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London Outdoor Events In July

As we see the (hopefully!) better weather continue through to July, we also see a lot more outdoor events scheduled in London. With an average of 23C during July, this really is the month to start heading outdoors and enjoying all that London has to offer.

We’re well in the swing of the UEFA Championships now, with the Quarter Finals scheduled for 5th and 6th July, Semi Finals 9th & 10th and the big finals on Sunday 14th July. Along with screenings of the matches at Madisons Bar, don’t miss out on our UEFA Meal Offer, only available until 14th July.

Outdoor theatres and pop up outdoor cinemas are also a fantastic way to combine being outside with a unique watching experience. Make it an afternoon to remember with a picnic lunch! Don’t forget sun screen, a hat and of course a blanket for when it gets chilly in the evening!

The Royal Parks are wonderful this time of year, whether you are planning a picnic, or an afternoon reading in one of the famous deck chairs, London’s green spaces are a good opportunity to immerse yourself in peacefulness amid the hustle and bustle of the city.

Hyde Park is also home to the BST Festival, a series of incredible shows and headlining acts over multiple weekends, starting on Friday 28th June and running to Sunday 14th July. This year the 2024 line up includes:

  • Paolo Nutini (Sunday 30th June),
  • Andrea Bocelli (Friday 5th July),
  • Robbie Williams (Saturday 6th July),
  • Shania Twain (Sunday 7th July)
  • and Kylie (Saturday 13th July)

as well as Stevie Nicks, The Corrs and Morgan Wallen to make up a fantastic few weeks of live music in the capital!

The Washington Mayfair Hotel is ideally situated near all the action this July! Our rooms and suites offer a variety of luxury accommodation designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind.

Don’t forget to check our Special Offers page for our latest deals, as well as our UEFA Meal Offer, our “Spring Escape / Summer Sizzler” gives you 15% off your stay, free full English breakfast and a complimentary room upgrade (depending on availability). We hope you enjoy your summer in London and always, book direct for the best price!

London Events near Mayfair Summer 2024 Edition 

Let’s start the countdown to summer with some exciting London events to look forward to in and around Mayfair! There’s something for everyone to enjoy across the city of London and we’re pleased to highlight some of the best events in our latest blog:  

  1. Chelsea Flower Show – This beautiful show returns for another year, running since the first show in 1913, it is truly a stunning celebration of nature and botanical delights. Showcasing exquisite floral displays, garden designs and unique horticultural offerings you can guaranteed to be enchanted and inspired. Running all week from the 21st – 25th of May 2024, make sure to get your tickets to be a part of the action. 
  1. London Gallery Weekend – Embark on a journey of artistic discovery during London Gallery Weekend 31st of May – 2nd June. This city-wide event invites art enthusiasts to explore a multitude of galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, showcasing an array of exhibitions and installations. You can curate your own route across London or stay local to Mayfair with a whole range of locations taking part in this free event making it super easy to immerse yourself in London’s art scene. 
  1. London Zoo – Did you know you could get up close and personal with giraffes, lions and zebras all without leaving the capital? At London Zoo situated next to Regent’s Park near Mayfair, you can experience a world of wildlife. It’s a great time to visit because in Spring 2024 there were 3 new additions to The Land of the Lions as baby Asiatic lions were welcomed to the family. The zoo makes the perfect summer holiday activity for children and adults alike! 
  1. Hampton Court Palace Food Festival – Book tickets to see a range of musical greats up close and personal, from Tom Jones to Cheryl Crow, with performances from modern greats too like Sam Ryder. All within the stunning backdrop of Hampton Court Palace. Taking place from the 11 – 21 June. 
  1. Taste of London 2024 – Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey like no other at Taste of London festival. This gastronomic extravaganza brings together the city’s top chefs, restaurants, and food artisans for a weekend of indulgence. From gourmet tastings to live cooking demonstrations, immerse yourself in a feast for the senses and discover the diverse flavours that define London’s vibrant culinary scene. Taking place 12 – 16 June, you won’t want to miss it! 
  1. Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition – Now older that 250 years old, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition. Showcasing from the 18th June – 18th August, immerse yourself in a variety of art like no other.  
  1. Wimbledon – Nothing says summer like a glass of Pimm’s paired with a delightful bowl of Strawberries and Cream at the most prestigious tennis competition in the world. Plus, there’s still a chance to get your tickets, you can find out more in our Wimbledon blog
Chelsea Flower Show
Taste of London
Wimbledon

