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Mayfair Area Guide
Widely known for its popularity with the wealthy and the successful, Mayfair is a very prestigious and highly sought-after location for any aspiring business leader. For this very reason, setting up an office there, comes with a certain level of prestige and exclusivity that few locations this side of the Atlantic can ever hope to match. It is where businesspeople go when they want to be surrounded by likeminded people, and it is often in the very heart of Mayfair that you can meet such a significant amount of many prominent business figures in one place.
Boasting a few of London’s most recognisable addresses, Mayfair is the place to be if you’re looking to expand your network or exchange ideas with brilliant minds. Being a highly commercialised area, the pearl of Westminster radiates luxury. Here, you’ll find a large number of prestigious hotels, designer stores, tailors, clubs and, simply put – anything that you’ve thought you’d need and more.
Mayfair’s Greener Side
If you’re an outdoorsy person, and all that talk about office buildings and business was starting to sound boring, don’t worry – there is a greener side to Mayfair as well. Surrounded by parks on all sides, the area offers quick and easy access to some of London’s most excellent outdoor relaxation areas, perfectly contrasting with the bustling business streets.
There are also a number of parks to be found within the neighbourhood itself, the most prominent of which are Brown Hart Gardens, Mount Street Gardens, Berkeley Square and Grosvenor Square.
Brown Hart Gardens
Residing atop an electrical substation, Brown Hart Gardens is a public green space, sporting an interesting ruleset which can be traced back to its predecessor in 1889. Apparently, back in the day, the location was very attractive to unsavoury individuals, which prompted the creation of a particular rule, making it illegal to quarrel on park grounds. If you ever find yourself fancying a cup of tea, or coffee, in the vicinity of three 60 megavolt amp transformers, without any quarrels to spoil your relaxation, you should definitely consider Brown Hart Gardens.
Mount Street Gardens
If you ever find yourself craving some green peace and quiet and you just so happen to be around the western parts of Mayfair, you can head straight for Mount Street Gardens. Snuggled in the narrow space between the houses and large mansion blocks of Mount Street, the park offers tempting promises of quiet relaxation, surrounded by beautiful greenery and picturesque architecture. And, as if that wasn’t enough, Mount Street Gardens also leads to the Church of the Immaculate Conception – a gorgeous Gothic Church, dating back to 1849.
Sporting some of the oldest surviving trees in London, Berkeley Square is a public green space situated in the very heart of Mayfair. More oblong than square, the garden features picturesque lanes, lined with numerous benches where the weary can rest their feet, while enjoying the view, or pondering the famous Woman of Samar (or Water-Carrier) statue.
Referred by many as one of the most interesting green locations within the neighbourhood itself, Grosvenor Square is a large garden square, sporting a central garden open to the public. Featuring a multitude of statues and memorials, the square provides its visitors with a unique experience.
And finally, should you happen to lack the time to get all the way to the parks, don’t worry – the very streets themselves are also lined with greenery.
Bars and Pubs in Mayfair
If you’ve already seen your share of the sights for the day, or if you’re just looking to wind down after a long day at the office, Mayfair has a wide variety of bars and pubs to offer. Sit down and have a snack, enjoy a pint in the company of Mayfair’s finest, or catch the latest game of football (football of the real kind, with actual ball kicking involved).
The Punch Bowl
One of Mayfair’s oldest and most famous pubs, the Punch Bowl’s history can be traced all the way back to 1750. Offering its visitors a combination of the finest of British cuisine, backed up by a wide assortment of ales, whiskeys and wines, the Punch Bowl is more than capable of living up to its reputation.
The Market Tavern
Snuggled amidst exquisite boutiques and modern cafés, Mayfair’s Market Tavern is the real, authentic deal. The upper level of the building houses the Chesterfield bar, stocked with tasty treats, while the lower level is reserved for the actual pub, with its specialty beers, unique ales and freshly cooked meals.
The Iron Duke
Situated in the very heart of London’s West End, the Iron duke will allow you to enjoy the traditional English pub experience, complete with a wide selection of beverages and local cuisine. Suitable for family lunches, friendly get-togethers and after-office celebrations alike, the Iron duke is known for being one of the most relaxed pubs in the whole of Mayfair.
Streets in Mayfair
Being one of the world’s most prominent business locations does come with a whole host of benefits, and, judging by how beautiful everything in Mayfair is, careful renovations and frequent maintenance are certainly high up on the list. If you have a soft spot for British architecture, then you’ve most certainly come to the right place. The neighbourhood offers an exceptional blend of old-timey buildings and modern architecture, capable of captivating visitors and locals alike. Here’s a quick list of must-see streets and sights in Mayfair:
- The Buckingham Palace – the number one landmark in the whole of Mayfair, the Buckingham Palace houses the Queen’s administrative residence and the famous Queen’s Gallery.
- Piccadilly – a busy road from mediaeval times to the present day, the Road of Reading is lined with a multitude of cafés, storefronts and business buildings.
- Marble Arch – built nearly 200 years ago, this magnificent marble monument still stands proudly atop the junction at Oxford Street, Park Lane in Westminster and Edgware Road
- Avery Row
- Lancashire Court
- The Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception
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