Mayfair is the most luxurious neighborhood in London, and is home to the city's rich and famous. Located along the eastern side of Hyde Park, Mayfair has tons of high-end shops and restaurants, and there are numerous museums, such as Apsley House and Handel House Museum. The neighborhood is dotted by beautiful parks, and it is very walkable -- especially along Oxford, Mount, Bruton, and Bond Streets, which are lined with shops.
The streets can be crowded, so those looking for a more low-key area may want to check out Shepherd Market. Nestled in Mayfair, Shepherd Market is surprisingly wallet-friendly, with budget hotels, restaurants, and shops. Hanover Square is also a nice reprieve; a quiet park, the square is right next to beautiful St. George's Church.
Mayfair has numerous hotels, but most of them are extremely expensive, particularly those along Park Lane. To be close to the best shopping in the area, visitors may consider staying near Bond Street, Oxford Street, or Bruton Street. Shepherd Market, at the southern end of Mayfair, offers less expensive hotels, restaurants, and shops. Those who prefer to stay right outside of Mayfair in a more budget-friendly hotel should consider Soho.
|Peak:||April - June|
|Visa:||Yes, for nationalities included in the Visa nationals list|
|Electricity:||230 V, 50 Hz|
|Tipping:||Not expected, but 10-15% is appreciated for good service|