Mayfair (District) :: Visitors' Map of London :: A-Z Maps
Mayfair (District)Mayfair', once a popular annual event, became so notorious as to merit official closure in 1706; the area so named is now a synonym for High Class hotels especially on Park Lane and Piccadilly, and shopping on New Bond Street, Old Bond Street, Audley Streets North and South, Mount Street, Burlington Arcade and South Molton Street. Shepherd Market, a nucleus of narrow alleys crowded with small shops and pavement cafes, retains the character of a bygone age. The wealthy of the 18th century built mansions here among the fields, away from 'City' life, including Burlington House, Crewe House, and Bourdon House, while many others exist only in name.
Of great interest are The Royal Institution, founded 1799, with its museum exploring world changing scientific discoveries. and Handel House Museum. The embassies and legations of many nationalities are to be found here but there are particularly strong ties for Americans, the embassy, Roosevelt Memorial and the colonial style Grosvenor Chapel of 1730, adopted by U.S. armed forces during World War II are all located here.
See Also: Royal Academy of Arts (Burlington House), Green Park Station (Underground), The Faraday Museum, Handel House Museum
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