Destination guide

Live the London high life

Lined with elegant Georgian townhouses, Mayfair is one of London's most coveted neighborhoods. It lives up to its reputation as the most expensive property on the Monopoly board, dotted with boutique hotels, high-end restaurants and luxury retailers. You'll also be just steps from Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and the trendy Soho entertainment district. While the iconic Ritz Hotel is a treat, Mayfair vacation rentals offer the chance to experience London through a local lens. With spacious living areas, luxury decor and your own set of keys, you'll soon feel like a Londoner.

Things to do

Gallery hopping in Mayfair

Mayfair has always been a hub for fine arts, and there's no better place to discover its legacy than the Royal Academy of Arts. The prestigious gallery hosts a colorful line-up of exhibitions, talks and other public events. You'll also find some fantastic independent modern art galleries along Cork Street. Music lovers will jump at the chance to visit the Handel & Hendrix Museum. The beautifully restored Georgian terrace was home to Baroque composer George Frideric Handel in the 1700s and legendary rock star Jimi Hendrix in the 1960s.

Activities

High tea at the Dorchester

Mayfair is a magnet for well-heeled shoppers. Bond Street is brimming with statement fashion houses, while Savile Row is home to some of the city's top bespoke tailors. You'll also find exclusive boutiques along Burlington Arcade. Think luxury leather goods, curated antiques, artisan chocolates, handcrafted shoes, diamond jewelers and more. Fancy a bite to eat? Hosted in "The Promenade" drawing room, the Dorchester Hotel serves London's finest afternoon tea. After a long day of sightseeing, Mayfair's whisky lounges lend the perfect chance to unwind. Of course, with Mayfair vacation rentals, you can always throw your own private soirees.

Weather

A magical Christmas in Mayfair

With long days and plenty of sunshine, summer is high season in London. It's a fantastic time to window shop on Bond Street, gallery hop on Cork Street or relax in Hyde Park. If you want to beat the crowds, consider visiting London in spring or fall. While it may be chilly, Christmas is a magical time to stay in Mayfair. The dazzling Bond Street Christmas Lights are one of London's top festive attractions, while the Mayfair Christmas Markets are a great place to pick up stocking stuffers.

Natural features

Stay on the doorstep of Hyde Park

Mayfair sits in London's West End, in the City of Westminster. The neighborhood is bordered by the eastern edge of Hyde Park, an urban oasis in the heart of London. This puts you within walking distance of iconic attractions like Speaker's Corner, Reformer's Tree and the Animals in War Memorial. Mayfair is also dotted with a handful of green spaces, including the elegant Grosvenor Square. Home to the American Embassy, the park features gleaming benches, perfectly trimmed lawns and leafy London plane trees.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Mayfair

The nearest airport is in London (LCY-London City), located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 13.4 mi (21.5 km) away.

You can get around Mayfair by jumping on the metro at Green Park Underground Station, Bond Street Underground Station or Piccadilly Circus Underground Station.

Where to stay around Mayfair?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,559 vacation rentals near Mayfair. From 1,389 Condos/Apartments to 138 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mayfair for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mayfair?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mayfair:

  • Central London: 6,724 vacation rentals
  • Kensington: 3,984 vacation rentals
  • Covent Garden: 898 vacation rentals
  • Notting Hill: 2,277 vacation rentals
  • City of London: 9,795 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mayfair?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mayfair. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Berkeley Square: 12,009 vacation rentals
  • Sotheby’s: 11,985 vacation rentals
  • London (ZEP-Victoria Train Station): 11,998 vacation rentals
  • Hyde Park: 8,083 vacation rentals
  • London Bridge: 9,963 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mayfair listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Mayfair?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,389 Condos/Apartments in Mayfair. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mayfair include:

  • Houses: 138 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,392 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mayfair?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Mayfair. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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