About the Area
Shepherd Market is an upscale food, drink, and shopping destination at the heart of London's exclusive Mayfair district. The name Mayfair itself comes from an infamous fortnight-long festival, mainly focused on cattle trading, which was held on the site of Shepherd Market in the 17th and 18th centuries. Later, in the early 20th century, long after the fair had shut down, Shepherd Market became one of the most expensive and desirable residential locales in London. Throughout the 1900s the area was home to much of London's aristocracy. Today, the Shepherd Market area maintains its old world charm and village-like atmosphere, but has traded in the frenzy of livestock trading and the pomp of the modern-era aristocracy for high-end boutique shops, charming Victorian-era pubs, fashionable residences, hopping nightlife spots, and an assortment of eateries that is unparalleled by any other region in London.
Places of Interest
Navigating the back alleyways and pedestrian thoroughfares of Shepherd Market, you will be met with a wide assortment of dining spots that include some of the best restaurants in London. These restaurants are off the grid for many tourists, but for people who live and work in the area, as well as for foodies from all over the city, Shepherd Market is known as a "hidden gem" for eating, drinking, and relaxing. Some restaurant highlights include "L'Artiste Muscle," a French wine bar and seafood joint at 1 Shepherd Market, "L'Autre," a Polish-Mexican bistro on Shepherd Street, and "Le Boudin Blanc," a classically refined French eatery at the junction of Shepherd Market and Trebeck Street. For those who like to shop, Shepherd Market is a top destination for finding almost any type of product, including handmade jewellery, high-end clothing and accessories, luggage, tobacco, stationery, gifts, beauty products, and even rifles. In the evenings, Shepherd Market comes alive with locals and visitors who frequent the area's numerous pubs and trendy entertainment spots. Above these many shops, restaurants, and pubs, you may be surprised to find a number of discreetly located residential addresses, which carry with them some of the highest price tags in London. Just outside of Shepherd Market, you will also find several four-star hotels, including the Chesterfield Mayfair on Charles Street, the Washington Mayfair on Curzon Street, and the Hilton London Green Park Hotel on Half Moon Street.
Shepherd Market is easily accessible on the tube via Green Park station, which lies about four minutes to the east on Piccadilly Road. To reach Shepherd Market from Green Park station, walk southeast down Piccadilly Road until you reach White Horse Street. Heading north on White Horse Street you will be connected to the west end of Shepherd Market. Several bus routes serve Green Park tube station, including the 9, 14, 19, 22, 38 and C2. The ample transit routes make Shepherd Market Easily accessible by bus. Driving to Shepherd Market is also convenient, as this quiet village district lies just off of two major roads: Piccadilly to the south, and Park Lane to the east. There is a large public car park on Carrington Street, just south of the market area.