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Find some of London’s best shopping, famous auction houses and five-star hotels in this London neighborhood surrounded by pretty parks.

Mayfair is a West End neighborhood filled with shopping, exquisite accommodations and great nightspots. It’s such an affluent region that it holds the highest real estate position on the British version of the Monopoly game. Visit the area to enjoy its attractions and the large parks lining its outer edges.

Entertainment in Mayfair started in the 1700s with the revelry of London’s annual May Fair. Plays, livestock auctions and drinking foreshadowed the activities of today. Today The May Fair is a grand hotel, home to American aristocracy in the 1900s, British royalty in the 1920s, Hollywood stars in the 1950s and avant-garde partygoers today. Select this or other five-star hotels for a luxury stay in the neighborhood.

Attend an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts on the east side of Mayfair. Tour its permanent collection, which includes British artists from as early as its foundation in 1768 as well as other artists from the 18th century to today.

At the heart of Mayfair is Grosvenor Square Gardens, one of London’s Royal Parks. See its Franklin Delano Roosevelt statue, September 11 Memorial Garden and memorial to the RAF’s Eagle Squadron. Bordering the park is the United States Embassy.

Just west of Mayfair is the 350-acre (140-hectare) Hyde Park, one of London’s Royal Parks. Look for the Diana Memorial Fountain next to the Serpentine lake. At the northeast sector of the park near Marble Arch is the Speakers’ Corner, where Marx, Lenin and Orwell made speeches in past years and millions have gathered for protests in recent years. Picnic or sunbathe at Green Park along the southern edge of Mayfair. Sit in the shade of the London plane trees next to the green lawns of Berkeley Square Garden.

Shop along Oxford Street, have a suit tailor-made at Savile Row and pass by the famous Sotheby’s and Phillips auction houses. Dine at some of London’s top restaurants in and around Mayfair’s exclusive hotels.

Top hotels in Mayfair

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Chesterfield Mayfair
The Chesterfield Mayfair
4 out of 5
35 Charles Street, London, England
AU$425
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bond Street and Royal Academy of Arts. Green Park and Hyde Park Corner are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (710 reviews)

"Would stay again , very pleased and staff were very attentive"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020

The Chesterfield Mayfair
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel
5 out of 5
Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, England
AU$425
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piccadilly and Berkeley Square. Royal Academy of Arts and Buckingham Palace are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,954 reviews)

"Excellent location Fantastic staff Reasonably priced For where it is Great tapas"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2020

The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel
The Cavendish London
The Cavendish London
4 out of 5
81 Jermyn Street, St James's, London, England
AU$352
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Academy of Arts and Piccadilly Circus. Buckingham Palace and Oxford ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,490 reviews)

"Great location & view. Comfortable bed. Elegant decor. Quiet. Clean. Cons: The thermostat was finicky, so you couldn't just set it & leave it. It would often get cold & it would not turn back on. There is not much storage for 2 people staying more than 2 nights. Could do with a better designed ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

The Cavendish London
The Ritz London
The Ritz London
5 out of 5
150 Piccadilly, London, England
AU$1,012
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

This family-friendly London hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace. Hyde Park and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (883 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel snd very friendly staff our room was a bit noisy though"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2020

The Ritz London
Dukes London
Dukes London
5 out of 5
35 St James's Place, London, England
AU$442
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Spencer House, St. James Palace and Queen's Chapel. Piccadilly and St. James's Square are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (714 reviews)

"A perfect home away from home . Old World charm and personal service that is hard to find these days"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020

Dukes London
Park Lane Mews Hotel
Park Lane Mews Hotel
4 out of 5
2 Stanhope Row, Mayfair, London, England
AU$162
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Park Lane and Piccadilly. Hyde Park and Green Park are also within 10 minutes. Green Park ...

3.5/5Good! (1,439 reviews)

"I have stayed here before and it is very quiet but close to central sights. The accommodation was clean and compact with everything I needed and good value for one night. My only complaint was that there seemed to be no heating on the room and it became very cold despite portable radiator."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2020

Park Lane Mews Hotel

Popular things to do in Mayfair

Marble Arch
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Marble Arch

4/5(166 reviews)

Admire the intricate sculptures on this grand three-arched monument, which is modeled on Rome’s Arch of Constantine.

Bond Street
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Bond Street

Peruse the jewelry, designer brands and antiques on display in the upscale boutiques and elegant arcades of London’s prime shopping street.

The Mall
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The Mall

Walk along this grand road, which stretches from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace and is frequently used for royal processions.     

Top activities in Mayfair

London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

AU$74

Zip around London town like a local on one of the city's iconic double-decker buses. Hop off to explore the city's historic sights and iconic architecture on foot, and glide down the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the English capital.

See London By Night Bus Tour
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See London By Night Bus Tour

AU$40

Hop on an open-top tour bus to explore London by night. Be amazed at the way the city comes to life under the light of the streetlamps. Keep your camera at hand to snap a photo of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the Parliament Buildings, and the spinning and colorful London Eye.

Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating - Old Park Lane
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Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating - Old Park Lane

AU$45

Move straight to the front of the line as you sit down to priority seating at the Hard Rock Cafe London Old Park Lane. Situated between the green spaces of Green Park and Hyde Park, this branch was the world's first Hard Rock Cafe, opening its doors in 1971.

The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour
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The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

AU$40

Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour London, one of the top 10 best Hop-On Hop-Off tours in the world. London’s most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital of the United Kingdom from over 80 conveniently located stops.

Westminster Walking Tour & Jack the Ripper Museum Ticket
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Westminster Walking Tour & Jack the Ripper Museum Ticket

AU$70

We will see 20+ of Westminster’s most iconic sights in a 3 hour walking tour. Then visit the Jack the Ripper Museum in Whitechapel. Learn about London's most notorious murderer and his victims. This part of London is a must see for all visitors to London.

Guided Tour of Jimi Hendrix's London Flat
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Guided Tour of Jimi Hendrix's London Flat

AU$19

Step into the psychedelic world of 60s London with our Guided Tour of the Hendrix Flat - Jimi Hendrix’s only recognized home in the world. The tour starts outside the entrance to 23 Brook Street, in front of the beautiful Georgian house that once sheltered the greatest guitarist of all time – Jimi Hendrix.

Other areas in London

Soho

Soho

Enjoy the dynamism amid the sex shops, the bright lights of the gay-friendly village and the glimmer of red carpet premieres.

Soho
Victoria which includes heritage architecture, a garden and a city

Victoria

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

See a theater production or visit London’s iconic royal residence in this bustling neighborhood.

Victoria
Paddington featuring a city and a square or plaza

Paddington

Explore the lovely canals and intriguing architecture of this historic neighborhood made famous by a fictional bear from Peru.

Paddington
Kings Cross St. Pancras which includes heritage architecture and interior views as well as a small group of people

Kings Cross St. Pancras

See cultural exhibits, relax in the Champagne bar and visit Platform 9 and 3/4 in this international hub that connects London to mainland Europe.

Kings Cross St. Pancras
Chelsea featuring heritage architecture

Chelsea

4.5/5Wonderful!(25 area reviews)

One of the wealthiest residential areas of London has shops, museums and art galleries. Visit for the annual flower show and imagine yourself living in this posh district.

Chelsea
Kensington Gardens showing a garden

Kensington

4.5/5Wonderful!(356 area reviews)

Relax in the stunning park with a view of the palace, explore the upscale high street and visit the galleries and museums of this affluent neighborhood.

Kensington