Mitchells and Butlers have been a customer of Deans for many years and we are proud to be associated with this famous brand. The renovation to this traditional Deans blind at The Clarence, located in the bustle of Piccadilly on Dover St, a short walk from Green Park tube, is typical of the work we do to cost effectively enhance the life of our awnings.
Recovering awnings and renovating awnings is an important service which Deans offer to all new and existing customers. Recovering awnings and renovating awnings is a cost effective way of preserving your existing awning by changing the appearance or even creating a complete graphics and colour change, when circumstances demand, for example when there is a change of ownership.
Named after the Duke of Clarence, who later became King William IV, its location of Dover Street was where Sir Alexander Bell’s first successful telephone call was made. Dover Street also boasts famous residents including the 18th century poet Alexander Pope, Buckingham Palace architect John Nash and French composer Frederic Chopin and has been a favourite with locals ever since. Dover Street was built by a syndicate of developers headed by Sir Thomas Bond. The syndicate purchased a Piccadilly mansion called Clarendon House from Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle in 1683 and proceeded to demolish the house and develop the area. Anne Lister (1791–1840), a notable Victorian thespian, liked to stay at Hawkins, 26 Dover Street. In June 1797 John Nash moved into 28 Dover Street a building of his own design, he built an even bigger house next door at 29 into which he moved the following year. Edward Moxon moved from premises he had established in 1830 in New Bond Street to 44 Dover Street. He published Wordsworth from 1835 onwards and in 1839 issued the first complete edition of Shelley’s poems. In 1841, he was found guilty of blasphemy for passages in Shelley’s Queen Mab.