About the Area
Charles Street is a roadway in Central London, and is part of the prestigious Mayfair district. Mayfair is perhaps London's most exclusive district, with some of the highest housing prices in the world. This sense of exclusivity is evidenced by the British version of the Monopoly board game, where Mayfair occupies the most expensive square on the board. In real-life London, this district is bordered by Hyde Park to the west, Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the east, and Green Park and Pall Mall to the south. At the centre of this district, you will find Charles Street, which is home to numerous commercial establishments, as well as government buildings and residential addresses. Among the street's commercial tenants are realtors, recruitment companies, consultancy firms, and hedge funds. Many of these businesses are located in former high-end residential buildings that have been renovated to accommodate commercial tenants. Today, residential property in this area can be extremely difficult to find since so many properties have been converted into commercial units.
Places of Interest
On the junction of Charles Street and Queen Street lies the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, a luxury four-star establishment. This high-class hotel is presented in classic English style, and has an award-winning restaurant on site; the Chesterfield Mayfair Restaurant is one of London's top fine dining establishments. On any given night, this restaurant will be filled with a chic clientele who frequent the Chesterfield to experience its high-end menu and old world charm. Not far from Charles Street, you will find more luxury hotels, many of them five-star rated. Among the five-star hotels in the area are the May Fair on Stratton Street, the Connaught on Carlos Place, and the Ritz London on Piccadilly. Around the Charles Street area are also a number of other highly rated upscale restaurants, which include Tamarind (Indian) and Murano (Italian) on Queen Street, and Tempo (Italian) on Curzon Street. For a different type of entertainment, you can head south down Chesterfield Street from Charles Street to the junction with Curzon Street, where you will find the Curzon Mayfair Cinema. This venue caters to independent and art house films, and seats over 500 patrons. It is a favourite among film lovers, and draws patrons from all over London. At the east end of Charles Street sits Berkeley Square, a picturesque town square that was originally constructed in the 18th century.
On the underground, Charles Street can be easily accessed via the Green Park tube station, which serves the Piccadilly, Jubilee, and Victoria lines, and the Bond Street tube station, which serves the Central and Jubilee lines. From Green Park station, head north up Berkeley Street and you will join Charles Street at the edge of Berkeley Square. For bus transport, route C2 passes directly through Berkeley Square. Charles Street is also a popular destination for motorists with electric vehicles, as Berkeley Square holds one of London's most widely used Elektrobay electric car charging stations. This street is accessible from any of the major thoroughfares that surround the Mayfair district, and parking is available either on the street or at the Chesterfield House public car park.