We hope this has given you plenty of ideas of what to do in London over the next couple of months. There are also screenings of UEFA matches throughout the city, as well as the upcoming Bank Holiday to enjoy! At The Washington Mayfair we are conveniently based near attractions such as London Zoo, the Royal Parks, The Royal Academy of Arts and Chelsea Flower Show. Plus, it’s easy to take the tube to events a little further afield. Our rooms and suites offer a variety of luxury accommodation designed with warm tones to add to your comfort and relaxation. Book your spring/summer stay with us today and take advantage of our London hotel offer “Spring Escape / Summer Sizzler” for 15% off your stay, free full English breakfast and a complimentary room upgrade (depending on availability). We hope you enjoy your summer in London! 

Washington Mayfair Hotel executive suite

Will you be at Wimbledon 2024?

As the countdown to Wimbledon  begins, tennis enthusiasts around the world eagerly anticipate two weeks of thrilling matches, strawberries and cream, and British tradition at its finest. Taking place in 2024 from 1st-14th of July. This event has captured the hearts of people the worldwide and made history with countless epic battles from the rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe to the dominance of Martina Navratilova and Pete Sampras. Take a look at some fun facts and statistics about the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament:

  1. The Marathon Match: In 2010, Court 18 witnessed tennis history unfold as John Isner and Nicolas Mahut battled it out in the longest match ever recorded. Lasting over three days and spanning 11 hours, this epic showdown saw a staggering 123 balls used, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats.
  2. A Floral Wonderland: Wimbledon’s lush green lawns are not the only natural attraction; over 50,000 plants are meticulously supplied each year to adorn the tournament grounds, adding a vibrant burst of colour to the iconic venue.
  3. Towel Talk: Wimbledon-goers are not shy when it comes to souvenirs, with over 54,000 towels sold in 2023 alone. Whether it’s to wave in support or simply as a memento of the event, these towels are a hot commodity among fans.
  4. Serving up Speed: When it comes to serving prowess, Wimbledon has seen some record-breaking moments. Taylor Dent holds the title for the fastest serve in the Gentlemen’s category, clocking in at a blistering 148mph in 2010, while Venus Williams dominates the Ladies’ category with a serve of 129mph in 2008.
  5. Digital Delight: In the age of technology, Wimbledon continues to make waves online. The BBC’s coverage of the tournament shattered digital records once again, with a staggering 54.3 million streams on BBC iPlayer.

Will you be one of the half a million people making their way to London for the Wimbledon Championships 2024? Make your stay memorable and book your Wimbledon Hotel at The Washington Mayfair . Our rooms and suites are ideal for an enjoyable experience from the beginning to the end. 

If you don’t have tickets for Wimbledon yet, then fear not, there are plenty of opportunities to get a Wimbledon Grounds Pass or one of the centre court ticket, no.1 and no.2 court tickets available via the daily queue. Book your Wimbledon hotel stay in advance of the day you wish to visit so you can be there in the queue as early as possible to ensure entry at the beginning of play. It’s perfect for those looking for cheap Wimbledon tickets and a great way to not miss out on any of the action. So, what are you waiting for? Get planning your Wimbledon 2024 trip now!

Centre Court Wimbledon

Photo by Poppy

Why You Should Choose The Washington Mayfair

With Spring springing early in London after the mild winter there are so many reasons why you should book a break to London. Make the most of the warmer months to explore the Royal Parks or enjoy wandering around London’s best sites like, Big Ben, The London Eye, Tower Bridge and many more. If you are wondering where the best place is to stay in London, we recommend staying in the area of Mayfair for the best of everything. Why is Mayfair the best place to stay in London? We hear you ask. We love it for its proximity to Central London, Convent Garden and Kensington whilst providing elegant up-market luxury, surrounded by world-class establishments. 

