Fine Art Society
The Fine Art Society has left its home of the past 142 years in Mayfair’s Bond Street.

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Its new premises at Michelin House on Fulham Road are open Monday to Friday by appointment only.

In a post on Twitter the gallery said it is searching for a “new gallery premises that will continue the Fine Art Society heritage and brand”.

Halcyon Gallery, founded in 1982 and run by businessman Ehud Sheleg, will expand into the new gallery but also keep its existing premises at 144-146 New Bond Street and at 29 New Bond Street.

Rent at 148 New Bond Street is more than £1m a year.

Rising rents and business rates following increasing demand from global luxury fashion retailers have forced many galleries to leave Mayfair or move to the upper floors. Those remaining on ground floors are mainly contemporary art-focused, or those who own the freehold of their premises.

The Fine Art Society also operates a gallery in Dundas Street in Edinburgh’s New Town.