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Location of the Mayfair-Marylebone area in London

Mayfair and Marylebone are districts of central London. Together they cover a large area of western central London, encompassing the whole of Mayfair and Piccadilly to the south and the area from Oxford Street through Marylebone to Regent's Park and the border with St John's Wood to the north.


Mayfair is named after a fortnight-long May Fair held from 1686 until banned from that location in 1764. (Previously, the May Fair was held in the Haymarket; after 1764, it moved to Fair Field in Bow). The area was owned by the Grosvenor family and much is still held by the Grosvenor Estate, having been originally developed for residences from the late 17th century. Mayfair is an extremely well-heeled district, as symbolised by its appearance as the most expensive property on the London Monopoly board, followed closely by one of its main thoroughfares, Park Lane. The district includes several major up-market shopping streets, including Bond Street, Regent Street, Jermyn Street.

Oxford Street

Dividing the two districts is Oxford Street, considered by many to be the 'high street', (i.e. main shopping street) of London. Here are to be found a number of sizeable department stores, including the famous Selfridges, as well as shopfronts for all the major brands.

Marylebone, to the north of Oxford Street, is larger and less grand than Mayfair but still home to some very desirable housing, as well major tourist attractions such as Madame Tussaud's Wax Works Museum, Baker Street and the fictional haunt of Sherlock Holmes, and—to the north—the wide open green spaces of Regent's Park (including London Zoo).

Get in[edit]

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By Tube[edit]

There are many Tube stations in the area, making these districts extremely easy to access, with all sites of interest a maximum of 10-15 minutes walk from any Tube station:

The Tube is the best way to reach Oxford Street; although there are plenty of buses serving the area, the traffic congestion is pretty bad, and the wait can be lengthy. The Central Line runs pretty much directly beneath Oxford Street at this point, with four stations along its length: Marble Arch, Bond Street (also served by the Jubilee Line), Oxford Circus (also served by the Bakerloo and Victoria lines), and Tottenham Court Road (also served by the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line). If you want to shop, go to either Marble Arch or Tottenham Court Road station and walk the length of Oxford Street to experience all it has to offer.

If possible, avoid Oxford Circus Tube Station, as its layout is confusing and it's also very busy; at times it can be difficult to get out of the station at all due to pedestrian congestion outside and access to the station is frequently closed on a temporary basis during the evening rush hour.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Marylebone station (MYB), Melcombe Pl, NW1 6JJ (tube: Marylebone  BAK ). Also a mainline rail station, the terminus for Chiltern Railways trains from Birmingham, Oxford, Warwick, Banbury, Aylesbury and High Wycombe. It is one of the best-preserved Victorian railway stations left in the capital. With Marylebone Road on the station's southern side, there is no shortage of buses. Marylebone station (Q649419) on Wikidata Marylebone station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Paddington station, London/Paddington-Maida Vale (Tube: Paddington  BAK  CIR  DIS  H&C  ELI National Rail). About a 25-minute walk from London Marylebone or a short ride on the Bakerloo line. Has connections to many towns and cities in Southwest and Southeast England, as well as South Wales via Great Western Railway (GWR) trains. Heathrow Express has direct trains to Heathrow Airport . London Paddington station (Q214788) on Wikidata London Paddington station on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

Both the 7 and 23 buses travel up Edgware Rd and on towards Bayswater & Notting Hill.



