Mayfair - Only a Few Minutes Away From The Hotel Mayfair is one of London’s finest residential areas and one of its most attractive villages. This area takes its name from the fortnight-long May Fair, which took place in the borough from 1686 until 1764. It is situated between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Park Lane. Mayfair's parks and gardens are some of the most beautiful and original in all of London, such as the Grosvenor, Hanover and Berkeley Squares. It is home to the US Embassy and many other diplomatic buildings, as well as some of the finest shopping establishments in the world. VISIT: Bond Street: a major shopping street that runs north-south through Mayfair between Oxford Street and Piccadilly. It has been a fashionable shopping street since the 18th century and is currently the home of many luxury fashion shops including: Alexander McQueen, Asprey, Burberry, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch. Savile Row: famous for its traditional men's bespoke tailoring. The term "bespoke" is understood to have originated in Savile Row when cloth for a suit was said to "be spoken for" by individual customers. The short street is termed the "golden mile of tailoring", where customers have included Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson, and Napoleon III. Savile Row is home to royal warrant holders Gieves and Hawkes, H. Huntsman & Sons, Maurice Sedwell, Henry Poole & Co, Norton & Sons, Ozwald Boateng. Dover Street: notable for its Georgian architecture as well as the location of historic private members clubs which, like the St James’s Club, have been frequented by world leaders and historic figures in the arts. It also hosts a number of contemporary art galleries. All the shopaholics should visit Dover Street Market, a department store covering 1200 square metres and six floors of a converted Georgian building and is full of designer clothing.