Uniquely London – yet a world away from the mildly chaotic, hustle of the city just a few moments away.

Things to do in Mayfair

 
 
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About Mayfair

Unhurried, world-class and welcoming – Mayfair has always been one of the most desirable places in the world to live, work, shop and socialise.

The epitome of luxury and opulence but also an inviting space of heritage, culture and fashion to be discovered. It’s terracotta hues, colourful, floral window boxes, freshly mown, manicured lawns and pristine community squares provide a sometimes surprising sense of belonging and well-being.

World-class, fashion boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants, and some of the capital’s most prestigious, luxury hotels, seamlessly blend with street-side cafés and alfresco coffee houses, innovative independent stores, galleries and European-style wine bars - Mayfair, London has something for every visitor.

Mayfair architecture

Destinations in Mayfair

Where is Mayfair located?

Moments from Oxford Street, a short walk from the central line’s Bond Street and Marble Arch tubes, and under 10 minutes’ walk from Regent Street; Mayfair couldn’t be more central.

This stunning district lies just north of Piccadilly and east of Park Lane and Hyde Park, the largest of the Royal Parks.

Captivating galleries

Modern galleries, contemporary photography exhibitions, and events showcasing prestigious, priceless 17th century masterpieces, make Mayfair a veritable playground for art enthusiasts.

Proud of its global reputation as one of the world’s leading destinations for art collectors, the renowned galleries of North Mayfair, along with Mount Street and its immediate surrounding streets host fascinating exhibitions of the classical and contemporary and heart-pounding auctions of historic collectables.

The district is also home to the Royal Academy of the Arts, inside its striking Palladian mansion and the world’s largest and most diverse collection of fine antiques, jewellery, and vintage fashion; Gray’s Antique Market.

Royal Academy of ArtsVictoria & Albert Museum

Enjoy a warm Mayfair welcome

A thriving urban village, full of energy, innovation and well-being, it is the place to socialise from dawn to dusk. Discover Mayfair’s unexpected edge of distinctive, cosy cafés to watch the world go by; perfect to meet for a spot of brunch, or contemporary bars with unique, inventive cocktails to capture your imagination.

World-class restaurants

From opulent dining with quintessentially British fare, fine seafood, inventive fusions and artisanal stone-baked pizzas, there’s something for every taste, occasion or budget. Esteemed eateries of all varieties housed by Mayfair’s historic, and simply stunning 18th century architecture; the district’s culinary scene is unrivalled - all with their customary, time-honoured, warmth, welcome and Mayfair hospitality.

Quite simply paradise for connoisseurs, gastronomes and for all those who like to dine in style. The Connaught, Corrigan’s or the world-famous Claridge’s - there’s a plethora of independently owned gourmet restaurants, hotel and private clubs, created by thought-provoking entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to break the mould. Head to North Mayfair or The Yards central courtyard in South Molton to delight your taste buds.

Exclusive designs, Independent labels

Modern galleries, contemporary photography exhibitions, and events showcasing prestigious, priceless 17th century masterpieces, make Mayfair a veritable playground for art enthusiasts.

Enchanting historic garden squares

Although surrounded by lush parklands, such as Green Park, the grandeur of Grosvenor Square and the peaceful serenity of Brown Hart gardens, will make you think you’re anywhere but vibrant central London.

Well-known for the annual May Fair, the district is listed in the Domesday Book as the Manor of Eia, the area was largely rural until the early 18th century when the Grosvenor family under the direction of Thomas Barlow began its development. Initial construction included Hanover Square, Berkeley Square and Grosvenor Square; the latter, an 8-acre centrepiece. All were surrounded by high-class, desirable residential properties and pristine community squares for the affluent residents.