Travel Abroad to Mayfair, London: A Dream Weekend

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere luxurious and far from where you live? While you may not be able to do so financially, you can go to a high-end place like Mayfair, London in your mind. The country of England is a beautiful area that is perfect for a weekend getaway. Let's enjoy the weekend by shopping, enjoying delicious foods and relaxing within luxurious spas. Let's go!

New Bond Street in London

Walking along New Bond Street in England.
Walking along New Bond Street in England. | Source

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Saturday Shopping in Mayfair

Alright, let's get this weekend started! Of course, we start in the heart of the bustling commercial district. It is a lavish weekend, and money is not an issue. ((Can you imagine?!))

In Mayfair, you have some of London's finest shops surrounding you. There is lavish merchandise in the shops and friendly salespeople are more than willing to help you part with your money.

Your first stop of the weekend is at the Louis Vuitton Maison, located on New Bond Street. The Maison (a fancy LV word for megastore) is the most luxurious store of the Louis Vuitton chain. I know- I am squealing with delight too at the thought of being there!

As you arrive, you instantly notice the massive size of the store. It is an impressive 35,000 square feet, which is larger than your apartment at home. You make sure to allow time to browse through all of the modern clothing pieces for men and women. After all, how many chances like this are there?!

Many of the clothing styles are exclusive to this location, and there is even a Men's Club Area. The changing rooms are roomy and you have no problem picking up a pair of shoes and handbag with the famous monogram. Before leaving the Maison, you stop in at the "Librairie" to browse through the art books. Yes, there is a bookstore set within the store!

Luis Vuitton Shopping in Mayfair

That wonderful LV monogram! Sigh.
That wonderful LV monogram! Sigh. | Source

Shopping Continues

From there, you walk down Bond Street to Marc by Marc Jacobs and continue the shopping fun. If you are looking for chic accessories, this is the place for you. There are bangles and fun lipstick-shaped pens, each costing under £5.

You pick up a few of the posh accessories and then walk the two floors that fill with the latest clothing pieces from the fashion powerhouse. You leave with a new pair of Marc Jacobs Wellington Boots. As you leave the store, you realize that all of the shopping has left you are feeling hungry.

Dinner and the Nightlife

Sipping cognac on a weekend getaway.
Sipping cognac on a weekend getaway. | Source

Time to Eat and Enjoy the Evening

Bring on the delicious food! From Marc Jacobs, you drive through the busy streets only a short distance before reaching Nicole's restaurant. It is an elegant place that is naturally lit and is known for its excellent customer service.

A delightful menu awaits you there. You have heard that the grilled squid starter is a must-have, so you order it right away. It arrives at your table promptly and tastes divine. You crave a main dish and opt for the pan-fried sea bass with roast artichokes and fennel. You browse at the prices although money really isn't an issue this weekend. You note that main dishes cost between £19 and £25.

Feeling full, you realize that the evening is now in full swing. It is definitely time to visit Dukes Hotel. When you arrive at the luxurious hotel, you decide to enjoy the warm evening in the hotel's Cognac and Cigar Garden. The garden is an outdoor drinking patio that is open year round, only at night. You sit in a cozy fabric chair, taking in the marvellous atmosphere of lantern lights and sipping a glass full of smooth cognac.

Sunday Pampering in Mayfair, England

The next day brings additional opportunities to explore the beautiful Mayfair district. Today is your day to be spoiled. It is a spa day. With that decided, you head to the Elemis day-spa, located in the centre of Mayfair. It is here that you can escape from the everyday routine.

The Elemis spa is designed for men and women as a place to relax and rejuvenate. Yes, that sounds great! The treatments here are inspired by the exotic cultures and therapies of Japan, Morocco, Bali and other exotic places. You decide on the anti-ageing facial, before getting the Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Treatment with Manicure package. The latter package is £50.

This truly is a day you will never forget. As you wind down the day spent at the spa, you think of the fine food you will soon consume tonight.

Relax at the Spa

Ah yes, relaxing spa treatments.
Ah yes, relaxing spa treatments. | Source

Let's Go to Mayfair

The Connaught hotel in Mayfair, London
The Connaught hotel in Mayfair, London | Source

A Meal to Complete the Weekend

A great way to end your weekend is with fine dining. An excellent place for delicious foods is restaurant in The Connaught hotel. The restaurant, titled Hélène Darroze, offers a stunning atmosphere and delicious French food. Elegant dining has never been better.

You open up the à la carte menu and try to decide on one of the amazing starters. You select the plate of white cocoa bean from Béarn, and it does not disappoint. Once you finish the exquisite dish, you search the Hélène Darroze signature menu for a main course. Yes, there are a variety of menus from which to choose.

You order the pan-roasted hand-harvested XXL scallop with tandoori spices for your main course. Delicious! Ah yes, you think, this is an amazing weekend getaway.

