With a rich history dating back to the middle of the 17th century, Mayfair London is now mostly commercial. Mayfair London is part of the city of Westminster and located roughly in central London. For those who love history and/or shopping, these area is a must see.
Interesting facts about Mayfair London:
- Owned by the Grosvenor family since 1677.
- Mostly developed from mid 17th century through the mid 18th century
- Originally known as a fashionable residential district
- Name comes from a 15-day May Fair that used to be held every year
All types of shopping await tourists who visit Mayfair London. Some famous stores you’ll find in the area are Selfridges and TopShop. Piccadilly Circus, and all it has to offer, is located right there. There’s even the Burlington Arcade. The Arcade has been home to shops since 1819.
Shoppers can also find art auctioneers, flagship stores, exclusive boutiques, jewelry, antiques, and clothing.
Popular Landmarks in Mayfair London include:
- Kensington Gardens
- Holland Park
- Hyde Park
- Grosvenor Square
- Burlington House
- Bond Street
- Shepherds Market
- Savile Row
- Burlington Arcade
Popular Museums in Mayfair London include:
- The Royal Academy of Art
- The Wellington Museum
- Museum of Mankind
If you’re thinking about staying in the area, there are many hotels in the area with varying prices. More expensive places to rest your head at night include the Dorchester Hotel and the Park Lane Mews Hotel. A more affordable option for travelers is the London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch.