History of Mayfair
Although only being developed in the early 18th century – previously being fields and farm land – Mayfair is rich in interesting history. The name Mayfair comes from an annual fair that took place on what is now Shepherd Market. Find out more about the “May fair“.
Mayfair’s development mostly took place on the land beginning to just a few families, such as the Grosvenors, the Berkeleys and the Burlingtons. Find out more about the great estates of Mayfair.
To get an overview of the critical points in Mayfair’s history up until the present day, have a look at our Mayfair Timeline.
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