Print-friendly version of this page Mayfair (originally called The May Fair) is an area of central London, by the east edge of Hyde Park. Mayfair boasts some of the capital's most exclusive property of all types.
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|VIEW THE MAYFAIR AREA IN THE 1750s|
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.
|VIEW THE MAYFAIR AREA IN THE 1800s|
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.
|VIEW THE MAYFAIR AREA IN THE 1830s|
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.
|VIEW THE MAYFAIR AREA IN THE 1860s|
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.
|VIEW THE MAYFAIR AREA IN THE 1900s|
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.
Mayfair is named after the annual fortnight-long May Fair that took place on the site that is Shepherd Market today. In 1764, the May Fair was banned at Shepherd Market because the well-to-do residents of the area disliked the fair's disorderliness, and it moved to Fair Field in Bow in the East End of London.
The district is now mainly commercial, with many former homes converted into offices for major corporations headquarters, embassies and also hedge funds and real estate businesses. There remains a substantial quantity of residential property as well as some exclusive shopping and London's largest concentration of luxury hotels and many restaurants. Rents are among the highest in London and the world.
The freehold of a large section of Mayfair also belongs to the Crown Estate.
The renown and prestige of Mayfair could have grown in the popular mind because it is the most expensive property on the British Monopoly set. Victor Watson, the head of Waddingtons at the time, and his secretary Marjory Phillips, chose the London place names for the British version — Ms Phillips apparently went for a walk around London to choose suitable sites.
25 Park Lane
|LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
: 25 Park Lane was the London residence of Sir Philip Sassoon.Down Street
: Down Street, also known as Down Street (Mayfair), is a disused station on the London Underground, located in Mayfair.InterContinental London
: InterContinental London Park Lane is a luxury 5-star hotel.Mayfair
: Mayfair (originally called The May Fair) is an area of central London, by the east edge of Hyde Park. Mayfair boasts some of the capital's most exclusive property of all types.Royal Aeronautical Society
: The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS
, is a British-founded multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.Shepherd Market
: Shepherd Market was described by Arthur Bingham Walkley in 1925 as one of the oddest incongruities in London.
Adams Row, W1K
|NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
· Aldford Street, W1K
· Archibald Mews, W1K
· Audley Square, W1K
· Balfour Mews, W1K
· Balfour Place, W1K
· Berkeley Square, W1J
· Bourdon Place, W1K
· Bourdon Street, W1K
· Brick Street, W1J
· Brooks Mews, W1K
· Bruton Place, W1J
· Bruton Street, W1J
· Burlington Gardens, W1S
· Carlos Place, W1K
· Carrington Street, W1J
· Charles Street, W1J
· Chesterfield Gardens, W1J
· Chesterfield Street, W1J
· Clarges Mews, W1J
· Curzon Square, W1K
· Curzon Street, W1J
· Deanery Street, W1K
· Derby Street, W1J
· Dorchester Ride, W1K
· Down Street, W1J
· Farm Street, W1J
· Fitzmaurice Place, W1J
· Grosvenor Hill, W1K
· Grosvenor Square, W1K
· Grosvenor Street, W1K
· Half Moon Street, W1J
· Hamilton Mews, W1J
· Hamilton Place, W1J
· Hays Mews, W1J
· Hertford Street, W1J
· Hill Street, W1J
· Lovers’ Walk, W1K
· Market Mews, W1J
· Mount Row, W1K
· Mount Street Mews, W1K
· Mount Street, W1
· Mount Street, W1K
· Old Park Lane, W1J
· Park Towers, W1J
· Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J
· Queen Street, W1J
· Red Lion Yard, W1K
· Reeves Mews, W1K
· Rex Place, W1K
· Sackville Street, W1S
· Shepherd Market, W1J
· Shepherd Street, W1J
· South Audley Street, W1K
· South Street, W1K
· Stanhope Gate, W1K
· Stanhope Row, W1J
· Tilney Street, W1K
· Trebeck Street, W1J
· Vigo Street, W1S
· Waverton Street, W1J
· White Horse Street, W1J
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