As you finish up the meal, you sit back and reflect on the fantastic weekend spent in luxurious Mayfair, London. From the beautiful spas to fine restaurants and exclusive shops, there are many great places to explore here.


Now, where would you like to travel next?


©2013 Christy Birmingham

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Astra Nomik 2 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Oh wow, where are the art galleries and book stores, Christy? The gardens and coffee shops and parks, and music venues? Maybe you only had a short holiday. London is a great city. :)


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Sounds like fun to me! I am ready to go. Thanks for sharing!


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ChristyWrites 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi Alicia, thanks for coming along with me :)


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for the lovely virtual tour, Christy. It was very enjoyable!


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ChristyWrites 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks, Rolly! It would be a fun getaway, for sure.


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Rolly A Chabot 2 years ago from Alberta Canada

Looks like an awesome way to spend a weekend Christy... Thanks for all the hard work and sharing your thoughts here...

Hugs


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ChristyWrites 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks everyone! Here's to our traveling dreams and getting those luxurious spa treatments!


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Shrouds 3 years ago from Malaysia

I am eager to know what is the feeling stopping by at spa in London to relax ,treatment etc.


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bdegiulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Christy. What an interesting trip to Mayfair. I've yet to visit England but you made it sound so enticing. Thank you for the tour. Happy Thanksgiving.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Such an interesting and well presented hub christywrites and voted up for sure.

Eddy.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

What a great time I had in England. I truly enjoyed Nicoles and the spa! You are so right, readers can still enjoy a place through creative articles such as yours. I had a good time!


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Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Many thanks for your description about Mayfair. It so brought back memories, not of being there, but of the 4 novels we published that is set in Mayfare, Little Venice and Marylebone. The author is an older gentleman so his descriptions are different, so it was great to read yours from a woman's viewpoint.


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CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

This is an area I know well as I worked there for many years. Indeed a great place for a luxury weekend, but very expensive. When you are there every day you want a place that sells reasonably priced sandwiches rather than Tiffany lol! But for a real English treat, afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel cannot be beaten.


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Great hub and I hope to visit someday. Mayfair sounds like an awesome place to visit. Thank you for the tour.


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Rose West 3 years ago from Michigan

Wow, this place sounds amazing! And I love how you presented your hub!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

This is great! I haven't been up to London in a while, so this makes me want to jump on the train! lol! hope you don't mind, but at the top you say, district of England? is that meant to be district in England? sorry, or country of England? great hub, voted up and shared! nell


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks so much, epbooks, tirelesstraveler and tobusiness - glad to hear this hub was fun to read :) It was fun writing it!


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Oh yes, I remember it well!!...My old stomping ground, this brings back some nice memories, it's been a long time, I can't afford to shop there now, but it would be nice to stroll down memory lane. Good choice great write.


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

My daughter spent the weekend in London to celebrate her birthday. All the out-lets had sales and she went to a concert. Thanks for letting me follow her around.


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epbooks 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

A wonderful virtual tour- exciting and fun!


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Awe, thanks DDE! Wishing you a lovely day.


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Exactly, Bill!! We'll get there, one day :) Thank-you!


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Wow, I would love to go to Italy and Switzerland too. I'm so glad you enjoyed the descriptions of the travel adventure and came along for the smiles :)


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hi Sally, that's so neat that you are very close to Mayfair! It was fun researching this hub and taking dream-filled steps along New Bond Street. Take care!


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Oh exactly :) It was so much fun to research this one and I too would love to travel there one day. Let's make our dreams come true :)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Travel Abroad to Mayfair, London: A Dream Weekend beautiful travel idea this sounds a well-planned trip thanks for sharing your helpful guide.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I will know I have made it as a writer when I can take a vacation in Europe. Until then, I can live vicariously through hubs like this one. Well done Christy.


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Your hub sounds like a complete package of a dream holiday at a dream destination.

When I had visited Italy and Switzerland last year along with my family, the International travel agent had lured us into travelling by saying such descriptions about the place, as you have done here. Very attractive and well written. I would definitely like to visit this place. Voted up!


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

ChristyWrites - am imaginary week-end away for some but for me - only a couple of hours away by road.

It is so easy to book somewhere nice to stay or get a cheap train ticket to London just for the day - but sometimes we don't find the time to do it. I think it is about time we did.

This makes me think that all the main streets in London will be lit up soon with Christmas Lights. I wonder which theme they will incorporate this year! What a delicious time to visit London.

Thanks for taking us to Mayfair - one of the posh parts of London.

Sally


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Christy,

Thank you for taking us along on a dream weekend for sure to Mayfair, London! Sounds lovely and you are a great planner too. What more can anyone ask for in a dream weekend. I think you have covered it all. Such a beautiful place. One day, when I am able to travel the world : ) ... I will want to add Mayfair to my list.

Up and more and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper

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