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Occupying the land between Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Piccadilly and Regent Street, Mayfair offers some of the most centrally located, luxurious and exclusive properties in London. The area has existed since the 17th century, when it was the site of the annual May Fair, a fortnight-long local fair beginning on May Day which was moved to Bow in 1764 after complaints from residents.

The Mayfair we recognise today was largely built by the Grosvenor family, as an elegant residential district close to the amenities of the West End, while much of the land here was purchased by the Rothschild family in the 19th century, and the Crown also owns a portion of the quarter. Mayfair still retains many aristocratic, political and literary connections, with former residents including Winston Churchill, the Duke of Wellington and Oscar Wilde.

Architecture in Mayfair

The residential architecture in Mayfair is largely Georgian, with many grand terraced properties arranged around beautiful leafy garden squares. A number of homes are Grade II listed, and most have been refurbished to a high contemporary standard.

What makes Mayfair special

The central location of Mayfair allows residents to enjoy all the highlights of London with ease, but the influence of embassies located here, such as the American Embassy and the Canadian Embassy, add a sense of security and safety not usually found in city centres. Meanwhile, Mayfair also enjoys hidden areas and secret gardens just for residents, with some properties benefitting from private green spaces in the heart of London.

Mayfair property types

Space is at a premium in Mayfair and property here is highly desirable, so it can occasionally be challenging to find the right house. Most residential homes are Georgian terraced houses, and some have been combined to maximise living space for large families or those with a number of staff to accommodate. Great houses, which became offices, are now being converted back to residential use due to the demand in this area, so finding an unmodernised property to refurbish is possible.

The most prestigious addresses in Mayfair are Berkeley Square, Park Lane, and Grosvenor Square, although Charles Street, Farm Street and Hill Street also offer coveted large, luxurious properties.

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Schools in Mayfair

Mayfair’s enviable geographic position has led to many outstanding independent schools in the vicinity and in nearby Knightsbridge and Kensington, including St George’s, Connaught House and Queens College London. Single-sex and mixed schools are both available, as are boarding and day, while an alternative curriculum can be found at the Sylvia Youth Theatre School and the Lycée Charles de Gaulle.

St George's
Hanover Square, South Street, London W1K 2XH 020 7629 1196 www.sghsprimary.co.uk
Westminster School
Little Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3PF 020 7963 1000
Connaught House
47 Connaught Square, London, W2 2HL 020 7262 8830 www.connaughthouseschool.co.uk
Queen's College London
43-49 Harley Street, London, W1G 8BT 020 7291 7070 www.qcl.org.uk
Sylvia Young Theatre School
1 Nutford Place, London, W1H 5YZ 020 7258 2330 www.sylviayoungtheatreschool.co.uk
Lycée Francais Charles de Gaulle
35 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2DG 020 75846322 www.lyceefrancais.org.uk
Wetherby School
11 Pembridge Square, London W2 4ED 020 7727 9581 www.wetherbyschool.co.uk

Things to do in Mayfair

With twenty Michelin starred restaurants, renowned cultural institutions, elite members clubs and the highest concentration of luxury hotels in London, Mayfair offers endless entertainment for visitors and residents.

Discerning diners can enjoy haute cuisine from establishments such as Scott’s, Nobu, La Gavroche, The Wolseley, and Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, which boasts an impressive three Michelin stars. The Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly holds regular art exhibitions, while Apsley House Museum, the former home of the first Duke of Wellington and Handel House Museum, are within walking distance.

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD 020 7300 8000 www.royalacademy.org.uk
Dukes Bar
Dukes Hotel, 35 Saint James's Place, London SW1A 1NY 020 7491 4840 www.dukeshotel.com
20 Mount Street, London W1K 2HE 020 7495 7309 www.scotts-restaurant.com
15 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DY 020 7290 9222 www.noburestaurants.com
The Wolseley
160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB 020 7499 6996 www.thewolseley.com
50A Berkeley Street, London W1J 8HA 020 7399 4330 www.novikovrestaurant.co.uk
Le Gavroche
43 Upper Brook Street, London W1K 7QR 020 7408 0881 www.le-gavroche.co.uk
Le Gavroche
43 Upper Brook Street, London W1K 7QR 020 7408 0881 www.le-gavroche.co.uk
17 Bruton Street, London W1J 6QB 020 7907 1888 www.hakkasan.com
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA 020 7629 8866 www.alainducasse-dorchester.com
Apsley House Museum
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT 020 7499 5676
Handel House Museum
25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB 020 7495 1685 www.handelhouse.org
The Arts Club
40 Dover Street, London W1S 4NP 020 7499 8581 www.theartsclub.co.uk

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Shopping in Mayfair

Due to Mayfair’s close proximity to the West End and Oxford Street, the majority of London’s most exclusive shops are found in this area.

Bespoke tailoring is best found on Savile Row, but for off-the-peg designer fashion, Regent Street, New Bond Street, Old Bond Street and Dover Street have flagship stores for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Burberry, Alexander McQueen and many more internationally influential fashion designers. Fine jewellery and watches can be found at Cartier, Boodles, Breitling and Rolex, while high quality leather goods are housed in the boutiques of the historic Burlington Arcade.

London’s finest department stores Selfridges, Liberty and Royal favourite Fortnum and Mason are all located in Mayfair and provide a wide range of goods from gourmet food to furniture. As for antiques and art, auction houses Christies, Sothebys and Bonhams can be found on New Bond Street.

400 Oxford Street London W1A 1AB www.selfridges.com
11 Savile Row, London W1S 3PS 020 7734 7441 www.h-huntsman.com
William Hunt
41 Savile Row, London W1S 3QQ 020 7439 1921 www.williamhunt.co.uk
Christie’s Auctions and Private Sales
8 King Street, St. James, London SW1Y 6QT 020 7839 9060 www.christies.com
Sotheby’s Fine Art Auctions and Private Sales
34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA 020 7293 5000 www.sothebys.com
101 New Bond Street, London W1S 1SR 020 7447 7447 www.bonhams.com
158-159 New Bond Street, London W1S 2UB 020 7493 5040 www.chanel.com
Louis Vuitton
20 New Bond St, London, United Kingdom W1S 2RB 020 3214 9200 www.louisvuitton.com
155 New Bond Street, London W1S 2UA 020 7499 8856 www.hermes.com
21-23 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RE 020 7980 8425 www.burberry.com
Alexander McQueen
4-5 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4PD 020 7355 0088 www.alexandermcqueen.com
130 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TA 020 7499 8596 www.breitling.com
29 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4QG 020 7493 2716 www.rolex.com
Fortnum and Mason
181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER 020 7734 8040 www.fortnumandmason.com
Burlington Arcade
51 Piccadilly, London W1J 0QJ 020 7493 1764 www.burlingtonarcade.com

Local Services

The Mayfair Medical Centre
3-5 Weighhouse Street, London W1K 5LS 020 7493 1647 www.mayfairpractice.co.uk
Lees Place Medical Centre
11 Lees Place W1K 6LN www.leesplacemedicalcentre.com
The Portland Hospital
205-209 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5AH 020 7580 4400 www.theportlandhospital.com
The Harley Street Clinic
35 Weymouth Street, London W1G 8BJ 020 7935 7700 www.theharleystreetclinic.co.uk
Matt Roberts Mayfair
16 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DZ 020 7491 9989 www.mattroberts.co.uk
City of Westminster
P.O. Box 240, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP 0207 641 6000 www.westminster.gov.uk

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