Albemarle Street is a road in Mayfair, an affluent area of central London, named for Christopher, 2nd Duke of Albemarle. Running between Piccadilly and Grafton Street, it was built in the late 1600s as part of the development of the Mayfair area on a site which once was occupied by Clarendon House and open fields. It became London’s first one-way street in an effort to control traffic problems. Albemarle Street runs parallel to Dover Street and Old Bond Street and its known for its art galleries, Brown’s Hotel and the Royal Institution. The Albemarle Club was also originally situated here, before moving to Dover Street.