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Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British tradition. Where better to stop for a drink and a snack than Claridge's? A wide range of teas from around the world are available, and you can choose from a selection of scones, sandwiches, and hand-made pastries.
1. Settle in for a spot of afternoon tea at Claridge's
Made up of the residences of George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix, Handel & Hendrix in London is a must for all music lovers. See where two iconic figures lived and learn more about them and their music. There are opportunities to check out rehearsal and composition rooms and a collection of Hendrix's old records. Live music is available at the venue, with options to check out rehearsals, masterclasses, and the weekly Baroque concert series.
2. Visit Handel & Hendrix in London
The Royal Institution has been around for over 200 years and is a place to explore science. With shows and workshops featuring world-renowned scientists running throughout the year, there's always an opportunity to learn more about science's history and how it could shape our future.
3. Learn more about science at The Royal Institution
Two of the world's leading auction houses sit in the heart of Mayfair – Christie's and Sotheby's. The former is famous for trading European items, while the latter specialises in American items. Both buildings are visually stunning to look at from the outside, and both open their doors so you can head inside and see what things are coming up for auction. Fans ofOnly Fools and Horses will recognise Sotheby's as where Del Boy and Rodney finally become millionaires.
4. Check out what items are up for auction at Christie's or Sotheby's
As well as being home to the King, Buckingham Palace is one of the UK's hottest tourist attractions, and it's just a 17-minute walk from the centre of Mayfair. Get to the palace by walking through the stunning Green Park or along the famous constitution hill. Guided tours are available on selected dates, or you can sit outside and admire the view of this fantastic building.
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Hyde Park is one of eight royal parks, and it's right on your doorstep if you're staying in Mayfair. It's the ideal place to go for a walk and get some fresh air, but there's also loads to see and do. Check out the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, dip in the Serpentine or grab a coffee at Speakers' Corner.
1. Visit Buckingham Palace
Mayfair is just a short walk from London's West End theatres, where many fantastic shows play daily. Shaftesbury Avenue is the most famous area of the West End. Check out the award-winning Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. If you fancy something more traditional, head to the Sondheim Theatre to watch Les Misérables.
2. Go for a walk in Hyde Park
Grab some breakfast or a coffee in Mayfair at:• Hagen Espresso Bar • Queens of Mayfair • Caffe In • Everbean • H.R. Higgins • EL&NCheck out these top-rated restaurants in Mayfair for lunch or dinner:• Ormer Mayfair Restaurant (Michelin) • Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill • Goodman Mayfair • Kitty Fisher's (Michelin) • Iran Restaurant • BenaresEnjoy a drink at one of Mayfair's bustling pubs and bars:• Manetta's Bar • German Kraft Brewery Mayfair • 10 Degrees Sky Bar • The Running Horse • The Luggage Room • Mr Fogg's Residence
3. Take in a show at one of London's West End theatres
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