Mayfair: a shopper’s paradise
Posted on Apr 13 2011 at 12:16:36 PM in Travel
If your idea of a fun holiday includes some serious retail therapy, Mayfair is the place to be. Never mind that the area is known as one of the best places to visit in London’s West End, you can breeze through the tony streets, past scenic Georgian architecture and focus yourself for a true shopping ‘experience.’
Oxford Street is the first place you’ll stop once you drop off your empty luggage in one of the many lovely hotels in Mayfair, ready to be filled with your many purchases when you return for a well-needed rest from shopping. Known as the London’s main shopping street, Oxford boasts a casual “British style” and is one of the busiest places to stock up on goodies. Don’t miss a stop in Selfridges, a popular British department store.
Looking for more trendy styles and fashions? Make your mark at the Dover Street Market, one of the area’s newest retailers. Prepare to be impressed with the boutiques spread over six floors. This is a must-see for most keen shoppers.
After a morning of shopping, rest your weary feet and loaded bags at one of the Mayfair hotels. You can relax and rejuvenate yourself with relaxing lunch before you set out again. This time, aim for Regent Street shopping. This area is known for its edgy style so be prepared for a walk on the risqué side.
Last but not least, Shepherd Market is a little oasis of shopping serenity. Tucked into an area between Picadilly and Curzon Streets, the area is a delightful blend of restaurants, outdoor dining and interesting shops. It’s known as a hidden gem in Mayfair, where you can discover deals and treasures in lanes off the main street.
Whether you’re shopping for casual styles, the latest trends or hidden treasures, Mayfair is the place to be.