Mayfair has a solid reputation as one of London’s most exclusive and highly sought-after areas. This means that its best venues get snapped up quickly when the festive season comes around, so you’ll want to think smart and get in ahead of the crowds by securing a booking fast if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of its coolest offerings.
Baroque at Playboy Club London is a space that oozes glamour, with the flamboyant décor and design bringing an instant sense of decadence to any party, ideally suited to the indulgence and glamour of the festive season. This late-night venue has held many a memorable gathering, and you too could party into the wee small hours. The capacity can cater to guest lists of up to 200 and the nearest rail links – Hyde Park and Green Park – can both be reached comfortably on foot.
Hash Mayfair, tucked away on a charming cobbled courtyard off Bond Street, mere minutes from the station of the same name, has 3 main event spaces to its name: Blades, an intimate 50-capacity space which harks back to a bygone era with strong and unique links to the 1960s; the Private Dining Room, which occupies the entire second floor, including its own bar, restaurant and AV equipment, and can take up to 120 guests; and Aviator, a cocktail lounge recently named ‘Best Bar in London’ at the London Club and Bar Awards 2017.
Hakkasan Mayfair is at the vey forefront of modern Cantonese fine dining, having held a prestigious Michelin star since 2011 in recognition of its incredible food and impeccable service, just a year after it became the second member of the Hakkasan family to open in London. Accommodating up to 300 guests across its 2 floors, the striking and modern aesthetic of the venue itself more than lives up to the high standards of its cuisine.
Balls Brothers Mayfair offers guests some truly unique experiences, including Gin Infusions Master Classes and their twist on afternoon tea, The Mayfair Afternoon Affair. Also serving up delicious British food alongside an outstanding selection of wine, you certainly needn’t worry about your guests leaving unsatisfied. Its fantastic location between the bustle of Oxford Street and the luxurious shops of Bond Street – including a view of Claridge’s from the front door – is the envy of many venues.
Park Lane Club is one of the capital’s newest private members clubs and it certainly lives up to the high standards that are expected from such a venue with regards to sumptuous décor and high-quality service. Already famed for its inviting atmosphere, architectural splendour and jewelled crystal ceilings, the venue boasts wonderful views out onto Hyde Park. Being surrounded by the city’s best 5-star hotels, it’s also well placed for guests travelling into the city from far and wide.