Mayfair


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May·fair

 (mā′fâr′)
A fashionable district in the West End of London, England. It was named after an annual fair held in the district until 1708.

Mayfair

(ˈmeɪˌfɛə)
n
(Placename) a fashionable district of west central London
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For you might spend your life, say, in studying the London street boy, and write never so movingly and humourously about him, yet would he never know your name; and though Whitechapel makes novelists, it does so without knowing it,--makes them to be read in Mayfair,--just as it never wears the dainty hats and gowns its weary little milliners and seamstresses make through the day and night.
He lives on the Hill, back of the Mayfair bakery, runnin' a cobbler's shop that everybody knows, and you'll have no trouble.
All these things went through his mind during their long slow drive from Mayfair to South Kensington, where Mrs.
One afternoon, a month later, Dorian Gray was reclining in a luxurious arm-chair, in the little library of Lord Henry's house in Mayfair. It was, in its way, a very charming room, with its high panelled wainscoting of olive-stained oak, its cream-coloured frieze and ceiling of raised plasterwork, and its brickdust felt carpet strewn with silk, long-fringed Persian rugs.
And the worst of it all is that I have been told that this woman has got a great deal of money out of somebody, for it seems that she came to London six months ago without anything at all to speak of, and now she has this charming house in Mayfair, drives her ponies in the Park every afternoon and all--well, all--since she has known poor dear Windermere.
There is no more agreeable object in life than to see Mayfair folks condescending.
You will see by the figures in the corner that it is more profitable to the landlord than an average house in Mayfair. Here is the cellar, let to a family for one and sixpence a week, and considered a bargain.
A collaboration with Forbes Monaco and The Westbury Mayfair, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London.
The Biltmore, Mayfair, is set to open as LXR Hotels & Resorts first UK property next month.
IOn this day 20 years ago, the Chronicle reported on the closure of the Mayfair ballroom on Newcastle's Newgate Street.
"People are actually wanting to live in Mayfair again," says Hannah Aykroyd of buying agency Aykroyd&Co.
The Mayfair Cinema opened in 1937 with the film The Plainsman, starring Gary Cooper, and could seat 676 people in the stalls - as well as a further 333 on the balcony seats above.