Located in the heart of London, Mayfair has become a prestigious district, renowned and above all highly sought after. Taking its name from a famous cattle fair, the neighborhood was remodeled thanks to the work of the architect Edward Shepherd.
Later, the upper London bourgeoisie came to settle where there are many Victorian buildings.
Overtime, Mayfair has managed to maintain this very bourgeois touch, and today we find in its shopping streets the largest international brands of luxury, ready to wear and jewelry. On the outskirts, there are two prestigious parks, Hyde park and Green park, where you can visit numerous museums or come and practice an outdoor sport.
Since 2011, the property prices have risen by 29% in the United Kingdom and particularly in London, where prices reached a high record . According to UBS, the Swiss banking industry heavyweight, the risk of a housing bubble is high.
Therefore, in order to stop the price boom, the British government proposed solutions in its real-estate white paper of February 2017.
Besides, because of Brexit, the country may have a lower growth compared to the past years, with a loss of purchasing power for UK residents and a potential inflation rise. This phenomenon may have an impact on housing prices which may increase more slowly in London and which may favour foreign buyers.
Even if the United Kingdom is well-known for its rainy days and its unfavourable climate between October and April, you could benefit from a more affordable trip to London as hotels are less expensive during this period. However, it can be an unforgettable experience to visit London covered in a light layer of snow.
If you prefer visiting London in suitable weather conditions, it is better to favour the period from May to September. You will be able to enjoy discovery and entertainment thanks to longer sunny days as there are many festivals and cultural attractions which take place during this period, such as the Queen Elizabeth II's birthday.
The summer season of July and August is the most crowded one but it is a better guarantee of good weather conditions. Besides, there are various events which are organized during summer, such as the Championship Wimbledon. Nevertheless, as London attracts many tourists during this period of the year, you will have to foresee a travel budget more substantial and a longer time spent in queuing.
The Royal Academy of Arts has the mission to promote art and artists through exhibitions, education and debates. As the academy is artist-led, it is dedicated to the understanding and the practice of art thanks to a deep commitment. Its values rely on variety, excellence and originality, which allowed it to be internationally recognized and to have exhibitions with one of the highest daily attendances in the world.
However, this center is also a school of contemporary fine art, with postgraduate courses. This art school is one the most competitive in the country and wishes to educate artists of the future.
This splendid Academy of Arts is an independent charity and only relies on the support of its visitors, donors and sponsors.
Situated in London's West end, this building opened in 1928 and was one of the largest theaters of London at that time. It was originally a cinema, which premiered the very first talking movie to be shown in Britain, The Singing Fool. In the following years, it presented most of stage entertainments. During the 1990s, the Picadilly observed an expansion of its varieties, with musicals, ballets and dances. From May to September 2017, you can attend the "Annie" musical, played by the multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author, Miranda Hart.
Within the heart of the capital, every winter since 2007, the Hyde Park becomes a magical wonderland for winter festivities. In a spectacular festive atmosphere, you will enjoy dazzling activities and entertainment. This annual extravaganza proposes the UK's largest open-air ice rink, circus shows, dozens of rides and attractions, Christmas Markets as well as a Giant Observation Wheel to benefit from an impressive view of London, all those for free! Make sure you will be here in November 2017 of its 10th anniversary.
London is the capital and the largest city in the United Kingdom. In addition to being an important economic, financial and artistic center in the world, London is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities on the planet, but also one of the most diversified in terms of population.
London is also a city of history and includes many historic buildings, which today have left a very important residential housing stock.
Georgian house, luxury apartment and luxury condo, have made of London one of the most prestigious and most expensive cities in the world. The London climate perfectly symbolizes the oceanic climate, including regular rainfall throughout the year and a very limited amount of sunsh...