Discover iconic Mayfair...
1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes
Exit the townhouse, turning left on to Curzon Street. On your left, you’ll see a small passageway leading to the vibrant Shepherd Market, one of London’s hidden treasures. A charming small square and piazza, it is home to a variety of boutique shops, restaurants and Victorian pubs. Shepherd was during the 1920s, an ultrafashionable address for some of London’s most refined inhabitants, including Noel Coward. Wonder around and imagine you are in the 18th century and be sure to look up at night and see what you spot...the red lights of Shepherd Market hint at its seedier, risqué past. This area is still filled with very affluent people that meander the streets and eat in local restaurants
Once you have meandered the market head out of the market and turn left onto Curzon Street and right onto South Audley Street. Look out for Thomas Goode a china, silverware and glass shop famous for supplying the Queen and the Prince of Wales with all of their homeware needs.
At the top of South Audley Street, you will arrive at Grosvenor Square, famous for housing the US Embassy for many years. Whilst no longer there, the original site remains intact and is being redeveloped. Between 1883 and 1884, the square was home to The Mayfair Townhouse’s very own Oscar Wilde, who references the square in four of his works.
Take a left on Davies Street and you will arrive at Grays Antique Centre home to 200 of London’s finest antique and vintage dealers spread across 2 levels.
Continue up Davies Street until you reach the hidden South Molton Lane where you will find beautiful cafes and boutiques in one of the rare pedestrianised streets in the area.
Continue walking along the cobblestones until you hit Avery Row where you will find a great little hangout for cocktails or even a snack – contact the Concierge for us to reserve you a seat at Hush.
Continue your walk down Avery Row until you hit New Bond Street – the home of London’s exclusive, designer shops.
Once you are done ogling the beautiful window displays, or of course making your designer purchases, go to the end of the road where you will turn right on to Piccadilly. Just 7 streets on your right will be The Mayfair Townhouse, your London home.