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Mayfair Art Weekend

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Discover the ultimate cultural caper with our quick guide offering the perfect paring to your Mayfair Art Weekend experience.

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Getting around

Close to Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, Bond Street, Oxford Street, St James's Park tube stations. Nearby bus routes include 6, 9, 14, 19, 22, 38, N9, N19, N22, N38, N94. Nearby Santander bicycles and bicycle parking available.

Looking to make the most of Mayfair Art Weekend?

Mayfair is the mecca for art aficionados or enthusiasts, which is why the Mayfair Art Weekend is a treat for those looking to add a splash of culture to their weekend escapades.

Running from the 2nd – 4th October 2020, the weekend showcases the best of Mayfair’s art exhibitions, galleries and institutions, offering free art exhibitions, events, talks, tours, and workshops.

Plus, surrounding streets offer plenty more art-inspired activities for those with a penchant for paintings.

Whether you’re an art aficionado, a culture vulture, or just looking for an essential catch-up with your friends, enjoy everything the weekend has to offer with our quick guide so you can make the most of Mayfair Art Weekend.

Day one: Get closer to the action with The May Fair Hotel

Experience all the weekend has to offer with a stay at The May Fair Hotel, an official hotel partner of the annual art extravaganza.

Offering luxurious signature suites and a blissful retreat with the hotels spa and gym, you’ll be staying in the centre of the world’s internationally renowned gallery district.

Plus, if you’re looking to refuel after a day of discovering artworks on the streets of Mayfair, get ready for a tempting treat at the May Fair Bar and May Fair Kitchen.

Serving signature cocktails and exquisite pan-Asian small plates, there’s something to make everyone’s taste buds dance with delight.

What’s more, you’ll be in perfect position to enjoy the May Fair Art Weekend Showreel. Taking place in the hotel’s stunning May Fair Theatre on Sunday 4th October, visitors will have the opportunity to view a selection of moving image artworks at the highest quality from a selection of international artists.

So, add a splash of culture to your weekend. Book your getaway whilst you still can.

Make a reservation online here. Or, call or email using the following details:

T: +44 020 7769 8200
E: reservations@themayfairhotel.co.uk

Day two: Try the trail and go back to the golden age of glamour at 45 Jermyn St

Explore temporary and permanent artworks on the streets of Mayfair with the Mayfair Sculpture trail, featuring landmark sculpture from artists such as Anthony Gormley, Elisabeth Frink, and more participating galleries.

Plus, tune-in to an audio commentary tour to top-up your knowledge using the SMARITFY app. Offering exclusive information on each artwork along the trail, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your journey. Learn more about this here.

Looking to refuel after exploring the trails?

Take a break for lunch at 45 Jermyn St and relax before you set off on exploring once again. Surrounded by terracotta tones and glamorous art deco inspired interiors, it’s one of London’s hidden gems, tucked behind the iconic Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly store.

Fill-up from a menu serving light bites for lunch, or a set dinner menu for supper, and sip cocktails created by their in-house mixologist. Using hand-picked ingredients from the Fortnum & Mason store next door, this trendy hang-out is a must-add to your cultural capers.

Reserve your table to experience one of London’s finest restaurants in London’s most fashionable district.

Make a reservation online here. Or, call or email using the following details:

T: +44 020 7205 4545
E: hello@45jermynst.com

Day three: Wake-up to an oasis of culture at Maison Assouline

Kick-start the final day of your cultural caper with a coffee at The Swans Bar in Maison Assouline, Piccadilly before heading back into Mayfair to continue your weekend full of art.

Offering a luxury refuge for those seeking style, culture, and art de vivre, it’s a must-visit sitting seconds away from the Royal Academy of Arts.

Flip through pages of the finest art books and see the full collection of remarkable vintage pieces. Or, sample tasty tipples in the Swans Bar with a selection of expertly crafted cocktails inspired by each title from their iconic travel series.

So, go on. Immerse yourself in culture at the flagship Maison Assouline store.

Make a reservation online here. Or, call or email using the following details:

T: +44 020 3034 3090
E: swansbar@assouline.com

Plus, there’s plenty more to see and do

Whether you’re looking for some retail therapy with the biggest names on Bond Street, want to wake-up with breakfast at The Wolseley on Piccadilly, or catch-up with your friends over quirky cocktails at Le Meridien, Mayfair, Piccadilly, and St James’s are a must-visit during Mayfair Art Weekend.

Whatever you decide, get ready to scour the streets of London’s West End with our ultimate guide to Mayfair Art Weekend.

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Maison Assouline

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The international flagship store, serves as an oasis of culture in the heart of bustling Piccadilly and seconds away from Piccadilly Circus. Housed in the landmark building which was an old bank designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1922, it's one of the world's most beautiful bookstores. Pop-in to refuel at the elegant Swans Bar, pick-up unique books and gifts, and enjoy special events in this historical setting.

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The May Fair Hotel, A Radisson Collection Hotel

Hotel

The May Fair Hotel is set in the heart of one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. Proud to be the Official Hotel to London Fashion Week, The May Fair enjoys some of the largest bedrooms in London, including an iconic collection of suites, world-class food and drink in Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, May Fair Kitchen, a vibrant bar, secluded terrace, stunning event spaces and tranquil spa.

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45 Jermyn St.

Restaurant

A destination restaurant in the heart of St James’s. The exquisite dining room and bar brings back the golden age of glamour and service for a contemporary London. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they serve an innovative combination of familiar favourites and delicious surprises, across a menu inspired by the season and designed for a global palate.

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