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This included renovating the roof, the courtyard paving and outdated electrical services.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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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
 
 
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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  34% off
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    21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 5 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    15 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 6 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, 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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    8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 11 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    10 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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    34 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    20 Queen Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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    20 Queen Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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    15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 13 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 15 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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    16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Dartmouth House
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    41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    London Hilton Hotel, 35 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    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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    Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
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    8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 4 minutes from Dartmouth House
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    Alan Cristea Gallery 6 minutes walk from Dartmouth House

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    Royal Academy of Arts 6 minutes walk from Dartmouth House

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    Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015 

    Royal Academy of Arts 6 minutes walk from Dartmouth House

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    Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust
    Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2015 

    Royal Academy of Arts 6 minutes walk from Dartmouth House

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    Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015 

    Royal Academy Of Arts at 6 Burlington Gardens 7 minutes walk from Dartmouth House

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    Handel House Museum 7 minutes walk from Dartmouth House

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