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Mayfair occupies the epicentre of Prime Central London. Flanked by Oxford Street to the north, Piccadilly to the south, and Marylebone and Hyde Park to the east and west respectively, it is exceptionally well-connected and epitomises the very best of central London living. 

Protected by its bustling neighbours, Mayfair retains a village-feel, and its streets, squares and mews resonate with an air of exclusivity and refinement – upheld by its range of historic and listed buildings. From the early-18thcentury, Mayfair was developed as a fashionable residential district, led by the Grosvenor family, who heralded the arrival of aristocrats, European royalty, dandies and plutocrats alike. 

Its history and progress have continued ever since and today Mayfair is a veritable melting pot of the capital’s finest streets, leading to its status as one of the most desirable addresses in the world.

Of its 144 streets, Park Lane, Brook Street and Mount Street are amongst the most sought-after; while the trio of squares – Berkeley, Hanover and Grosvenor – are reputed for their status. Indeed, for many, a Mayfair address realises all that is required for an optimum lifestyle.

As with every historic pocket of London, Mayfair is home to an array of properties and architectural styles. From the imposing traditional townhouses to the mansion blocks and mews houses, Mayfair’s aesthetic is lavish, encapsulating the vast wealth of its heritage.

For those looking for a Mayfair residence, the market is replete with choice – from classic to modern. A rarely available, four-bedroom lateral apartment found on the third floor of 55 Park Lane – one of Mayfair’s most prestigious addresses – opposite Hyde Park, is available through Harrods Estates. Exquisitely designed, this modern apartment is equipped with a selection of integrated features, including a Crestron system, comfort cooling, a speaker system an electric curtains and blinds. Available to buy for £11,700,000, please click here for property details: https://bit.ly/2wEuGxw

Offering historical opulence, Greybrook House on Brook Street is a Grade II listed Art Deco building, originally designed by acclaimed architects, Sir John Burnett & Partners. Refurbished to an exceptional standard, and now available through Harrods Estates, is the apex in Greybrook House’s crown: a five-bedroom duplex located across the fourth and fifth floors. Complete with two roof terraces and 360-degree views across London as well as a separate staff flat, the property is on the market for £25,000,000. Please click here for property details: https://bit.ly/30GfwF8

Occupying a landmark building of magnificent proportions is an elegantly furnished, three-bedroom, duplex penthouse, located across the sixth and seventh floors of Park House Apartments on North Row. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the extraordinary reception, kitchen and dining areas, capturing some of Mayfair’s most enchanting panoramas, while a sprawling terrace provides extensive private outdoor space. Located just a stone’s throw from Selfridge’s, this property is perfectly equipped for city living. Available to rent for £6,200 per week, please click here for property details: https://bit.ly/2Sl9ZRa

Inevitably, it’s not just the residential landscape for which Mayfair is renowned; it is also home to a world class selection of restaurants, bars and hotels – some traditional – such as La Petite Maison; some contemporary – such as Lucky Cat; and others simply iconic – such as Scott’s. Indeed, at last count, Mayfair was home to circa 26 Michelin Stars – one of the greatest concentrations of culinary excellence in the UK.

Mayfair’s private members’ club scene is also reputed and, when Annabel’s reopened in 2018, it set a new benchmark for ‘club land’. 

Complementing the leisure scene, are Mayfair’s unparalleled shopping opportunities. From the grandeur of Bond Street, to the thrum of Regent Street, not forgetting the traditional charm of Mount Street, it is truly multifaceted. Whether fashion, jewellery, automotive or art are required, Mayfair is home to the finest purveyors in the land.

Robert Cox, Mayfair Sales Manager at Harrods Estates comments:“For many of its residents, Mayfair is more than just an address – it is a lifestyle – an extension of an identity. It is equipped to fulfil and exceed the most exacting demands; from retail to leisure, to culture and entertainment. However, its true glory lies in its discretion; it’s easy to remain private in this part of town, regardless of profile, and it offers a genuine sanctuary from an otherwise public glare.”

For more details on Mayfair properties currently available to buy or rent via Harrods Estates, please visit www.harrodsestates.comor call the helpful team on +44 (0) 20 7409 9001.


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