I've done a search on the Survey of London and of my own books (although have temporarily lost Pevsner) but have been unable to find out why this building was so important. Can anyone help me?
A few minutes' walk along Pall Mall you come to Schomberg House. All that is left from this historic building is the façade. At least this one is more attractive than the one above and I can see an argument for saving it although it is entirely modern within.
|Schomberg House, Pall Mall|
Lastly one building which still gets me a bit upset every time I pass it on my Mayfair walk is the former Red Lion in Waverton Street which used to be one of my favourite pubs until it closed in 2008. This is now well on its way to becoming a 5 bedroom house; however the façade has been retained. I'm not sure whether this is a good or bad thing. The name of the pub is remembered in Red Lion Yard so it won't be forgotten. The interior of the pub has gone; all that is saved is the outside. I just (naughtily) hope that the new house dwellers will get occasional visitors wanting a pint.
|Former Red Lion, Mayfair|