Which Victorian dandy used to have his boots washed with champagne? Which psychedelic rocker once lived next to the house of a world famous baroque-r? Which American president married his cousin? Find out all this and so much more as you unravel the secret history of Mayfair- more than just a monopoly square.
Allow our cryptic clues to take you on a journey through fine palaces, grand arcades, charming passageways and hidden gardens. Along the way, encounter eccentric figures, head-scratching riddles, great cafes, historic pubs, a food and drink market in a Greek-revival church, a brewery in a crypt… the list goes on!
Have you got what it takes to beat all 19 clues and uncover London’s Forbidden Fair?
Plan your day
Start any time between 9am-6pm (Mon-Sat) and 10.45am-4.10pm (Sun)
2 - 2.5 hours across 4.5 km / 2.8 miles
Piccadilly Circus, London
Shepherd Market, Mayfair.
Photo credits for this trail to Chris Basilio.
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