  • 1 Marble Arch (Where the north-eastern point of Hyde Park meets the south-western tip of Marylebone). This enormous arch was built in front of Buckingham Palace. In 1851 the expansion of the palace meant the arch could no longer remain where it was, so it was moved to this point on Hyde Park. It now stands rather sadly on a large traffic island, but the subway beneath the roads means you can stop off at the Marble Arch on your way from Oxford St to Hyde Park. As of March 2024, the arch is closed off and covered for conservation as outdoor exposure has slowly eroded away at the marble. Marble Arch (Q845529) on Wikidata Marble Arch on Wikipedia
Regent's Park
  • 2 Regent's Park (tube: Baker St  BAK  JUB  CIR  H&C  MET , Regent's Park  BAK , or Camden Town  NOR ), +44 20 7486-7905, . Large open space very popular with Londoners and less visited by tourists than the other great city parks. A number of lovely lakes, an open air theatre, regular puppet shows, various sporting activities and some splendid ancient trees. There is also a cafe and play area next to the boating pond. Regent's Park (Q739341) on Wikidata Regent's Park on Wikipedia
    • 3 ZSL London Zoo (London Zoo), Outer Circle, Regent's Pk, NW1 4RY (tube: Camden Town  NOR . Regent's Park station is a very long walk away.), +44 20 7722-3333. Daily 10AM-4PM, closed 25 Dec. London's main zoo located in the northern reaches of Regent's Park. Takes a very conservation-driven approach these days and always has great exhibits aimed at children. Opened in 1828 for scientific study, then to the public in 1847. Pre-booked: £24 adults, £17.50 under 15s, under 3 free. Gate prices slightly higher. London Zoo (Q270263) on Wikidata London Zoo on Wikipedia
    • 4 London Central Mosque (Regent's Park Mosque), 146 Park Rd NW1, . Islamic Cultural Centre and the main mosque in London. Visitors are welcome but must be suitably attired. The Mosque runs classes, prayers, talks and events. London Central Mosque (Q1811339) on Wikidata London Central Mosque on Wikipedia
  • 5 Wellington Arch, Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, W1J 7JZ (tube: Hyde Park Corner  PIC ; in the centre of the Hyde Park Corner roundabout). Interior access daily: Apr–Sep 10AM–6PM; Oct 10AM–5PM; Nov–Mar 10AM-4PM. A neoclassical triumphal arch, designed by Decimus Burton and first erected in 1826 as a grand entrance to Buckingham Palace. From 1846 onwards, the arch was topped with a massive equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington - a major road widening of Piccadilly in 1882 was the opportunity to finally remove the over sized statue to Aldershot. The present magnificent statue Peace Descending on the Quadriga of War was placed on top of the Arch in 1912, and remains today the largest bronze sculpture in the United Kingdom, spectacularly lit at night. During the 1950s, the arch served as the smallest police station in the city, when it was occupied by ten constables, two sergeants and a cat! The arch was opened to the public for the first time in April 2001 after a £1.5 million restoration by English Heritage. (Wellington Arch is also available for corporate and private events - with dramatic views down Constitution Hill and across central London from the Arch's spacious balconies, Wellington Arch is a novel and unique place to impress your guests). £4.20 adult, £3.80 concessions, £2.50 child. Wellington Arch (Q526804) on Wikidata Wellington Arch on Wikipedia
  • 6 Grosvenor Square. Nicknamed Little America, it was the long-time home of the American Embassy (which in 2018 moved to Nine Elms across the river), and a statue of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Grosvenor Square (Q932992) on Wikidata Grosvenor Square on Wikipedia

Museums and galleries[edit]

Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • 7 Apsley House (The Wellington Museum), 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT (tube: Hyde Park Corner  PIC ), +44 20 7499 5676. W-Su 11AM-5PM. The London residence of the Dukes of Wellington, which now acts as a museum for the inaugural and most famous holder of the title. It boasts an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, medals and swords. Perhaps the most bizarre item in Wellington's collection is a nude statue of Napoleon Bonaparte, commissioned by the emperor himself and bought by the British government following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo as a gift for the duke. Adult £11.30, child £6.80, concession £10.20. Apsley House (Q622206) on Wikidata Apsley House on Wikipedia
  • 8 Handel & Hendrix in London (Handel House Museum), 25 Brook St W1K 4HB (tube: Bond Street  CEN  JUB  ELI ), +44 20 7495-1685, . M-Sa 11AM-6PM. Home to the baroque composer George Frideric Handel from 1723 until his death in 1759. Some of the greatest classical music ever composed was done so at this address. The museum charts Handel's life and works and offers recitals of music in the magnificent setting of the period rooms. By contrast, next door was home to Jimi Hendrix when he lived in London in 1969, and entry to this top-floor flat is included. £10. Handel and Hendrix Museum (Q2920095) on Wikidata Handel House Museum on Wikipedia
  • 9 Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Rd, NW1 5LR (tube: Baker Street  BAK  CIR  H&C  JUB  MET ), +44 871 894 3000. M-F 10AM-5:30PM, Sa Su 9:30AM-5:30PM. Madame Tussauds is a world-famous waxwork museum, best known for its Grand Hall, with a collection of international royalty, statesmen and world leaders. Visitors generally report that the entrance fee does not warrant the selection of waxworks on show, which rarely resemble celebrities. Also, there is usually a long queue stretching down the road. £10-20 (pricing depends on the time of visit, price decreases as closing time approaches, and whether visitors wish to pass through the Chamber of Horrors). Madame Tussauds (Q186309) on Wikidata Madame Tussauds on Wikipedia
  • 10 The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly (tube: Piccadilly Circus  BAK  PIC ), +44 20 7300-8000, . W-Su 11AM-5PM. The Royal Academy no longer has a permanent exhibition space, instead hosting art exhibitions. Notable exhibitions have included the paintings of Monet, contemporary art associated with the theme of apocalypse, and Aztec art. Each Summer, the Royal Academy plays host to a Summer Exhibition, displaying 1,200 new works by established and new artists selected by the academy, most of which are available for visitors to buy. Each member has to donate a work of art, so over the years, the academy has built a sizable collection. Exhibitions are invariably excellent, and it is worth paying for audio guides, if they are not included. Visitors should book tickets in advance, as exhibitions are often very popular – particularly shortly after opening. Some exhibitions free, others vary £8-£22. Royal Academy of Arts (Q270920) on Wikidata Royal Academy of Arts on Wikipedia
  • 11 Sherlock Holmes Museum (Also known as 221B Baker St), 239 Baker St, NW1 6XE (Tube: Baker Street  BAK  CIR  H&C  JUB  MET ), +44 20 7935-8866. 9:30AM-6PM daily. Discover mementoes of the famous fictional detective. In reality, this was a lodging house used in the late 1800s and has three floors. The first floor contains Sherlock Holmes' study with Watson's desk, and has bullet holes spelling the initials VR (for Victoria Regina, Latin for Queen Victoria) much to the chagrin of the landlady Mrs. Hudson. Next to that is Holmes' bedroom with a rogues' gallery containing photographs of several notable Victorian-era murderers including Lizzy Bourdain. The remaining rooms upstairs have waxwork figures and artefacts referencing the novels, as well as their adaptations to stage and screen. Photography allowed, though filming requires permission. Prebooking is recommended to circumvent long queues. £15 adult, £10 child. Sherlock Holmes Museum (Q1990172) on Wikidata Sherlock Holmes Museum on Wikipedia
  • 12 Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN (tube: Bond St  CEN  JUB  ELI ), +44 20 7563-9527. Daily 10AM-5PM. The Wallace Collection is one of the world's finest private art collections, the best known of which is Frans Hals's work The Laughing Cavalier. Other artists on display include Rembrandt, Titian, Poussin, and Reynolds. This is well worth escaping to after the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. Free. The Wallace Collection (Q1327919) on Wikidata Wallace Collection on Wikipedia


  • Mayfair Point, 34 South Molton St, +44 20 7344-9700. Located just above Bond Street tube station, Mayfair Point provides office services, from single desk hire through to contracted large office space ideal for small businesses wanting to work in a prestigious location in London. From £60pm.


  • 1 Curzon Mayfair, 38 Curzon St, +44 20 7495-0500. Retro 1970s decor, a relaxing bar area and comfortable seating combine with a great art-house billing, easily one of the best cinemas in London. Curzon Mayfair Cinema (Q27083540) on Wikidata Curzon Mayfair Cinema on Wikipedia
  • London Friday Night Skate (tube: Hyde Park Corner  PIC ). F 8PM. Group street skate every Friday night.
  • Sunday Stroll (Serpentine Rd). Su 2PM. Group street skate.
  • 2 Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (tube: Regent's Park  BAK ). During the summer, a perfect afternoon can be had by taking a picnic in Regent's Park followed by seeing a production at the Theatre. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre (Q1817506) on Wikidata Regent's Park Open Air Theatre on Wikipedia



Mayfair has 3 boundaries of major shopping streets: Oxford Street (to the north), Piccadilly (to the south) and Regents Street (to the West). In the centre is Bond Street and the first indoor shopping centres called arcades, full of exclusive shops.

Oxford Street[edit]

American candy stores

Be especially careful of the tourist traps that have sprung up in their wake.

The brightly-coloured so-called American candy stores have been a controversial and recent addition to Oxford Street since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and are allegedly used for money laundering. Some may have "neglected" to post the price for most of the merchandise, so you could end up paying £10 for a single stale chocolate bar.

Oxford Street, which has been a shopping mecca and London's primary shopping street since 1908, will max out your credit card and will provide you with a store for anything you need. Many major British retail chains have their flagship branches along Oxford Street, although some have closed in this high-rent district due to shoppers' increasing preference for online shopping.

