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Inn the Park

Inn the Park

A fantastic place to watch the world go by, with an outdoor terrace to enjoy sunny days and stunning views of Whitehall and Buckingham Palace.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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!

The Gallery, Sketch

The Gallery, Sketch

A stylish spot for afternoon tea, but be sure to check out the toilets that are shaped like eggs!

Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square on a balmy evening beats Hyde Park!

Shepherd Market

Shepherd Market

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

Savile Row

Savile Row

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

The Audley

The Audley

A great after work boozer. Some of its original features have been retained throughout the years, which give it an authentic pub feel.

Australian War Memorial

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.

Cecconi's

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.

St James's Square

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!

Richoux

Richoux

Breakfast, pastries and afternoon tea, this delightful restaurant is part of a small, well loved chain, where you feel right at home.

Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill

Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill

The best seafood and shellfish you will have in London. It's 101 years old - a real seafood institution in London! Great heated terrace and all guests get a blanket for outside dining all year round.

Delfino

Delfino

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

Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch

In this corner of Green Park, there's a number of memorials that remind us of Britain's rich history.

Royal Artillery Memorial

Royal Artillery Memorial

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

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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

"The US Embassy is the only US Embassy in the world that does not belong to the United States. They wanted to buy it, but the Freeholder, the Duke of Westminster refused to sell and said he would only rent it. Infuriated, the American appealed to Parliament, but the only compromise on offer was that if the Americans returned all the land that was taken after the Independence War back to his family then he would sell. After the Americans realised that this would be most of Maine and New York, they agreed to a 999 year lease!"

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

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

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

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

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

  3. 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.

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Child-friendly activities near Mayfair

Danceworks

BranNew West End School
We warmly welcome all levels and abilities to our huge selection of dance and fitness classes in our lovely Victorian building with 7 great studios in the heart of London. Website

YogaBugs

The Arts Club
Classes are taught through stories and children will perform various yoga postures whilst taking part in a magical adventure. They get a full physical work out before we take them through a brief relaxation and visualisation, leaving them feeling calm and relaxed. Website

The Baby Academy


The idea came from wanting to put together pre-natal and post-natal workshops for parents in a relaxed home environment. Combined with post-natal parent coaching and "back on track" home consultations. The Baby Academy offers you help and advice in your own home, giving you the confidence and skills to build a happy home life with your new arrival. Website

First Touch FC

Hyde Park
First Touch FC run a wide variety of football courses for children of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to provide comprehensive weekly football training that allows junior players to develop their footballing abilities and build confidence in their skills. Website

Serpentine Lido


Outdoor pool so weather dependent. Includes child-safe paddling pool and children's playground. A great place to sunbathe and enjoy the sunshine! Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

St-Martin-in-the-Fields
Although you are welcome to book your baby into his/her older sibling's class, if like us, you were crazy enough to have two kids close together, we have another option for you. At some venues we offer a specific mixed Babies & Toddlers class where babies enjoy the class with their adults and the older sibling interacts with the teacher. (0 - 4 yrs) Packed with piano & percussion, bursting with Bach & bubbles, and flush with fairy tales and flutes. Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

Fitzvoria Community Centre
Mini Mozart is a fun and interactive live music class for babies and toddlers. The classes feature two or more live instruments; a clarinet, violin, flute, French horn, saxophone or trumpet with a piano accompanist. The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with our live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

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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