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Connaught Hotel

Mayfair

Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore the Mayfair district with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Mayfair's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Mayfair, in the City of Westminster, is bounded to the west by Park Lane, Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the east and Piccadilly to the south. It is named after the annual two week long May Fair that moved from Haymarket in 1686, and moved on to Bow in 1764. Take this walk and visit the famous Squares of Hanover, Grosvenor and Berkeley. Admire the grand architecture, gaze at the luxury of countless Rolls Royces, five-star hotels and refined shops, and enjoy the open spaces, richness of history and the hustle and bustle of a truly unique and sumptuous area of London.

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Curious About... Mayfair

  • An exploration of the Mayfair district with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the town's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Mayfair in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the town - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.

1. Hanover Square to Berkeley Square - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
Take a walk around London’s most exclusive neighbourhood, and marvel at its sophistication. From the high-class chic shops which abound, to fashionable eateries, gentlemen’s clubs and some of London’s most exclusive hotels such as The Connaught and Claridge’s. Admire the splendid Squares, gorgeous gardens and noble residences, but most of all absorb the atmosphere of a truly unique area of central London.
1.5 hoursOK

2. Berkeley Square to The Ritz - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
This walk has a more inclusive feel as you explore the south west area of Mayfair. From the relaxed Berkeley Square where ‘a nightingale sang’, past small shops and exotic embassies, to the area where the May Fair was once held every year. Here you’ll find a profusion of distinctive restaurants, shops and places to have a drink before you arrive at sleepless Piccadilly, and the luxury and elegance of The Ritz Hotel.
1 hourOK

Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
Buy a booklet by clicking on the Add to Basket button, then either checkout, or continue shopping. Checkout takes you through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).

Downloads
You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).

Printed Copy
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.

"My wife and I had a brilliant day round Mayfair yesterday, We're looking forward to trying out your other London walks soon! Thank you."


Latest Revision : November 2021


Mayfair

Places you'll pass along the way - tap an image for more detail