Travel Guide /

Mayfair Travel Guide and Information.

Travel Guide :: England :: London :: West End :: Mayfair

Mayfair

Mayfair was laid out by the Earls of Grosvenor. Starting with Hyde Park the area is enclosed by Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Hyde Park. This enclave, known to many for its power on the Monopoly board, is an expensive area where wealth and power are at home. While Queen Elizabeth II was born at 17, Burton Street, Grosvenor Square has been commonly known as, "Little America "a name which stuck after John Adams, an American ambassador moved into No. 9 in 1785. A tradition which spans almost 300 years, you can still see the American Embassy on the west side of Grosvenor Square (1720-1725). When you're here, also take a look at No.44 Berkeley Square which was created by William Kent between 1737 and 1747.


Photos of Mayfair

Mayfair Photo

Mayfair Photos (6)

Location of Mayfair





Other Travel Guides

St. Neot

An absolute charm in the heart of Cornwall, St. Neot is a wee but wonderful place. Winner of the Village of the Year, St. Neot has a reputation for f ....

Read more

Porlock

Scenically sheltered in a hollow protected by three hills, Porlock is a wee coastal village in Exmoor National Park. Walk in the footsteps of Wordswo ....

Read more

Lydford

This Saxon town located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park was once famed for its production of silver pennies. Today Lydford is known for the spe ....

Read more

Lynton

Lynton, a popular Victorian resort sits above a gorge overlooking the sea. This isolated little village grew famous during the Napoleonic wars. With ....

Read more