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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

The neighborhood is full of luxury hotels, expensive restaurants and boutique shops . Remarkable is the architecture of the buildings.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

I accompanied a friend to an establishment in Mayfair. The area has many up-market shops. Plenty of restaurants. Some of the side streets are cobbled. it was a cold day when I visited (in June!) but heaters were provided for alfresco dining. Not too busy, easy to walk around and enjoy the shops etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

A truly refreshing experience in Luxury. Not only was the product amazing and the shop beautiful but the staff were absolutely amazing.... normally shopping in luxury brands can be quite intimidating even for the seasoned shopper, Marc Jacobs on Mount St is a very different experience indeed..... so friendly and warm the staff can not do enough for you and... 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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