Mayfair Private Walking Tour
An outdoor tour around one of London's wealthiest areas
When Dick Whittington told his cat that the streets of London were paved with gold, he must have been talking about Mayfair! This is one of London's poshest areas, quite simply London at its best, where weekly rentals can exceed £4500. You will wander by some of the most exclusive shops in town where you can imagine what life might be like if money was no object - buying a box of 12 napkin rings for £1000! It's a treasure trove for the shopaholics among you!
But Mayfair is not just about its shops: grand houses built for the aristocracy sit side by side with the cute mews properties which used to house their servants and stable lads; one minute we are strolling by the Queen's birthplace and the next wandering through Shepherd Market where for centuries high class prostitutes plied their trade and one particularly famous Tory MP lost his reputation!
Nestled behind some of the busiest and most prosperous streets in the capital is one of the prettiest (and quietest!) gardens, a peaceful haven in the heart of London. It is hard to believe that London's busiest shopping street is just 5 minutes walk away.
As we stroll along the streets and parks of elegant Mayfair, I'll tell you how it has adapted over the centuries: how it moved on from being a playground to the aristocracy, to a thriving commercial centre with shops and embassies arriving 'en masse', to a gigantic, post war office block and finally, to the comfortable mix of residential, retail and leisure which exists today.
A fascinating, sophisticated private walking tour that includes Mayfair's highs and lows; it will be of particular interest to adult audiences.
The meeting place for Mayfair guided walking tours is under the Colonnade of the Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly next to Green Park underground station.
Mount Street Gardens
London at its most sophisticated
This two and a half to three hour tour costs £120.
I am currently only taking bookings for family units of up to 5 people meaning that the maximum group size is 6 - so, 5 guests plus me.
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