  • 1 Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, W1A 1AB (tube: Bond St  CEN  JUB  ELI ). Worth a visit to its food hall; it also has a great selection of bottled beers. Selfridges (Q7448348) on Wikidata Selfridges, Oxford Street on Wikipedia
  • 2 John Lewis, 300 Oxford St, W1C 1DX (tube: Bond St  CEN  JUB  ELI ), +44 20 7629-7711. Good for fabrics, knitting supplies, haberdashery, other crafts, furniture, and homewares in general.


The road connecting the Wellington Arch by Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park to Piccadilly Circus.

  • 3 Burlington Arcade, 51 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0QJ (Runs between Burlington Gardens and Piccadilly. Tube: Green Park  JUB  PIC  VIC ), +44 20 7493 1764. M-Sa 9:30AM-7PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Regency-era shopping arcade home to luxury fashion and jewellery boutiques. Burlington Arcade (Q2928520) on Wikidata Burlington Arcade on Wikipedia
  • 4 Cordings Ltd, 19 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 0LA (Next to Le Meridien Hotel), +44 20 7734 0830. Outfitter for the upmarket country set, including colourful corduroy trousers for men.
  • 5 Fortnum and Mason, 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER, +44 20 7734-8040. World famous as grocers to the British Royal Family, Fortnum's original store has been here in Piccadilly since 1707. Fortnum & Mason (Q498563) on Wikidata Fortnum & Mason on Wikipedia

Regent Street[edit]

Intersecting Oxford St proper is Regent St, which houses the famous Liberty department store, again worth a visit for fabrics and home furnishings.

  • 6 Hamley's, 188-196 Regent St, W1B 5BT (tube: Oxford Circus  CEN  BAK  VIC ), toll-free: +44 800 280 2444. Largest toy store in England, and the World, with over seven floors. One could spend hours here. Hamleys (Q60299) on Wikidata Hamleys on Wikipedia
  • 7 Liberty, Great Marlborough St, W1B 5AH (tube: Oxford Circus  CEN  BAK  VIC , the main frontage is on Regent St despite the address), +44 20 7734-1234, . The flagship, original store of the world-famous British brand. Lovely old building and great fun to browse in Liberty even if you are not going to buy something! Liberty (Q3237793) on Wikidata Liberty (department store) on Wikipedia

Savile Row[edit]

West and parallel to Regents St is Savile Row synonymous with perhaps the highest quality men's suits in the world. There are many bespoke tailors to choose from, most of whom are behind quite discreet shop fronts. If you feel like really treating yourself, nothing could be more London than a suit from Savile Row and a shirt from Jermyn St.

  • 8 Cad & the Dandy (Men's Suits Tailors & Shirtmakers), 12 Savile Row, W1S 3PR, +44 20 7283-1975. Remarkable bespoke and made-to-measure suit tailors for men. Fine English fabrics. Also offer men's wedding suit tailoring. Design your suit using their online designing tool. £450. Cad and the Dandy (Q5016214) on Wikidata Cad and the Dandy on Wikipedia

Oxford Circus[edit]

Oxford Circus itself where the London Underground station of the same name resides, is on the corner of Oxford St and Regent St.

  • 9 Microsoft Experience Centre (formerly Microsoft Store), 253-259 Regent Street, W1B 2ER (Tube: Oxford Circus  CEN  BAK  VIC ), +44 20 7660-0308. In a similar vein to the Apple store, the "Microsoft Experience Centre" stores are dedicated to showcasing the latest Microsoft products and services. A good chance to try the latest Surface computers. The Xbox gaming lounge is closed due to COVID-19.
  • Niketown, 236 Oxford St, London W1C 1DE (Tube: Oxford Circus  CEN  BAK  VIC ), +44 20 7660 4453. Flagship store for Nike.

Tottenham Court Road[edit]

The eastern boundary of the area is marked by Tottenham Court Road, which is London's famous area for specialist electronics, hi-fi and computer equipment shops - most of these are concentrated near the southern half of the road, whilst the northern half is famous for its furnishing stores.

Central Mayfair[edit]

If your taste is for mainstream designer label goods, try Bond Street (New Bond Street). Synonymous with international designers and luxury goods, it is a great way to experience London's finest at its best. The street is recognised as the premier location for designer shopping in London, and perhaps the world, featuring brands and labels recognised the world over.

