Mayfair

Watch the legs on your wine glass as you sip the night away in this sophisticated central London neighborhood.

As a neighborhood steeped in sophistication, Mayfair doesn’t have beer pubs and dance clubs—it has wine bars and scotch lounges. Its restaurants are decadent, its buildings impressive, and its streets clean, making Mayfair a sought-after destination for evening strolls. Bounded by iconic Hyde Park to the west and ultra-trendy West End to the east, Mayfair’s noble neighbors increase the appeal of its already enchanting endowments.

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On the Map

Mayfair is within City of Westminster and bordered by Soho, St. James's, Fitzrovia, Belgravia, Paddington, The West End, Westminster, and Marylebone

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The London Eye: 20 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 30 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 60 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 55 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 20 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 17 minutes on the tube

London's Most Exclusive Neighborhood

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Mayfair is in the heart of the West End and it's no surprise that it's the most expensive street on the London Monopoly board game.

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Piccadilly is the home of the Royal Academy of Arts and the famous Ritz Hotel.

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Luxury department store Fortnum & Mason's receives royal approval.

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Audley is a traditional British pub with a menu serving authentic pub food and cask ales.

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Grand architecture provides the perfect backdrop to Mayfair's glamorous lifestyle.

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Travel by cab and look sharp.

Luxury Shopping

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Bond Street is famous for its designer shops. All the big names are here including Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton.

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Step back in time at the opulent Burlington Arcade.

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Burlington Arcade is the epitome of luxury. The historic covered shopping street sells leather goods, jewelry, watches, and fine antiques.

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Jermyn Street also satisfies cravings for luxury shopping.

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The Royal Arcade offers yet more chic shopping including bespoke shoes and handmade chocolates.

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High Art at Mayfair's Galleries

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The Royal Academy of Arts hosts exhibitions, talks, and other events to promote the visual arts.

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Mayfair's art galleries, particularly those on Cork Street, have served as the core of London's art world for almost 90 years.

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The district is now mainly commercial, with many offices in converted houses and new buildings, including major corporate headquarters, a concentration of hedge funds, real estate businesses and many different embassy offices, namely the U.S.'s large office taking up all the west side of Grosvenor Square.Rents are among the highest in London and the world. There remains a substantial quantity of residential property as well as some exclusive shopping and London's largest concentration of luxury hotels and many restaurants."

Grand Hotels and Exclusive Restaurants

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Dine in a luxurious setting and choose from a world-renowned menu at Gordon Ramsey's Restaurant at Claridge's Hotel.

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Just off Berkeley Square, Greig's Restaurant is renowned for its steaks.

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Sink into a deep leather sofa at Mews of Mayfair's cocktail bar or tuck into modern cuisine at its chic restaurant.

Elegant Squares and Magnificent Architecture

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Grosvenor Square is the home of the American Embassy.

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Take a moment to relax in its sprawling gardens.

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Oh, elegance.

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Oh, refinement.

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Oh, Mayfair, how lovely thou art.

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After living his first twenty something years in the great land of Michigan, Tec Petaja traveled throughout central Asia, lived in Indiana and Hawaii, and finally found a home in Nashville, Tennessee where he currently resides with his wife.

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