How to Spend a Day in Mayfair, London

Nestled in the heart of London’s affluent West End, Mayfair exudes a timeless charm, boasting elegant streets lined with Georgian townhouses, upscale boutiques, and lush garden squares. Read on for our definitive pocket guide to spending a leisurely afternoon discovering the neighborhood’s culture, luxury shops, fine dining, and incredible art galleries.

Where To Stay: The BoTree

At the vibrant convergence of Marylebone, Mayfair, and Soho, this elegant hotel offers 199 beautifully styled guestrooms and suites featuring bespoke amenities and personalized service including a 24/7 modern butler service. With elevated Italian dining at LAVO, expansive rooftop views, and a commitment to eco-friendly luxury, the BoTree promises an unforgettable stay immersed in the essence of central London’s charm and sophistication. 

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Where To Eat: BiBi

BiBi offers a dynamic menu that fuses traditional Indian dishes and flavors with a sense of refinement drawing from chef-patron Chet Sharma’s career in Michelin-starred kitchens worldwide. Set in contemporary, intimate environs, guests can enjoy curated tasting menus along with thoughtfully crafted cocktails that honor London’s historic mixology.

Where To Eat: Gatsby’s Room at The Beaumont

Indulge in Afternoon Tea at Gatsby’s Room at The Beaumont, a chic, buzzy setting steeped in 1920s charm. Delight in this experience marrying English traditions and American flair, involving an assortment of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and exquisite pastries paired perfectly with a selection of premium loose-leaf teas.

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Where To Drink: Vesper Bar at The Dorchester

Stepping from Park Lane into the glamorous Vesper Bar at The Dorchester, guests will surely feel as though they’ve stepped into a bygone era: a vignette seems to settle in while scanning the pastel-hued velvet bar stools and sofas, glittering jeweled chandeliers, and the striking gold bar. Celebrated for its illustrious history and lively ambiance, Vesper Bar recently launched the Essentia cocktail menu, a sensory journey inspired by evocative scents crafted by the expert team of bartenders. 

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Where To Visit: Hyde Park

As the largest Royal Park in central London, Hyde Park is an expansive and historic green oasis offering something for everyone among its lush landscapes and iconic landmarks. Unwind in a deck chair, explore Rotten Row on horseback, or admire the wildlife that calls the park their home.

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Where To Visit: Peruse World-Class Art Galleries

Whether an aficionado or an art history novice, in London’s premier gallery district, all can find works to appreciate within Mayfair. With renowned galleries such as Marlborough London, Waddington Custot, Thaddaeus Ropac, The Mayor Gallery, and many more, there is no shortage of paintings, sculptures, and more mediums to explore.  

Where To Visit: Shop Until You Drop Along Bond, South Molton, and Oxford Streets Plus Burlington Arcade

For those who like to window shop or embark on shopping sprees, Mayfair is a major commercial hub. Nearly every high-end store imaginable can be found along Bond and Mount Streets, or head over to Oxford Street for flagship storefronts. Along the way, browse independent boutiques on South Molton Street and eccentric shops in Burlington Arcade.

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