What Makes Mayfair So Attractive for Tourists?

Between Royal Parks, tourist attractions, luxury shopping, theatres and entertainment, world-class dining and lavish accommodation, it’s perhaps no wonder that Mayfair is perpetually popular with tourists.

Visitors to the capital often flock to this area of prime central London (PCL) to experience a slice of history and luxury, and there is no shortage of either. Tourism is as popular as ever, and a large part of Mayfair’s allure lies with the variety of things to see and do within such close proximity.

Mayfair – London’s most luxurious tourist destination

Mayfair is perhaps one of the most infamous parts of London, the streets filled with historic architecture, art galleries, auction houses and many famous residents.

Tourists wanting to experience an upscale part of London can do so whilst exploring many points of interest, such as Wellington Arch, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, and the Handel House Museum. Should you wish to indulge in a little retail therapy, you are surrounded by some of the best shops in the world, from high street and designer labels found on Mount Street to the upscale boutiques on Bond Street. On Regent Street, tourists can pay a visit to Liberty of London, one of the most iconic department stores in the world. There are numerous restaurants in the area, perfect for dining on cuisine created by the finest chefs in the country.

Mayfair boasts something for everyone with a penchant for the finer things in life, and no visit to the area would be complete without a stay in local luxury lodging.

A look at Mayfair’s holiday accommodation

Mayfair has one of the most expensive property markets in the world, and this is reflected when looking at the cost of a night’s stay in the area.

Last year, local estate agents Wetherell commissioned the report ‘Sleeping in London’, in order to analyse the average cost of staying in a Mayfair luxury hotel, serviced apartment, or private flat. The report revealed the cost of renting a five star London hotel suite for the night to be a staggering £2,050, a mere drop in the ocean compared with the most expensive suite in Mayfair (the Intercontinental Hotel’s Royal Suite), costing a cool £11,700 per night! Perhaps unsurprisingly, Mayfair is home to four of the top ten most expensive hotel suites in London, and as property prices have risen in PCL over the past seven years, the budget hotel option has been virtually eradicated.

As such, the report found a private furnished apartment to be the most affordable option, costing on average £248 a night. For tourists with a more modest accommodation budget, there are lower-cost options outside the area, from which you can enjoy a day trip to Mayfair easily thanks to fantastic transit connections.