A Shopper's Guide to London Mayfair | Everything You Need to Know

A Shopper's Guide to London Mayfair | Everything You Need to Know

Are you in need of a little retail therapy?

When you’ve had a busy week, sometimes all you need is to escape to the city for a weekend of excellent shopping (and cocktails back at the hotel after, of course!).

So, we’re sharing our ultimate guide to shopping in Mayfair, to help you start planning your trip early…

Why Choose to Go Shopping in Mayfair?

Nestled in the heart of London's vibrant landscape, Mayfair finds itself amidst the bustling energy of the City of Westminster.

Defined by its proximity to some of London's most iconic streets — Park lane, Piccadilly, Regent Street, and Oxford Street — it’s one of the most prestigious shopping destinations in the UK.

From the high-end boutiques of Burlington Arcade to the charming allure of Shepherd Market, you’ll be in haute-couture-heaven from the moment you step into the district.

Just some of our favourite shops include:

Fortnum and Mason

With everything you could possibly need, from delicious snacks to diamond-studded jewellery, a visit to Fortnum & Mason is a delightful treat for those visiting London.

Splurge on a little something — be it chocolates or a new scarf — and carry it away in the iconic turquoise bag that’ll be sure to bring a smile to your face every time you re-use it.

The Burlington Arcade

Inside the Burlington Arcade, you’ll find exquisite stores just waiting for you to be spoiled and pampered…

From Michael Rose to Manolo Blahnik, it’s brimming with beautiful boutique stores, filled with treasures of every desire.

Pearls for your ears, diamonds for your feet, cashmere for your back — the jewellery, clothes, accessories, and shoes are breathtaking, and will certainly hit the spot when it comes to retail therapy.

Paxton and Whitfield

Cheese might not be top of your list when shopping in Mayfair, but it should be!

Paxton and Whitfield offers a mesmerising display of all kinds of cheese; perfect for taking home and using for meals, cheese boards, picnics, and even fondues.

And, if cheese is your kryptonite, you could even consider joining the Paxton’s cheese club.

Designer Brands

Fall in love with your wardrobe all over again, by treating yourself to staple items from the most famous brand flagships, such as:

Sophisticated and stylish, these are more than just shops; they’re experiences — and ones you’ll likely never forget, as you make your way through Mayfair’s most luxurious names.

Luxury Homeware

From cushions and candles to wine glasses and vases, Mayfair is bursting with exquisite homeware stores.

So, why not commemorate your weekend away in London by choosing some items to give your home a little lift?

Thomas Goode is a luxurious household name, offering glassware, china, and silverware. And, with two royal warrants to supply the British royal household, you too can live like royalty.

For soft furnishings such as bedding and throws, Frette offers classic, timeless designs that’ll elevate the rooms in your home and wow any guests.

Arts and Antiques

If vintage is more your vibe, Mayfair has you covered there, too.

With plenty of charming antique stores housing gorgeous, dated items — such as the Mayfair Gallery — you’ll be certain to find a piece or two amongst the troves of treasure.

Or, if you’re looking for gorgeous artwork, Mayfair is home to an array of exceptional galleries, displaying elegant paintings and sculptures on every wall.

For quirky and bright, we recommend Maddox Gallery, while for classics we suggest Clarendon Fine Art.

“Wine” Down After Shopping in Mayfair

After spending a day shopping in Mayfair, we know just how tired your feet will be!

Head back to DUKES London, and we’ll look after your every need, from an exquisite wine dinner in GBR to refreshing cocktails in DUKES Bar.

And, our stylish rooms are so comfortable, you can sink into a peaceful slumber before rejoining us the next morning for a hearty breakfast to refuel.

If you’d like to book your much-needed weekend getaway, please contact a member of our team.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for green spaces to rejuvenate after shopping in Mayfair, why not take a look at our previous blog to discover our ultimate guide to visiting St James’s Park?