Nestled in this excellent area of London, the Washington Mayfair Hotel stands as a haven of elegance and comfort, offering an array of amenities and home from home comforts that make it the premier choice for travellers seeking a memorable stay in London. Here are just a few reasons why the Washington Mayfair Hotel should be your top choice for accommodation in London. 

1. Luxurious Accommodation: With a range of beautifully designed rooms and suites, the Washington Mayfair Hotel provides the perfect sanctuary for families, couples and solo travellers alike. Choose to upgrade to a suite to experience the very best accommodation at The Washington Mayfair. Some of our suites, like our Junior Suites, have the option to interconnect with the room opposite, so whether you’re holidaying with friends or family, you can ensure you have plenty of space for everyone. 

2. Prime Location: Situated near some of London’s most iconic attractions, including the Royal Parks, the vibrant West End, and the renowned shopping districts of Bond Street and Oxford Street, guests at the Washington Mayfair Hotel have easy access to the best that London has to offer. Most London destinations are only a short tube ride away. The hotel is located just a short walk to Green Park tube station, which offers a direct connection to Canary Wharf. 

3. Rich History: Dating back to the 19th century, the Washington Mayfair Hotel boasts a storied past, originally the hotel site was used for boarding houses which were so popular they eventually became a hotel, which opened its doors in 1913. The hotel has provided a base for American socialites and actresses, even famous painters! If you’re looking for a historic London hotel then the Washington Mayfair will add a touch of historic charm to your stay. 

5. Business-Friendly: Travelling for business? We have you covered. The Washington Mayfair Hotel offers a range of services, from dedicated meeting rooms to spacious suites ideal for hosting intimate meetings. You can even set up a corporate account with us if you are frequently travelling for business, saving you money and giving you access to exclusive benefits.  

5. Business-Friendly: Travelling for business? We have you covered. The Washington Mayfair Hotel offers a range of services, from dedicated meeting rooms to spacious suites ideal for hosting intimate meetings. You can even set up a corporate account with us if you are frequently travelling for business, saving you money and giving you access to exclusive benefits.  

7. Extra Amenities: Stay connected with high-speed WiFi, maintain your fitness routine at the well-equipped gym, and indulge in all-day dining at the hotel’s inviting restaurant – Madison’s. For a quintessentially British experience, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy afternoon tea in a cosy and informal setting. Afternoon Tea in Mayfair is the perfect addition to any stay. 

Whether you’re visiting London for business or pleasure, the Washington Mayfair Hotel offers the perfect blend of luxury, convenience, and hospitality. Book your stay today and experience the best of London in unparalleled style. 

Your Guide to the Perfect London Break this Spring 2024

As winter finally comes to an end and the vibrant colours of spring begin to bloom, it is the perfect time to plan a getaway to the bustling metropolis of London. With its iconic landmarks, rich history, and cultural diversity, the city offers endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveller, here’s your comprehensive guide to experiencing the perfect London break this Spring 2024. 

Spring in London can only truly be enjoyed outdoors, with new flowers blossoming and lush greenery making its appearance after the bleaker winter landscape. So why not take advantage of the acres of green space and parkland that fill the city, Spring offers such a unique time to explore the city’s beautiful parks and gardens. From the world-renowned Kew Gardens to the serene tranquillity of Hyde Park, immerse yourself in nature and marvel at the stunning displays of tulips, daffodils, cherry blossoms and more. The Royal Parks offer a whopping 10 parks and gardens to explore, one day simply wouldn’t be enough to visit them all!  The parks also have many events and experiences scheduled for this coming spring, so why not take a look at what they have to offer on their events page? There are events for all ages and some great family activities in London, some are even free! Plus, annually Hyde Park hosts the BST Hyde Park event, offering music performances from some top acts across July. Tickets are already on sale for artists such as Shania Twain, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams with more to be announced.  

