Mason's Yard sign
|Location||St James's, London, United Kingdom|
|Nearest Tube station||Green Park|
|East||St James's Square|
|Known for||White Cube and other galleries|
The White Cube gallery has one of its two locations here, opened in September 2006 at 25–26 Mason's Yard. The plot was previously occupied by an electricity substation.
The original Ormond Yard was laid out as a 200 feet square plot. It was designed to be a stableyard. It was also formerly known as West Stable Yard. By 1740, the yard was known as Mason's Yard, probably because the owner of the two houses fronting onto both the yard itself and Duke Street was called Henry Mason, a victualler.
The Indica Gallery was a counterculture art gallery at 6 Mason's Yard during 1965 to 1967, in the basement of the Indica Bookshop. John Dunbar, Peter Asher, and Barry Miles owned the gallery. Paul McCartney supported it and hosted a show of Yoko Ono's work in November 1966, at which Ono met John Lennon.
The Scotch of St. James is a nightclub and music venue, originally established in 1965 at 13 Mason's Yard. Jimi Hendrix performed here on the night of his arrival in England on 24 September 1966 and met Kathy Etchingham, who became his girlfriend. Gered Mankowitz photographed Jimi Hendrix at his studio in Mason's Yard in 1967.
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- "The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Mason's Yard – Photographs by Gered Mankowitz". www.snapgalleries.com. SNAP Galleries. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
- "Paisnel Gallery – 22 Masons Yard, London". AllInLondon.co.uk. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
- "Alan Wheatley Art". Retrieved 5 October 2020.
- Media related to Mason's Yard, London at Wikimedia Commons
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