  • 10 Aspreys, 167 New Bond St, W1S 4AY (tube: Bond St  CEN  JUB  ELI ), +44 20 7493-6767. One of the most famous luxury jewellers anywhere in the world. At least have a look in the window Asprey (Q14516046) on Wikidata Asprey on Wikipedia
  • 11 Burberry, 21-23 New Bond St, W1S 2RE. Visit the flagship store on Bond St to examine the famous check. Burberry (Q390107) on Wikidata Burberry on Wikipedia
  • 12 Grays Antique Markets, 58 Davies St & 1-7 Davies Mews, W1K 5AB (tube: Bond St  CEN  JUB  ELI ), +44 20 7629-7034, . M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa 11AM-5PM. A remarkably diverse collection of antique and collectibles dealers all under one roof adjoining Bond St station. Certainly the best option in central London for visitors interested in collectibles in particular. Grays Antique Centre (Q5598337) on Wikidata Grays Antique Centre on Wikipedia


Marylebone High Street and the side streets running off it have a range of upmarket specialised shops, in particular for food.

  • 13 Beatles store, 231-233 Baker St, London NW1 6XE (right by the Sherlock Holmes Museum), +44 20 7935 4464. 11am-5pm. Souvenirs and memorabilia.



All the below are near Oxford Circus:

  • 1 LEON Regent Street, 275 Regent St.. Mediterranean restaurant with counter service
  • 2 Benito’s, 12 Great Castle St. A casual Mexican restaurant
  • 3 Coco di Mama - Italian To Go - Margaret St, 52 Margaret St.
  • 4 Wasabi Sushi & Bento, 293 Oxford St.
  • 5 Wok To Walk, 15 Argyll St.


  • 6 Maroush, 21 Edgware Rd, W2 2JE, +44 20 7723-0773. Daily noon-2AM. A chain of Middle Eastern food; belly dancing at night.
  • 7 Paul Marylebone, 115 Marylebone High St, +44 20 3978-5520. M–F 7:30AM–6PM, Sa Su 8AM–6PM. French patisserie and bakery with some seating available.
  • 8 Sea Shell of Lisson Grove, 49-51 Lisson Grove, NW1 6UH (tube: Marylebone  BAK ), +44 20 7224-9000, . M-Sa noon-22:30. A premium fish and chip shop that has some seating as well as dishing up hundreds of take-away packages every day. Londoners travel miles to order here. The effort is well and truly worth it.
  • 9 Neat Burger, 4 Princes Street, W1B 2LE, +44 20 7355 1551. 12:00–22:00 daily. Vegan burgers, fries, and shakes with retro decor. £9–14 (Nov 2020).
  • 10 Carluccio's, St. Christopher’s Place, +44 20 7935-5927. M-F 8AM-11PM, Sa 9AM-11PM, Su 10AM-10PM. Creative Italian cuisine, enjoy a bottle of pinot grigio at the bar while waiting for a table to free. Main £6-15.
  • 11 Giraffe Burgers and Cocktails. World food at great prices. Great for children
  • 12 Tapa Room, Marylebone High St. With the more formal Providores restaurant upstairs.
  • 13 MEATliquor, 74 Welbeck St, W1G 0BA (tube: Oxford Circus  CEN  BAK  VIC ), +44 20 7224-4239. American dive bar offering great burgers. No reservations. £20 per head.
  • 14 Hard Rock Cafe, 150 Old Park Lane, W1K 1QZ (Fronts onto Piccadilly. Tube: Green Park  JUB  PIC  VIC ), +44 20 7514 1700, . Daily noon-10PM / 11PM Sa. The original cafe that spawned a global franchise, established in 1971. The food and drinks - burgers, fries and cocktails - are certainly overpriced, but the real stars are the memorabilia items: Elvis Presley's coat, John Lennon's glasses, an antique chair owned by Freddie Mercury, and more famous guitars than Guns 'n' Roses has had members. Mains £15-£30. Access to the Vault (memorabilia museum) free, with no requirement to purchase food. Gloucester House (Q27083306) on Wikidata Gloucester House, Mayfair on Wikipedia
  • 15 Grazing Goat, 6 New Quebec St, W1H 7RQ (Tube: Marble Arch  CEN ), +44 20 7724 7243. Food daily 07:30-22:30. Lively pub with cafe, restaurant on first floor, and 8 rooms up lots of steps. Mains £16-£25.
  • 16 The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB (Next to the Ritz. Tube: Green Park  JUB  PIC  VIC ), +44 20 7499 6996, . Daily 7AM-9:30PM, 10PM F Sa. All day café-restaurant in a grade II*-listed art deco building serving all the fine-dining classics. Breakfast items range from £4 for a basic croissant to £20 for a full English; afternoon tea £30; dinner mains £18-£25; set menus £20-£24. The Wolseley (Q7775450) on Wikidata The Wolseley on Wikipedia
  • 17 Za'ta, 55 Baker St, W1U 7EW, +44 20 7486 3004, . M–F 8AM–9PM, Sa Su 9AM–9PM. Lebanese, opened in 2021.