Take advantage of the warmer weather by dining alfresco at one of London’s rooftop bars or riverside restaurants. Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline while sipping cocktails or indulge in delicious cuisine overlooking the Thames River. There are some great eateries with a view available, including the Rooftop at London Bridge or St. James and 10° Sky Bar. 10° Sky Bar has a wide range of cocktails and other beverages and gets it name from the angle which creates the golden hour, you’re guaranteed to get some Instagram-worthy pictures of your visit from this lush rooftop bar in Mayfair. The Rooftop St. James also offers stunning views over London, looking over Trafalgar square and giving you great perspective on the London skyline, including Big Ben, the London Eye and the Shard. 

While spring in London brings milder temperatures, be prepared for occasional rain showers… It is still England after all! Make sure to pack a few layers and a waterproof jacket to stay comfortable. If you really want to make the most of your stay, choose a centrally located hotel to maximise your time in the city. We recommend staying in Mayfair – one of London’s more premium districts for a extra luxurious stay whilst still being central to attractions such as Hyde Park, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, the West End and shopping on Oxford Street or Bond Street.  

Take a look at our beautiful rooms and suites at The Washington Mayfair plus our special offers. You always get the best prices when you book directly through our website plus bonus perks too. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a longer break in London, so we’ve made it easy to make the most of your London holiday with our Stay Longer Save More London hotel offer. Stay for 4 nights or more and save up to 20% of your stay. Start the day off night in our Madisons restaurant for a delicious breakfast then end the night in the Madisons Bar while you settle down and enjoy the relaxed ambience with a classic cocktail.

We hope you enjoy Spring in London!  

What to do in London this February

How are you planning to spend your February? February is a great month to visit London. You can make the most of the quieter days that the cooler weather brings, enjoy half term with the children, or join in with London Fashion Week! February in London also coincides with various cultural events and festivals. The Chinese New Year celebrations, typically held in the vibrant Chinatown district brings colourful parades and for those celebrating Valentine’s Day in London – there is a variety of options and events planned across the city. However, there is no better time than the colder quieter months than to visit some of London’s best Museums and Galleries. Great way to spend a rainy day, to take the kids on an informative school holiday trip or to enjoy some of the free attractions London has to offer. In this blog we rounded up a collection of London’s top museum picks.  

  1. The British Museum – Coming in at number 1 has to be this classic British treasure. Its world-renowned collection is a real treat to behold. There are not many places in life where you can discover two million years of human history and culture. Some of the British Museum Highlights are the Rosetta stone, Hoi Hakananai’a and the Egyption Mummies.

  2. The Natural History Museum – If you thought you’d seen a lot after two million years of human history at The British Museum then that is nothing compared with 4.6 billion years of our planet’s history to explore at the Natural History Museum! From dinosaurs to fossils, the environment to natural forces like volcanoes and earthquakes, there’s lots to discover and learn. There are some special exhibits and events on offer this February, these include a week of half term activities to keep the little ones entertained. Plus, explore love and relationships at Valentine’s at the Museum, or with the Valentine’s Silent Disco, which includes an after-hours private view of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. 
  3. The Science Museum – Explore the fascinating realms of science, technology and innovation at this excellent free London museum. Designed to capture the imaginations of all ages you are sure to be able to marvel at the interactive displays and engaging presentations showing all aspects of scientific advancements past, present and future. 

  4. The Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A) – If creativity and art is more your thing then the next few museums will be right up your street. The V&A museum as it is more commonly know is a museum dedicated to inspiring creativity and exploring makers and innovators from the world over. The museum started its life as a museum of manufacturers after the foundation stone was laid by Queen Victoria in 1899, before becoming known today as The V&A.

  5. The National Gallery – Home to over 2,300 works of art, The National Gallery celebrates paintings and people from Western Europe from the 13th to 19th centuries. This collection of paintings would definitely be a highlight in your London visit. See famous works of art such as, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait and Turner’s Fighting Temeraire. Free entry is available.

  6. The Tate Modern – If modern and contemporary art is more your thing then The Tate Modern may be more your style. Hosting a huge collection of art works from around the world.   

