You will be both surprised and impressed by the range of top quality serviced accommodation available in the Mayfair area. 5* luxury properties offer superb guest services and features for the discerning visitor to London looking for a discreet home from home. Mayfair is close to London’s major attractions, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. If you are coming to Mayfair with a family, Arlington House, in particular, offers very spacious luxury serviced accommodation with stunning views over Green Park. Close to Buckingham Palace, the residence has its own private gardens – a sanctuary in which to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of London life.
Hyde Park views…..
If you are seeking magnificent Hyde Park views, then in the Park Lane area, Grosvenor House Suites offer some of the best luxury serviced accommodation available in London today. The largest suite has 5 bedrooms, comes with its own private butler and even has a grand piano! If you wish to impress and entertain on a grand scale, then this residence will be ideal for you. It is just across the road from the park – an ideal location for strolling in the summer – and the winter when Winter Wonderland is there for all to enjoy! Studios, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom residences available here. This is a discreet property – ideal for guests wishing to keep a low profile during their stay in London.
London’s exclusive Mayfair is named after the annual May Fair which used to take place on the site that is Shepherd Market today. Bordered by Hyde Park to the west, Oxford Street to the north, Pall Mall and Green Park to the south and Regent Street to the east, Mayfair is home to some of London’s most exclusive luxury hotels, renowned restaurants, designer shops, private members’ clubs and quality private residences. From quiet mews streets and charming cobbled lanes to busy thoroughfares, there’s so much to explore in Mayfair. Hyde Park and Green Park are two of London’s most splendid green areas and are great for just strolling around whatever the season of the year – havens and sanctuaries for visitors and residents alike away from the hustle, bustle and traffic. It is just a short walk across Green Park to Buckingham Palace where you might like to enjoy the Changing of the Guard. A ceremony which shows the best of British pageantry.
The Royal Academy of Arts, founded in 1768, is Britain’s oldest fine arts instititution. Located in the heart of the West End on Piccadilly it is renowned for hosting some of London’s finest exhibitions, particularly the Summer Exhibition when works from up and coming artists are featured. The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD.
Besides the Royal Academy of Arts, other renowned buildings in the area include the Grosvenor House Hotel, Claridge’s, The Dorchester and the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square. Mayfair has also become an attractive location away from the City for private banks, hedge funds and wealth managers.
Mayfair – Where Luxury Abounds
When Mayfair is mentioned, luxury springs to mind. This thriving area of London plays host to many high end designer shops and art galleries of Old Bond Street, New Bond Street, Savile Row (home to the world’s most renowned tailors) and Conduit Street all add to the stylish ambiance of the area which is a lively blend of old and new. It is a wonderful place to windowshop and people watch.
A charming village piazza square with pubs, galleries and coffee shops, alongside chic boutique shops, restaurants and olde worlde Victorian pubs. Tucked between Piccadilly and Curzon Street, this hidden treasure is in the heart of Mayfair. Visitors never cease to be amazed by it’s relaxed villagey atmosphere – in contrast to the frenzied ambiance of the city. Our charming Mayfair House apartment residence is located in Shepherd Street just a minute’s walk away from the market. Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QU
Your visit to Mayfair will not be complete without a wander round the old English tailors of Savile Row, historically specialising in traditional bespoke tailoring for men. Established there since the 1700’s, when tailors started working in the area, the street is a great place to browse the fine elegance of yesteryear….and today. And also for people watching. The great, good and famous – royalty and celebrities alike, all visit their personal tailors in this area…amazing vehicles arrive to drop off their charges.
If you’re just coming to London to arrange your bespoke suit, you may like to stay at The Cavendish Hotel. Highly recommended by Go London Apartments, and located just round the corner in Jermyn Street, this hotel offers a charming bolthole in the heart of Mayfair. Known as “the golden mile of tailoring” Savile Row enjoys a worldwide reputation. Style and quality are key in this exclusive part of the capital.
In the heart of Mayfair, London’s Bond Street is revered throughout the world for its abundance of elegant stores, exclusive designer brands, high end fashion, luxury goods, jewllery, art and antiques. It is a popular destination for celebrities, socialites and the international jet set who flock here to some of the world’s most prestigious retailers. Asprey, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Ralph Lauren and Tiffany & Co are all represented here. A charming mix of contemporary and traditional elegance. Bond Street has it’s own festive display of Christmas lights – well worth a visit you are coming to London in the winter!
South Molton Street
An exclusive pedestrianised precinct featuring shops specialising in women’s fashion and jewellery. Located just off Oxford street the Christmas lights are spectacular. It is a top shopping destination for the festive season. The elegant facades give the street the feeling of sheer luxury and elegance.
Charming 19th Century covered shopping arcade running from Piccadilly through to Burlington Gardens, originally constructed “for the sale of jewellery and fancy articles of fashionable demand”. This historic delight is one of London’s earliest shopping arcades. It is fittingly located within easy walkint distance of some of London’s top hotels. The neo-classical Ritz in Piccadilly, art deco Claridges, The Wellesley (luxury boutique hotel), The Connaught (super with Michelin starred restaurants), Four Seasons (great views) and the charming Corinthia Hotel London. Burlington Arcade, 51 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0QJ.
