Our Cecil Court gallery can be found in the historic Cecil Court, a 17th Century thoroughfare running between Charing Cross Road and St Martin’s Lane. Still owned by the Cecil family it forms part of the Marquess of Salisbury’s London estate having been purchased by his ancestor the illustrious Elizabethan statesman, in 1609.
Cecil Court was a home to the young Mozart on his first visit to London and in the early 20th Century it became the centre of the nascent British Film Industry earning the nickname ‘Flicker Alley’. Now it is the high point of the Harry Potter Tour industry through J K Rowling’s admission that she used the Court as inspiration for Diagon Alley.
For Panter & Hall it has proved a successful and enjoyable expansion. Our Cecil Court gallery has provided an opportunity to mount smaller scale exhibitions by some of our younger or more affordable artists. It is also the hub of operations for our interior design source, Panter & Hall Decorative. We stock hundreds of affordable mid-century paintings that have become a one-stop-shop for our decorator clients. Three times a year we showcase recent acquisitions at the Decorative Antique & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park.