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Mayfair on the Monopoly board

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.

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.

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VIEW THE MAYFAIR AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE MAYFAIR AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE MAYFAIR AREA IN THE 1830s
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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
25 Park Lane:   25 Park Lane was the London residence of Sir Philip Sassoon.
Berkeley Square:   
Bond Street:   Where the rich go shopping
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.
On This Day in London: 4 November:   On This Day in London: 4 November
Park Lane Hotel:   The Park Lane Hotel is a 5 Star hotel on Piccadilly, London.
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.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus:   An Omnibus Ride to Piccadilly Circus, Mr Gladstone Travelling with Ordinary Passengers, 1885
Shepherd Market:   Shepherd Market was described by Arthur Bingham Walkley in 1925 as one of the oddest incongruities in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldford Street, W1K · Archibald Mews, W1K · Audley Square, W1K · Avery Row, W1K · Balderton Flats, W1K · Balderton Street, W1K · Balfour Mews, W1K · Balfour Place, W1K · Berkeley Square House, W1J · Berkeley Square, W1J · Binney Street, W1K · Blenheim Street, W1S · Bolton Street, W1J · Bond Street, W1S · Bourdon Place, W1K · Bourdon Street, W1K · Brick Street, W1J · Brook Street, W1K · Brook Street, W1S · Brooks Mews, W1K · Brown Hart Gardens, 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 · Clarges Street, W1J · Curzon Square, W1K · Curzon Street, W1J · Davies Mews, W1K · Davies Street, W1J · Davies Street, W1K · Davis Street, W1K · Deanery Street, W1K · Derby Street, W1J · Dering Street, W1S · Dorchester Ride, W1K · Down Street, W1J · Duke Street, W1K · Farm Street, W1J · Fitzmaurice Place, W1J · Garrick House, W1J · Gees Court, W1U · Gilbert Street, W1K · Grosvenor Hill, W1K · Grosvenor Square, W1A · Grosvenor Square, W1K · Grosvenor Street, W1K · Half Moon Street, W1J · Hamilton Mews, W1J · Hamilton Place, W1J · Hanover Square, W1S · Haunch Of Venison Yard, W1K · Hay’s Mews, W1J · Hays Mews, W1J · Hertford Street, W1J · Hill Street, W1J · Lancashire Court, W1S · Landsdowne Row, W1J · Lansdowne House, W1J · Lansdowne Row, W1J · London Loop, CR8 · Lovers’ Walk, W1K · Lumley Street, W1C · Lumley Street, W1K · Market Mews, W1J · Mews Yard, WC2H · Mount Row, W1K · Mount Street Mews, W1K · Mount Street, W1 · Mount Street, W1K · New Bond Street, W1 · New Bond Street, W1S · North Audley Street, W1K · Old Park Lane, W1J · Oxford Street, W1C · Park Towers, W1J · Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J · Providence Court, W1K · Queen Street, W1J · Red Lion Yard, W1K · Reeves Mews, W1K · Rex Place, W1K · Sackville Street, W1S · Sedley Place, W1C · Sedley Place, W1K · Shepherd Market, W1J · Shepherd Street, W1J · South Audley Street, W1K · South Molton Lane, W1K · South Molton Street, W1K · South Street, W1K · St. Anselm’s Place, W1K · Stanhope Gate, W1K · Stanhope Row, W1J · Stratton Street, W1J · Tenterden Street, W1S · Three Kings Yard, W1K · Three Kings’ Yard, W1K · Tilney Street, W1K · Trebeck Street, W1J · Vigo Street, W1S · Waverton Street, W1J · Weighhouse Street, W1K · West One Shopping Centre, W1C · White Horse Street, W1J · Woodstock Street, W1C ·

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Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
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Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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