Collected by Jen Murphy, AFAR Contributor
Anyone who appreciates craftsmanship or who loves to shop will enjoy the fabled shops in London's Mayfair neighborhood. Visit some of the city's most iconic tailors, shoemakers, and perfumers, then end your day with a bespoke cocktail at one of London's legendary bars.
1 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3JR, UK
“Of their multiple locations, the store at One Savile Row is worth visiting just to see the space, which has been perfectly restored to reflect its centuries-old roots. They have even retained the historic 'Map Room' of the Royal Geographical...
17 Clifford St, Mayfair, London W1S 3RQ, UK
“Anderson & Sheppard have had a presence in the area since the turn of the last century. They may be over 100 years old, but they blend a century of bespoke tailoring with contemporary touches and perfect detailing. It was perhaps gaining a musty...
27 Bruton St, Mayfair, London W1J 6QN, UK
I've always been a fan of British designer Alice Temperley's whimsical style. Her pieces always have that special attention to detail—gorgeous fabrics, hand finishes. And her style straight out of a bohemian fairytale. Ms. Temperley launched her...
89 Jermyn St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6JH, UK
Floris has been scenting London's well-to-do from their tiny shop on Jermyn Street in Mayfair since 1730. A trip to the shop is like a visit to a scent museum. In fact, tucked away in the back of the shop is an actual museum filled with bottles...
14 Forest Hill Rd, London SE22 0RR, UK
Few people can appreciate a well-crafted shoe until they've had their own custom designed. The art of the well-made shoe still thrives at Foster & Sons. One of the oldest custom shoe and bootmakers in the world, Fosters & Sons has been crafting...
10 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PF, UK
A handmade suit from Dege & Skinner can cost upwards of $4,500. But people have been willing to make that hefty investment for years due to the impeccable quality. Dege & Skinner is a family business that's been operating since 1865 in Savile Row,...
Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL, UK
In 2007, the Connaught was incorporated into the Maybourne Hotel Group, which injected more than $100 million into the century-old building and brought the once-reclusive hotel in line with its more welcoming sister properties, Claridge’s...
35 St James's Pl, St. James's, London SW1A 1NY, UK
You can only drink two martinis at the hotel bar at Dukes Hotel in Mayfair. The bartenders won’t serve you any more—that’s how potent they are. This is the place to come in London if you secretly wish you were a member of a...
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