Sunday 19th October 2014

A walk around Mayfair and a chance to explore 
some of London's history with an expert guide!

Cost - Club Members £4, Non-Club Members £8 

Mayfair the playground of the rich and famous has its fair share of heroes and villains. On this walk we will discover philanthropists and philanderers, hear about special agents and military heroes with two and four legs and some with none at all. We will see where villains had their last words and where our Olympic sport heroes had their moment of glory and learn how a child bride later declared insane, led to the wealthiest man in Westminster and how horse riding was a way to fame and fortune. 

Discover what Gloria Swanson and Wallis Simpson had in common and we will see where Lord Lucan gambled and the home of one of the most famous ghosts in London. The walk will finish at Shepherds Market, once famous for perhaps all the wrong things. We learn that one man's hero is another man's villain, but it's up to you to decide!

Meeting point will be at Marble Arch tube station - Exit 3 at 11.00am and we will finish at Shepherds Market close to Green Park or Hyde Park tube station, around two hours after (depending on walking speed). The route takes in Marble Arch, Speakers Corner, Park Lane, Grosvenor Hotel- Park Lane, Farm House- Farm Street (very picturesque), Berkeley Square, Curzon Street- Saudi Arabian Embassy (formerly Crewe House) and then finally Shepherds Market. Once we reach Shepherds Market, you can decide to stop and have some lunch, simply do your own thing or make your way home. 

Tips on what to wear and what to bring on the walk :-

Comfortable shoes and clothing to cope with the English summer

A small carry bag or day "sack" containing, a drink bottle(s) or Thermos depending on conditions

Sun hats and sun cream if it's sunny, (small) umbrellas and rain-wear if it's not

Some snacks, a piece of fruit, bar of chocolate

Money or a means to pay for your own transportation to Marble Arch and home again, coffees/teas/lunch 


If you are interested in joining us for this walk please complete and submit the form below. We can accommodate up to 20 people but we expect this event to be popular and will give priority to IBM Club London West members first. A wait list will be created when we hit our maximum number so don't delay and submit your request for a place or places on this walk NOW! 


Walk around Mayfair, 19th October 2014 - Reservation Request Form

PLEASE NOTE- THERE IS A MAXIMUM OF 4 PLACES PER MEMBER APPLICATION

PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to IBM Club London West members. A wait list will be created for those not successful in obtaining a place or places.