With a cosmopolitan environment, Mayfair attracts the wealthy from all corners of the globe...
What to know about Mayfair
Mayfair is considered to be London's most exclusive and sought after district with its handsome architecture, shops, restaurants and bars attracting an elite and wealthy crowd. With houses and flats to let in Mayfair W1, the Marsh & Parsons Mayfair office covers everything from one bed pied-a-terres to beautiful townhouses. Set in the heart of London, the area takes its name from the annual May Fair, that was held on the site that is now Shepherds Market which, lasting a fortnight, began in 1686. With a cosmopolitan environment, Mayfair attracts the wealthy from all corners of the globe due to its array of amenities and famous sites, not to mention the honoured and most valuable blue spot on the Monopoly board!
As one of the premier estate agents selling properties in the Mayfair area, Marsh & Parsons prides itself on its ‘local know how’. From the best restaurants in the area to the finest boutiques, bars and the cost of a resident's parking permit, estate agents at Marsh & Parsons have their finger firmly on the local pulse.
Being a highly popular and affluent area, Mayfair has been home to numerous famous and successful residents including Oscar Wilde, who lived on Tite Street, Florence Nightingale, Jimi Hendrix, Vivien Leigh, Winston Churchill, Peter Sellers and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Property types in Mayfair
Mayfair offers a diverse range of architectural styles with the area’s key growth occurring in the 18th century there is a strong presence of Georgian properties as well as the famous terracotta buildings surrounding Mount Street that were developed in the 19th century. Numerous striking townhouses, attractive mews houses and an array of stunning period conversions supply the backdrop to an impressive and luxurious area.
So, what will you get for your money in Mayfair?
The Marsh & Parsons Mayfair branch has studio flats to let at prices ranging from £400 to £600 a week. Its stunning architecture, excellent facilities and host of well-known residents make Mayfair highly sought-after, with the area around Shepherds Market and Curzon Street being one of the more popular areas for renters. Mayfair, which attracts tenants from all over the world, has one-bedroom flats to rent from £500 right up to £900 a week and two-bedroom flats start from £800 a week. Prices are slightly lower in the St James’s Park area where tenants can still enjoy the open spaces of the area yet benefit from still being in the heart of the West End.
What else can you expect from Mayfair?
With outstanding international shopping and an abundance of luxury goods and services, Mayfair is an exceptionally popular and aspirational area of London that offers a rich heritage and diverse history.
Home to numerous world famous institutions such as the Ritz Hotel, the Royal Academy of Art and the auctioneers Sotherby’s and Bonham’s, Mayfair is also home to the many tailors of Savile Row and the luxury boutiques of Bond Street, overall providing a wealth of amenities and sights. With no shortage of cafes, bars and restaurants in Mayfair, veering slightly off the beaten track reveals a selection of hidden gems that help to make Mayfair the area we know and love today. The Burlington Arcade, the very first shopping centre in Britain is, to this day, supervised by the Beadles who patrol around enforcing the rules of the arcade, such as no whistling and no running! With an abundance of high end shops, the ultimate luxury can be found in the numerous businesses offering a wide selection of bespoke services. One such company is Thomas Goode which, maintaining its Victorian heritage, is considered by many to provide the best fine bone china, crystal and silverware in the World and holds three Royal warrants.
Claridge’s Hotel, which was established around the same time as Marsh & Parsons, is one of the most iconic hotels in London. Boasting a highly reputed restaurant, Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s, and an award winning afternoon tea, it is certainly worth a visit. Additionally, there are more Michelin starred restaurants than you can shake a stick at; The Greenhouse, Maze, Hibiscus, The Square & Le Gavroche, to name a few. For something slightly more unusual head to the UK’s only permanent bar that is made of ice, the Absolut Ice Bar, which happens to be housed in the former wine vaults of the British royal family.
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Green spaces in Mayfair
With an incredible, central London location, Mayfair is practically surrounded by parkland including the Royal Parks of Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park, while there are many attractive garden squares including Grosvenor Square and Berkeley Square, offering recreational open spaces. Additionally, there are three secret gardens in Mayfair; Green Street Gardens, South Street Gardens and Culross Street Gardens. Unmarked on the map, these gardens cannot be seen from the street and, accessed only by the property that surrounds them; Mayfair’s secret gardens are a particular bonus for their residents!
Transport in Mayfair
There are excellent transport links in Mayfair including London Underground services from the following stations:
Bond Street (Central and Jubilee Lines, Zone 1)
Green Park (Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee Lines, Zone 1)
Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line, Zone 1)
Oxford Circus (Victoria, Bakerloo and Central Lines, Zone 1)
Marble Arch (Central Line, Zone 1)
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For more information about the bus routes in the Mayfair area around Hyde Park Corner and Green Park, click here.
Which London Borough is Mayfair in?
Mayfair is in the City of Westminster Borough. Click here for more information about council tax bands, parking permits and healthcare services in Mayfair.
How can I find out about schools in the Mayfair area?
For a comprehensive list of schools in the City of Westminster Borough please click here.