The building before redevelopment in 2012.

The building before redevelopment in 2012.

26. May 2012
St James's Market is very close to Piccadilly Circus

St James's Market is very close to Piccadilly Circus

St James's Market development in 2014

St James's Market development in 2014


St James's Market

Regent Street, London SW1Y 4NR
261,000 sq ft

Description of St James's Market

St James's Market is a commercial building in London SW1.

St James’s Market, a new 260,000 sq. ft. commercial development between Haymarket and Regent Street St James’s comprises 210,000 sq. ft. of new, modern office accommodation, alongside six flagship retail stores for best in class lifestyle and fashion, and seven new restaurants, all set within over half an acre of revitalised public spaces, including a new public square.


Leading lifestyle and fashion stores already opened include Jigsaw’s bespoke emporium and Swedish cycling brand ASSOS, with Smeg and Paul and Shark opened in winter 2017.

2017 June - TowerBrook Capital Partners, a London and New York-based investment firm, announced to be moving its UK headquarters to St James’s Market.

2017 January - Urban Tea Rooms announced.

2016 March - Jigsaw will open a new West End Emporium bespoke to St James's offering its full range of premium men's and women's clothing and accessories. This new concept store, at around 3, 000 sq ft of trading space, follows on from a menswear focused pop up with The Crown Estate on Jermyn Street last year, and will include 1,000 sq ft for its sister brand, The Shop at Bluebird.
- Leading Michelin-two-starred Nordic restaurant, Aquavit, based in New York, will open its first European place here.

2016 January - Swedish cycling brand Assos and premium design and lifestyle brand SMEG were the first two retailers to sign up to flagship stores at St James's Market. Global private equity firm, the Carlyle Group, will also be occupying new offices at the scheme for their London HQ.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Piccadilly Circus Underground Station
Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Haymarket / Charles II Street
12, 159, 453, 88, N109, N136, N18, N3, N97

News: (9)

Neapolitan influenced pizzeria ‘O ver is set open at St James's Market later this year.

‘O ver, which is expanding to St James’s following its successful launch at Borough Market in 2016, will offer authentic Neapolitan food with a contemporary twist, under Head Chef Santo Petrone.

The new ‘Over restaurant joins international acclaimed Nordic restaurant Aquavit which earned a Michelin star in 2017, and West African influenced Ikoyi, which earned a Michelin star in 2018; as well as Duck and Waffle Local and the recently launched Scully, the first solo venture from Ramael Scully the former head chef of Ottolenghi’s NOPI.

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04/02/2019 18:53 by Buildington

TowerBrook Capital Partners, a London and New York-based investment firm, is moving its UK headquarters to St James’s Market, reports The Crown Estate.

With this latest deal, St James’s Market is now three quarters (75%) let. TowerBrook Capital Partners will take 16,500 sq. ft. on the third floor of 1 St James’s Market. Simon Korn Commercial Property Consultants acted for TowerBrook.

The signing of TowerBrook Capital Partners follows last month’s announcement that two international firms, including energy company SOCAR Trading, are to locate their UK Headquarters at 2 St James’s Market.

Oliver Smith, on behalf of the St James’s Partnership, commented: “With this move, TowerBrook Capital Partners reaffirms its commitment to St James’s and we’re delighted to welcome the headquarters of another international firm to St James’s Market. This letting further reinforces the reputation of St James’s Market as the new destination for business in the heart of London’s West End.”

29/06/2017 08:27 by Buildington

St James’s Market is now almost 2/3 (68%) let, following agreements with a further two new office occupiers.

The two international firms, which include energy company SOCAR Trading, will locate their UK Headquarters at 2 St James’s Market, taking the 6th and 7th floors.

Oliver Smith, Senior Asset Manager for the partnership commented: “We’re delighted to welcome another two international firms of such calibre to St James’s Market. Following the arrival of Formula One last month, these lettings further demonstrate the continued strong demand for quality modern office space and world-class architecture, set amidst the fantastic shops, culture and restaurants that St James’s has to offer.”

A spokesperson for SOCAR Trading added: “We are very pleased to be relocating to such a prestigious development.”

23/05/2017 15:09 by Buildington

Formula 1 will be relocating its global HQ to St James’s Market, reports The Crown Estate.

Formula 1 will be taking nearly 21,000 sq ft over the fourth and fifth floors in No 2 St James’s Market, joining The Carlyle Group and The Crown Estate, who will both be relocating their London HQ’s to St James’s Market this year.

Oliver Smith, Senior Asset Manager at The Crown Estate commented: “Attracting a world-leading business like Formula 1 is a great endorsement of our vision to create a prestigious new business address in the heart of London’s West End. We are delighted to welcome Formula 1 to St James’s Market and look forward to building a long-term partnership with them as we continue to deliver our investment programme for St James’s.”