Another elegant 19th Century arcade linking Old Bond Street with Albemarle Street, housing an exclusive array of shops selling silverware, art, bespoke shoes and chocolate. Originally called simply The Arcade, it was re-named The Royal Arcade after Queen Victoria began to patronise the shirtmaker, H. W. Brettell.
Sotheby’s Auction House
Founded in London in 1744, the company’s New Bond Street auction house is located in New Bond Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair. Offering an extraordinary variety of objects and works of art from Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art to Old Master Paintings, 19th Century European Art and Islamic Art, as well as Decorative Art from Porcelain and Silver. Sotheby’s handles very high profile sales of private collections. Sotheby’s is an interesting venue to browse and possibly buy. The Sotheby’s Cafe, located in the auction house, serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
The Handel Museum
From 1723 to 1759, famed composer George Frederic Handel lived at 25 Brook Street where he composed a number of his great works, including Messiah. Now the building is a dedicated museum to his life as well as another famous resident, Jimi Hendrix. Jimi coincidentally rented a flat here at the time he was a rising star in the music world. The Handel Museum, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
Great restaurants abound
Glamorous restaurant and stylish lounge bar offering many classic dishes cooked in a traditional Japanese wood-burning oven. Perfect for a celebration, there is a Hibachi table incorporating three grills upon which the table’s specially trained staff orchestrate your Hibachi experience, a spectacle that is both entertaining and delicious. Nobu, 15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8DY.
An unforgettable experience awaits you at the Michelin starred Hélène Darroze at the Connaught. Her culinary philosophy is inspired by the famously generous hospitality of her native South West France, and her cooking is steeped in the belief that exceptional food is a route to happiness. Her exclusive suppliers delivers exquisite ingredients from field, farmyard and ocean, and Hélène combines them with passion and skill. This is true cuisine d’auteur; individual and original, the product of the singular creative vision of a supremely talented chef. Helene Darroze at the Connaught, Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL.
Benares, another Michelin starred restaurant, specialises in modern Indian cuisine with a British twist. It is located in the heart of Mayfair. And the sophisticated ambiance and detailed service compliment the flavour infused dishes, inspired by travels in India. The cuisine is enhanced by locally sourced ingredients. Benares Restaurant, 12a, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BS.
Discreet, warm and friendly restaurant offering a superb menu. Located in Flemings Hotel where we are also delighted to offer you luxury serviced accommodation, both apartment suites and hotel rooms. Ormer Mayfair, Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon St, London W1J 7BH.
Fine dining at its’ best. Exquisite food and top class service. Highly recommended. The Foyer And Reading Room, 49 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HW.
If you like dining in style, you might enjoy an evening at the Michelin starred Galvin at Windows. Located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton in Park Lane, this stunning restaurant and bar has become one of the capital’s most talked-about destination dining venues. Featuring seasonally inspired menus based around modern French haute cuisine. Renowned for its 360-degree views over the capital, including iconic sites like Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace, Galvin at Windows is a restaurant where honest food and genuine hospitality are already a tradition after just a few short years. And the elegance of the room and the jaw-dropping views make Galvin at Windows a fine destination restaurant. Galvin at Windows, 22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE.
Mayfair is home to some of London’s most ancient pubs in quirky old buildings…
Savour traditional charm and top-class ales at the oldest pub in Mayfair. The Coach & Horses, 5 Bruton Street Mayfair, London W1J 6PT.
A stunning late Victorian pub on Mount Street in heart of Mayfair, just a short walk from the popular leafy Hyde Park. For over a century a diverse clientele has visited The Audley, ranging from residents, visitors and diplomats. The Audley is an immaculate pub which fits perfectly into elegant Mayfair. The interior boasts ornate decor with original crystal chandeliers. The pub serves a delicious range of food and drink all day every day with a selection of pub favourites. The Audley Mayfair, 41-43 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 2RX.
Dating from around 1750, this ancient London public house is listed as Grade II by English Heritage. In a fabulous Georgian building with many period features and a dog-leg staircase, internal cornicing and dado panelling. A lovely place for a pint! The Punchbowl, 41 Farm St, Mayfair, London W1J 5RP.
Inspired by the protagonist of Around the World in 80 Days, Mr. Fogg’s Residence is a great cocktail bar. So designed like the character’s house it combines an old Victorian feel with miscellaneous items related to Phineas Fogg’s travels. Mr Fogg’s Residence, 15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London W1J 6JD.
Many of the serviced residences offer extra options for guests including airport transfers, daily breakfast service, restaurant recommendations, chauffeur services, car hire, restaurant bookings, theatre bookings and tickets for major events taking place in London. At others there are meeting room facilities. Just ask the concierge who will be only too pleased to help.