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Mayfair

Mayfair shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ285805
London borough Westminster
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district W1
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
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European Parliament London
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Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 0°08′51″W / 51.508755, -0.14743 Mayfair can mean: Mayfair, an area in the City of Westminster London. ... Image File history File links Greater_london_outline_map_bw. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The City of Westminster is a borough of London, England with city status. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... // Constituent country is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a historical, currently non-legally officially recognised country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged, gives an overview of states around the world with information on the extent of their sovereignty. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... The London postal districts are divisions of the London post town in England and are primarily used for the direction of mail. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The W (Western and Paddington) postcode area, also known as the London W postcode area[1] is a group of postcode districts in central and west London, England. ... +44 redirects here. ... (Redirected from 020) The Motorola 68020 is a microprocessor from Motorola. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Metropolitan Police redirects here. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is the statutory fire and rescue service for London, England. ... The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is the largest ambulance service in the world that does not directly charge its patients for its services. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... London is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Cities of London and Westminster is a constituency covering the area comprising the City of London and the City of Westminster in Central London. ... Greater London is divided into a number of constituencies for London Assembly elections. ... West Central is a constituency represented in the London Assembly. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a partial list of places in London, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Mayfair is an area of central London in the City of Westminster. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The City of Westminster is a borough of London, England with city status. ...

Contents

History

Mayfair is named after the annual fortnight-long May Fair that took place on the site that is Shepherd Market today (from 1686 until it was banned in that location in 1764). Until 1686, the May Fair was held in Haymarket, and after 1764, it moved to Fair Field in Bow. Look up fortnight in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1686 (MDCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about a street in London, England. ... Bow is an area of East London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ...


Mayfair is roughly bordered by Hyde Park to the west, Oxford Street to the north, Piccadilly and Green Park to the south and Regent Street to the east. Most of the area was first developed between the mid 17th century and the mid 18th century as a fashionable residential district, by a number of landlords, the most important of them the Grosvenor family. The freehold of a large section of Mayfair also belongs to the Crown Estate. “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... Oxford Street, with Centre Point in the background Oxford Street in 1875, looking west from the junction with Duke Street. ... Piccadilly is a major London street, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east. ... Green Park, London Green Park (officially The Green Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. ... The Quadrant at the bottom of Regent Street. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Arms of the Dukes of Westminster (since 1825) The title of Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Richard Grosvenor, the 3rd Marquess of Westminster. ... Fee simple, also known as fee simple absolute or allodial, is a term of art in common law. ... In the United Kingdom, the Crown Estate is a property portfolio associated with the monarchy. ...


The district is now mainly commercial, with many offices in converted houses and new buildings, including major corporate headquarters, a concentration of hedge funds, and real estate businesses. Rents are among the highest in London and the world. There remains a substantial quantity of residential property as well as some exclusive shopping and London's largest concentration of luxury hotels and many restaurants. Buildings in Mayfair include the United States embassy in Grosvenor Square, the Royal Academy of Arts, The Handel House Museum, the Grosvenor House Hotel and Claridge's. A hedge fund is a private investment fund charging a performance fee and typically open to only a limited range of qualified investors. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... This article describes the hotels in London, England. ... The north side of Grosvenor Square in the 18th or early 19th century. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... Handel House. ... The Grosvenor House Hotel is one of the largest and most famous luxury hotels in London. ... Claridges is a deluxe hotel in Mayfair, central London. ...


The renown and prestige of Mayfair has grown in the popular mind due to its designation as the most expensive property on a British Monopoly set. This article is about the board game. ...


Education

For education in Mayfair see the main City of Westminster article.

The City of Westminster is a borough of London, England with city status. ...

Streets and squares

Savile Row
Savile Row
The Royal Arcade in Old Bond Street
The Royal Arcade in Old Bond Street

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1154 KB) Photo of Savile Row taken 17 July 2005 by w:User:Edward. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1154 KB) Photo of Savile Row taken 17 July 2005 by w:User:Edward. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 641 KB) Bond Street, London, GB, photo by me, File links The following pages link to this file: Mayfair Bond Street Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 641 KB) Bond Street, London, GB, photo by me, File links The following pages link to this file: Mayfair Bond Street Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... Berkeley Square in 1830. ... An arcade in Old Bond Street Bond Street is a major shopping street in London which runs through Mayfair from Piccadilly in the south to Oxford Street in the north. ... Brook Street is one of the principal streets on the Grosvenor Estate in the exclusive central London district of Mayfair. ... Dover Street is a street in Mayfair, London, England. ... Curzon Street is located within the exclusive Mayfair district of London. ... The north side of Grosvenor Square in the 18th or early 19th century. ... Hyde Park Corner is a place in London, England, at the south-east corner of Hyde Park. ... Marble Arch was originally erected on The Mall, as a gateway to the newly rebuilt Buckingham Palace. ... Oxford Street, with Centre Point in the background Oxford Street in 1875, looking west from the junction with Duke Street. ... Park Lane is a major road in Central London, England. ... Piccadilly is a major London street, running from Hyde Park Corner in the west to Piccadilly Circus in the east. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Quadrant at the bottom of Regent Street. ... Savile Row Savile Row 3 Savile Row, 2007 Savile Row occupies a quiet corner of Mayfair in central London near Bond Street and is famous for its mens bespoke tailoring. ...

