Mayfair Area Guide
It’s the birthplace of Queen Elizabeth II and is named after the annual May Fair which used to take place on the site that is Shepherd Market today, Mayfair is London’s most prestigious area. While some areas were bustling with commerce and residents in the early 1500s, Mayfair was open fields for over 100 years until the late 1860s. Fast forward another 150 years and today, Mayfair holds the most exclusive spot on the Monopoly board characterised by classic Georgian houses, surrounded by exclusive members clubs and more.
Read our comprehensive Mayfair area guide to give you the lowdown on all things Mayfair.
Mayfair is an affluent area in the West End of London neighbouring the well-known green stretches of Hyde Park and Green Park.
With character and charm, the sophisticated, high class shops, restaurants and bars around every corner, provide a high class environment. Mayfair is home for many luxury brands, classy hotels, as well as embassies, hedge funds, law firms and businesses from the finance and commercial property sector.
Mayfair has easy access to Bond Street, Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, all situated on the North side of Mayfair, whilst Green Park underground station is located to the South of Mayfair. Numerous bus routes operate throughout the area providing ease of access within Mayfair and the bordering areas.
Residents and businesses can find the popular High Street places to eat in Mayfair including Pret a Manger and Starbucks, but there is also a wide selection of diverse and luxury eateries.
Whether you’re welcoming clients in for a spot of lunch or going out for a team meal, here are our top 3 Mayfair area restaurants you must try:
Gridiron at Como Metropolitan:
Housed at Como Metropolitan hotel, beneath Nobu, this was previously the site of the Met Bar; a Britpop haunt of Kate Moss and the Spice Girls. Today, you can form an orderly queue for the perfect winter and summer dishes including a plate of Pigs Head croquettes, wood-roast scallops with bone marrow and a beautifully pink, seared venison steak.
If you’re searching a spellbinding, magical London dining experience, look no further than The Ritz. When John Williams, MBE, heads up the kitchen as head chef, you’re guaranteed a delicious meal centred around the finest seasonal British produce including Scottish Lobster, Norfolk crab and Beef Wellington.
The Ritz – One of London’s finest restaurants
Featuring oak parquet flooring, butterscotch leather seats and never-wrinkled tablecloths, customers are guaranteed a pleasant and sublime dining experience at The Dorchester. The exquisite menu offers amazing dishes from Pork loin with crispy pork belly, pomme Anna and carrot, to the Cornish gurnard with courgettes and taramasalata sauce.
Mayfair’s nightlife scene is one to savour, from the various members’ clubs often visited by A-listers, to other more elegant spots somewhat easier to get into. Whether you’re searching for the ideal spot for after-work drinks, elegant wining and dining or an event filled night through to the early hours of the morning, Mayfair London nightlife has plenty of options.
Located just two-minutes from Green Park station, Mahiki is an excellent option serving cocktails and tropical themed drinks and snacks. Mahiki is the perfect location to celebrate the end of a working week with colleagues.
Situated within the basement of world-famous restaurant The Dorchester, China Tang provides an art-deco venue offering Asian infused recipes serving Dim Sum and A La Carte menus day and night. Customers can sip cocktails at the bar at China Tang mixed by the experienced and expert bar staff. Lucky customers can even blend and mix the cocktails with live jazz music every Tuesday.
Be At One:
Be At One provides a laid-back comfortable evening of cocktails, drinks, music and live DJ’s. As another working week comes to an end, take in the night breeze of Berkeley Square and pay a visit to Be At One.
Working in Mayfair:
Businesses can find a unique range of top-quality flexible workspaces in Mayfair. Many feature luxurious facilities from breakout spaces to magnificent roof terraces where you can breathe in the Mayfair vibe. The area is a pedestrianised shopping heaven and investment, finance, legal and accountancy businesses can also be found occupying the commercial flexible office space market.
Looking for an Office Space in Mayfair?
Offering access to the best-serviced offices in Mayfair, Office Freedom can help you find your perfect workspace. Our experienced team of experts are here to understand your requirements and secure your business’s perfect new home. Whilst there are plenty of office spaces available on the market, here are a couple of our top picks for Mayfair:
One Heddon Street:
Beautifully arranged over four fashionable floors, this flexible workspace offers a community feel where occupiers can work, network, share and learn within a collaborative environment. As well as a premium global location, the space is fitted out to the highest specifications, including high-resilience broadband, a stunning roof terrace and a host of naturally lit spaces. In addition, occupiers will also enjoy access to an independent café partner, Little Green, serving up delicious food and drink throughout the working day.
North Audley Street:
Green Park House:
Carrying character and charm, this historical, fully refurbished period building built at the turn of the century has been beautifully transformed into an elegant office space that’s more of a 5* hotel rather than an inviting workspace. Exposed roof breams and a modern, artistically designed interior creates a motivating and productive working environment for entrepreneurs.
These are just a few of our available office spaces. Contact our agents today to find out more about these and other spaces available now.