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Mayfair Estate Agents Property Guide

Located in the City of Westminster, Mayfair runs along the eastern side of Hyde Park, with Oxford Street to its north and Piccadilly to its south, in the heart of the West End.

Although now the area predominantly consists of commercial properties, located in former homes, there is still a significant amount of residential property in Mayfair, along with exclusive shops and restaurants.

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Buildings in Mayfair
Mayfair Property

Period conversions and apartments from the post-war period are the properties that Mayfair has in abundance, while imposing townhouses with their own outdoor space are rare. As a lingering look at the listings in the window of Mayfair estate agents suggests, it is still one of the most expensive postcodes in the world, with newly renovated homes coming in at an even higher price, especially if they include additional facilities such as a concierge service. Equally, you will be lucky to find an opportunity for development, as this type of Mayfair property rarely stays on the market for any length of time and is quickly snapped up.

The handsome Georgian architecture and graceful garden squares provide an elegant backdrop to some of London's most fashionable boutiques and exclusive restaurants.

Mayfair Buyers and Residents

Baronets, dukes and earls have all lived in Mayfair property, along with royalty and overseas dignities, while celebrities often stay in the district's five-star hotels. For nearly 300 years local residents have included some the most influential and illustrious people on the planet.

Since the 1970s oil rich Arabs, new Russian oligarchs and Brunei royalty have all bought property in Mayfair. Since then they have been joined by hedge fund managers, rock stars, film stars and footballers. Famous residents from the past include: Frederick Handel, John Adams, Benjamin Disraeli, William Pitt, Winston Churchill, as well as HRH Queen Elizabeth II, who lived here as an infant.

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Mayfair
  1. You have one of the most exclusive addresses in the world
  2. The Georgian architecture and garden squares are hard to beat
  3. You have some of the world's best shopping on your doorstep
  4. Nearby Hyde Park, is one of London's largest open spaces.
  5. The rest of London is easily accessible
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  • Mayfair Squares & Parks

    Mayfair, an affluent area in West London, is filled with historic squares, gardens and luxurious Mayfair properties.

    Within walking distance is Hyde Park, one of London’s Royal Parks.

    At the 18th century Berkeley Garden Square, lined with Georgian houses and contemporary Mayfair properties, you can unwind on the lawns, go for a walk along the gravel paths, admire the London plane trees and visit the beautiful sculptural fountain.

    Spend some quiet time at Mount Street Gardens, a delightful public garden containing a bronze drinking fountain, flower beds, manicured lawns and several species of trees including Canary Island Date Palms. Home to a variety of birds, the garden has a bird bath and bird information panel, which avian enthusiasts will find interesting.

    Visit leafy Hyde Park, a few minutes away from the elegant Mayfair properties, to stroll around Serpentine lake and the well-kept Italian gardens.

  • Mayfair Going Out

    The presence of numerous bars, clubs, restaurants and retail outlets, provide the residents of sumptuous Mayfair properties with multiple eating, drinking and shopping options.

    For exceptional dining, try Le Gavroche, serving classical French cuisine or Corrigan’s Mayfair, known for British gourmet cuisine. Stop by the Burger and Lobster on Clarges Street for lobster, burgers and tap beers.

    Drop into Everbean on Avery Row for coffee and pastries and the popular Hummingbird Bakery on Wardour Street for American style cupcakes.

    The bartender at Fumoir Bar in Claridge’s Hotel, mixes excellent cocktails while Claridge’s Bar in the same hotel serves vintage champagnes. Pop into The Market Tavern on Shepherd Street for speciality beers and Sunday roast or The Punchbowl on Farm Street for great ales, whiskies and bar snacks.

    For your shopping needs, choose between Bond Street, Savile Row, Selfridges and Sotheby’s, all within a stone’s throw of the deluxe Mayfair properties.

  • Mayfair Attractions

    Famous attractions located close to the luxury Mayfair properties include two royal residences, Spencer House and Clarence House, the world-famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum and Handel House Museum.

    For a glimpse of royal life, visit Spencer House at St. James’s Place and Clarence House on The Mall. Spencer House is well-known for its magnificent State Rooms with their richly decorated ceilings, antique furniture and paintings.

    In Clarence House, you will find Queen Elizabeth’s collection of artworks and furniture as well as beautiful English porcelain and silver.

    Don’t miss Ripley’s Believe or Not, at Piccadilly Circus, which houses 700 exhibits (including interactive ones), many galleries and the world-renowned Marilyn Monroe collection.

    The splendid Handel House Museum on Brook street, has stunning Georgian rooms, filled with portraits of Handel and manuscripts offering an insight into Handel’s life, 18th century culture and music.

  • Mayfair Local Events

    Boasting annual events, Mayfair property owners can enjoy the Summer Fair, superb theatres, cinemas, fine clubs and excellent leisure facilities in this stylish area of London.

    At the annual Summer Fair held in Mount Street Gardens, enjoy the activities, delicious food, BBQ, drinks and live music. The auctions held during the fair are worth attending.

    For a good film or play, head to Curzon Mayfair Cinema on Curzon Street. Jermyn Street Theatre, on Jermyn Street, screens short comedies and popular 20th century theatre. During Christmas, you can watch a period pantomime.

    If you enjoy clubbing, visit Mahiki where you can sip fabulous Tahiti-inspired cocktails, while rubbing shoulders with A-listers who frequent this trendy haunt. Cirque le Soir in Ganton Street is also worth visiting. To work out, swim or indulge in a spa, head to Marshall Street Leisure Centre, near Mayfield.

    For more information on property to buy or rent in Mayfair, please contact CWHR Mayfair estate agents.

  • Mayfair Transport

    Although the district doesn't have its own underground station, Mayfair estate agent will assure you that it is easy to get around. Bond Street and Green Park tube stations allow you to access the Central, Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines. Destinations further afield across Britain are easily accessible too, as is Kings Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar and connections to the rest of the world from Gatwick, Heathrow or Stansted airports, within 30 miles of Mayfair.

  • Mayfair Historical Facts

    Mayfair takes its name from the May Fair that took place for a fortnight each year between 1686 and 1764. There was little building before 1686, when development began in the Shepherd Market to allow the May Fair to take place.

    Most of Mayfair was constructed between the middle of the 17th and 18th centuries, forming a fashionable residential area, with most of it owned by the powerful Grosvenor family.

    However, today a lot of Mayfair's freehold is property of the Crown Estate.

    Offices, corporate headquarters, hedge funds and embassies make up a significant amount of the property in Mayfair today, with the US Consulate occupying Grosvenor Square's west side.

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