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Secrets of Affluent Mayfair

by Ian Swankie

Monday 6th December 2021

Just north of Piccadilly, in the city of Westminster, is the historic district of Mayfair, now one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the world. 

In this armchair tour, we’ll discover the humble early roots of this area and later its aristocratic appeal. We’ll visit famous gardens such as Berkeley Square and Grosvenor Square, see posh shops, private members’ clubs, stately Georgian townhouses, and many hidden corners. As we duck in and out of alleyways and mews, we’ll discover some of the secrets behind the silk curtains and gilded shutters. 


Ian Swankie is a born and bred Londoner. He's a lecturer and tour guide. He's learned many facts over the past few years, and forgotten an equal number.

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