Timing was neat on Thursday so I arrived and departed from The Connaught Bar at The Connaught Hotel without registering that, after what seems to have been years, the road works have finally finished on Mount Street outside the hotel and that this desirable corner of Mayfair has been not only restored but enhanced.
It took Friday’s Evening Standard to prompt me to walk past again that night to see what an improvement has been made. The centerpiece is a fountain designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando called “Silence”. After months of construction it’s an apt name and it definitely enhances the environment. Also helps work up a thirst…..