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Right in the heart of the City of Westminster is affluent Mayfair, famous for its upmarket hotels and designer stores. It’s a popular Central London location for businesses due to its proximity to other key areas of the city and will be further enhanced with the opening of the new Crossrail station at Bond Street, providing quick and easy access to King’s Cross, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf from 2018.
Mayfair was named after the May Fair that was held there for almost 100 years, until it was banned from the area in 1764. Originally a residential area with grand Georgian squares like Berkeley Square, Grosvenor Square and Hanover Square, it has been home to many famous people over the years, including a number of Prime Ministers like Sir Winston Churchill, George Canning and John Stuart.
The popularity of Mayfair for businesses has not diminished with even more serviced office operators offering stunning locations right across the area. This is due in no small part to the central location and excellent transport links. Mayfair is surrounded by six Tube stations and by five Tube lines, so it’s easily accessible from any part of the capital.
Mayfair is known for its embassies and hedge funds but it’s also home to many corporate headquarters, energy companies and a surprising number of new start-ups. This makes Mayfair one of the most diverse business districts in London.
There is a wide selection of serviced office locations, managed and conventional office space on offer in the Mayfair area. To get a real idea of what’s available to you start your search here.
Typical office pricing in the area: £500 - £1800 per workstation
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE AREA
Mayfair is close to the following areas of London that are also worth consideration as a home for your business. All offer a wide choice of serviced offices and flexible workspace solutions.
Here are the indicative price ranges for workstations in each area (correct during 2016).
St James’s – Located to the south of Mayfair with Green Park and St James’s Park on its borders and famous for its grand houses.
Typical office pricing in the area: £495 - £1800 per workstation
Soho – This busy shopping and entertainment area is also home to many businesses in the media and business services sectors.
Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £950 per workstation
Marylebone – A popular area to the north of Oxford Street with great shopping and transport links.
Typical office pricing in the area: £450 - £1000 per workstation
Belgravia – This area east of Knightsbridge is famous for its elegant Georgian terraces and much sought-after addresses like Eaton Square and Grosvenor Place.
Typical office pricing in the area: £600 - £2000 per workstation
Covent Garden – A colourful and bustling location in the heart of the West End, it’s also popular with tourists and was once home to London’s principle fruit and vegetable market until the 1980’s.
Typical office pricing in the area: £350 - £1100 per workstation
Mayfair benefits from a number of transport links connecting office space and serviced offices in the area via a number of Tube lines as well as close access to major roads and bus routes. Its location means you are never more than 5 minutes from the West End and around 15 minutes from the City and Midtown.
Tube stations: Bond Street, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Hyde Park Corner and Green Park. Piccadilly is a short walk away
Tube lines: Victoria, Central, Jubilee, Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines. Download a handy Tube map here
Mainline stations: Charing Cross, Marylebone, King’s Cross and Euston
Major road links: The A4 and A5 both lead to major motorways
Nearest airports: London City with Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick accessible via rail links
Buses: There are 14 bus routes to other parts of London including London Bridge, Notting Hill Gate, Paddington and Hammersmith. Find out which buses serve this area here
Cycle: The area is served by eighteen London Cycle Network bays. Find a cycle hire location here
Mayfair is perfectly placed right at the heart of the West End. Its proximity to the shopping areas of New Bond Street, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Tottenham Court Road make it a perfect destination for any business. There are a varied number of restaurants and cafes like Scott’s fish bar, Sexy Fish, Hakkasan with its varied Cantonese menu and the high-end British cuisine at HIX Mayfair, as well as the usual cafe chains and some speciality artisan coffee shops like HR Higgins on Duke Street.
The area is also just a short Tube ride to the theatres, cinemas, bars and clubs around Covent Garden, Soho and Leicester Square, so there is always a wide choice of things to do.
FAMOUS LOCATIONS AND LANDMARKS IN MAYFAIR
Mayfair has many famous landmarks and places of interest that are worth mentioning, here are just a few.
The Ritz is located to the south of Mayfair on Piccadilly. Known as a popular hotel for the rich and famous it also has a number of highly rated restaurant’s and its afternoon tea, of course.
The Dorchester is a famous Park Lane landmark. The former home to the Bafta’s its worth a visit for the brilliant Alain Ducasse restaurant.
Berkeley Square is located at the heart of Mayfair and was once home to many famous people like Charles Royce.
The Parks – Although they’re not quite within the Mayfair area, Hyde Park and Green Park are both close-by. They provide great walks and places of interest and are good for a lunchtime run.
FURTHER HELP AND SUPPORT
If you would like more information about Mayfair as an area for your business please speak to a member of our team who can discuss workspace options and other areas close-by.
Call – 020 3031 8563
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