One of the most sought-after locations in London, Mayfair is renowned for its fine dining and boutique retail scene. But there is more to Mayfair than may at first meet the eye. Given the opportunity to explore the area, it soon becomes clear that it is brimming with green spaces, and intriguing places. Here we take a tour around the vicinity of Queen Street, a prime pocket of Mayfair and the ideal place to work, and play.
Where is Queen Street Mayfair?
Queen Street is nestled in the heart of Mayfair. It’s an attractive one way thoroughfare linking Curzon Street with Charles Street, just a few steps from the beautiful urban green spaces of Berkeley Square, Grosvenor Square, Green Park, St James’s Park and the sprawling Hyde Park.
On the doorstep of Green Park London Underground on the Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee lines, Queen Street is very well connected. Over on its western side, between Charles Street to the north and Curzon Street to the south, you’ll find an array of popular restaurants and bars around the bustling Shepherd Market, all sitting in the shadow of the iconic Buckingham Palace.
Striking period buildings line Queen Street Mayfair, many converted into prime serviced office space, making this area of London the perfect place to settle your business.
What to enjoy around Queen Street Mayfair?
Dine, shop and relax… it’s all possible around Queen Street Mayfair. Whether it’s a pre-work pick-me-up, a lunchtime walk or an after-hours meal, this really is a rousing place to spend quality time.
Shepherd Market is a charming, 18th century square and piazza abounding with characterful Victorian pubs, restaurants and cafés, and boutique stores selling jewellery, gifts, fashion and food. It’s a wonderful little enclave with a village-like atmosphere, nestled between Piccadilly and Curzon Street; the perfect break-time escape from the office.
The Grade II listed Berkeley Square Gardens, just a few minutes on foot from Queen Street Mayfair, date back to the mid-18th century. Take a walk around the beautiful oval shaped park, dotted with glorious mature London plane trees and punctuated by intriguing statues. Stop and rest awhile on one of the many benches, and perhaps enjoy a read in the shade before heading back to the office.
Grosvenor Square Garden
Covering almost two and a half hectares of open garden and originally laid out in the 1720s, Grosvenor Square is the second-largest garden square in central London. The space is currently the subject of a public consultation as part of plan to transform it into an extraordinary urban garden with ‘ground-breaking environmental credentials’.
Green Park, one of London’s Royal Parks, is a tranquil haven of grasslands and mature trees, offering a peaceful retreat from office and city life. Sitting right next to Buckingham Palace and covering an area of just over 40 acres, the space beckons with fountains, memorials and statues and, on special royal occasions, you’ll get to experience the famous ceremonial Royal Gun Salute.
St James’s Park
Another of London’s Royal Parks and situated just a few minutes’ walk from Queen Street Mayfair, St James’s Park covers almost 57 acres and encompasses The Mall and Horse Guards parade, and is surrounded by iconic landmarks such as Whitehall, Clarence House and Buckingham Palace.
Take a stroll around the park and enjoy impressive views of the lake and fountain from St James’s Café, and marvel at the resident pelicans tucking in at feeding time. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a world-famous pageant such as Trooping the Colour, set amidst the backdrop of the stunning flower beds at the front of the palace.
Covering an expanse of 350 acres, Hyde Park offers an eclectic combination of tranquil places to unwind, and world-class events.
Another of London’s Royal Parks, Hyde Park is alive with tempting leisure opportunities, perfect for the active office worker who likes to make the most of their break times. From tennis and horse riding to open-water swimming in the Serpentine, cycle paths and walking routes, this park really does offer it all.
Pay a visit to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, or take some time out to enjoy the views across the lake from a waterside café.
Looking to rent or buy an office near Queen Street Mayfair? Talk to Mellersh & Harding, trusted specialists in West London property.
If you are looking for a prime London location for your business, one that offers ample green spaces and a vibrant social scene to help you attract and retain the best staff, Queen Street Mayfair could fit the bill.
Here at Mellersh & Harding, we have a vast portfolio of serviced offices to rent or buy in London’s most sought after districts, including Mayfair. Why not contact us today to discuss your specific requirements? You can reach our dedicated team on 020 7522 8500.