Chatting away with my local friends I discovered that the owners of the The Wolseley were the previous owners of the Ivy Restaurant. It's an unimportant yet interesting little detail. They bought the site, previously the home of Wolseley Motors, hence the name. In 1921 it was the most prestigious car showroom in London's West End. The grand, atmospheric interior with towering pillars, arches and stairways were designed by architect William Curtis Green in 1921. In 2003 it become The Wolseley we know today, restored and renovated by David Collins Architecture.
Images: ℅ The Wolseley website, Google images, Pinterest