A short history of the Mayfair district in London.

Everybody wants to own the Mayfair and Parklane properties on the Monopoly board, and to this day beautiful Mayfair is still about experiencing a taste of the high life.

 

A Short history of the Mayfair district in London

 

There is so much going for the enthralling and vibrant city of London, so it comes as no surprise that the British city has been named the best-rated destination in the world for 2019 by TripAdvisor.

This rating is calculated according to an algorithm based on reviews and ratings for places over a 12-month period.

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Many Places to Keep You Occupied

There are many exciting districts to explore in the UK capital, and Mayfair, an affluent area, is one of these. Mayfair is in the Borough of Westminster, situated to the south of Marylebone and the west of Soho.

Mayfair also has two underground stations – Bond Street in the north and Green Park in the south. This ensures that commuting across London is quick and easy.

Experience true British shopping in Mount Street with its antique shops, vibey cafes as well as local- and international luxury boutiques. One of the oldest shops on the street is Purdey, selling travel gear and handmade guns. It has been a landmark since 1814.

 

Its Poshness is Always being Revamped

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As if Mayfair wasn’t already posh enough if you stay in hotels close to Mayfair you’ll notice that there has been some costly investment in the trendy area. This is so you can expect more cool restaurants and better transport methods to bring people in.

Mayfair is a gem of a place and there are some excellent hotels in the area that give you easy access to everything you want to experience. The Westbury, St James’s Hotel & Club and Claridge’s are just some of the wonderful kinds of accommodation you can expect. The Royal Lancaster London is a magnificent icon in London, offering visitors more than 50 years of extraordinary hospitality.

This beautiful, upscale hotel overlooking Hyde Park is just a quick trip to all the best sight-seeing attractions. For business people, it offers excellent meeting spaces complete with gyms, restaurants, bars, smart TV – you name it – everything to ensure this hotel remains your number one.

Mayfair is a safe, desirable area of London, and the relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to live as well as for a holiday. Eat at one of the many restaurants or go shopping – Mayfair is regarded as one of the world’s best places to hang out with excellence right on your doorstep.

 

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5 of Florence’s most amazing churches

Amazing Churches That You Need to Visit in Florence

The beautiful Italian city of Florence boasts amazing sites that you need to visit in your lifetime. The city has amazing church structures with striking architectural designs that demonstrate sophistication. Florence city is regarded as one of the finest cities that any traveller should plan to visit. Some of the top attractive churches include;

 

Top churches in Florence

 

Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral

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The Basilica was designed by Brunelleschi and is regarded as the largest brick dome in the world. The cathedral has a baptistery and a museum that boats a huge collection of the rich treasures that you can consider visiting by acquiring a full ticket. The inside has little art work but the cathedral is a great place to visit and take a stroll while admiring its great architectural plan.

 

  • Santa Maria Novella

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The Santa Maria Basilica was built in the 14th century for the Dominican Order and is only ten minutes away from the Santa Maria del Fiore Basilica. The basilica was designed by Architect Leon Battista Alberti while the pulpit and a wooden crucifix were all designed by Brunelleschi. The church also has an altar painting of Christ raising Jairus’ daughter which is an art work of Bronzino.

 

  • San Miniato al Monte

 

The church is located just outside Florence and is easily accessible by any means; by foot, vehicle or bike. The church is home to the Olivetan monks and offers one of the best views of Florence. The church was built between the 11th and 13th century and is regarded as one of the most beautiful churches due to its green and white marble that decorate the exterior walls.

 

  • Santa Croce

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The Santa Croce is famous for hosting the burial sites for well-known figures such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli who is famous for his book- ‘The Prince’. Part of the church is damaged as a result of the 1966 Arno flood; however, some renovations have been done to fix the church to its original state.

 

  • The church of Ognissanti

 

The Church is made from a 13th century building and is one of the churches that were destroyed during the 1966 floods. One of the famous parishioners of this church was Amerigo Vespucci; the famous navigator. He frequented this church together with his family members for mass. Some of the nice art work in the church include; a painting of Christ Crucified on the wood and also a ‘Last Supper’ art work.

 

Conclusion

 

The above churches in the city of Florence are a perfect destination that we highly recommend. You can opt to stay at the Fibnb apartments during your stay at Florence City. Not only will you see some of the best architectural designs but also give you a chance to understand about the rich history of the city and famous people who contributed to its spectacular beauty.