Many parts of London seek to dazzle, seduce and occasionally exceed expectations but Mayfair trumps them all.
Prestige and affluence are thoroughly ingrained into the DNA of this City of Westminster neighbourhood, which has symbolised blue-chip excellence for over two centuries. A pristine pocket of red brick elegance, punctuated by gorgeous garden squares and elegant Georgian townhouses, Mayfair is unapologetically upscale and the meticulous conservation efforts and financial muscle of the Grosvenor family aim to keep it that way. Here, modernisation is carried out with precision, style and grace.
The streets that border Mayfair are globally famous in their own right. Part of the iconic West End, Park Lane runs down its western side, facing Hyde Park and is characterised by a row of iconic five-star hotels and super-car showrooms. The high-end retail thoroughfares of Oxford Street and Regent Street form the northern and eastern fringes, while Piccadilly, home to the Ritz, Royal grocer Fortnum & Mason and the Royal Academy of Art, runs along the southern edge. Within Mayfair itself, the retail landscape is dominated by the exclusive luxury brands that cluster around Bond Street and South Molton Street. Nowhere is much more than a short walk from a London Tube station.
Things to do in Mayfair
So, what does a typical day, here entail? Well after a sumptuous breakfast at Claridge’s, you can test drive the latest Ferrari, shop for gifts at Louis Vuitton and enjoy an al fresco drink in one of Mount Street’s chic cocktail bars. You can then browse the numerous Mayfair galleries for investments and take afternoon tea at The Chesterfield before strolling under the lush canopy of Berkeley Square Gardens. In your travels, one thing will become apparent: Whatever you can imagine, Mayfair will not only supply it, but will do so with as much care, class and attention to detail as is humanly possible. From gold infused caviar to a bespoke Bentley limousine, it seems you are only limited by your imagination.
The best way to enjoy these delights is to live at their very centre in an immaculate apartment like this one-bedroom flat in cobbled Clarges Mews. This beautifully painted brick home is the ideal pied-a-terre for someone looking to be at the very heart of all things Mayfair. Not only a high-profile addition to any forward-thinking investor’s portfolio, it also represents a practical solution to any accommodation needs that may arise for their children who may be coming study in London making a convenient central base for all the top Universities. The time to push the button on this purchase is definitely now as properties with this combination of quality and location are snapped up fast. A recovering pound and the imminent opening of the Elizabeth Line station at Bond Street make owning an apartment in Clarges Mews an even more attractive proposition. Get in touch with our sales team if you would like to find out more.
The art of living well
Speaking of investments – art galleries are the cultural lifeblood of Mayfair and it is their evolution that has driven change. A pressing need for space has seen office buildings repurposed into art spaces as installations become larger and more complex. Even so, discerning collectors and international experts still seek out the independent galleries that are concentrated around the world-renowned Sotheby’s art dealers.
Residents don’t have to go far to get their fix of luxury and exclusivity. Burlington Arcade is famous for jewellery, while Saville Row will be forever associated with the finest bespoke tailoring money can buy. You can even plot a graph through the area using Michelin starred restaurants as your coordinates: starting at Michel Roux’s Le Gavroche in the north, passing through Gordon Ramsey Bar & Grill and 34 Mayfair in the centre, before winding up at Nobu and Le Comptoir Robuchon in the south of Mayfair. Let’s not even get started talking about fashion! There’s everyone from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prada to smaller classy boutiques in Mayfair.
The inventors of the iconic Monopoly board game got it right first time: Mayfair is London’s ultimate aspirational destination. It remains the place where everyone wants to land and where high net worth individuals spend wealth with as much panache and brilliance as they earn it.
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