Mayfair Area Overview
Mayfair is one of London’s most prestigious districts and home to some of its best-known streets: Piccadilly, Park Lane, Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street. A hub of wealth and excitement, Mayfair boasts a dazzling array of some of the world’s finest restaurants, hotels, shops and theatres.
The area first rose to prominence around the late 17th century as a fashionable residential district. Much of this development was driven by the Grosvenor family, whose name is still attributed to various Mayfair landmarks.
Homes in Mayfair today largely comprise of Georgian town houses with imposing pillars and large picture windows and converted Victorian apartments. A wander through the back streets transports you back to a bygone era of opulence – yet the ambiance is surprisingly calm and serene – a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the celebrated shopping area which lies just a stone’s throw away.
Properties in Mayfair are usually finished to a very high specification and demand is exceptionally high.
Living in Mayfair means that you don’t ever have to travel far to find what you need, whether it’s a world-class restaurant such as Sketch, a fine department store like Liberty, the green, open space of Hyde Park or a trip to a gallery or museum, such as the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly. Yet if you do choose to venture out, the area is very well connected by both road and public transport, enabling you to reach the rest of London with ease.