Surrounding the Royal Society of Arts, which has been in John Adam Street since 1774, are delightful Georgian townhouses that were converted into offices after the Blitz and are now back to residential splendour.
One of these is Nineteen Buckingham Street, a five-storey mansion split into 11 spacious and crafted apartments, designed from top to bottom by David Linley, the Queen’s nephew.
Trademark features include walnut-and-nickel mail boxes in the entrance hall, plus lacquered cabinetry, luscious leatherwork and hand-made kitchens.
Prices from £3.35 million. Call Jackson-Stops & Staff on 020 7644 6649.