Improving the street environment
The area between Regent Street and Berkeley Square, coined ‘East Mayfair’, encompasses world-famous shopping streets like Bond Street and Savile Row and is home to premium art galleries, cultural institutions and global businesses. Over the past three years it has undergone a major transformation, with upgrades to the street to create a better environment for visitors, local employees and residents.
These changes have been implemented with the aim of improving air quality in the area and making more space for pedestrians, by limiting large vehicles that cause the most pollution.
Download the latest flyer about the parking, servicing and loading controls in East Mayfair here.
Changes to parking and loading in the area
Westminster City Council has developed a pilot project to improve the street environment in East Mayfair, including changes to parking, servicing and loading controls. It aims to provide a better environment for residents, visitors and customers. Starting with changes on Burlington Gardens, the project will encourage deliveries to take place in the morning to reduce the impact of vans and heavy goods vehicles on pedestrians and help to address vehicles overstaying the permitted waiting periods. This will be an extension of the existing Bond Street Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) which was put in place in 2018.
Westminster City Council launched a consultation on this offering businesses a chance to give their feedback. Read the consultation here.
Download the flyer for further information here.
Click on the image on the right to see the full plans.
(Key: Green = Parking – Motorcycles / Pay by Phone / Residents / Shared; Green & Red = Car Club Bay; Yellow & Green = Disabled parking; Blue = Loading only 20 mins; Pink = Loading 8.30am-11.30am: as long as necessary, Footway space 11.30am – 6.30pm, Parking 6.30pm-8.30am; Orange = Taxi rank ; Arrows show routes for motor vehicle access)
Burlington Gardens Scheme
As an importance entrance to the Royal Academy of Arts, improvements have been made to the streetscape on Burlington Gardens to aid pedestrian movement and safety along the length of the road.
Since the 19th century Savile Row has been truly synonymous with luxury tailoring and today continues to be the home of internationally acclaimed bespoke tailors.
To mark its reopening on 12th April 2021, the tailors invited visitors to take part in an immersive experience called “Theatre of Craft” offering a behind-the-scenes look at bespoke suitmaking.
Art in Mayfair
Art in Mayfair launched in 2018 in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts. This unique collaboration between one of the world’s most prestigious art galleries and Bond Street continues to provide a platform from which to celebrate art, fashion, and culture centred in this luxury enclave. Timed to coincide with the RA’s Summer Exhibition, the innovative event sees world-leading fashion and jewellery brands team with artists to transform the area into a live exhibition in recognition of Mayfair’s rich art heritage. Art in Mayfair includes a host of art activations, pop-up installations, showcases, events, specially commissioned art flags by acclaimed Royal Academicians, as well as the Mayfair Sculpture Trail a Mayfair Art Weekend collaboration with Art in Mayfair.
Behind the Royal Academy of Arts lies Cork Street, legendary as the home of radical contemporary artists in the late 20th century. To revive the street into an art hub again, The Pollen Estate has transformed the street’s facades and restored many gallery spaces over the past three years. This year the street will be adorned with flags, creating a permanent outdoor art exhibition to enliven the area.