London area of Shepherd Market guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Shepherd Market neighbourhood

Mayfair actually got its name from a 15-day fair that used to take place on the site that is now Shepherd Market until its cancellation in 1708. Local architect and developer Edward Shepherd was commissioned to develop the site during the 1740s and 1750s, resulting in the area's paved alleys, a two-storey market, a theatre and a duck pond. Before getting a reputation for its upmarket prostitutes, Shepherd Market became a very fashionable address in the 1920s. Now it's more about bistros and boutiques than brothels - although Shepherd Market was where the author and politician Jeffrey Archer met the prostitute Monica Coghlan in 1987, which resulted in quite a scandal. Today, the neighbourhood maintains its village feel thanks to an array of intimate little restaurants, art galleries and impressive Victorian pubs, such as Ye Grapes, not to forget the excellent art-house Curzon Cinema.

See our recommended nearby Shepherd Market Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, and Meeting Venues.

Shepherd Market Hotels

in or near Shepherd Market
Ascott Mayfair London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
49 Hill Street, W1J
Soak up the sophistication in these stylish serviced boutique apartments. The 1920s art deco building blends the comforts and amenities of home with an extensive range ... More
 
 
 
Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
35 Charles Street, W1J
Typically for this aristocratic part of town, a discreet entrance leads to a thoroughly luxurious interior. Muted colours and marble floors give the sense of an ... More
 
 
 
Park Lane Mews Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
2 Stanhope Row, W1J
Offering high quality service, beautifully decorated rooms and exquisite cuisine, the Park Lane Mews Hotel provides perfect inner city 4 star accommodation. With a traditional boutique ... More
 
 
 

Shepherd Market Entertainment

in or near Shepherd Market
Curzon Mayfair
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
38 Curzon Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
This swish venue is one of London's most attractive cinemas and has a long pedigree of showing art-house films. Housed in a Grade II-listed building, the ... More
 
 
 
Dorchester Bar
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
54 Park Lane, Shepherd Market, London W1K
Dining accompanied by live jazz and soul music. ... More
 
 
 

Shepherd Market Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Shepherd Market
Dartmouth House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
37 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Dartmouth House is the international headquarters of the ESU (English-Speaking Union), which is represented in more than 50 countries worldwide. Over 40,000 people use the building ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luxury Vacations UK
London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
Suite 253, 2 Lansdowne Row, Shepherd Market, London W1J
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Shepherd Market Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Shepherd Market
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Geo F Trumper
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
9 Curzon Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Famous barber frequented by famous faces offering the full works, even manicures. Men can learn how to shave properly with a special training session.... More
 
 
 
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Heywood Hill
London > Shopping > Books
10 Curzon Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Heywood Hill, run by John de Falbe, sells old, new and antiquarian books, specialising in literature, history, architecture, biography, travel and a well-stocked children's department. Founded ... More
 
 
 
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Maggs Brothers
London > Shopping > Books
50 Berkely Square, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Established in 1853, Maggs Bros. Ltd., is one of the world's oldest and largest dealers in antiquarian, first edition, autograph and rare books. Books are divided ... More
 
 
 

Shepherd Market Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Shepherd Market London?
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Mamounia Lounge
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
37A Curzon Street, Mayfair, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Following a complete refurbishment, the Mamounia Lounge Mayfair has reopened its doors. Treating visitors to a world of Arabian charm, the Mayfair venue has been transformed ... More
 
 
 
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The Greenhouse
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
27a Hays Mews, Mayfair, , Shepherd Market, London W1J
There has been an unfortunate habit recently for really top class restaurants to attempt to be friendly, laid back, and unintimidating - very nice, but it ... More
 
 
 
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Tamarind
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
20 Queen Street, Mayfair, , Shepherd Market, London W1J
This Indian restaurant is a real treat for anyone with an interest in the variety and surprises that Indian cooking can hold. Head chef, Alfred Prasad, ... More
 
 
 

Shepherd Market Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Shepherd Market.
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
 
 
 
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
 
 
 

Shepherd Market Nightlife

Shepherd Market clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Met Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Shepherd Market, London W1K
The Met Bar was synonymous with celebrities in the nineties - Kate Moss and her clan were among the A-list regulars - and it still gets ... More
 
 
 
The Red Lion
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Waverton Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Bar ... More
 
 
 
The Patio
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16 Curzon Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 

Shepherd Market Leisure

Shepherd Market gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Dorchester Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, Shepherd Market, London W1K
Consistently voted the top hotel spa in the UK (and who are we to disagree with the exacting standards of Conde Nast Traveller readers), The Dorchester ... More
 
 
 
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Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Few spas come with views like this. Situated on the 10th floor of the Four Seasons Park Lane Hotel, the luxury spa treatments are perfectly complimented ... More
 
 
 
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May Fair Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
The subterranean spa within the luxury May Fair Hotel offers a compact gym, herbal sauna and a good size aromatic steam room as well ... More
 
 
 

Shepherd Market Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Shepherd Market.
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Dartmouth House (English-Speaking Union)
London > Business > Venue Hire
37 Charles Street, The English-Speaking Union - Dartmouth House, Mayfair, Shepherd Market, London W1J
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The Dorchester Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
54 Park Lane, Shepherd Market, London W1K
One of the most famous hotels in England, The Dorchester is a stunning Art Deco curve, overlooking the expanses of the Royal Parks. This is the ... More
 
 
 
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The May Fair
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
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