  • 18 Aubaine Mayfair, 31 Dover St, W1S 4ND (at the northern end of Dover St, tube: Green Park  PIC  JUB  VIC ), +44 20 7499-8171. French brasserie of some repute. Two storey restaurant.
  • 19 Le Gavroche (The Urchin), 43 Upper Brook St, W1K 7QR, +44 20 7408-0881. World famous, multiple-Michelin-starred, restaurant run by Michel Roux Jr. From £100 per head. Le Gavroche (Q14955150) on Wikidata Le Gavroche on Wikipedia



  • 1 The Volunteer, 245-247 Baker St, Marylebone, NW1 6XE, +44 20 7486 4091. A great pub for a relaxed evening. Great atmosphere and a minute walk from Baker Street Tube. The Volunteer Public House (Q26639765) on Wikidata
  • 2 The Windsor Castle Pub, 98 Park Rd, Marylebone, NW1 4SH, +44 20 7723 9262. A local pub popular with the London Business School crowd. The Windsor Castle Public House (Q26520149) on Wikidata
  • Sam Smith Pubs. Sam Smith's pubs are some of the cheaper places to drink in Marylebone as they mostly sell their own beers brewed in Yorkshire. £2-4 per pint.
    • 3 The Angel in the Fields, 37 Thayer Street (tube: Bond Street  CEN  JUB  ELI ). Visit on a sunny afternoon to enjoy the stained glass windows.
    • 4 The Dover Castle, 43 Weymouth Mews (tube: Regent's Park  BAK ). Dover Castle Public House (Q27080836) on Wikidata




  • 1 YHA London Oxford Street (Oxford Street Youth Hostel), 14 Noel St. A busy, vibrant hostel, not a place for a quiet break. Self-catering kitchen. 2-4 bed rooms. Adults from £24.50.



  • 10 Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane. One of the most prestigious five-star luxury hotels anywhere in the world owned by the Brunei royal family. If you have to ask the rates, you probably can not afford to stay here. The Dorchester (Q2749941) on Wikidata The Dorchester on Wikipedia
  • 11 Claridge's, 49 Brook St, +44 20 7629-8860. A London institution for those in the know. On the corner of Brook street and Davies street. Famous for serving traditional afternoon tea and hosts the Fera restaurant. Claridge's (Q2748565) on Wikidata Claridge's on Wikipedia
  • 12 The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Pl, +44 20 7499-7070. Suites and rooms individually designed by Guy Oliver. Home to the restaurant of Hélène Darroze, a Michelin-starred French chef. The Connaught (Q1032325) on Wikidata The Connaught (hotel) on Wikipedia
  • 13 Durrants, 26-32 George St, Marylebone W1H 5BJ, +44 20 7935-8131. Grand old hotel in a Georgian knock-through, occasional lapses on decor and service but usually scores. No dogs in rooms. B&B double £200.
  • 14 Grand Residences by Marriott - Mayfair-London, 47 Park St, W1K 7EB, +44 20 7491-7282.
  • 15 Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, 30 Portman Sq, W1H 7BH, +44 20 7486-5800, . Five-star hotel with 444 rooms and suites. The hotel is host to Locanda Locatelli Michelin star Italian restaurant.
  • 16 London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch, 134 George Street, W1H 5DN, +44 20 7723-1277. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Less expensive than some of the other hotels in the area. It is on a side street, so it is a little quieter. The rooms are reasonably sized, the beds have been upgraded. The hotel is in a district that has a lot of Middle Eastern shops and restaurants. People can be seen smoking hookahs in the cafes in the neighborhood. Very close to the shopping on Oxford St. Rooms have high speed internet at £15 per day.
  • 17 London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, Grosvenor Square, W1K 6JP, +44 20 7493-1232. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: noon. In the heart of Mayfair, adjacent to Hyde Park and a stroll from Oxford St and Bond St. It was built as a large townhouse.
  • 18 Park Lane Mews Hotel, 2 Stanhope Row, Park Lane, W1J 7BS, + 44 20 7493-7222. A luxury four-star hotel. Minutes walk to Knightsbridge, Oxford Street, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, Regents Street and Hyde Park. Combines the charm of a traditional boutique hotel with modern facilities. Park Lane Mews Hotel (Q7137878) on Wikidata Park Lane Mews Hotel on Wikipedia
  • 19 The Mandeville Hotel, Mandeville Pl, W1U 2BE, +44 20 7935-5599. Modern amenities including LCD flat-screen TV, iPod docking stations, and WiFi access. £90-185.
  • 20 Zetter Townhouse, 28 Seymour St W1H 7JB (A block north of Marble Arch  CEN  Underground), +44 20 7324 4544. Dingbat hotel in former home of Edward Lear, the concept is that "Great Uncle Seymour" has filled the place with odd stuff from his grand European tour. (They have two other hotels in Clerkenwell.) Gets great reviews for comfort and service. Assistance dogs only. B&B double £230.

