Where do you order the best cocktail? Who do you trust to tailor your bespoke suit? The Mayfair Awards is back and it’s time to vote for the individuals and businesses that you think define Mayfair and St James’s. Choose the winners from the shortlist of nominees handpicked by our expert panel of judges
Welcome back to The Mayfair Awards. It’s hard to believe that this is the sixth year we have been celebrating the businesses – both large and small – in London’s most prestigious postcode. Since the last awards took place in October, our city has seen a wave of economic and political change. Some have been bashed by the current, but as former Mayfair resident Harry Gordon Selfridge once said: “The are no hard times for good ideas.” And so it seems this way for Mayfair.
Restaurateurs have expanded their portfolios so locals can enjoy everything from Korean dishes to contemporary Nordic cuisine. Fashion empires as well as designers have taken to the parade of shops to launch new collections, designs and boutiques.
While fresh modern voices abound, we cannot forget the hum of tradition that has always been present in Mayfair. Everything from tailoring, cobbling and winemaking to painting – there’s no doubt that culture and craftsmanship reign supreme.
This year, with thanks to our headline sponsor Pastor Real Estate, we are hosting the awards at the Royal Academy of Arts. The famous institute has been at the heart of Mayfair and St James’s since it moved to Burlington House in 1867, seeing the likes of Sir Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin and David Hockney pass through its doors.
As former Mayfair resident Harry Gordon Selfridge once said: “The are no hard times for good ideas.” And so it seems this way for Mayfair.
Now it’s just down to you to cast your vote. Our expert panel spent the morning at The Beaumont hotel narrowing down nominees for 14 of the categories, with suggestions for Best Sustainability Initiative, the Local Hero Award and the Outstanding Contribution to Mayfair Award left open to you.
We look forward to announcing the winners in November – make your vote count!
– Hannah Lemon, editor, The Mayfair Magazine