A flat in Mayfair has recently appeared on the market for a cool £1 million. With the demand for flats in central London on the rise and Mayfair’s reputation as an ultra-luxurious area, the property, marketed by Wetherell covers just 461 square feet – as much space as you’d find in the average living room! The entire flat is actually smaller than a London tube carriage, although it has been well-designed and contains a separate bedroom, reception, kitchen and bathroom.
Compared to other homes in the UK, this swish yet compact pad is just half the size of an average property. The annual service charge is £3,000, inclusive of the services of a (undoubtedly) smartly-dressed porter.
If you’re a millionaire looking for a compact yet perfectly located city apartment, this flat could be for you!
You’ll be in the very heart of Mayfair, just down the road from the Ritz hotel and a few steps away from world-renowned restaurant Nobu. You just need to turn right out of the building and you’ll be in Berkeley Square. If property really is about ‘Location, location, location’ it doesn’t get much better than this!
If you were lucky enough to receive a proposal this Valentine’s Day, you’re probably already planning your dream wedding and hunting for the perfect venue to tie the knot in London. Why not get married in Mayfair this spring? There are loads of stunning venues to choose from – here are our favourites.
From its art-deco 1930s inspired ballroom to its spacious reception spaces, Claridge’s is a Mayfair institution and the perfect place to hold your nuptials – you’ll be in good company as Kate Moss and Sarah Jessica Parker are regulars here.
With numerous private event rooms for hire including the Buckingham and Kensington rooms, there is something for everyone, whether you’re planning a lavish party or an intimate meal. The hotel even offers a 9-week complimentary ‘Claridge’s Beauty and Fitness’ membership to brides and grooms, so you can get gorgeous for your big day!
Once owned by the Marchionesses of Carnarvon, today Dartmouth House is one of London’s most sought after wedding venues. It’s perfect for your reception or civil ceremony, whether you’re planning a huge banquet or cosy celebration with friends and family.
The stunning courtyard, marble staircase and grand piano make fantastic backdrops for your wedding photos and the experienced wedding planning team are on hand to make your special day as perfect as possible.
Actor Kiefer Sutherland (47) has had his fair share of failed relationships, but was recently spotted in London’s Mayfair with a mystery woman. The twice-divorced actor was seen leaving Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair with the woman on 19th February. Both Kiefer and his companion looked happy and relaxed, but whether or not they are a couple remains a mystery, as does the identity of the actor’s glamorous young companion.
Kiefer cut a dashing figure as ever in his suit and smart black overcoat, whilst his dinner companion was also smartly dressed in stylish black leather trousers, a pashmina and caramel coloured mac. The pair met up with Damien Hirst and Matt Bellamy once inside the restaurant. Who knows what the topic of conversation for the evening was, but with all three men having glittering careers, there was surely plenty for them to talk about!
Having starred in films throughout the 80s and 90s, Kiefer is in London filming the new series of his TV show, 24. The actor recently appeared on the Jonathon Ross show and revealed he has not watched any of his own work for the last 30 years, after being disappointed by his own performance in the film, ‘Stand By Me’ in 1986. We think he’s being far too hard on himself!
They say men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses – the women in question obviously didn’t shop for their eyewear in Mayfair! From the latest designer spectacles to handmade vintage eyeglasses, a trip to Mayfair is the perfect time to shop for gorgeous new glasses that are sure to get you noticed.
Mr Emil Bruno Meyrowitz, an optical pioneer who opened practices across the globe in London, NY and Paris, gave his name to the shop which for more than 100 years has designed its own unique range of optical products for a discerning international clientele.
E.B. Meyrowitz offers a bespoke service where you can have made-to-measure spectacles designed to fit from a variety of rare, high-quality materials including the finest acetate and buffalo horn. Whether your style is geek-chic or something more subtle, you can have it made to order here.
Now located at 6 The Royal Arcade, after moving from their former premises on Bond Street, this Mayfair institution is the perfect place to come if you’re looking for a uniquely designed pair of glasses to express your personality.
You may pay a little more for the privilege, but we guarantee there will be no shortage of passes for those wearing a pair of glasses from E.B. Meyrowitz!
Considering a theatre break in London? Then why not stay in upmarket Mayfair; it’s the perfect location for a little luxury in the heart of the city. Some of London’s finest hotels are located here – check out just a couple of our favourites below.
The Washington Mayfair Hotel
This 4 star hotel has a rich history dating back to 1913, and its art deco design ensures it stands out from the crowd. It’s easy to fall in love here, whether you book the deluxe George Washington Suite with its glass-walled dining/meeting room or a superior room with contemporary dark wood furniture. With Madison’s Restaurant and Bar offering all day dining and room service on offer, you may never want to leave! The intimate restaurant is well worth a visit, serving specialities such as tempting lemongrass and ginger prawns, pan seared guinea fowl and decadent chocolate torte. Delicious!
