Mayfair Private Walking Tours
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. This is nothing if not a varied tour!
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.
A two and a half to three hour guided walking tour of Mayfair costs £15 per person, the minimum charge is £120. Groups should be no larger than 16 – for more information about tours and prices please click on the ‘Tour Prices’ tag. If you are interested in booking a tour, please e-mail me using the contact form below to check my availability. Payment can then be made either by bank transfer or by using the PayPal button in the 'Tour Prices' section of this website. The tour will not be confirmed until I have received payment in full.
The meeting place for Mayfair guided walking tours is under the Colonnade of the Ritz Hotel on Piccadilly opposite Green Park underground tube station on Piccadilly.