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The perfect city break in Mayfair Thursday, 11th April 2024

Planning a luxury city break in Mayfair? From upscale restaurants and unique bars, to independent shops and cultural hotspots, we’ve gathered the perfect itinerary for exploring this wonderful area when you stay at Viridian Apartments Mayfair.


Check into your luxe apartment on prestigious Gilbert Street

Our Mayfair serviced apartments are set within a beautifully maintained period building on peaceful Gilbert Street, just four minutes from Bond Street tube station, so you could not be better placed to enjoy your Mayfair city break!

Step into the spacious, opulent interiors and make yourself at home in this elegant haven, where it’s the little details that make for a phenomenal stay. You’ll be greeted with a welcome pack, which includes Harrogate spring water and premium toiletries, and our award-winning housekeeping team will visit your apartment daily to keep it pristine.

Our expert concierge is on hand to help you throughout your stay – whether you’re looking to book theatre tickets, find that perfect restaurant for dinner, or enhance your stay with a bespoke added extra. Take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi to share your city break snaps on social media or relax in front of the Smart TV and catch up on your favourite shows.


Explore Mayfair’s art and architecture

Mayfair is a hub for art and culture. There are many galleries in the area, including pioneer of the Young British Arts movement Sadie Coles; two outposts of the Gagosian championing contemporary art; Hamiltons Gallery, which regularly shows the work of historic and contemporary photographers; and Britain’s oldest art school, the Royal Academy of Arts, which counted Constable and Turner among its students and hosts regular shows of current artists’ work.

Mayfair is famous for its Georgian architecture, particularly the stately terraces that line its leafy streets. Admire the view from one of Mayfair’s garden squares such as Grosvenor Square, Berkeley Square or Brown Hart Gardens, or take a tour of Apsley House near Hyde Park Corner (19 mins walk), a Georgian wonder with gilded interiors and a vast collection of artworks. And while you’re there, you can explore the walking routes, gardens and lakes of the capital's most iconic green space, Hyde Park.


Enjoy the world’s best luxury shopping

As a globally renown destination for luxury shopping, our guests love the proximity of our Mayfair apartments to premium fashion brands, jewellers, and beauty emporiums. Mount Street is just five minutes’ walk from our apartments, where you’ll find high end designers such as Balmain, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. South Molton Street, a pedestrianised zone just five minutes’ walk away, is lined with boutique clothing stores such as Maje and ME+EM and jewellers including Monica Vinader and Annoushka Boutique. Of course, Savile Row is the place to go for bespoke men’s tailoring; and for big name brands, flagship stores and high street heroes, world-famous Oxford Street is only a few moments’ walk from our serviced apartments.

Towards Piccadilly (around 20 minutes away) you can explore immersive displays from fashion powerhouses such as Gucci, Jil Sander, Comme des Garcons and Jean Paul Gaultier at Dover Street Market. While you’re here, step into 18th-century department store Fortnum & Mason for gourmet groceries to enjoy back at your apartment! 


Fine dining – with 19 Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from!

Mayfair is home to some of London’s most exciting, innovative restaurants, including 19 that have been awarded a Michelin star, many of which are just a short walk from our apartments. sketch London (10 min walk) serves tasting menus that are as vibrant as the artistic décor, while Gymkhana (14 min walk) is the place to go for incredible Tandoor oven roasts and seasonal curries. With views over Green Park, HIDE (14 min walk) offers elevated all-day dining options with an extensive wine list from Hedonism Wines. The newly-awarded HUMO (8 min walk) eschews electricity and gas to cook all its dishes on a 4m-long wood-fired grill.

Outside of its many Michelin-starred restaurants, Mayfair boasts an expansive gastronomical scene to suit all tastes – whether you’re looking for an al-fresco brunch, traditional fish and chips, or global cuisines. The Ivy Asia (6 min walk) on North Audley Street is a great choice for contemporary Asian cuisine or an afternoon tea under the shade of a dozen cherry blossom trees. Or head to Mount Street to try sublime seafood at Scott’s Mayfair (7 min walk) – there is even an elegant oyster and champagne bar to tantalise your tastebuds!

To sample that most quintessential of British classics – fish and chips – head to award-winning restaurant, The Mayfair Chippy (6 min walk), which also offers a range of sustainably-sourced fish, vegan and vegetarian options, classic British puddings, and delicious drinks to pair.


An evening of music, theatre, and unique cocktails

Wigmore Hall, one of the world’s best concert halls, is 10 minutes’ walk from our apartments and hosts matinee and evening performances of chamber and instrumental music. The vibrant theatrical delights of London’s West End are easily reached from our Mayfair apartments via the Elizabeth Line from Bond Street, where you can watch world-class musicals, plays, cabaret, comedy and more.

For cocktails, head to elegantly eccentric bar Mr Fogg’s Apothecary on Brook Street or visit Manetta’s Bar, a luxurious 1930s-style locale offering inventive twists on your favourite drinks. On a quaint cobbled street in a converted carriage workshop, you’ll find Brooks Mews Wine House – pick out a few fine vintages before heading up to the mezzanine level to sample a glass alongside some artisanal cheese and charcuterie.

At the end of the evening, return to your beautiful Mayfair apartment and settle into your top-range mattress for a fantastic night’s sleep!


Ready to book your stay at our luxury Mayfair serviced apartments?

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