London Boroughs

Mayfair

MAYFAIR

 

Located in the heart of London, Mayfair is one of the world’s most desirable and coveted places to live. A flouring and cosmopolitan neighbourhood, the area still retains a charming village feel despite it’s central location.  Some of the world’s most famous people have lived here including Sir Winston Churchill and Jimi Hendrix. Synonymous with exclusivity, the liveability and lifestyle factors mean that Mayfair attracts dynamic high-net worth residents from all over the globe. A much younger crowd at The Lanes in North Mayfair attracts socialites and city workers with millennials currently around one third of Mayfair’s population. Rich in history and heritage, culture and fashion, this timeless neighbourhood has all the glamour you can imagine.

 

Right in the heart of London, Mayfair sits between Oxford Street to the north, and Piccadilly to the south. The beautiful Hyde Park marks its western boundary with Marylebone and Soho to the east. Mayfair is full of high-end residential homes, such as grand mansions, smaller Georgian houses, mews houses, and plenty of apartments in converted period builds, or purpose build from the Thirties to today – the area is renowned for its architecture. There’s plenty of high-end culture too choose from, The Royal Academy in Piccadilly to Sotheby’s and the art house Curzon Cinema in Shepherd Market. It’s no surprise that Mayfair is home to captivating museums and galleries – and close to London’s famous West End theatres. For families there’s plenty of choice of outstanding state and private schools such as Connaught House, Hill House to Westminster School and Eaton Square Senior School and the International Community School.

 

Mayfair is a shoppers paradise with upmarket flagships stores and designer brands lining Bond Street and New Bond Street or the picturesque semi-pedestrianised Mount Street from Savile Row to Fortnum & Mason to Selfridges and Liberty. The buzzing Shepherd Market offers a relaxed intimate atmosphere, with restaurants and cafes spilling out into the maze of little streets. Mayfair also boasts the finest shopping arcades such as the Burlington Arcade and Royal Arcades. The area is one of the safest places to live in London with world-class restaurants, swanky bars, members’ only clubs, exclusive independent stores and boutiques, prestigious 5* hotels like Claridges, The Connaught, or 45 Park Lane, ensuring its exclusivity as a prime location.  The borough boasts a staggering twenty-two Michelin star restaurants, the most than any other neighbourhood from Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Le Gavroche, Hakkasan to Hibiscus and Murano. Heaven for any self-confessed foodies. Despite its culinary shining credentials, Mayfair has acres of celebrated green open spaces right on it’s doorstep with beautiful and bountiful Hyde Park and Green Park, to the tranquil Mount Street Gardens, where residents easily forget the hustle bustle.

 

Transport is second to none in Mayfair with plenty of underground stations to pick from; Green Park, Bond St, Hyde Park Corner, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Charing Cross and Piccadilly, with excellent bus links making Mayfair an easy commute to anywhere, even by foot.