For a quintessentially British experience, meander through this historic laneway arcade in the middle of Mayfair. The elegant boutiques feature chocolate, fragrances, fine jewellery and fashion. Afterwards, pop across the road to royal favourite Fortnum & Mason (181 Piccadilly), where you can experience afternoon tea as it was meant to be. And they should know: Fortnums have sold tea in London for more than 300 years.  

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One of London’s most upscale neighbourhoods, Mayfair is where you will find the English gentlemen (at least in a sartorial sense), the A-list being “papped” by London’s infamous press, and the refined local in an Aston Martin pulling up beside the swanky expat from Dubai in a Lamborghini. Stroll down Bond Street to admire some of the most opulent window displays in the world or be a posh participant and step inside some of the most talked-about bars, restaurants and clubs in the city. There are many members-only or guest-list-only venues so be sure to check on the door policy before planning your evening out.  

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