40,000 people use the building each year, many without realising that Dartmouth House is an important heritage building, sumptuously remodelled and refurbished in the 1890s by Lord Revelstoke, who created a grand town mansion in the Anglo-French style. Purchased by the ESU in 1926, it is one of the most notable properties in Mayfair and was recently upgraded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to Grade II* and is scheduled as a building of national importance. Inevitably old buildings need major repair and restoration and in 1997 an international appeal was launched to restore the building and refurbish it to a level appropriate to the 21st Century. The funds raised from a variety of generous donors helped us to undergo a programme of urgent restoration and modernisation.
This included renovating the roof, the courtyard paving and outdated electrical services. The superb painted ceiling by Pierre Victor Galland is above the grand staircase at Dartmouth House. All the appeal monies raised were put towards the costs, supplemented by a loan. This has ensured the survival of Dartmouth House and its key role in ESU activities worldwide.


 

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Underground Stations

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Green Park Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Hyde Park Corner Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Carrington Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Chesterfield House NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £163  26% off
35 Charles Street, W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
Typically for this aristocratic part of town, a discreet entrance leads to a thoroughly luxurious interior. Muted colours and marble floors give the sense of an ... More
 
 
 
Washington Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £132  28% off
5 Curzon Street, W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
Dating back to 1913, The Washington Mayfair Hotel successfully blends historic art deco with modern design. Located in the premier commercial and cultural centre of London, ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Green Park Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  29% off
Half Moon Street, W1J | 2 minutes from Dartmouth House
Fourteen hundred-year-old townhouses have been knocked together to create this unusual Hilton Hotel, at the heart of London's smartest area. The discreet luxuries of Mayfair are ... More
 
 
 
 
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Royal Institution of Great Britain
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 5 minutes from Dartmouth House
Best known for its annual televised Christmas lectures, the RI is one of Britain's most famous science institutions and the place where famous scientists such as ... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Dartmouth House
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
 
 
 
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Apsley House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 7 minutes from Dartmouth House
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
37 Dover Street, W1S | 4 minutes from Dartmouth House
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David Zwirner
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24 Grafton Street, W1S | 4 minutes from Dartmouth House
New York gallery owner David Zwirner is opening his first overseas outpost in London in October 2012. Led by director Angela Choon, the gallery will encompass ... More
 
 
 
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Colnaghi Gallery
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15 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 6 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, St James's, London SW1Y | 11 minutes from Dartmouth House
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The Audience
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Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 12 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 13 minutes from Dartmouth House
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 11 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 11 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 12 minutes from Dartmouth House
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
 
 
 
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Geo F Trumper
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9 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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Heywood Hill
London > Shopping > Books
10 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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Simon Carter Mayfair
London > Shopping > Menswear
34 Shepherd Market, W1J | 2 minutes from Dartmouth House
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The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, 35 Charles Street, , Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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Tamarind
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20 Queen Street, Mayfair, , Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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Murano
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
20 Queen Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 12 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 13 minutes from Dartmouth House
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 15 minutes from Dartmouth House
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May Fair Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Dartmouth House
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The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K | 4 minutes from Dartmouth House
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The Athenaeum Spa
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The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, W1J | 4 minutes from Dartmouth House
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Whisky Mist
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
London Hilton Hotel, 35 Hertford Street, W1J | 3 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Funky Buddha
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Mr Fogg's
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Bruton Lane, W1J | 4 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Dartmouth House (English-Speaking Union)
London > Business > Venue Hire
37 Charles Street, The English-Speaking Union - Dartmouth House, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1J | Same location as Dartmouth House
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The May Fair
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Dartmouth House
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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, , Mayfair, London W1S | 4 minutes from Dartmouth House
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