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Mayfair bars and pubs
Mayfair has long been a favourite haunt of the rich and privileged, but that doesn't mean the bars are stuffy. Places like Trader Vic's and the infamous Mahiki are fun and kitschy. Those wishing to enjoy more elegant surroundings might try the sophisticated and inviting Coburg Bar or American Bar, with its gorgeously low-lit interior.Think we've missed a great drinking spot in Mayfair? Let us know in the comment box below.
Shopping in Mayfair
Acne Studio When it was established in 1997, Acne was less a fashion brand, more a high-concept collective. Four friends sat around in a posh Stockholm new build, thinking about product design and sharing a single motivating idea: the Ambition to Create Novel Expressions (Acne, get it?). b store One of London’s trendiest clothes shops, b store’s reputation as a stockist of innovative fashion labels remains unimpeachable – where else can you pick up clothes designed by this year’s Saint Martin’s graduates? Browns For the ultimate fashion fix look no further than Joan Burstein’s venerable store, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010. Among the 100-odd designers jostling for attention at its five interconnecting shops are fashion heavyweights Chloé, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga and Christian Dior. Dover Street Market Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo’s ground-breaking six-storey space combines the edgy energy of London’s indoor markets – concrete floors, tills housed in corrugated-iron shacks, Portaloo dressing rooms – with rarefied labels. Louis Vuitton Maison Designed by New York City’s Peter Marino, the Maison (which is LV lingo for megastore) is similar to flagships in New York, Paris and Hong Kong, but stocked with the most rare and exclusive of Louis Vuitton finds. Marc by Marc Jacobs So cheap are the branded trinkets prominently displayed as you walk into London’s first Marc by Marc Jacobs store that you could be tempted to walk straight out again, mista
What's on in Mayfair this week
Ben Nicholson: Landscape into Abstraction
Paintings and drawings by the British modernist chart the development of his abstract language from 1930 to 1970.
Francesco Clemente: Emblems of Transformation
Inspired by Buddhist and Hindu symbolism, the Italian artist’s long-standing connection with India is exceptionally emotive in this series of small-scale...
Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings
Ahead of the 20th anniversary of Moore’s death next year, this unique presentation of the Modernist sculptor’s work includes pieces from his sister’s...
Idris Khan: Conflicting Lines
New works by the London-based artist
Reflections on the Self
Artists from Dürer to Sarah Lucas take a long hard look at themselves