Stay safe[edit]

Whilst Oxford Street is one of the safest streets in central London, there are, however, a few things to be aware of:


Oxford Street is very busy most days of the week, and can be unbearably so during the weekends – the areas around the junction with Tottenham Court Road, Marble Arch and Oxford Circus in particular.

If you are in a hurry, be a Londoner and avoid the crowds by diverting via the back streets which run parallel to Oxford Street – plus you have the advantage of stumbling upon little gems such as restaurants, cafes and bars that are off the beaten track! You should be careful though, as pickpockets do sometimes lurk in these streets.

Begging and "The Clipboard People"[edit]

Most homeless people asking for money won't and don't usually physically accost you, however, you will see them selling the "Big Issue", which is a magazine published by a homeless charity.

"The Clipboard People" are usually students who have been recruited by a charity to waylay passersby and ask if they want to sign up for their charity.

Please remember that you are not obliged to purchase either product although "The Clipboard People" are usually far more persistent and will try and attract you in a more aggressive manner. To get rid of these people just say "No" firmly or ignore them.

Street Sellers[edit]

As well as the recognized stores, you may encounter a few street sellers. Be cautious, and if you have any doubts as to the seller or authenticity of the merchandise do not purchase.


If you are a young woman on her own you may become targeted by young men working in the t-shirt shops who wish to invite you for a meal and become quite persistent or young men saying that they have "seen you around" and want to know your name.

Firmly tell them "No" and walk away; they should leave you alone. If you do have to pass by one of the shops where you have been targeted, usually expect nothing more than a cat-call. Remember if you do feel harassed, please call the Police.

Buses at night[edit]

It is safer for the lone traveller to sit downstairs and towards the front. It is inadvisable to sit at either the back, (as these seats are monopolised by youths), or upstairs. If you must sit upstairs it is not recommended that you sit at the back.


Go next[edit]

  • East crossing Regents Street into Soho.
  • South crossing Piccadilly into Westminster.
Routes through Mayfair-Marylebone
North LondonPaddington-Maida Vale  W  E  BloomsburyLeicester Square
West LondonPaddington-Maida Vale  W  E  Bloomsbury-SohoThe City
Notting Hill-North KensingtonPaddington-Maida Vale ← main loop ←  W  E  → main loop → Service ends, transfer to eastbound trains from Hammersmith branch
Hammersmith and FulhamPaddington-Maida Vale ← Hammersmith branch ←  W  E  → Hammersmith branch (joins main loop) → Bloomsbury-CamdenThe City
WimbledonPaddington-Maida Vale  W  E  END
Hammersmith and FulhamPaddington-Maida Vale  W  E  Bloomsbury-CamdenThe City
North LondonPaddington-Maida Vale  W  E  WestminsterEast London
North LondonHampstead  W  E  Bloomsbury-CamdenThe City
West LondonSouth Kensington-Chelsea  W  E  Leicester SquareBloomsbury
LambethWestminster  S  N  SohoBloomsbury

Routes through Mayfair-Marylebone
WatfordMaida Vale  NW  SE  ENDS AT MARBLE ARCH
Hammersmith and FulhamPaddington  W  E  → merges with Marylebone Flyover to Marble Arch → West End
HampsteadMaida Vale  N  S  ENDS AT OXFORD STREET

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