Mayfair is a lovely area in the heart of London surrounded by many of the most popular tourist spots. It is bordered by Hyde Park to the west, Oxford Street to the North, Pall Mall and Green Park to the South and Regent Street to the east.
Mayfair is home to many of the most upmarket restaurants (most are among the finest in the world), shops, cafes and members clubs. The area was bought by the Grosvenor family in 1677 and is named after the 15 day May Fair which used to be held once every year. The fair was stopped by the locals as they believed it lowered the tone of the neighbourhood.
The area has always attracted the wealthy and is said to have some of the best and most expensive boutiques in the world.
Mayfair is also great to get to all the popular spots over London. A short walk away is Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus which are great for a night out at the Theatre or just to walk around to check out the streets of Central London. Nearby is Europe’s busiest shopping street, Oxford Street.
Oxford Street is home to over 300 shops and is sure to have anything and everything you may need. If you’re looking for a shopping spree – We’d suggest hitting the shops of Oxford Circus and Regents Street.
In terms of getting around, there are many tube stations in the Mayfair area including Green Park, Oxford Circus, Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch. These all have access to many different train lines and therefore make the area.
We’d suggest you give yourselves plenty of time as you’ll get sucked into the spirit of central London and end up shopping, relaxing in one of the parks or taking in the sights and bustling ambience of Mayfair for longer than you’d thought.
A visit to the Ritz should also be on your 'To Do' list.
Pubs/bars: Coburg Bar - Carlos Place, Claridge's Bar - 49 Brook Street,
Mahiki – Dover Street.
Restaurants: 34 - Grosvenor Square, Corrigan's Mayfair - Upper Grosvenor Street
Greens/Parks: Green Park, St James’ Park.