Transport and locale

Location in Context

Neighbouring areas of London.
North-West:
Paddington
North:
Marylebone
North-East:
Fitzrovia
West:
Hyde Park
Mayfair East:
Soho
South-West:
Knightsbridge
South:
St James's
South-East:
Chinatown
The north side of Grosvenor Square in the 18th or early 19th century. The three houses at the far left form a unified group, but the others on this side are individually designed. Most later London squares would be more uniform.
The north side of Grosvenor Square in the 18th or early 19th century. The three houses at the far left form a unified group, but the others on this side are individually designed. Most later London squares would be more uniform.

For other places with the same name, see Paddington (disambiguation). ... Marylebone (sometimes written St. ... Fitzrovia is an area of central London. ... “Hyde Park” redirects here. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Knightsbridge is a street and district spanning the City of Westminster and theRoyal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London notable for its eclectic mix of rich, famous, and international residents including several billionaires Roman Abramovich, oligarchs from Russia, China and India, international businessman Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, trend setters Charles... St James is an area of west central London, England. ... Chinatown is highly decorated for special occasions, here for Chinese New Year 2004. ... Image File history File links Grosvenor_Square. ... Image File history File links Grosvenor_Square. ... The north side of Grosvenor Square in the 18th or early 19th century. ...

Nearest tube stations

Categories: Jubilee Line stations | Central Line stations | London Underground stubs | Crossrail ... Jubilee Line platform, with train arriving, at Green Park underground station Unique tilework at this station represents the many trees in nearby Green Park Green Park tube station is a London Underground station located on the north side of Green Park itself, on Piccadilly close to its intersection with the... Hyde Park Corner is a London Underground station near Hyde Park Corner in Hyde Park. ... Marble Arch is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster. ... Oxford Circus, on the right you can see the tube-sign. ... Down Street, also known as Down Street (Mayfair), was a station of the London Undergrounds Piccadilly Line which closed in 1932. ...

Nearest railway station

Victoria station in London is a London Underground and National Rail station in the City of Westminster. ...

Museums

Handel House. ... The Wallace Collection across Manchester Square gardens The Wallace Collection is a museum in London. ...

Notable Residents

Famous past residents have included:

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... For other persons named John Adams, see John Adams (disambiguation). ... Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917) was an English physician and feminist, the first woman to gain a medical qualification in Britain. ... Elizabeth Barrett Browning (March 6, 1806 – June 29, 1861) was one of the most respected poets of the Victorian era. ... Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey (September 29, 1725 - November 22, 1774) was the statesman and general who established the empire of British India. ... A. J. Cronin is the pen-name of the Scottish novelist Archibald Joseph Cronin (July 19, 1896 - January 9, 1981). ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... Statue of Charles James Fox in Bloomsbury Square, erected 1816. ... “Handel” redirects here. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... W. Somerset Maugham as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten. ... For other people named Robert Peel, see Robert Peel (disambiguation). ... The Right Honourable Henry Pelham (25 September 1694–6 March 1754) was a British Whig statesman, who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 27 August 1743 to his death about ten years later. ... Richard Brinsley Sheridan Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and Whig statesman. ...

See also

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square is the title of a well-known romantic British popular song with lyrics by Eric Maschwitz and music by Manning Sherwin. ... The entrance to the chapel in Mount Street Gardens. ...

External links

  • BBC News story: Reviving the Mayfair May Fair
  • The mayhem that marred May Day
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Marlborough St Oxford St
Community Chest Community Chest
Bow St Bond St
Marylebone Station Liverpool St Station
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Whitehall Park LnLink
Electric Company Super Tax (£100)
Pall Mall MayfairLink
JAIL Pentonville Rd Euston Rd Chance The Angel Islington King's Cross Station Income Tax (£200) Whitechapel Rd Community Chest Old Kent Rd GO
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