Known throughout the world for its embassies, museums, and boutiques, Mayfair is one of the most impressive places to visit in all of London. If you’re staying in one of our luxury London serviced apartments, then you’ll be in the perfect position to enjoy everything that Mayfair has to offer, from cultural excitement, to a range of historical sites.
Here, we’re going to look at some of the heritage locations that make Mayfair such an appealing place for those interested in days gone by.
23 Brook Street
Between July 1968, and 1969, the late Jimi Hendrix lived at this location on the upper floor, with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. The rock star considered the space to be his first real home and during his time there, he performed at a collection of incredible London venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, and the Marquee.
If you’re looking for a chance to step into musical history, then leave your central London serviced apartment early, and head along to check out this phenomenal local space.
The Handel Museum
Only a short walk away from Hendrix’s apartment, is another incredible building, devoted to the legacy of the German composer, George Handel, who lived right next to the apartment Hendrix would inhabit in the future, at 25 Brook Street until he died in 1759. The three-story property includes a bedroom, rehearsal room, and huge living room that you can explore as a visitor!
The residence was officially announced as a museum in 2001 by the Handel House Trust, after some generous lottery-based funding.
Waddington Custot Galleries
Built in 1966, the Waddington Custot Gallery is a great reason to leave your London serviced apartments during your short stay in Mayfair. This gallery is home to a range of contemporary and modern art collections, presented in oil, paper, and sculpture.
Artists who have been lucky enough to have work exhibited in this gallery include the late Patrick Caulfield, Sir Peter Blake, and the abstract artist Josef Albers.
The Royal Institution of Great Britain
Finally, if you want to dive deep into the scientific history of Britain, then the Royal Institution of Great Britain is the perfect visitor’s location. A Grade 1 listed building devoted to scientific education and research, this fantastic destination was founded in March 1799, and awarded the Royal Charter in 1800. The Queen herself is a patron of the RI! Over the last two centuries, the Christmas lectures have been one of the biggest and most appealing traditions of the location, so if you’re visiting in Winter, be sure to take a look.