Chris Carter Keall, Vice President and Head of Asset Management at Oxford Properties added: “We are delighted that Formula 1 has chosen to locate within St James’s Market, a decision that is underpinned by the quality of the building, location and excellent amenities that are being delivered by the partnership at St James’s Market. It has been a transformational development creating a new public space to enjoy for occupiers and the community alike.”

Sacha Woodward Hill, General Counsel at Formula 1 said: “We’re pleased to be opening our new global HQ in St James’s Market. Formula 1 is a global sport, attracting audiences of 400 million, and London is the perfect place to grow our international fan base. The new space will accelerate our business transformation and help us to attract the best talent as we move forward.”

With only one retail unit still available, leading brands confirmed include: premium British brand, Jigsaw; Aspinal of London’s flagship store; Swiss cycling brand ASSOS and Paul and Shark’s first stores in the UK; and iconic design and lifestyle brand SMEG.

The Crown Estate

03/03/2017 11:58 by Buildington

Ikoyi is set to launch its first restaurant at St James’s Market, bringing Central London its first taste of Jollof Cuisine – an innovative approach using refined cooking techniques to cast a new lens on traditional West African flavours.

This deal completes the last of seven restaurant lettings at St James’s Market, where Ikoyi will join Nordic restaurant Aquavit, Danish bakery from Ole and Steen, Japanese Anzu, Salt Yard Group’s Veneta, and the new Duck and Waffle Local.

Ikoyi will be a first of a kind contemporary West African Restaurant located in central London where diners will be able to experience the bold heat and flavours of Nigeria, Senegal and beyond.

The new restaurant, born out of a friendship between Chef Jeremy Chan and Director Iré Hassan-Odukale, will be Ikoyi’s first permanent home, following a series of celebrated popups and residencies across London.

Anthea Harries, on behalf of the St James’s Market Partnership, commented: “We’re delighted to see Ikoyi complete the roster of world class restaurants at St James’s Market, further strengthening the area’s reputation as the destination of choice for the best in international dining. Ikoyi brings a fresh array of exciting flavours to London’s food scene and we’re thrilled they’ve chosen St James’s Market as the place to make their mark.”

Iré Hassan-Odukale of Ikoyi added: “We are privileged to have been selected to join St James’s Market and to call it our first home and we believe it’s the perfect location for us to introduce Jollof Cuisine to a London and global audience.”

Source: The Crown Estate

03/03/2017 11:56 by Buildington

Aspinal of London, the British luxury leather goods brand, will open its flagship store at St James’s Market redevelopment later this year.

The ‘Home of Aspinal’ will be the brand’s largest store to date.

The new store will showcase Aspinal of London’s full collection of premium quality hand-crafted leather goods with a distinctly British style, and host its new launches and exclusive collaborations.

The store will be divided into rooms highlighting the ‘lifestyle journey’ of the Aspinal customer and offer the complete range of men’s and women’s products; including handbags, wallets and purses, business bags, office accessories and luggage.
Aspinal of London joins other leading lifestyle and retail brands at St James’s Market, including a bespoke emporium from British brand Jigsaw; the first UK stores for Paul and Shark Swiss cycling brand ASSOS; and a unique concept store from lifestyle brand Smeg.

St James’s Market has also welcomed seven new restaurants offering the best in international dining, including the Nordic Aquavit, Ole and Steen’s Danish bakery, Salt Yard’s Veneta, Urban Tea Rooms and the Japanese Anzu, alongside 210,000 sq ft of office accommodation, all set within over half an acre of revitalised public spaces with a new public square.
With Aspinal’s arrival, and all seven restaurants now let or under offer, St James’s Market has only one retail unit still available.

The popularity of St James’s Market reflects the success of its redevelopment, combining the heritage of the area with the needs of modern occupiers to make it one of the most prestigious fashion, lifestyle and business addresses in London.

Anthea Harries, on behalf of the St James’s Market Partnership, commented: “We are delighted that Aspinal of London, a British brand renowned globally for its quality and craftsmanship, has chosen St James’s Market for its flagship store. It perfectly complements the mix of world-class brands and restaurants that have already made St James’s Market their home to create a new lifestyle and retail destination in this distinctive part of London.”

Sarah Rotherham, CEO at Aspinal of London added: “We are delighted to be opening our Flagship store in such a notable building as St James Market. The iconic architecture and back drop of Regent Street St James’s is in perfect synergy with Aspinal, as a Heritage British brand, and we look forward to welcoming many new customers into the store.”