If you are planning to visit the museums on your trip to London then consider staying near and around the areas of South Kensington and Mayfair. This way you have the perfect base to make the most out of your break.

We’d love to have you choose to stay at the Washington Mayfair Hotel. Our hotel is conveniently positioned for the hotels and in an elite district of London so you can add a touch of luxury to your stay. Read more about our rooms and suites and book your stay here. We hope you have a great February in London. 

2024 – A New Year of London Opportunities

2024 is almost here, and as we bid farewell to 2023, are you ready to leave the holiday blues behind and embark on a new adventure in London? January may be a quieter time in the capital, but the city is buzzing with exciting events and opportunities that you won’t want to miss. 

Indulge in the renowned London January sales, offering the perfect chance to snag some fantastic deals. The bustling retail scene in the heart of the capital awaits! With the Washington Mayfair Hotel strategically located amid the shopping hotspots, your London shopping experience is bound to be smoother and more relaxed. There’s no better feeling after a day of bargain hunting to know you have a comfortable home-from-home base, eliminating the hassle of a long commute or parking issues. You can pop back to the room to drop off your bags at your leisure, recharge with afternoon tea at Madison’s Restaurant, and then dive back into the shopping frenzy.  

During your trip, make sure to keep an eye out for enticing discounts at theatres, restaurants, and bars throughout January. January is typically a quieter time to visit London, so there tends to be less crowds and benefits up for grabs at some of the top London attractions… Making January one of the best months to plan a last-minute London break! 

There are a huge range of January performances available in the West End, musicals and shows from classics like Les Misérables, Mamma Mia and Phantom of the Opera to new entries to the musical scene, like Bronco Billy. Plus, the Royal Albert Hall is hosting Cirque du Soleil for another year which will be its 30th anniversary! Alegria: In a New Light is performing from 11 January – 3 March. 

There is also still time to embrace the winter magic with transformed pop-up bars and rooftop terraces, plus outdoor ice rinks continuing through January at a variety of locations across the city. Twinkling lights still light up the streets and there are several events planned for New Year’s Day itself like the New Year’s Day Parade, a selection of fun runs and a 10k race planned at the Serpentine New Year’s Day Races. New Year’s Day is the last day to enjoy Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland if you haven’t yet had chance to visit or would love to re-visit. 

We are excited to welcome you in 2024 to the Washington Mayfair Hotel, where your London adventure begins! Thank you for all the support and bookings throughout 2023 we hope you enjoyed your stay and you will continue to choose the best hotel in London Mayfair – The Washington Mayfair Hotel. 

Your December 2023 in London

As the chilly winds sweep through the iconic streets of London, December transforms the city into a winter wonderland, offering an enchanting experience that captivates the hearts of locals and visitors alike. For a truly memorable stay in London this winter 2023, treat yourself by choosing the Washington Mayfair Hotel as your luxurious base. Here are some local attractions to visit on your December London break as you make the Washington Mayfair Hotel your home away from home. 

London Lit Up 

December brings a unique opportunity to see London lit up by thousands of dazzling lights. It’s so great they even host a bus tour so you can take it all in. The Christmas Lights London by Night bus tour offers a special journey through the illuminated streets of London with a night bus showcasing all the city’s Christmas lights. Tour around landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square. All accessible from the convenience of the Washington Mayfair Hotel’s central location. 

Bag a Bargain 

December marks the onset of the much-anticipated winter sales, turning London into a shopping haven. The bustling streets of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, all within walking distance from the Washington Mayfair Hotel, come alive with shoppers seeking the best deals on high-end fashion and luxury goods. Unleash your inner shopaholic and explore the myriad of stores, indulging in the city’s renowned retail therapy. 

Captivating Theatre 

London’s West End is synonymous with world-class theatre productions, and December offers a special experience with extra shows on offer for the holiday period. From classic plays to Broadway-style musicals, immerse yourself in the captivating world of live entertainment. The Washington Mayfair Hotel’s proximity to the West End ensures that the enchanting theatres are within easy reach, allowing you to experience the magic of the stage during your stay. 

