Mayfair Area Guide

Mayfair encompasses the area situated between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Park Lane, in the very heart of London’s West End, and adjacent to St James’s and its glorious Royal parks to the south.

For nearly 300 years local residents have included some the most influential and illustrious people on the planet, from foreign royalty and British prime ministers to celebrities and entertainment icons, and the many embassies play host to a large diplomatic community.

The handsome Georgian architecture and graceful garden squares provide the elegant backdrop to some of London’s most fashionable boutiques and exclusive restaurants.

World renowned for the luxury of its leisure amenities, Mayfair is within easy reach of two of London’s most notable department stores, Selfridges and Liberty of London, as well as Saville Row, famous for its tailoring, and New and Old Bond Streets, known for couture & high fashion, fine jewellery & watches, art & antiques. Also located here are Sotheby’s, Christies & Phillips, three of Europe’s oldest and most respected auction houses.

Unsurprisingly, Mayfair boasts an impressive concentration of five-star hotels and its restaurants provide diners with some of Europe’s finest gastronomic experiences. World-class art galleries, museums and historic buildings located here include the Handel House Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts, which is set in the beautiful Burlington House on Piccadilly. From their position in the heart of London, Mayfair and St James’s have excellent links to the rest of London and into the City via both road and underground networks.

Destinations further afield across Great Britain are easily accessible, as are Kings Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar and Heathrow Airport, for connections to the rest of the world.

Council Tax Information

Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There is currently 1 council covering the Mayfair area, Westminster Council.

For more information about council tax bands please visit: or see below for current rates according to tax band.

Council A B C D E F G H
Camden £906.25 £1,057.30 £1,208.33 £1,359.38 £1,661.46 £1,963.55 £2,265.63 £2,718.76
Islington £864.10 £1,008.12 £1,152.13 £1,296.15 £1,584.18 £1,872.22 £2,160.26 £2,592.30
Kensington & Chelsea £695.20 £811.07 £926.93 £1,042.80 £1,274.53 £1,506.27 £1,738.00 £2,085.60
Lambeth £826 £963 £1,101 £1,239 £1,514 £1,789 £2,065 £2,477
Southwark £805 £939 £1,073 £1,207 £1,475 £1,744 £2,012 £2,414

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