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Mayfair

One of London's most lavish, exclusive neighbourhoods. Embassies, prime offices and boutiques occupy former mansions and aristocratic homes.

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Savile Row
Home of Bespoke men's tailoring in London, where the elite come from around the world to have their suits custom fitted and designed.
Chesterfield Street
At no. 8 lived Francis Douglas, Viscount Drumlanig, elder brother of Oscar Wilde’s lover Alfred and was rumoured to have been in a relationship with the prime minister.
Hill Street
This street is the setting of several literary homes; from Thackeray's Vanity Fair, the home of Lord and Lady Metroland in Vile Bodies, and of Admiral Crawford in Austen’s Mansfield Park.
Berkeley Square
This famous square was once the home of Oscar Wilde, the home of Robert Clive, and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
Bridgerton
Produced by Shonda Rhimes and narrated by Julie Andrews, this American drama series is set in the competitive world of Regency era London's Ton during the season when debutantes are presented at court.
Grosvenor Square
This large garden square in the heart of Mayfair is the centrepiece of the Duke of Westminster property.

Related Tours

Mayfair: Home of Rock & Roll
  • See where the world's most famous rock stars lived, performed, partied and died. 
  • The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, David Bowie, Rolling Stones and beyond.
  • See the studios, apartments, hotels and clubs that fostered Music’s golden age.
  • Also explore some of Mayfair's most beautiful streets, markets, squares and buildings.
Explore the streets that became the setting for London’s explosive 1960’s and 1970’s rock & roll revolution.  Mayfair’s pedigree and seductive charm lured the largest names in music to live, work and play for decades. The neighbourhood became the epicentre for Europe’s dabble with sex, drugs and rock & roll.

See the former apartment of Jimi Hendrix.Visit the site of the Ziggy Stardust photo shoot and Apple Corps - the old Beatles record label. See the rooftop where they performed publicly for the last time and the Hilton Hotel Penthouse where Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd lived from 1972. Also visit the apartment where members from The Who and The Mamas & Papas died four years apart, both aged 32, plus see many more of London’s Rock landmarks. Plus many more of London’s Rock landmarks.
Bridgerton Inspired Private tour: London Mayfair & Changing of the Guard
Bordering leafy Hyde Park in the heart of London, Mayfair is an area filled with smart Georgian townhouses and architecture, luxury hotels, modern art galleries and designer shops. The Bridgerton series was said to be set in luxurious Mayfair, filled with smart Georgian townhouses, which is walking distance of Buckingham Palace and the famous Changing of the Guard which you'll see during your Bridgerton Inspired Private Tour in London.

On your private tour, you will:
  • Be delighted with quirky stories about royal London and its lengthy history.
  • See the historic Changing of the Guard, where you can experience one of the most visible traditions of The Crown at its finest.
  • Immerse yourself in the world we've recreated, inspired by Bridgerton, as you see sites referenced throughout the show
  • See Spencer House - one of the homes to Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire 1757-1806, played by Keira Knightly in the movie.
  • Hear about the country’s famous Lords and Ladies, including seeing the hotel founded by the butler to Lord and Lady Byron. 8 St James’s Street - home to Lady Caroline Lamb (1785-1828) and Byron. 
  • Visit unassuming Berkeley Square, and see the place where Churchill lived as a child. 
  • Wander the marketplace of Mayfair, and a tea shop, which was a Regency pick-up joint!
During your private tour you’ll walk the streets of Mayfair passing by original townhouses and iconic buildings which featured in Bridgerton. You’ll learn about Mother Needham, the most prominent brothel keeper of the 18th-century and find out who was responsible for the development of the affluent area of St James’s. Your guide will take you on a walk through Piccadilly past many great and important houses of Regency England; you may be surprised to hear about the house prices in this area. Mayfair is where Jeffrey Archer, an English writer, former politician and convicted perjurer opened and then subsequently closed an art gallery. You’ll learn about different Gentlemen’s Clubs and the famous Clermont Set. You’ll walk past Buckingham Palace, home to the Queen and hear about the Changing of the Guard a ceremony which takes place every other day where The Queen's Guard hands over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace to the New Guard. 

Please note: This tour will include the Changing of the Guard only on the 10.30am tour on days in which the ceremony happens. See calendar here https://www.householddivision.org.uk/changing-the-guard-calendar 
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