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Address: London, England
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The Western London district of Mayfair is an elegant residential and...

The Western London district of Mayfair is an elegant residential and commercial section of Westminster.

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The afluent heart of London and best Hotels.

This area, on the east of Hyde Park, stretches east of Park Lane and contains many of the Top Hotels and eateries in London! You may recall its the most expensive on a Monopoly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area, on the east of Hyde Park, stretches east of Park Lane and contains many of the Top Hotels and eateries in London! You may recall its the most expensive on a Monopoly board! Hotels such as The Grosvenor House, with its huge Ball Room, are based here and staying in these places is special

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mayfair is a very affluent area inhabited by London's "Poorest" people. There is some nice architecture to be seen with the odd coffee shop and restaurant. Otherwise, I wouldn't rush there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent nostalgia visit to London, we took a long walk through our old neighbourhood of Mayfair. Some things do not change - the beautiful old homes, stunning architecture, lovely small parks and quiet streets. Other things had changed a lot - our favourite pub, the Red Lion, had been converted into a beautiful residence - and the charming... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Mayfair is obviously the heart of wealthy inner London living with exclusive residences, many embassies (the US one and all its security on Grosvenor Square) and top notch restaurants and very exclusive shops. It is a pleasant place to walk around but very quiet. You can get some great lunch deals for some of the top restaurants in Mayfair that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

I became familiar because of the board game Monopoly. Mayfair is the most expensive square on the board with price of £400. It is not much different from the real world. It is a mixed residential and commercial areas. Apartments were super expensive and some of them were converted into offices and embassies. Some of the buildings are 100-200+ years... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Five-star hotels and exclusive streets and shops, make Mayfair a very special place. There is not much to do on the tourist-front unless one likes to shop, window-shop or eating at one of restaurants (a lot of the restaurants are based inside hotels).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is a very upmarket part of central London.Expensive shops,some fine buildings,world famous hotels and a few museums.Berkley Square is pleasant but unremarkable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Loved walking around Mayfair however our trip was mainly to visit the Crombie menswear shop to purchase an overcoat that fits. We were helped by the very knowledgeable & patient Morshed Alan. He followed up to advise on the required alterations & kept us informed of the progress. Will definitely be visiting next time we're in London.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

If you want to be overwhelmed by how poor your are take a walk around Londona most absurdly excluding borough. It's a vile place really, looks nice I guess but there's nothing there. Just pompous people brimming with privilege.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

What one generally hopes, when visiting such an iconic collection of stores, is that the shopping experience would be memorable. What made this shopping district famous was the personal attention, wares representing an astonishment of riches, and for me especially the architecture within and without. Sadly the external architecture remains extraordinary; the internal antiseptic and without emotion. What has happened... More 

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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