Travellers on the lookout for short stay London apartments will find no finer alternative to the accommodation at the Ascott Mayfair London. Ideally situated in a strategic location this stylish rest serves as the perfect base for first time visitors to Mayfair.
Often compared to New York’s Fifth Avenue in terms of exclusivity and retail options, Mayfair originally bordered Oxford Street, Bond Street, Piccadilly and Hyde Park. The eastern region of Mayfair has now been expanded to include the area of Regent Street in recent times although the venue’s prestige as a prime residential and retail hub remains as it was in centuries past. As one of the most fashionable zip codes in all of London the must-see attractions in Mayfair are many and include some of the London’s most iconic highlights.
No visit to Mayfair and indeed London would be complete without a stopover at Mayfair’s most famous attraction to date which also serves as a global symbol of British heritage and its regal legacy. Buckingham Palace is no ordinary palace complex in Mayfair but the royal residence of the British royal family. Sprawled across an expansive space with its iconic guards standing watch a tour of Buckingham Palace is a must-have experience for all first time London visitors.
Spread out across an impressive 350 acres and often compared to New York’s Central Park, the British capital’s own verdant green space Hyde Park is also found in Mayfair. Complete with a scenic lake, rolling meadows and more than 4000 trees the venue that offers horse rides and other engaging activities is a firm favorite among locals as well as tourists. Nature lovers can also head down to Green Park which is a tranquil alternative to Hyde Park. Flanked by Queen’s Walk and Constitution Hill this lush, green space is another Mayfair hotspot.
History buffs on the other hand can head down to the Aspley House Museum which was the former residence of the Duke of Wellington who famously defeated Napoleon. The locale is also home to an extensive fine art catalogue that includes works by Rubens and Velazquez. Shopaholics however have the plush retail streets down Saville Row, Bond Street, South Moulton Street, Burlington Arcade and Regent Street at their disposal while local market fanatics can head down to the Shepherd’s Market where quaint boutiques and trendy pubs and cafes line the streets.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.