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.
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Admire the intricate sculptures on this grand three-arched monument, which is modeled on Rome’s Arch of Constantine.
Peruse the jewelry, designer brands and antiques on display in the upscale boutiques and elegant arcades of London’s prime shopping street.
Walk along this grand road, which stretches from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace and is frequently used for royal processions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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