Mayfair is one of the most affluent districts of any city in the world. Mayfair's prime location within London means that Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square are all just a short stroll from The Chesterfield Mayfair. In addition to hosting an abundance of high-end residential properties, Mayfair is home to a great number of designer shops, restaurants, and luxury hotels. Its charming hidden gems, however, are sure to take visitors by surprise.
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As you traverse Mayfair's streets, keep your eyes peeled for the little blue plaques that identify the notable people that made this area their home.
Lord Horatio Nelson (1758-1805): Immortalised by the commemoratory Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Lord Nelson was one of Britain’s greatest ever naval commanders, leading the nation on to win several key battles during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910): An icon of Victorian culture, her innovative nursing work significantly lowered death rates through the improvement of hygiene standards. You can find Florence Nightingale’s plaque at 10 South Street.
P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975): One of Britain’s most beloved comic novelists, with his works read and revered all over the world. Wodehouse’s Jeeves character is now often considered the archetypal manservant.
Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970): One of the most innovative and iconic rock guitarists of all time, Hendrix spent much of the late 60s in the UK, and it was at The Samarkand Hotel, Notting Hill, that Hendrix died a tragically early death.
With the smart shops of Bond Street nearby and some of London’s most vibrant sights, discover more about getting around Mayfair and local transport links.Discover more