In Monopoly Mayfair is the most expensive square on the board. It is just exclusive in real life, a beautiful village-like area of London that forms part of the Grosvenor Estate, owned and tastefully developed by a long line of Dukes of Westminster.
Surrounded by the city’s most famous Royal parks, from Hyde Park and Green Park to St James’ Park, this central London area is also fringed by Oxford Street, Piccadilly, Marylebone and Soho. It would be hard to be more central.
However, this beautiful area is also one of pretty squares with manicured gardens, grand mansions and elegant Georgian houses. That is not to say there are not exciting developments happening in this distinguished corner of the city. Ever since the American Embassy moved from Grosvenor Square to Nine Elms, the huge complex has been undergoing ambitious changes, so anyone looking for property for sale or rent in Mayfair can expect some exciting opportunities.
The embassy itself is set to become a luxury hotel, while the former US naval headquarters are Four Seasons managed residences. Other exclusive developments in the area include the sumptuous apartments at 4 and 5 Queen Street and The Maddox Collection.
Mayfair has great transport links, with quick connections across the city from Marble Arch, Green Park, Piccadilly Circus and Bond Street Underground stations.
When it comes to eating out, diners are spoilt for choice. The best restaurants in Mayfair range from the exclusive China Tang to the more relaxed Burger & Lobster. Shopping in Mayfair is also a breeze: choose from high-end opportunities around Bond Street or high street prices along Oxford Street.