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Milanese landmark Marchesi 1824 opened its doors in Mayfair, London this week. The historic pastry shop and cafe has been an essential stop for any visitor in Milan, and locals’ go-to since the 19th century for some of the best pastries, cakes and coffee in the city.
Just like the stores in Milan, the front of the store sells a large assortment of pastries and mini pastries both savoury and sweet, as well as cakes and pastel confections of sweets and chocolates. A tea room in the back allows for leisurely afternoon teas or cocktails in the evenings.
Marchesi was purchased by Prada in 2014. The glossy London location features cherry wood fixtures and fittings that are loosely based on the original Marchesi store, which still stands in its historic location in an 18th century building in Milan’s Magenta neighbourhood. The new fittings have been developed by Prada for all its new Marchesi locations, this being the third since its acquisition, and first outside of Milan.
Don’t miss the panettone during Christmas - it’s a Milanese classic and Marchesi are known to make one of the best in all of Milan.
117 Mount Street, London, W1K 3LA