Since the 19th century, Savile Row has been known as the pinnacle of all things to do with men’s tailoring. When it comes to hand-crafted British bespoke suits, it would be silly to go anywhere other than Savile Row for the best quality suits in London (if you can afford it, that is). The world famous street, also known as the ‘Golden Mile of tailoring’ runs parallel to Regent Street and over the years has attracted many famous customers, including Winston Churchill, Prince Charles and Jude Law.
Constructed in 1879, the Royal Arcade is a shopping arcade in the heart of Mayfair, connecting Old Bond Street with Albemarle Street. Of the two arcades in Mayfair (the other being the prestigious Burlington Arcade) this one is considerably smaller but still retains its traditional Victorian design, with decorative arches and large glass bay windows.
A label hunter’s paradise, Mayfair is renowned for its designer shops, covering all areas from unique independent boutiques to powerhouse high-end labels. The area is also home to luxury department stores including the likes of Fortnum and Mason. Whatever you’re looking for, be it art, fashion, books or homeware, Mayfair will truly satisfy your urge to shop.
If you’re visiting London and have the budget to stay in lavish accommodation, Mayfair boasts some of the city’s finest hotels including The Mayfair and The Ritz. Alternatively, you can pay them a visit for a delightful afternoon tea or evening cocktail and soak up their opulent interiors for a few hours.