By RUTH LYNCH
Reputation is everything, and when it comes to grandeur, it’s hard to think of anywhere that beats Mayfair in the prestige stakes.
Its stately streets and squares are home to embassies, world famous hotels, some of the most iconic entertainment spots in town and more than its fair share of the global rich. Amid all this, you’ll find businesses of all types and size – all reaping the benefits of being nestled in the heart of London.
This is certainly desirable property – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s out of reach. Here are ten very good reasons why Mayfair office space continues to be such a huge draw…
1. W1 FOR INSTANT KUDOS
Whereas some areas of London have only developed their cache relatively recently, Mayfair was purpose-built with exclusivity in mind – and it’s never lost it. Although it was designed originally as London’s most fashionable place to live, it didn’t take long for Mayfair to thrive as a commercial centre. If your clients expect you to be in a central location, nowhere else comes close.
2. MIX GEORGIAN GRANDEUR WITH STATE OF THE ART OFFICE FACILITIES
Search through our available office space in Mayfair and you’ll find that although the look is distinctly 18th Century, draughty drawing rooms are mercifully absent. More often than not, behind the handsome Georgian facades, you’ll find work environments carefully designed to meet the spec of the most demanding businesses.
Sweeping period staircases and original features provide the character. But if you also want breakout spaces, intelligently planned working areas and meeting spaces along with high-speed internet and the other essentials, you’re unlikely to be disappointed.
3 . A HEALTHY CHOICE OF SERVICED OFFICES
Make no mistake; Mayfair is home to some of the most expensive office space in the world. Yet especially in the current climate, the right help can enable you to negotiate the best possible terms on target properties.
If flexibility and low commitment are top priorities, Mayfair’s impressive stock of serviced offices are likely to be particularly appealing. One of our recent roundups of the capital’s best serviced spaces included a Hanover Square property that’s typical of what the area can offer.
4. INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
No matter where they are from and how unfamiliar they are with London in general, names such as Berkeley Square, Grosvenor Square and Savile Row are likely to instantly resonate with an international client base.
5. CLIENTS FLYING IN? BOOK THEM A ROOM AROUND THE CORNER
If clients or corporate heads from out of town are going to be staying over, having Park Lane on the doorstep could be a major plus point. The London Hilton, The Metropolitan, The Dorchester and countless others: a Mayfair address means there’s no shortage of accommodation options within the shortest possible reach.
6. TAKE CLIENT ENTERTAINMENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
In terms of recognisable restaurants alone, there’s the likes of Nobu, Scotts, and Le Gavroche. Being embedded in Mayfair gives you the opportunity to decide on your own favourites from an ever-evolving range of options.
7. A VILLAGE IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN
Part of the charm of Mayfair is that it’s one of those areas that succeeds in creating a village-like feel in the middle of town. For staff, mini oasis such as Berkeley Square, Grosvenor Square and Mount Street Gardens are ideal for catching a spot of lunchtime sun.
8. ON THE DOORSTEP OF HYDE PARK AND GREEN PARK
Does your training routine need a new lease of life? A run through Hyde Park before or after work could be just what you need.
9. AFTER WORK: EXPLORE THE BEST OF LONDON
In terms of entertainment, there’s more to Mayfair than Annabel’s and Mahiki. The madding crowd may be on the edges, but in the heart of Mayfair, you’ll find the likes of Shepherds Market with its boutique shops, restaurants and pubs and Dover Street Market for a slightly more bohemian feel.
10. EASILY ACCESSIBLE AND ABOUT TO BECOME MORE SO
Mayfair itself is flanked by six Tube stations on its edges (Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Marble Arch). With the Elizabeth Line on its way, it won’t be long until your staff will be able to shuttle direct to Bond Street from as far away as Reading.
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Day to day at DeVono, we help clients find the Mayfair commercial properties to match their profile and provide impartial advice on the best deals. For our property insider’s take on this ever-popular area, download our Mayfair area guide.
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