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  • Address: London, England
Owing legendary status to its monopoly board incarnation – the most expensive property on the board, no less – Mayfair maintains its reputation as one of Central London’s most affluent districts – it was even the birthplace of Her Majesty the Queen. Stretching between Oxford Street, Piccadilly and Regent Street, and bounded by Hyde Park to the West, the area was named after the May Fair held there during the 17th and 18th centuries. At its heart, the popular Grosvenor Square - affectionately termed ‘Little America’ with its statue of Franklin D Roosevelt and stately American Embassy building - was named after the Grosvenor family, who still own a good portion of Mayfair.

The district’s principal shopping streets include the world famous Bond Street, home to Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, Jenny Packham and Marc Jacobs, among others and Saville Row, legendary for its exquisite men’s tailoring. The elegant Royal and Burlington shopping arcades are also worth a wander, with luxury boutiques set to a stunning backdrop. New Bond Street is famed for its auction houses, including the ever-popular Phillips and Sotheby's.

It’s not just shopping that draws visitors to the streets of Mayfair – there are around 20 art galleries in the area, as well as the Handel House Museum, set inside the former home of the renowned composer, and the Royal Academy of Arts lies on the cusp of Picadilly. If you can afford to stay in Mayfair, you’ll be spoiled – the area is home to the highest concentration of luxurious hotels in London, including the illustrious Ritz and the local nightlife is among the glitziest in town, with celebrity-studded nightclubs like Mahiki just a short stroll from a selection of plush wine bars. A number of exquisite restaurants have put Mayfair firmly on the map for roving gastronomes too - celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay owns a number of restaurants in the area and the world-famous Nobu has an outlet on Berkeley Street.

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Mayfair Chocolate Ecstasy Tour, London, null
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Mayfair Chocolate Ecstasy Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

5-Star-rated Chocolate Tour of Mayfair with an expert guide. These small-group tours are guaranteed to leave you completely full of chocolate.  This is ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.27
Private Personalized Tour: London in a Day with a Local Insider Guide, London, Chocolate Tours
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Private Personalized Tour: London in a Day with a Local Insider Guide

Imagine getting to know a city through the eyes of a friend who lives there. A friend who knows what you love, and who knows where to go and what to do so ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $176.33
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 476 Reviews

See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to captivating commentary. Use ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $32.75
Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights, London, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Kick-start the holiday season in style and see London’s Christmas lights on a private, 2.5-hour black taxi tour! Traveling in an iconic black London cab, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $56.68
Private Tour: 'Downton Abbey' TV Locations Tour of London by Black Cab, London, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Tour: 'Downton Abbey' TV Locations Tour of London by Black Cab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the London of 'Downton Abbey' on this 3-hour, 4-hour or full-day black cab tour with a friendly driver-guide. The private tour visits the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3, 4 or 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.32
London City Tour with a Spanish-Speaking Guide, London, Movie & TV Tours
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London City Tour with a Spanish-Speaking Guide

See the highlights of London with a Spanish-speaking guide on a whistle-stop tour by luxury coach! On a 3-hour tour explore several of the city’s most exciting ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.75

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