Mayfair: Tiaras and Ferraris Walking Tour

Mayfair is the wealthiest district in the entire United Kingdom and we want you to join us on a walk through opulence as we learn what makes this London locale so sought after!

We will begin on Oxford Street, outside the iconic Selfridge’s Department Store. Opened by Mayfair resident Harry Gordon Selfridge this is the first modern store designed for shopping as a pleasure, not necessity! From there, we will journey to Grosvenor Square, home to the US embassy for 200 years, where you will learn about the American Presidents that have influenced the area. Walk past the magnificent Claridge’s Hotel, home to Prime Minister Winston Churchill as well as members of royalty from around the world. Meet the terrace houses that made George Frederic Handel and Jimi Hendrix neighbours as well as the home where Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926.

Find out where Sodium, Potassium, Barium, Boron, Calcium, Chlorine, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine and Argon were discovered, why Lord Byron’s publisher burned his memoirs after his death (depriving the world of who knows what), stroll past the iconic Ritz Hotel, get a
glance at some of the world’s most expensive and luxurious vehicles, and discover what made Mayfair the most expensive property on the London Monopoly board!

So join Free Tours By Foot as we take in the opulent surroundings of the Burlington Arcade, window shop at Cartier, Tiffany’s, Bentley, Rolls Royce, and find out just exactly what the May Fair really was!


Tour information

Reservations: Required. Click here to reserve. Walk-ups will be permitted, if space is available.

Where: Tour begins from the corner of Balderton Street and Oxford Street – opposite the main entrance to Selfridge’s.


The tour ends at the Ritz Hotel.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

When:  View our Calendar.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.