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Elegant architecture, delicious eateries and upmarket boutiques

"The buzz around Marble Arch is like no other place in London - I always feel like a tourist when walking around here."

William Campbell

"Say hello to the Queen at London's most recognisable landmark, Buckingham Palace."

Stephen Lovelady

"Walking along Piccadilly, I love taking in the sites that central London has to offer."

Christopher Sellwood

What is your favourite place?

Where do Mayfair locals go?

Australian War Memorial

I love its design and you get to experience a bit of culture walking from this pretty corner of Green Park to Hyde Park.

Mayfair Pizza Company

A hidden gem on a cobbled street in Mayfair. Simple bistro-style Italian food, a wood-fired pizza oven and really affordable for the Mayfair area.

Savile Row

The best tailors in Europe. Bespoke or off the rail, there's something for everyone's budget.

Kingly Court

A variety of restaurants for every occasion and budget, which are centred round a covered courtyard.

Mount Street Gardens

A great place to sit and have your lunch in the sunshine.

St James's Square

Beautifully maintained, this garden square is a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of central London - it's amazing how quiet it is!

Royal Artillery Memorial

This World War I monument is very impressive, even on a cloudy day.

Delfino

A traditional family-run Italian restaurant where they serve the best pizza this side of Naples.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Based on Forest Gump, this lovely shrimp restaurant from the USA has opened its first restaurant in London! Amazing food and the restaurant is decked out just like you're on the film - it has its own gift shop too!

Cecconi's

Without a shadow of a doubt, the best breakfast in London. A celeb hangout, you may be sat alongside Bernie and Tamara Ecclestone, Bill Nighy and Kylie Minogue.

Shepherd Market

A great selection of pubs and sandwich shops in a corner of Mayfair between Green Park and Hyde Park.

Hedonism Wines

A wine and spirits shop for those with a sophisticated palate - this is the place to go to pick up something extra special.

Jamie's Italian

Just off Piccadilly Circus, this Jamie's Italian is set within a converted pub and has a terrace too that is lovely on a summer's evening. The fresh pastas and cocktails are very tasty!

Beast

An amazing restaurant for crab and steak. A very cool place where everyone sits on long tables, but don't eat beforehand as it leaves you very full!

Berkeley Square

A leafy spot to eat lunch on a sunny day and a lovely space to escape too.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of West End, Soho, Victoria, Marylebone, Knightsbridge, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden, Sloane Square, Bloomsbury and Westminster

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Why do you find Mayfair a great place to live?

S.K.

"Great atmosphere, central. One of the best locations in London. Near everywhere"

February 2015

Local resident

"You do not need to use public transport as everything you need is in walking distance. The best place to live in the world."

January 2014

Local resident

"Mayfair is a safe desirable area to live with many great restaurants to enjoy a wide selection of cuisine . It has many great squares and parks only a few minutes walk away.The theatres are all on your doorstep . There is no need to use public transport. Fantastic shopping experience."

December 2012

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"On 19 September 1960, the first traffic wardens frequented London's streets. The first ticket was given to a Dr Thomas Creighton who had parked outside the Cumberland hotel while he went to attend a medical emergency there. The public outcry that resulted meant the authorities had to let him off!"

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  1. About Mayfair

    Mayfair is an area of central London, within the City of Westminster. Mayfair is roughly bordered by Hyde Park to the west, Oxford Street to the north, Piccadilly and Green Park to the south and Regent Street to the east. Most of the area was first developed between the mid 17th century and the mid 18th century as a fashionable residential district, by a number of landlords, the most important of them the Grosvenor family. The Rothschild family bought up large areas of Mayfair in the 19th century. The freehold of a large section of Mayfair also belongs to the Crown Estate. The renown and prestige of Mayfair has grown in the popular mind due to its designation as the most expensive property on the British Monopoly set.

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