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
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
London Hilton on Park Lane
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
22 Park Lane, W1K
The Hilton's flagship property, this impressive hotel commands lovely views over Hyde Park and London's cityscape. This place has got to live up to its Park ... 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

Shepherd Market Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Shepherd Market
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
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
Simon Carter Mayfair
London > Shopping > Menswear
34 Shepherd Market, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More

Shepherd Market Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Shepherd Market London?
Noura Mayfair
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
16 Curzon Street, Mayfair, Shepherd Market, London W1J
Middle Eastern Cuisine... More
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
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

Shepherd Market Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Shepherd Market.
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
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
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.
Whisky Mist
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
London Hilton Hotel, 35 Hertford Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
London's renowned celebrity hotspot - a favourite haunt for every class of celeb from footballers to royals - returns in 2014 after an extensive two-month refurbishment. ... More
CC Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Shepherd Market, London W1K
Formerly the POP bar, the new CC Bar at Hilton on Park Lane has been redesigned by renowned interior designer Joh Fraher and now features neutral ... More
Bar 45
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 Park Lane, Shepherd Market, London W1K
Located above the hotel's restaurant, CUT, Bar 45 is a stylish cocktail bar that's ideal for a sophisticated evening sipping on cocktails. The décor is sleek, ... More

Shepherd Market Leisure

Shepherd Market gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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
Spa to You
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, Shepherd Market, London W1K
Home to the Hollywood favourite Japanese Nightingale Dropping Facial, the team at Spa to You aren't lying when they claim to 'offer the latest techniques in ... More
The Athenaeum Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, Shepherd Market, London W1J
The Athenaeum Spa promises to revive and rejuvenate its guests with the help of bespoke REN treatments and Elemis pampering. Treatment options include a Moroccan rose ... More

Shepherd Market Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Shepherd Market.
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
The May Fair
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stratton Street, Shepherd Market, London W1J
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