This boutique hotel effortlessly combines Georgian elegance with contemporary style, and each room is individually designed. For the ultimate break, why not book a luxury apartment? The Grill restaurant is a glamorous space that’s definitely worthy of its AA Rosette winning status, serving seasonal and set menus for lunch and dinner. Special events such as the ‘Cocktails and Canapés’ event or ‘Martini Soiree’ can be booked in advance and are a great way to surprise someone special!
The British supermodel Kate Moss turned down the offer of celebrating on Richard Branson’s private island in favour of an intimate birthday bash in London with husband Jamie Hince and friends. Her 12-hour celebration began with lunch for around 30 guests at 34 Restaurant in Mayfair, with Kate’s line-up of celebrity friends including Stella McCartney, Nick Grimshaw and Sadie Frost.
Kate worked her signature casual yet cool style in a little black dress teamed with leopard print fur coat and heels, accessorising with a baby pink clutch. Moving on to the China Tang at Mayfair’s Dorchester Hotel, the party then took over the private dining area for a spot of karaoke, with rowdy renditions of INXS and The Rolling Stones drawing complaints from other guests trying to enjoy a quiet, sophisticated meal.
Enjoying 40 bottles of Taittinger champagne at around £130 a pop, it’s probably just as well Kate is friends with the restaurant owner Sir David Tang. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, one of Kate’s best friends, turned up fashionably late, arriving three hours after the start of the meal and missing the cutting of Kate’s 40th birthday cake, a simple iced Victoria sponge with ‘Happy 40th Kate’ on top. With the party finishing around 1.30am, it seems like a pretty relaxed birthday for Kate, although the party may well have carried on at home.
If you’re dreaming of a mahogany desk in an elegant Georgian office, with views over a perfectly manicured lawn, then office space specialists such as Carter Jonas LLP can help you find the perfect pad in Mayfair!
Here are three fine reasons why basing your business in Mayfair is a great idea:
1. Indulge in a long lunch
Mayfair has no shortage of fabulous eateries, so whether you’re looking to impress clients with fine dining, catch up on work at a café or enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends, you’ll find it here. Try Toast coffee shop for a selection of tempting lunch specialities.
2. Reduce your commute
If you already live in the west end, stop lining TFL’s pockets with travelcard money and rent an office in Mayfair – a shorter commute means a less stressful day!
3. Enjoy the after work scene
Mayfair has plenty of wine bars and pubs to enjoy, so make 2014 a more sociable year and spend more time getting to know your colleagues with an after-work drink in Mayfair.
This time of year is a bit drab and grey, and most of us are feeling those January blues; but it’s the perfect time to work on your New Year’s Resolutions and get your life organised! Investing in a new Filofax diary is one of the best ways to get on top of a hectic schedule; you’ll be able to keep track of personal appointments, work commitments and other events in your life such as birthdays and anniversaries, all in one cool, stylish little bundle.
Shop for a Filofax in Mayfair
The Filofax Centre in Mayfair is a stationery lover’s dream. Not only does it stock one of the largest ranges of Filofax organisers we’ve ever seen, you’ll also find all the accessories you could ever need including various inserts, organiser stickers and everything else to make your Filofax as organised as possible. With co-ordinating briefcases, purses and handbags, you can match your bag to your Filofax for a stylish look – there are plenty of colours and designs to choose from, whether you’re looking for a professional black leather organiser or something more vibrant and exciting!
The perfect gift
Choosing a Filofax is also a great gift for someone special – you can customise any aspect of the organiser to suit their needs, choosing your own cover and inserts, and you’ll also find a range of pens, notebooks, traditional diaries and leather portfolios in store as well as sleek, stylish iPad cases.
As the dark nights are drawing in, what better time to go on a London ghost walk? Whether you opt for an organised tour or create your own itinerary complete with spooky stories, there are plenty of ghosts in London’s West End. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
50 Berkeley Square
Known as the most haunted house in London, 50 Berkeley Square was built in the late 1700s and was once home to British Prime Minister George Canning. Today, the building houses Maggs Bros. Ltd. antiquarian book dealers and no haunted happenings have been reported since 1937.
Legend tells that a young woman threw herself from the top floor window after being abused by her uncle. She’s said to haunt the attic room, scaring people to death, and to date it’s thought that two deaths have been attributed to the ghost.
53 Berkeley Square
It’s said that if you look closely, the spirit of a 17th century gentleman can be seen gazing out the window here, waiting for the return of his daughter who eloped and never came home.
Hotel Piccadilly, Room 537
If you’re feeling particularly brave, you might want to spend a night in room 537 at the Hotel Piccadilly – it’s thought to be haunted by the ghost of a traveller who took his own life in the bathroom. Subsequent guests have reported being woken by things going bump in the night.