The Appeal of Afternoon Tea in Mayfair

The civilised British custom of pausing in the afternoon to enjoy a cup of tea accompanied by a light meal has aristocratic roots. Anna, Duchess of Bedford, is credited with establishing... 

Disused Mayfair tube station to get new lease of life

Inside Down St Underground Station. Credit: TFL A DISUSED underground station could get a new lease of life under new plans by Transport for London (TFL) Proposals are being invited... 

Hundreds evacuated after Old Park Lane fire

HUNDREDS of people had to be evacuated on Tuesday after a fire outside a hotel. Six fire engines and thirty-five firefighters battled the blaze on scaffolding outside the Metropolitan... 

The time a florist from the Royal Arcade helped catch a jewel thief

A new, occasional delve in to the newspaper archives to find interesting stories from Mayfair's history. For this first look in to old newspapers for tit bits from the history of Mayfair,... 

Merry Christmas Mayfair Shopping

When it comes to shopping for Christmas presents, a stroll around Mayfair’s picturesque  and salubrious streets offers rich pickings. Although just a short distance away from the... 


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