15/02/2017 10:15 by Buildington

Urban Tea Rooms will open a new flagship site at St James’s Market, reports Crown Estate.

It will bring its modern take on the traditional English tea room with smart all-day café dining, having firmly established itself as a favourite among local offices and shoppers in the West End. London coffee ‘Allpress’ and loose-leaf teas will be served to take-away or eat in, alongside the best in organic, British produce; including freshly-made salads, soups, sandwiches, handmade cakes and artisanal baking.

Urban Tea Rooms is the latest operator to join St James’s Market, which will have seven new restaurants in total.

Anthea Harries, on behalf of the St James’s Market Partnership commnted: “We’re thrilled to welcome Urban Tea Rooms to St James’s Market. Their blend of high quality teas and coffee with the best in British and organic produce will perfectly complement the mix of bespoke eateries at St James’s Market, with something for everyone and all occasions in this new culinary destination.”

Sophie Hudson, Urban Tea Rooms, said: “We are so excited and honoured to be opening Urban Tea Rooms St James’s in this fantastic site. Our friendly staff and tasty food will create a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and we hope to become a firm favourite for office locals, busy shoppers and London visitors, just like in Kingly Street. We have some really exciting new menu ideas for this new site, and a beautiful shop design - we can’t wait to open.”

04/01/2017 12:59 by Buildington

Danish bakers Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebæk are set to open their first restaurant outside of Denmark in the new St James’s Market development.

Ole & Steen’s restaurant will open in winter 2016.

The duo’s Lagkagehuset bakeries are hugely successful across Denmark with over 50 locations including several in Copenhagen. The London restaurant will offer all-day dining, including artisan breads freshly baked on the premises, cakes, pastries, Scandinavian flatbreads, soups, stews, salads and luxury sandwiches. The menu will also include single estate coffee and a small but carefully crafted wine and beer list.

Anthea Harries on behalf of the St James’s Market Partnership said: “This flagship restaurant from two of Denmark’s most famous bakers will create a fantastic dining experience for London’s food lovers, combining fresh food, a cosy and cool Scandinavian-inspired setting and all the sounds and delicious smells of a bakery in full flow. Boasting the very best cuisine from across the world, St James’s Market will provide a new dining destination within this transformed part of the iconic West End.”

Ally Gordon at Ole & Steen added: “London is such a cosmopolitan city, and such a foodie city, that we know it’s absolutely the best place to plant a flag for Ole & Steen outside Denmark. We’ve been patiently waiting for the perfect site and now we’ve found St James’s Market which is perfect. We know that it will very quickly become the new, exciting destination for both London foodies and lovers of quality from overseas. We can’t wait to fire up the ovens!”

31/07/2016 15:58 by Buildington

Leading Michelin-two-starred Nordic restaurant, Aquavit, based in New York, will open its first European offering in The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties’ £400m St James’s Market redevelopment later this year.

Aquavit’s new restaurant will be offering a more informal and contemporary Nordic cuisine for all-day dining. The menu will be overseen by Michelin two Starred Executive Chef, Emma Bengtsson, and it will offer distinctly Nordic flavours. The food will be light and modern with a focus on high quality presentation, matched with the very best in modern Scandinavian interior design.

In addition to being the first restaurant announced for St James’s Market, it will also be largest at 9,000 sq ft with double-height ceilings, creating a flagship destination restaurant for this landmark scheme.

Aquavit joins leading fashion and lifestyle retail brands confirmed earlier this year for St James’s Market, including premier Swedish cycling brand Assos and iconic design and lifestyle brand SMEG. Global private equity firm, the Carlyle Group, will also be occupying new offices at the scheme for their London HQ.

Anthea Harries, on behalf of the St James’s Market Partnership, said: “We are thrilled the internationally acclaimed Aquavit has chosen St James’s Market for its first European offering, which will deliver a beautifully designed flagship restaurant at the heart of our new premier business address for London.

Aquavit’s arrival builds upon the success of our wider vision to rejuvenate St James’s, not just as world-leading business and retail destination, but also offering the best in international cuisine - from Chutney Mary and Cicchetti, through to Café Murano, to re-establish this iconic part of London.”

Philip Hamilton, CEO, Aquavit London, said: “We are delighted to be opening Aquavit’s first restaurant outside of New York, offering the very best in Nordic cuisine and stand-out Scandinavian design, with a contemporary all-day dining menu. Located in a city already famous for its restaurants, St James’s Market captured our imagination with its blend of cutting edge architecture, revitalised public spaces and historic surroundings to create an exciting new address to match our restaurant.”

St James’s Market forms part of our investment in the St James’s portfolio, which incorporates around 50% of the real estate in the area.

Source: Crown Estate

21/03/2016 16:36 by Buildington

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