Outdoor Ice Rinks 

Indulge in a quintessential winter activity by gliding across one of London’s enchanting outdoor ice rinks. The iconic rink at Somerset House and the picturesque setting at Hyde Park are just a short journey from the Washington Mayfair Hotel. Lace up your skates and twirl under the twinkling lights, creating memories of a London winter that will linger long after you return home. 

Hyde Park’s Peter Pan Cup 

Have you witnessed the Peter Pan Cup? An annual Christmas Day swimming race held in the icy waters of the Serpentine in Hyde Park. Cheer on the brave participants or join the onlookers in this quirky London tradition. Just step round the corner to Hyde Park to watch this exhilarating Christmas morning spectacle. 

Winter Markets 

London’s winter markets are a treasure trove of delights, from handmade crafts to delectable treats. Some of the top locations for 2023 are: 

  • Southbank Centre 
  • Covent Garden 
  • Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland 
  • Leicester Square 
  • Greenwich  
  • King’s Cross 

The Washington Mayfair Hotel’s central location ensures that you can easily navigate the markets, take in all the sights and enjoy a mulled wine or two! 

We look forward to seeing you this winter! We believe our cosy central London hotel is the most convenient base for your trip and the best hotel in London. Enjoy our spacious rooms our even upgrade to a suite for an extra special stay. Remember you always get our very best prices when you book direct, plus extra perks!  

A Historic Walk Through Mayfair, London

London is a city steeped in history, with every corner holding tales of centuries past. One of its most iconic and historically rich areas is Mayfair, a district nestled in the heart of the city. A stroll through Mayfair is like stepping into a time capsule, where you can explore its stories past and marvel at its architectural splendours. In this blog, we’ll plan a walking tour of Mayfair’s most historic places of interest. So, put on your walking shoes and take a step back in time as you explore the historic heart of Mayfair, London.

Start: The Mayfair Hotel

Your historic journey through Mayfair begins at The Washington Mayfair Hotel. This hotel has a fascinating history dating back to the 19th century. Boarding houses were on the hotel site before it was reconstructed into a purpose-built hotel just before the start of World War I. Take in its Art Deco origins before beginning on your journey.

Stop 1: Green Park and Buckingham Palace

Head south out of the hotel towards Picadilly, where you will find Green Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks. This serene green space has a history dating back to the 17th century when it was endorsed by Charles II in 1668 and stocked with deer. Take a leisurely walk and admire the natural beauty before stopping to see arguably one of the most famous London landmarks – Buckingham Palace, built in 1705.

Stop 2: St. James’s Palace and Square

Take a wander from green park along Pall Mall where you will reach St James Palace. This building goes back even earlier in history, built largely between 1531 and 1536 by Henry VIII. You can see some of the original Tudor construction still standing today. Take a detour through St. James Square before heading back toward Piccadilly.

Stop 3: Burlington Arcade

Just off Piccadilly, you’ll find Burlington Arcade, a covered shopping promenade first constructed in 1819. It was one of London’s first shopping arcades and retains its charm with its glass roof and exclusive boutique shops. 

Stop 4: Saville Row

Next, head past the royal Academy of Arts and up Cork Street before taking a right onto Savile Row. This World-Renowned street is historically famous for men’s tailoring dating back to 1822.

Stop 5: Grosvenor Square

Eastward bound now walking along Grosvenor Street you will reach Grosvenor Square. This is an iconic Mayfair landmark, surrounded by historic buildings which now contains the U.S. Embassy. The square has played host to numerous events past and present, and was home to John Adams and a young JFK. 

Stop 6: Marble Arch

If particularly want to stretch your legs you can continue on heading North towards Marble Arch. This majestic white marble triumphal arch stands as a symbol of London’s history and architectural elegance. Originally designed in 1827 by renowned architect John Nash as the main entrance to Buckingham Palace, the arch was later relocated to its current location in 1851. 

