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

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.

Destinations in Mayfair

South Molton, North Mayfair, Mount Street

Mayfair architecture

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.

Walking guide and map for Mayfair

You can download a printable PDF version of this map here

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.

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.

Couple enjoying meal in Mayfair

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.

The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair

Exclusive designs. Independent labels.

London’s famous relationship with innovative and leading fashion design is never more apparent than in Mayfair. Home to the crème de la crème of both international and British brands, fashion houses and intimate boutiques; it is the very forefront of contemporary, pioneering design and craftsmanship.

From frantic Oxford Street to the north, it’s just a 5-minute walk to the north to Mayfair’s
illustrious Mount Street; a strip of art and elegance, as fashion and creativity collide. Alternatively, head south from Oxford Street along North Audley Street or the parallel Duke Street – if you’re serious about style, you’ll find cutting-edge, innovative designs from fashion, accessories and beauty brands; both local and international.

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. 

Gardens in Mayfair - Grosvenor Square