Introduction
Welcome Note

Crafted with both the discerning traveler and the sophisticated local in mind, our celebrated guide unveils a London less traveled, where unparalleled luxury meets timeless elegance. From hidden gems tucked away in the bustling heart of the city to serene sanctuaries offering an escape from the everyday, we invite you to explore the epitome of luxury living, dining, and leisure. Below, we provide a brief summary highlighting the historical importance of the central London neighborhoods covered in our guide.

Mayfair, nestled in the heart of London, is not just a byword for luxury and exclusivity; it's a district steeped in rich history that mirrors the evolution of London itself. Originating as an annual fair held at what is now Shepherd Market in the 17th century, Mayfair transformed from rural fields to a residential favorite of the aristocracy by the 18th century, following the development initiated by Sir Richard Grosvenor. It became a hub for London's upper class, with grand townhouses and elegant squares such as Grosvenor Square, which was once home to John Adams, the first American envoy to England and later the second President of the United States.

During World War II, Grosvenor Square became known as "Little America" due to the presence of the U.S. military. Moreover, Mayfair has been a cradle of innovation and craftsmanship, housing the esteemed tailors of Savile Row, renowned for inventing the dinner jacket, or tuxedo, in the 19th century. Beyond fashion, Mayfair's art galleries, auction houses like Sotheby's, established in 1744, and the Royal Academy of Arts anchor it as a cultural cornerstone, while its luxurious hotels and boutiques continue to draw visitors from around the globe, making it a timeless emblem of London's heritage and luxury.

Where to Stay
Handpicked Hotels
Classic
Modern

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The Lanesborough
Knightsbridge
Hotel
Classic
Claridge's
Mayfair
Hotel
Classic
The Connaught Hotel
Mayfair
Hotel
Modern
Mandarin Oriental
Knightsbridge
Hotel
Modern
Rosewood London
Holborn
Hotel
Modern
Hotel 41
Mayfair
Boutique Hotel
Modern
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Where to Dine
Wine & Dine
Contemporary
Formal

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Milos
Mayfair
Seafood
Formal
The Five Fields
Chelsea
British
Formal
Elystan Street
Chelsea
European
Formal
Locanda Locatelli
Mayfair
Italian
Formal
Circolo Popolare
Fitzrovia
Italian
Contemporary
Duck & Waffle
City of London
European
Contemporary
Trishna
Marylebone
Indian
Contemporary
Harry's Dolce Vita
Knightsbridge
Italian
Contemporary
Amazonico
Mayfair
Latin America
Contemporary
The Game Bird
St. James's
British
Contemporary
Theo Randall
Mayfair
Italian
Contemporary
Pied à Terre
Fitzrovia
French
Formal
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Private Dining
Best Private Dining Rooms
Private Dining Room (seats 2-14)
Halkin Arcade, SW1X 8JT, Belgravia
The Lanson Library (seats 2-30)
11 West Halkin Street, SW1X 8JL, Belgravia
The Rocque Room (seats 2-6)
8-9 Blacklands Terrace SW3 2SP, Chelsea
Private Dining Room (seats 2-16)
34 Charlotte Street, W1T 2NH, Fitzrovia
King Arthur's Room (seats 2-12)
66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA, Knightsbridge


Afternoon Tea
Our Top Selections
The Lobby
1 Grosvenor Place, SW1X 7HJ, Belgravia
The Cadogan Lounge
75 Sloane St, SW1X 9SG, Chelsea
Art Afternoon Tea
252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN, Holborn
The Lanesborough Grill
Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA, Hyde Park
Cheneston's
1 Kensington Court, W8 5DL, Kensington
Annabel's, Harry's Bar and Mark's Club are not displayed on our guide for privacy reasons.


Where to Socialize
Ritzy Rendezvous


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Baccarat Bar
Knightsbridge
Cocktail Lounge
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Nolita Social
Knightsbridge
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Scarfes Bar
Holborn
Cocktail Lounge
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The Bar at China Tang
Mayfair
Cocktail Lounge
Cocktails
Ziggy's at Hotel Café Royal
Soho
Cocktail Lounge
Cocktails
Tonteria
Chelsea
Nightclub
Clubbing
Blakes Below
Chelsea
Cocktail Lounge
Cocktails
The Groucho Club
Soho
Private Members' Club
Cocktails
Waeska
Fitzrovia
Cocktail Lounge
Cocktails
Manetta's Bar
Mayfair
Cocktail Lounge
Cocktails
The London Reign
Mayfair
Nightclub
Clubbing
Raffles Club
Chelsea
Nightclub
Clubbing
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Key Happenings
From our Global Calendar


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London Festival of Theatre
TBA
Theatre
London
Serpentine Summer Party
Late June 2024
Cocktail Party
London
Masterpiece London
Late June 2024
Art Fair
London
Wimbledon Championships
Early July 2024
Tennis
London
Hampton Court Garden Festival
Early July 2024
Horticulture
London
Wireless Festival
Mid July 2024
Music Festival
London
Challenge Cup Final
Mid August 2024
Rugby
London
Queen Charlotte’s Ball
Early September 2024
Charity Ball
London
Concours of Elegance
Early September 2024
Motor Show
London
The Proms Finale
Early September 2024
Classical Music
London
National Television Awards
Early September 2024
TV Awards
London
London Women's FW S/S
Mid September 2024
Fashion Show
London
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