End: Mount Street Gardens and Berkeley Square

Return back to Grosvenor square on your way back to the start and find the hidden gem of Mount Street Gardens. This serene park now offers a quiet escape from the bustling city but has an interesting historical past from 1723. Finally, finish your tour at Berkeley Square, known for its stunning plane trees, upscale residences, and fashionable destination. The square has been featured in literature, music, and art throughout the centuries.

We hope you enjoy your historic walk through Mayfair and it provides a glimpse into the areas rich past. From elegant buildings and historic gardens to luxury hotels and iconic squares, Mayfair showcases London’s history and its continued influence on the city’s culture and lifestyle. Now it’s time to put your feet up in one of the Washington Mayfair’s cosy rooms and relax!  

Experience the Magic of Mayfair This Winter 2023

Winter is a magical time to visit London, and planning your trip now can ensure you make the most of your holiday in this vibrant city. Among the many boroughs to explore, Mayfair stands out as a must-visit destination. Known for its elegance, history, and unique attractions, Mayfair offers a quintessential London experience that you won’t want to miss this winter. 

Stay in the Best Hotel in London 

Your trip to London starts with choosing the right place to stay. Fortunately, Mayfair boasts some of the finest accommodations in the city including The Washington Mayfair. This boutique hotel offers the perfect blend of luxury and comfort, making it one of the best hotels in London. Here’s why you should choose The Washington Mayfair:  

  • Prime Location: Situated in the heart of Mayfair, this hotel puts you within walking distance of all the district’s attractions, ensuring you make the most of your winter getaway.
  • Elegant Accommodations: The Washington Mayfair offers elegant and well-appointed rooms and suites, providing a cosy retreat after a day of exploration.
  • Exceptional Dining: The hotel’s Madisons Restaurant offers delectable cuisine with a seasonal menu, perfect for indulging in winter comfort food.
  • Warm Hospitality: The staff at The Washington Mayfair are known for their warm hospitality, ensuring your stay is comfortable and memorable.

What to Do in Mayfair Winter 2023 

Mayfair may be one of London’s smallest districts, but it packs a punch when it comes to things to see and do, especially during the winter season. 

  • Shopping: Mayfair is renowned for its high-end shopping. Bond Street and Mount Street are dotted with designer boutiques, making it an ideal place to pick up unique gifts or indulge in some retail therapy. Plus, these streets boast some of the prettiest lights in the capital during the winter season! 
  • Art Galleries: Explore the district’s vibrant art scene by visiting galleries like the Royal Academy of Arts and the Halcyon Gallery. They often host exhibitions and events that showcase both classic and contemporary art. See the Highlights from the RA Collection at the Royal Academy of Arts until Dec 31 or sample the works from the talented Marina Abramović. 
  • Hyde Park: Take a crisp leisurely stroll through Hyde Park, which borders Mayfair. In winter, it transforms into a magical attraction as it hosts its own Winter Wonderland complete with rides and spectacular shows. 
  • Dining: Mayfair is home to some of London’s finest dining establishments. Enjoy a memorable meal at Michelin-starred restaurants like Sketch, Nobu, or Gordon Ramsay’s Lucky Cat. 
  • Historical Landmarks: Immerse yourself in Mayfair’s history by visiting landmarks such as the beautiful Grosvenor Square and Berkeley Square Gardens. 
  • Holiday Markets: Explore Mayfair’s Christmas markets, where you can savour delicious treats, indulge in unique shopping and enjoy the crisp outdoors.

Winter Charm in Mayfair 

Mayfair in winter exudes a special charm. The fresh air and sparkling lights create an enchanting atmosphere that makes your trip unforgettable. The luxury boutiques adorn their shop windows with dazzling displays, and the streets feature a warming glow. 

As you plan your trip to London this winter, make Mayfair a top priority on your itinerary. Immerse yourself in its elegance, history, and cultural offerings. Staying in the best hotel in London in the heart of Mayfair will allow you to fully appreciate the district’s unique highlights and create cherished memories of your holiday in London. Don’t miss the chance to experience the magic of Mayfair in winter 2023.