Mayfair has come a long way since its modern beginnings as the final home of the debaucherous May Fair during the 16th and 17th centuries. Nowadays it’s a playground of the rich and famous in one of the world’s most illustrious capital cities. Mayfair clubs are often frequented by the high heeled and well-to-do, including a plethora of celebrities such as the likes of Princes William and Harry.
Mr Fogg’s Residence
Situated roughly five minutes’ walk from Green Park station, Mr Fogg’s Residence on Burton Lane sells itself as the home of the eccentric British adventurer Phileas J Fogg, whose tale of traversing the world in 80 days has travelled just as far as the fictional man himself. The classy cocktail bar is littered with exotic ornaments that give the bar a worldly vibe with all the style and sophistication of Victorian England.
Mr Fogg’s Residence, 15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 036 0608
Winner of the Best Bar Award at the 2017 London Club & Bar Awards, Hush boasts a 1930s-style restaurant and a lavish cocktail bar, as well as a courtyard for enjoying a refreshing drink on a summer’s evening. Found just a 3-minute walk from Bond Street station, this is a great spot to stop for a bite to eat, or to head to for casual after-work drinks.
Hush, No.8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 659 1500
A 5-minute walk from Oxford Circus station, Conduit Street’s sketch dwells inside an 18th-century townhouse that is home to a host of fine restaurants and bars, as well as an array of artistic influences. Winner of the Best Design Award at the 2017 London Club & Bar Awards, this fine establishment serves up a stylishly suave atmosphere alongside delectable cocktails and some deliciously groundbreaking fare.
sketch, 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 659 4500
Equidistant from Bond Street and Oxford Circus stations, both on the Central line, The Loop is around a 4-5 minutes’ walk from each. This vibrant three-floor club hosts student nights for UCL on term-time Wednesday’s, while attracting a more prestigious crowd to its VIP areas and funky 1970s-style flashing dance floor on weekends.
The Loop, 19 Dering Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 493 1003
Winner of the Best Club Award at the 2017 London Club & Bar Awards, Tape can be found on Hanover Square, near Oxford Circus station. Tape has a strong music-orientation, offering members a bespoke art and music collectables service. The venue regularly hosts A-list performers and boasts its own recording studio where budding musicians can find a place to flourish.
Tape, 17 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 659 9080
Only a 5-minute walk from Oxford Circus station, Maddox is a chic private members’ club that prides itself on its stylish minimalist interior and the celebrities it attracts to its exclusively popular club nights. Another stomping ground for people with more money than they know what to do with, this fancy spot regularly attracts celebrity guests.
Maddox, 3-5 Mill Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 629 8877
Just a two minute-walk from Green Park station, Dover Street’s Mahiki is a cocktail bar and club serving tropical-themed drinks and snacks. Opened in 2005, the bar has grown to become an internationally renowned chain, with venues in a number of prestigious locations scattered around the globe. With no VIP rooms, visitors always stand a chance of brushing shoulders with a celebrity or two.
Mahiki, 1 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 207 493 9529