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A locals' guide to W1J

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

Christopher Sellwood

"London's beautiful back garden, Hyde Park offers an idyllic escape from city life."

Christopher Sellwood

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

Stephen Lovelady

What is your favourite place?

Where do W1J locals go?

Shepherd Market

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

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.

The Royal Academy of Arts

A world-renowned gallery with leading exhibitions such as this one from the defiant Ai Weiwei!

Berkeley Square

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

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

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

Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square on a balmy evening beats Hyde Park!

The Parlour, Sketch

Posh breakfast and striking, artist-designed dining rooms - perfect for a special occasion...

Savile Row

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

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.

The Gallery, Sketch

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

Galvin at Windows

Stunning views across Hyde Park, fantastic service, beautiful food and a surprise birthday dessert!

Kingly Court

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

The Pantechnicon Rooms

There's a shortage of good dog-friendly restaurants in London, however Pantechnicon absolutely nails it. It is certainly the best Sunday roast in town.

The Grenadier

A local pub tucked away and open since 1818. It gets incredibly busy with people coming after work and is one of the most haunted pubs in London! They serve a fantastic beef Wellington too!

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"Apsley House, once home to the Dukes of Wellington, stands opposite Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner and is otherwise known as Number One, London, as it was the first house people could see when they rode into London past the Knightsbridge toll gates."

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