Mayfair London is a central district of the British capital, within the city of Westminster, famous among local people and tourists for its expensive locations. And speaking of money, it is also a home for private banks and wealth managers, as well as for exclusive shops, restaurants, hotels and clubs.
The name of the district comes from the annual May Fair that used to take place since 1686 until 1764. Nowadays, the area is highly commercial, housing real estate businesses and corporate headquarters. Moreover, luxurious shopping cannot miss from the economic landscape. Actually, Burlington Arcade is a venue that has been hosting luxury shops under its glass-roofed promenade for already two centuries!
This is a place where important figures spent one or more periods of their lives, such as Queen Elisabeth II, who lived in here during childhood, or George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix. In fact, Handel’s house – where he gave birth to some of its most valuable works – was transformed into a museum, offering detailed insight into his life. If you happen to stop by, you may also want to know that Jimi Hendrix’s apartment was located on the same building as the museum.
Mayfair fame also stems from private and exclusive clubs and luxurious casinos, open only to its members who can spend their money in opulent interiors knowing that their privacy will be protected at all times. One could easily use the famous Las Vegas adage and change it to "What happens in Mayfair stays in Mayfair."
As for the greenery, the borough offers several options consisting of parks and gardens, while a high selection of pubs and restaurants, both traditional and exotic, are spread all along the area. And if you are looking for the best offers and services in terms of accommodation, Hotels in Mayfair London are the perfect choice.