Old Mayfair

(15 customer reviews)

Green Park underground station, London (north exit, on the corner)

Guided by Claire or Oliver or Peter G. or Richard III

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
Thursday Weekly 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter Summer Reserve Online

N.B. this walk will not take place on the following dates:


“The champagne and caviar of London Walks.” The best address in London and a bon vivant of a guide. A patrician promenade through the parallelogram of purses. Pip pipping where Old Masters and old money, Rollers and Rolexes are par for the course. A boulevardier and a bailiwick of butlers, titles and glamour. Hob-nobbing with knobs on it – because Mayfair’s been home to Clive of India, Disraeli, Handel, Florence Nightingale, Jimi Hendrix, Dodi Fayed and the Earl Mountbatten, to name but a few. Last but certainly not least, Mayfair boasts London’s best village within a village – Shepherd Market, a charming little nest of lanes and alleyways that hasn’t lost a jot of its 18th-century scale and village atmosphere, let alone its raffishness. Guided by Peter or Richard III or Claire or Oliver.


Old Mayfair takes place every Tuesday  and Thursday at 10.45 am in the Summer and on Thursdays in the Winter

The starting point for the Mayfair walk is Green Park Tube. Meet Peter or Richard III or ClaireorOliver on the corner of Stratton Street outside the north exit of Green Park Tube.

N.B. the Mayfair walk ends in New Bond Street, near Bond Street Tube and  Oxford Circus Tube.


What shall we do after the walk? Got any suggestions?


Don’t just take it from us…



If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, Old Mayfair it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Old Mayfair walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.


A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.


Don’t just take it from us.


15 reviews for Old Mayfair

  1. Judith Phillips

    This was an excellent walk with Richard III. He is entertaining and very knowledgeable. Also as we are walking around Mayfair which can be very noisy, I appreciated that he used a portable microphone so that we could all hear him whether we were in the first row or the last. Thank you Richard III for this!

  2. Ralph

    Macht Spaß, zuzuhören. Gebildet, humorvoll, hintergründig. Wir hatten Glück, bei unserem vierten Walk wieder bei Richard III. zu landen. Immer gerne wieder Dinge sehen, die wir ohne ihn nicht gesehen hätten.

  3. Ann

    This was an excellent walk. Peter was exceptionally knowledgeable. A fascinating part of London to explore with an entertaining guide.

  4. Jane Wolf

    A most interesting, informative, and delightfully entertaining walk – through Mayfair – with Richard III! We three American women loved every minute, and recommend highly both the Walk and the Guide.

  5. Maggy

    Excellent and interesting information from an eloquent and entertaining guide – Richard III

  6. Kathryn Giles

    Great walk with Richard III. Very knowledgeable and entertaining

  7. Steve Lesley

    Another fantastic walk with London Walks. Peter was at his best in his own indomitable style. As always very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to.

  8. N Rossi

    We thoroughly enjoyed being guided through Mayfair by Richard III. He took us on a knowledgeable and witty tour around those beautiful historic London streets, the two hours going by so quickly. Can’t recommend him highly enough.

  9. Kellie Conn

    Peter did an excellent job with our group and provided an intelligent soundtrack to all the varied histories of this storied part of London. You’ll get the fancy bits but also the scandals and hidden nooks of this beautiful city neighborhood.

  10. Victoria Dagestino

    I went on this walk with RichardIII and it was absolutely delightful. It was a perfect blend of history, architecture, and anecdotal stories. Richard is knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller. I highly recommend this walk.

  11. Tim Gifford

    Myself and three old schoolfriends joined this walk with Claire on 29th November and it was a really good experience. Anecdotes, historical references and good humour from Claire made the walk very informative and enjoyable. Highly recommended!

  12. Karen Pettigrew

    Just a line to say what a thoroughly enjoyable London Walk the Old Marylebone Walk was today, Saturday 19th March 2022.
    Peter was a great host; entertaining, factual, fun, full of little gems, gossips, facts, delivered in an easy style; ready to answer questions (and set a few himself).
    This was my first walk with London Walks but I have purchased the discount card and booked for Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday this forthcoming week!
    Having just returned to London in my retirement, it is a delightful way to reacquaint myself with a city that I have visited and worked in but not got to know in-depth.
    I look forward to London Walks helping me to achieve further enjoyment from our fabulous capital!

  13. Winifred

    Great walk with fabulous guide Claire. Two hours just flew by, so many interesting facts about London.
    Thoroughly recommend!

  14. Maureen

    Claire provided a fascinating and entertaining tour of hidden history of Old Mayfair which included links to President Kennedy, Charles Saatchi, Dodi Fayad and Lord Lucan among others. We saw a world class modern representation of the ancient painting The Last Supper in a local church, I think better than the original and which I would never have seen otherwise. Time in London well spent!

  15. richard baumgarten

    Richard III is an outstanding guide. Tremendous architectural insight. Nice mix of historical anecdotes and stories.

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