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 Carlton Tower Jumeirah
Knightsbridge
Hotel
Modern
The Lanesborough
Knightsbridge
Hotel
Classic
Shangri-La The Shard, London
London Bridge
Hotel
Modern
Nobu Hotel London Portman
Marylebone
Hotel
Modern
The Landmark London
Marylebone
Hotel
Classic
45 Park Lane
Mayfair
Boutique Hotel
Modern
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Where to Dine
Wine & Dine
Contemporary
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34 Mayfair
Mayfair
Grill
Contemporary
Amazonico
Mayfair
Latin America
Contemporary
Araki
Mayfair
Japanese
Formal
Bacchanalia
Mayfair
Mediterranean
Contemporary
Bagatelle
Mayfair
French
Contemporary
Beast
Mayfair
Seafood
Contemporary
Benares Restaurant
Mayfair
Indian
Contemporary
Bibi Restaurant
Mayfair
Indian
Contemporary
C London
Mayfair
Italian
Formal
Cecconi's Mayfair
Mayfair
Italian
Contemporary
Chiltern Firehouse
Mayfair
American
Contemporary
China Tang
Mayfair
Cantonese
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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Tape London
Mayfair
Nightclub
Clubbing
The Bar at China Tang
Mayfair
Cocktail Lounge
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The London Reign
Mayfair
Nightclub
Clubbing
WYLD Club
Park Lane
Nightclub
Clubbing
Soho House
Soho
Private Members' Club
Cocktails
The Box
Soho
Nightclub
Clubbing
The Groucho Club
Soho
Private Members' Club
Cocktails
Ziggy's at Hotel Café Royal
Soho
Cocktail Lounge
Cocktails
67 Pall Mall
St. James's
Private Members' Club
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Bardo
St. James's
Private Members' Club
Cocktails
White's
St. James's
Private Members' Club
Cocktails
Ten Trinity Square
Tower Hill
Private Members' Club
Cocktails
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Key Happenings
From our Global Calendar


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The Emeralds and Ivy Ball
Early December 2024
Charity Ball
London
The Fashion Awards
Early December 2024
Fashion Awards
London
The Global Gift Gala London
TBA 2024
Charity Ball
London
London Art Fair
Late January 2025
Art Fair
London
London Women's FW A/W
Mid February 2025
Fashion Show
London
BRIT Awards
Mid February 2025
Music Awards
London
BAFTA Awards
Mid February 2025
Film Awards
London
Carabao Cup Final
Late February 2025
Soccer
London
The Classic Car Show
Late February 2025
Motor Show
London
The Boat Race
Late March 2025
Regatta
London
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