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Mayfair Residents’ Guide

Mayfair is a well-known, prime area of London that sits east of Hyde Park with prestigious W1 London postcodes

Prime area of London

Mayfair is one of the most affluent and sought-after residential districts of London, and the world. It consists of nine distinct and individual neighbourhoods.

Living in Mayfair is a unique experience in one of the capital’s most exclusive areas. As a Mayfair estate agent we can help you find your perfect home.

The stunning architecture and diverse building landscape from historic Georgian and Victorian residences to uber-modern, brand new houses and apartments, means walking around the neighbourhood unveils fascinating things to see in Mayfair.


There is an abundance of places to eat in Mayfair with cuisines for every palate. Some of the best restaurants in Mayfair include the Asian Park Chinois, Mediterranean dishes at Momo, French fine-dining at Le Gavroche and for sustainable dining Fallow restaurant is the place to go.

The Wolseley on Piccadilly offers British heritage with European grandeur in its iconic building. Independent and artisan cafes line the streets in Mayfair Village and Shepherd Market hosts a cluster of Middle Eastern and Greek eateries.

The infamous Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly with its world famous afternoon tea is a treat for local residents of Mayair as well as visitors and should not be missed. High-end private private members’ clubs in Mayfair are part of the area’s DNA serving food day and night.


There’s plenty of things to see in Mayfair. From Mount Street Gardens and first class shopping experiences in Mayfair village to the embassy lined Grosvenor Square and quirky lanes of Shepherd Market filled with historic pubs and celebrity crowds at 5 Hertford Street, each neighbourhood of Mayfair has something to discover.

The city-feel and bustling bars of Mayfair Town contrasts with the more relaxed and atmospheric vibe of The Lanes with its boutique coffee shops. If it’s first-class hotel glamour and car spotting you’re after, Park Lane is your destination which also offers spectacular views over Hyde Park.

A prime post-code for international buyers is Clarges with Green Park views and some of London’s most prestigious and modern residential developments.


Visit the historic buildings, which offer a unique experience, from boutique filled Burlington Arcade to the world-famous Savile Row and Jermyn Street, known for traditional tailor shops with centuries of experience. Although centrally located, Mayfair is not short of green spaces to explore and relax in. Stroll through Green Park, Hyde Park, Berkeley Square and Grosvenor Square, all on your doorstep.

Explore culture and arts at the Royal Academy of Arts in Mayfair’s artisan district, reminisce at the Handel House Museum and experience the world-famous auction sites of Sotheby’s and Christie’s, all located in Mayfair.

Bordering with Mayfair are several of London’s prestigious and unique neighbourhoods including Soho, Marylebone, Belgravia and Knightsbridge.


Mayfair offers a fine, sophisticated retail experience that is the envy around the world. The area has many streets with plenty of variety and places to shop in Mayfair. You can shop independent or well-known superior brands in department stores such as Selfridges along New Bond Street in North Mayfair. Jewellery shops, clothes stores and home interior stores line the streets around South Molton Street and Mount Street for even greater choice.

Regent Street and parts of Oxford Street lie on the borders of Mayfair and offers unsurpassed shopping experiences where you’ll find all the top high street brands as well as independent and unique fashion and jewellery shops to suit all tastes and purses.

World-famous department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols are just a stone’s-throw away in neighbouring Knightsbridge, as are the up-market shops in Sloane Street and along Piccadilly.