Mayfair is one of London's most affluent areas. It is locked between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Park Lane. By the end of the 18th century, most of Mayfair was built on with prestigious housing to suit the upper class and till nowadays it is one of the most preferred places in London to work, live and have a walk. Mayfair became the setting for London’s booming 1960’s and 1970’s rock & roll revolution.
Explore some of Mayfair’s most beautiful streets – New Bond Street, regarded as one of the most expensive retail streets in Europe, Dover Street, Albemarle Street, Brook Street and Curzon Street.
Pass by some of London’s most prestigious hotels: Brown’s Hotel, Claridge’s, The Connaught and Millennium
See Mayfair’s aristocratic houses, embassies, luxury shops, noble clubs and charming squares.
Learn interesting facts about Mayfair and its historical figures
Find out where some of the world’s most famous people lived – Jimi Hendrix, George Frideric Handel, Oscar Wilde, Harry Gordon Selfridge, Nancy Mitford and even Queen Elizabeth II who was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street.
Visit Shepherd’s Market, which is a cozy 18th-century square with pubs, restaurants and end the tour with a glass of sumptuous wine in the local winery.
Read more about Mayfair
It became well known for the annual “May Fair” that took place from 1686 to 1764 in what is now Shepherd Market. By the reign of George I, the May Fair had fallen into disrepute and was regarded as a public scandal. The 6th Earl of Coventry, who lived on Piccadilly, considered the fair to be a nuisance and led a public campaign against it along with local residents. It was abolished in 1764. By the end of the 18th century, most of Mayfair was built on with prestigious housing to suit the upper class. Mayfair is the most expensive property on the standard British Monopoly board at £400, and is part of the dark blue set with Park Lane.
A choice between your hotel (if centrally located) and a recommended meeting point. The ideal meeting point for this private tour is from Bond Street Station (find it on the map). Our recommendation for the starting time of the tour is between 9 AM and 3 PM