Radisson Blu Edwardian Guide to Mayfair
Our guide to shopping, eating and entertainment in Mayfair.
Mayfair, the most expensive location in monopoly, and probably on of the most exclusive areas in London. Mayfair is a great location, close to Picadilly and Bond Street you will never be short of things to do when staying in or around Mayfair.
Read our guide to find out what shops and restaurants you can expect to find when roaming around Mayfair. We have also suggested some great hidden gems and unique shops that you may not have heard of, but that are definitely worth a visit.
Shopping in Mayfair
If you are in to high end designer labels then you are in the right place. With Bond Street just around the corner, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to Designers. From Chanel to Louis Vuitton, and Cartier to De Beers most of the well known global brands can be found there. Another great street, just off Bond Street is Burton Street where you will find great boutiques and more high end designers such as Diane von Furstenberg Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Juicy Couture.
If you are a fan of department stores then you are also in luck as on Bond Street you have Fenwick and on Oxford Street you have the infamous Selfridges and you also have Debenhams, House of Fraser and Jonh Lewis – so you are spoilt for choice.
Top 5 unique shops in Mayfair
Address: 16 Lansdowne Row, Berkeley Square, W1J
2. Geo F Trumper
Whilst all the ladies are shopping this is a great place for men to relax and enjoy the perks of male grooming. Be careful as you may bump into so Royals or A list celebrities!
Address: 9 Curzon Street, London W1J 5HQ.
With Tanzanite as their signature stone Jooal has some amazing pieces of jewellery. A favourite to some royals, you will definitely have crowds stop and stare when wearing a piece of Jooal's jewellery.
Address: 32 Berkeley St London W1J 8EL
4. Fortnum and Mason
Quintessentially British, Fortnum and Mason is renowned as the supplier of fine foods and amazing hampers. A favourite of the Queens Fortnum’s is definitely worth a visit, even if it is just to buy gifts for others.
Address: 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
Address: 18 Crown Passage, King Street, London, SW1Y 6PP
Cafés and restaurants in Mayfair
Firstly The May Fair Bar is a great place to eat if you would like a casual atmosphere; we would recommend that you try the fish and chips or the steak sandwiches, delicious! You may not think that there are many cafes and restaurants around Mayfair however if you just walk around the corner from the hotel you will see Starbucks and many other great little cafes. Another great place where there are lots of great eateries is on Shepherds Market. This is about a three minute walk away from The May Fair hotel and always has a great atmosphere.
Top 5 hidden Gems
Automat– Located on Dover Street, has amazing burgers and a very stylish crowd, so it is great for people watching.
Alloro – Located on Dover Street, a great little Italian restaurant and very reasonably priced.
Umo – Located on Burton Place, one of the best Japanese restaurants in London and not known to many, Umo houses over 70 premium sake labels.
The Guinea – Located on Burton Place, this is a traditional English pub, has amazing steak and the Pies are one of the best in London.
Le Caprice – Located on Arlington Street, and a favourite to many celebrities, you will not be disappointed when you come to dine here.
CityHawk recommends five nearby restaurants that have a table available at the time of your search and lets you book on the go.
Entertainment and going out in Mayfair
Mayfair may come across as more quite to other areas in London, however the fact that you are so close to many great places is the beauty of the location.
If you are interested in films, not only do you have the May Fair Film Clun but you also have the Curzon Cinema just around the corner, and if that is not good enough Leicester Square is a short walk away and you have one of the best Odeon Cinemas in town!
In terms of night life you have The May Fair Bar, and then to continue your night you Mahiki around the corner along with Jalouse and Pigalle Club.
Getting around and public transport in Mayfair
You can also get to Mayfair via the following bus routes; 2 8 9 10 14 16 19 22 36 38 73 74 82 137 148 414 436
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