Mayfair, Visiting The Cultural Core Of London

4th May 2018

If you have to choose one city in England alone to visit, then London should clearly be your destination. But London is split up into so many unique areas that it can be hard to see it all. Rather, it can be a much more fulfilling trip if you spend the time exploring one piece at a time. Although it is possible to explore London’s top sights in two days, this time, we’re looking at Mayfair, often considered the cultural hub of the city.


Galleries galore

As one of the of the artistic and cultural cores of the city, it should be no surprise that Mayfair has its fair share of museums and art galleries. One of the most interesting places in the city is the Handel & Hendrix. These two apartments are devoted to the legacy of two of the world’s most influential musicians, Jimi Hendrix and George Frederic Handel, showing where the two lived and composed so of their most famous works. For something a little more contemporary, it’s worth checking out the Waddington Custot Gallery, which features some of the most cutting-edge art in regularly rotating exhibitions.

Oozing with class

Mayfair is one of the most upscale areas of London and it offers the class and hospitality you should come to expect from such an area. This is true of the accommodation, where places like the Grand Residences by Marriott look almost too good to stay in. the Edwardian-style building creating a sense of historicity to the neighborhood. If you’re looking to sample some of London’s famous fashion and shopping choices, then you can’t go wrong with the Burlington Arcade, either.

At the forefront of thinking

There are plenty of museums for those who want to do a little learning, too. There’s a broad selection of knowledge and exhibitions on offer from the Churchill War Rooms, creating an image of Britain’s most iconic wartime leader, to Sutton house which provides an up-close look at Tudor life. If you want to experience the future rather than the past, then it might be worth booking a seat at one of the talks of lectures delivered at The Royal Institution, ever delivering insight into the latest scientific developments. There are plenty of kid-friendly attractions too to stoke curiosity if you’re travelling with younger family members.

A trip on the spooky side

London is occasionally known for its weird and downright dark history from time to time. Mayfair doesn’t let you down in that respect, either. 50 Berkley Square is known as the “most haunted house in London”, with a reputation for frightening guests, visitors, and those who live there with ghostly sights. Berkley Square has a lot more to offer than just this haunted home, however, being of the most gorgeous neighbourhoods in the whole area. Lansdowne House is another must-visit if you’re in the area.

There’s a lot to see and explore in Mayfair, not to mention the five-star treatment you might expect from such an upscale area. Perfect for those who want a little culture and history in their London experience.

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